High visibility cycling accessory company Proviz have launched a collection of light-emitting cycling products called Nightrider.
The products are all designed to be worn with a Triviz attached. What’s a Triviz? Hold your horses, we’re coming to that… It’s a battery-powered light-emitting warning triangle that can be swapped between the different products in the range.
Industrial design companies PDD and Goose Design have teamed up to create a working prototype of a jacket with integrated lighting front and rear. The jacket uses a fabric made from yarns coated with Electroluminescent (EL) ink, and the lighting elements - which are almost invisible when turned off - are powered by a thin film battery and operated using a flexible switch built in to the jacket. The whole thing is washable, lightweight and flexible. EL jackets score over Fluorescent and reflective materials because they don't require a light source to be visible.