Magnic Light: "contactless bicycle dynamo light" +VIDEO
How cool is this? A tiny self-contained dynamo light in development
Don't get excited just yet but a German inventor called Dirk Strothmann has a new product in the works that may offer a clue to future lighting systems.
Called Magnic Light "the world's smallest contactless bicycle dynamo" is designed to fit on a universal bracket to the front forks or rear stays of any bike and generate its own electricity by the induction of the wheel rim's movement. What, you're thinking, an aluminium rim will produce electricity by induction? Apparently so, according to the designer although carbon fibre will not work which we do not imagine will be too much of a problem for the Zipp, Ultimate and Reynolds wheels users on the racing scene.
The Magnic Light website mentions that the proposed light will be the subject of a Kickstarter investment bid but doesn't yet appear on the popular web funding platform.
UPDATE: Magnic Light now on Kickstarter here and video below.
Thanks to Chris Whitehouse for the spot