Held has revealed a clever bit of kit, to help riders be seen out on the road.
And it’s a surprisingly simple solution, in the form of a series of integrated LED modules – which can be retrofitted to your bike jacket.
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In essence, the new Held Light System (HLS) consists of two white and two red LED modules connected by a USB cable to a battery pack. To use the HLS set you’ll need a ‘LED Prepared’ compatible jacket or safety vest, and a standard battery pack (power bank) to power the lights. At the minute, the system can currently be combined with Held’s Atacama Top adventure jacket, its Yoshima touring jacket, and its Flashlight LED safety vest.
Installation is fairly straightforward though – the LED set is simply inserted through the open zipper in the back compartment in jacket or vest. The white optical fibres are then inserted into the chest area, and the red fibres are threaded into the back. And after all four LED modules have been placed in the appropriate places, the USB cable is fed through the cable entry slot on the jacket or vest to the battery, which can stowed in an inside pocket. Easy. To switch it on and off you just connect or disconnect the battery pack.
The HLS set costs will set you back just under £80 – and should be available as soon as Spring 2019. If you’re interested in finding out more about Held’s new safety tech, or getting your hands on one of its compatible jackets ahead of it being widely available, click HERE.