I recently came across a cool looking product: a cycling backpack with built-in turn signals. The SEIL bag (Safe Enjoy Interact Light) is a backpack with integrated LEDs for bicycle turn signals, flashing taillight and flashing hazard triangle displays.
The design is by Lee Myung Su Design Lab (a Korean firm, I believe), and the bag’s design was a 2010 Red Dot Design Award winner. The turn signals are controlled by a detachable wireless handlebar mounted controller.
Check out the video below to see how it looks:
I’m a big believer in using bicycle lights for safety, even in the daytime (when riding in the shadows of tree-lined roads, cyclists can be hard to see even at mid-day. I also like the fact that you can signal a left turn without having to take your hand off of the handlebar and sticking your left hand out closer to moving traffic. This looks like a neat product!
Other articles about bicycle lights:
- Blackburn Mars 4.0 Taillight Review
- Planet Bike Spok Lights Review
- Planet Bike Blaze 1 Watt Headlight Review
- NiteRider MiNewt 250 Bike Headlight Review
- Serfas CP-500 Bike Light Set Review
- Reelight SL 120 Bike Light Set Review
- Beginner’s Guide to Biking at Night