Proviz wins Red Dot design award

Triviz electroluminescent lighting panel gets international gong

by Mat Brett   April 16, 2013  


Triviz, the flagship product from Proviz, has won a prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award.

The Triviz is a removable electroluminescent lighting panel that attaches to Proviz products – it’s the blue, glowing triangle on the rucksack in our main picture. You can swap the system easily from one product to another.

The blue light is created by organic, specially treated phosphor.  Proviz say that the Triviz triangle, part of their Nightrider range, is considerably more effective at night than LED lighting. It is recharged by a USB connection and is lightweight, at only 120g including the lithium battery. The run time is 12+ hours constant and 16+ hours in flashing mode. The retail price is £29.99.

We reviewed the Proviz Rucksack Triviz Comp, including the Triviz system, a couple of months ago.

Our man Shaun said, “The Triviz is literally brilliant, particularly since the blue triangle cannot be confused or lost amongst competing town centre neon. Precise alignment with driver eyelevel seems to captivate attention at around 300 metres, nearer 400 in the sticks.”

Proviz Trigon - light on

Proviz founder Rupert Langly-Smith said, “An old school friend used to use electroluminescent lighting in outdoor advertising and we thought that there had to be a way to use this on clothing for cyclists. It seemed a perfect and obvious solution.

“It is very durable, won't break easily and much more effective than traditional LED lighting. We also found that it integrated really well into clothing and accessories.”

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Come on, come on, we're waiting for the Tron-style lightsuit! Fit them to the bike as well an you'll be noticed, that's for sure.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice...

posted by notfastenough [3689 posts]
16th April 2013 - 15:44


notfastenough wrote:
Come on, come on, we're waiting for the Tron-style lightsuit! Fit them to the bike as well an you'll be noticed, that's for sure.

haha, probably not! Tongue

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posted by koko56 [334 posts]
17th April 2013 - 0:06


A search for Proviz on the red dot website returns Keine Ergebnisse (nothing).

Lost in the crowd maybe - there are thousands of red dot "winners" - you submit an application and 1 in 6 win.

The blue triangle is photographed against a black background. Presumably it is only brighter than a good l.e.d. for those who cycle against black backgrounds.

Sorry to pour scorn on the marketing but rear visibility is not actually a problem at the moment. I'd rather we saved design awards for better street design, not for start-ups marketing their cycle-danger knick-knacks.

posted by vbvb [408 posts]
17th April 2013 - 4:25


Actually, while I'm at it, I refer you to the other red dot "winner" story I can see on this page, a bike frame that has a saddle that pivots down to the back wheel for locking purposes. It's idiotic, of course (heavy, expensive, adds many new failure points and doesn't even actually secure the bike). Just how bad would an idea have to be to fail to get a prestigious red dot?

posted by vbvb [408 posts]
17th April 2013 - 4:39


Costs 210 euros to be considered for red dot, then 3100 euros more for the "winners package". Thinking Anyway, fun over, bedtime.

posted by vbvb [408 posts]
17th April 2013 - 4:50


Good work vbvb! I always knew there was something fishy about red dot awards.

posted by thelimopit [123 posts]
17th April 2013 - 22:08