PORTLAND, Ore., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland-based LumaGlo, a designer of wearable active safety gear, announced today the launch of the Crossbelt, a product that is poised to transform a category that has remained stagnant since its inception. This new solution for runners, cyclists, walkers, and others who refuse to be relegated to a treadmill or stationary bike after sunset, provides 360° wearable illumination for the ultimate in low- or no-light visibility. The LumaGlo Crossbelt can be preordered now at Kickstarter.com.
Designed to be worn as a belt or a sash, the Crossbelt goes beyond front and backlighting, allowing the wearer to be easily visible from any angle, greatly reducing the chance of being struck from the side. Its extremely bright, multi-colored LEDs function in eight distinct patterns and provide intense illumination that distinguishes the wearer from background lights. In the event of an emergency situation, a bright red strobe setting can be activated as well. The Crossbelt is also equipped with a patent-pending automatic brake light feature that utilizes an integrated accelerometer to alert others when the wearer stops by automatically causing the LEDs to switch to a strobing bright red pattern. When the wearer moves again, the LEDs return to normal illumination.
In addition to its myriad safety features, the superior design of LumaGlo's Crossbelt expertly melds functionality with form. Its custom control pod seamlessly adjusts from belt to sash mode to cater to a wide variety of outdoor activities and personal preferences, and the Crossbelt itself easily fits over bulky clothing and can be connected to backpacks and bags. Weatherproof and washable, the Crossbelt is easily charged using the included micro USB cable, with each charge powering the LEDs for three to six hours. Unmatched in style, the Crossbelt replaces construction-style vests and neon suspenders with a modern, technology-centric aesthetic.
"We are extremely proud to introduce this innovative solution to a community that is as passionate about after-hour athletic adventures as we are," said Matt Olenski, CEO of LumaGlo. "It was born of the need for year-round evening and nighttime visibility in our hometown of Portland, and we are confident that the Crossbelt will bring increased safety, style, and technology to nighttime adventurers, wherever they live."
For additional information on the Crossbelt, visit the LumaGlo website, the LumaGlo Press Kit, or the company's Kickstarter page. Early bird specials are available now at significantly discounted prices; the product will be available at retail for $49.95 following the close of the campaign.
Founded in 2012 by executives with far-reaching experience in the consumer electronics and athletic wearables industry, LumaGlo is dedicated to providing outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds with superior products that promote safety, style, and substance. By creating unique wearable illumination products, the company expands the day by making the night a safer time for outside experiences.
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