I can never get enough of lights created for cyclists to use. At present the lights I ride with require a total of 17 batteries. At my current rate of accumulating cycling lights, eventually I think it will be possible to see me riding from space.
Recently we found out about some new bike lights with a twist - they are helmet based. Most bike lights are frame, rack, or wheel based. I have have seen many people attempt to mount "standard" bike lights to helmets, which is a subject of some controversy. Some readers have stated in comments that nothing should be put on a helmet, believing that whatever object you place on a helmet will end up in your skull if you fall.
Via emails we have received along with news feeds, it appears that helmet lights might be the next big thing. Below are videos noting three current attempts to make helmets not only an impact safety device, but an illuminated safety device. Check these out, and we are already trying to get a sample of one to test out so stay tuned. The first is the NEON, seeking funding via indiegogo.
Next up is the fully funded Torch.
And last there is the LumaHelm.
Have you created a hack to illuminate your melon? Let us know.