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Met unveils glow-in-the-dark helmet

Luminescent lid emits light for up to two hours

Met is offering its top level Sine Thesis in a Nightlights version that it claims is the first bicycle helmet with luminescent material injected into the exoskeleton, cam divider and size adjuster.

This material is designed to absorb light during the day which it can then emit for up to two hours when it is dark in order to provide additional visibility for night riding. 

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The Safe-T Advanced USB LED Light is included with Sine Thesis Nightlight. This fits onto the dial of the retention system and features six LEDs in flashing or constant modes. You also get an automatic night safe mode.

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Met reckons that it’s visible up to 500 metres in urban conditions.

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The Sine Thesis also features reflective stickers and logos at the front, the back and the sides, and reflective straps.

Of course, neither Met nor anyone else is suggesting that this is a substitute for good lights on your bike.

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The price is £189.99.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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