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BrightLoc, a lock and a light combined, is crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Described as "the ultimate cycling accessory", Brightloc can be used as a front or rear light when not on security duties

We've seen helmets with lights, bar ends with lights, lights with extra lights... and now thanks to North Carolina-based start up Brightloc, it's time for a lock with a light. The hardened steel U-lock can attach to your front end or seatpost, combining a 360° lighting system to boot. And yes, it is of course crowdfunding on Kickstarter.   

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The lock is described as "tough-as-nails and watertight", with a keyed double deadbolt for maximum security. The headlight can pump out between 400 and 1000 lumens, so it's strong enough for unlit trails. It's a fully modular system, so the lights can be snapped on or off the lock's body quickly and easy when not in use.   

We're not sure on the weight yet** but will try to find out and get a test unit in should the crowdfunder be successful. Speaking of which, Brightloc have so far secured over £7,000 of their £12,000 crowdfunding goal with 31 days to go of their campaign. The US retail price is $120 but you can pre-order now for an $80 backing, and Brightloc will ship anywhere in the world. Click here to check out the Kickstarter page.   

**We've heard back... it's 4lbs/1.81kg. 

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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