There is no doubt having a quality bicycle light keeps you safe while riding at night. Lumigrids bicycle light not only gives you the visibility you need, it also highlights terrain differences on the road ahead.
Lumigrids bicycle light was developed by Sichuan University’s Department of Industrial Design with the goal of removing shadows cast from ordinary bike lights when they encounter a deformation in the road. Lumigrids projects an LED grid ahead of the rider that on a flat road will have perfect squares. When the rider encounters terrain that differs in height from the road, like a pothole or curbing, the grid deforms, clearly showing the rider the obstacle.
Lumigrids are affixed to the bicycle handlebars and run off an internal battery. The system has three modes based on your riding speed that change the size of the grid larger giving you more time to react at higher speeds. Lumigrids recently won the Red Dot Design Award for Best Design Concept but has not yet announced plans on when they will release a product.