Hi, I like the helmet, it is my second after the first one was stolen. But 1) I fail to get the break light to work and 2) different to what the online instructions say I have two different cables to charge the helmet and the remote, which is not at all ideal. 3) I am still waiting for a response to the email that I sent to LUMOS.
Excellent fitting helmet, the lights are bright. I have an added sense of safety wearing this helmet. Would recommend to anyone looking for a headpiece.
I like the brakes system now it's a lot safer. It's better than the other remote that came with the helmet. Thanks.
Lets start with the good parts:
The helmet was delivered in a good protective packaging, the lights are amazing, the app is really good and there are a lot of customization options to the lighting pattern.
The fidlock on the strap is really nice and works perfectly.
Neutral: The helmet is noticable heavier than my old "dumb" helmet.
Now the bad part:
The main reason I bought this helmet for, was the visor. When I ride in cold conditions, or in the rain/snow, my eyes kept tearing up.
I bought this helmet because it promised had everything I wanted in a helmet: lights, fidlock strap, MIPS, and A VISOR!
It was on the expensive side, but I figured for that many features its worth it.
However when I first went out to test it (it was around 2°C and lightly snowing at that day) I was immediatly disappointed!
My eyes where not protected at all! Even worse: The wind went inbetween the helmet and the visor and was guided directly into my eyes.
I ended up riding with the visor pulled up because this was less painful than when I used the visor.
I had to return the helmet since it didnt serve the most important purpose. Eventhough everything else is good or even amazing, this is a dealbreaker for me therefore I have to rate this 1 star.
The return process and overall service was good.
P.S.: The helmet looks weirdly wide at the top. I didn't especially like the look of it, but that's a matter of tast I guess
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I love it make much easier to use the turning signal with out taking my eyes off the road with its much safer then using my phone.
I feel much safer with the flashing lights on my helmet at night. It’s especially useful to be able to direct the light toward drivers waiting to pull out of side streets. I was surprised at how far around to the sides the light shines, especially in Boost mode. I use the fast flash mode and can see street signs far off to the sides flashing the reflected light.
The battery lasted fairly well - several hours of commuting between charges.
Minor issues- the helmet is heavier than my other helmets, so I won’t wear it on long road rides, but those are daytime rides and I can just wear my race helmets.
The shape is not perfect for my head, which is more oval than round. This perhaps fits a rounder head better.
Waiting for Apple Watch integration.
Other than that, so far so good.
I like the visor, but the Velcro doesn't do a great job keeping it in place. I ride to the train station, than to work in NYC, than back again. 4 trips every work day. Every time I take the helmet of, the visor is flapping on one or two pieces of Velcro, and I have to re-stick it. I know at some point I am going to lose it. There needs to be something better, like real snaps, or even buttons.
Haven't received it yet
Beautiful helmet, with bright lights. I did measure my head to be 23" prior and ordered the M-L (21.25"-24'). On arrival, I tried it on and it fitted a bit tight on the sides (narrower- shell itself, not the adjustment). On my first trial/ride, the tightness was manageable early on, but this became magnified as the ride progressed, so I had to place helmet on top my head to complete ride.
Ultra Bug Net
I love my new spoke reflectors. Riding in Brooklyn is dangerous in the best of times. The traffic always tough and it's essential to be seen. Every little bit helps. So having the spokes reflect headlights is useful, and it's passive so needs no battery or charging. Great.
These visors are so good, I bought spares!
I absolutely love the Lumos helmet together with the Remote Lite.
I ride 17km to and 17km from work daily, living in northern Germany, where it's currently dark, cold, rainy and windy, the helmet and it's configurations make me so much more visible to others.
Changing the battery of the Remote Lite is a bit irritating, since the plastic is very soft, so using any kind of metal rather "broke" the back, and turning it with only my hands was a bit of a hassle.
The rubberbands to fixate the Remote Lite are sadly not ideal, They must've come loose, and I lost my first Remote Lite. I ordered another and am currently figuring out a good position for it.
I bought this helmet for my son for his Christmas present, but because we could not find any information regarding how crash proof it was, I think that might be called, MIPS… He decided to keep his current helmet. He gave this helmet to me, and I do enjoy wearing it, I felt safer cycling at night. I haven’t tried to charge it yet, I used it just one time.
Great product, works right out of the box. This was a purchase for a friend so they can be safer riding at night. Can’t wait to get my firefly system to be super visible riding.
Very nice looking, including the Lumos logo and very functional.
Comfortable, reasonably priced, and everyone sees me! A great helmet.
I've owned many helmets including the Lumos Kickstarter version. This is the best so far. There are two small improvements I'd like in my next version:
- A plug cover that I can open with gloves on.
- A real headlight instead of the diffuse light. It could be the same brightness but would be a great way to get others to see you when you look at them (other bicyclists, drivers, and walkers)
Overall, this is a really superb helmet!
I bought this new one because the previous one weard out when screwing it open. The plastic 'screw' wears out completely. This plastic is of poor quality/strength as it is not strong enough for its purpose.
Even with the new one there is already wear and tear after only being screwed open once. It would be a great idea if it could be opened with the battery. a.t.m. The screw-width is not allowing this.
Backed the Ultra via Kickstarter. Was delayed. When my Kickstarter helmet broke they replaced it, very good!
There are just enough reflectors, short by 3. Glad I ordered an extra set
The lights on the front and back make me feel safer on the roads! Also super comfortable!! I’d Highly recommend
The helmet charging light does not work
I ordered 2 Ultra and they seem different The redone comes in an Ultra box but the white/ blue one is in a plain box The indicator has a li battery while the red helmet is a contact charger But otherwise helmets are great