Adding lights to your bike keeps you safe in low light conditions, but I am sure we all know the risk that comes with it and that’s coming back to a parked bike with those lights missing. Nearly three years ago, Torch Apparel eliminated that pesky issue by putting LED lights on the helmet itself and fast forward to today, the folks are back with a new, improved design model, known simply as Torch T2. Like the original, the T2 has 10 integrated LED lights powered by rechargeable batteries that offers up to 36 hours of continuous use in between charges. New to T2 is a battery level indicator that will provide visual cue when the battery drops below 50 percent, so you will know when it will need recharging and not caught without battery.
The core essence of outdoor gear is also being inherited, which means T2 will keep you safe day or night, in any weather conditions. Safety assurance side, it is fully CPSC and CE certified, and plan is in place to get it tested for AS/NZS standards so it can be made available to the Australian market sometime this year. As before, the LED lighting system offers four different light functions, including two flash options, and is protected by shatter-proof polycarbonate lenses that also serve as a diffuser so that the rider can be visible from the side. The new iteration also boast a sleeker, newly molded shell and is outfitted with an improved lightweight dial-adjuster that fits 54-61cm head. In addition to that, it comes with two sets of interior pads of different thickness for added adjustability.
Furthermore, it has eight air vents and interior air channeling for added wear comfort. Torch T2 Bike Helmet with Integrated Lights was a successfully funded campaign on Indiegogo which ended on April 7, but fret not if you missed it, cos’ for a limited time, you can still pre-order it under Indiegogo’s InDemand program for $130 a pop. Delivery is expected to happen in July 2015.