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POC launches helmet with self-charging rear light

There are no on/off switches, charging ports or cables to be found on this new helmet, born out of a collaboration between POC and sustainable energy experts Exeger

The new POC Omne Eternal helmet features a self-powered rear light that claims to never need to be charged with a cable. It turns on automatically and charges itself from any light source.

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The Swedish collaboration between POC and sustainability energy innovators Exeger sees the introduction of a fully solar-charging rear light integrated into the Omne helmet.

“Designed with seamless safety all a rider needs to think about is riding. The helmet is designed with sensors to monitor light conditions which will activate automatically when worn and when you take off the helmet the lights will stop automatically,” says POC.

Powered by the light harvesting technology Powerfoyle, this is said to be able to convert any light source indoors or outdoors, into clean energy to permanently power the rear light of the helmet.

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“The more you use it, the more visible you are and the more we help restore the carbon balance of our planet,” says POC.

Sensors on the helmet record the light levels and, according to POC, automatically activate and de-activate the light when being worn.

With this self-reliant design, the helmet has no on/off switches, charging ports or cables—it is always charging when in light.

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This smart-looking Uranium Black Matt lid also promises to be well-ventilated, with channels supporting enhanced airflow.

POC are no stranger to helmet innovation and have previously partnered with Volvo Cars to undertake what they claimed to be "world-first" series of crash tests to assess the impact on cycle helmets in collisions with cars “to make a direct comparison between wearing a helmet and not wearing a helmet.”

The brand’s helmets have also definitely been different looking, especially when EF Pro Cycling added a duck onto Poc’s Tempor Aero TT lid at the Giro last year.

Available in June, you can submit your email address on POC’s website to get notified when the product is purchasable.

The cost? Apparently £500 according to the listing on the website, but various media outlets are reporting that the price will be 250 euros. We've contacted POC's UK sales organisation to confirm...

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Are you always forgetting to charge your lights and crave one of these?

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Prosper0 | 3 years ago

Five. Hundred. Pounds? I could buy a helmet, decent normal lights, and pay someone to charge them for a year for that 

wtjs | 3 years ago

I think I'll stick with the 15 quid pair of Aldi lights. The wrong assumption here is that the main reason drivers hit cyclists is that the cyclist isn't visible.

Sriracha | 3 years ago

I think we'll need the windmill version here in the UK.

Tom_77 | 3 years ago

If only there was some other way of running lights without constantly having to charge batteries. Perhaps some kind of small electric generator powered by the motion of the bike...

EddyBerckx replied to Tom_77 | 3 years ago
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Tom_77 wrote:

If only there was some other way of running lights without constantly having to charge batteries. Perhaps some kind of small electric generator powered by the motion of the bike...


with wires attached to your head?!??

Prosper0 replied to EddyBerckx | 3 years ago

Um. Attached to your bike. You know, the legal requirement?

RoubaixCube | 3 years ago

Ah yes, selling cyclists a solution to a problem they never cared about let alone knew existed for 250 euro laugh

zero_trooper replied to RoubaixCube | 3 years ago
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More an option than a solution. I'm sure that there's a (very small) market for it.

NZ Vegan Rider replied to RoubaixCube | 3 years ago
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I got two Rock bros helmet lights from China. They were about $25NZ

each, attach well, both front and back are very bright and USB charging - I 

just put the helmets by the charger and attach the cords. 

They don't look as pretty though!

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