If you’re often out at night biking, jogging, or just looking to feel the beat of the rhythm of the night, then you’d do well to make sure you’re safe. While there are a number of things you can use for visibility, they’re not all that flexible; reflectors need a light source, and bike lights just won’t look as cool on you when you don’t have a bike. Enter the HALO, an LED sport belt designed for nighttime safety.
The HALO’s LED lighted strip is made up of a custom-designed thermoplastic polyurethane fiber optic piece that’s stitched into the nylon belt. The lights are powered by nickel lithium batteries in a compact housing hidden along the front of the belt itself. The batteries are listed to last up to 300 hours depending on the light mode, which you can set to strobe, flash, or solid.
It’s certainly a great idea for the people that need it – it’s designed mostly to make bikers and nighttime joggers visible to drivers, but if you happen to be on your way to a rave, then having a belt that lights up in neon colors should work too. We imagine this belt to come in handy for hiking at night as well, to keep your mates aware of where you are. The sturdy nylon strap is adjustable, and the quick-snap buckle makes it flexible enough for a variety of uses.
It’s currently listed on Kickstarter for funding until August 20th, where a starting pledge of $74 gets you a red HALO belt and a keychain. An $80 pledge gets you a color of your choice (it’s also available in green, blue and pink). It’s set to cost $85 once it hits retail production. You can sign up here for the discount or check out HALO’s website for more info.