Industry veteran Thomas Prehn launches new company, crowdfunds new light

By Stephen Frothingham

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Thomas Prehn’s new company, Arsenal Cycling, is crowd-funding a new light system that includes rear lights that flash in unison. Prehn, who has worked and consulted with several brands including Cateye, said Arsenal will launch several new products soon, all related to improving rider safety.

Prehn, a former top pro road cyclist who still rides thousands of miles a year, said rider safety has become a personal passion.

“I’ve spent a lot of time working on lighting and it’s something I feel strongly about, and something I could focus a company on and be successful,” Prehn told BRAIN.

Arsenal’s first product, the 4Sync Light, includes three red lights and one white light. The red lights are intended to be positioned in a vertical line on the rear of the rider and bike, for example on the rear of the helmet, the lower back and the seatstays. The white light faces forward.

The four lights use a wireless “mini network” so they flash in unison. Turning on or off any of the lights will control the others.

Prehn said the three lights flashing in unison make it easier for drivers to notice a rider and judge the rider’s …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News