London-based product designer Sean Whiffin has designed the L-Bow, a bendable taillight for bikes meant to increase their visibility to drivers:
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I like the concept, but after seeing it in action in the video…
…I don’t feel that it does enough. I think it’s a bit too slim, and worry the light emitted is too paltry for all drivers to spot.
“The neon-colored $2 bike safety trick.” —Annalisa van den Bergh
I still appreciate Whiffen’s efforts, and he has had the $41 L-Bow successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter. At press time there was 25 days left to pledge. But I think van den Bergh’s idea has the potential for greater uptake.