After a national market survey that showed top scores in customer interest and intent to purchase, a successful US pilot and endorsement from industry leaders and trade and consumer magazines, Third Eye Design is presently preparing to seek venture capital funding for initial production of HelSTAR. Production is expected to begin later this summer.
Think back to the national push years ago to make center , high mounted brake lights mandatory in all automobiles. Since their implementation, countless studies show significant reduction in collisions, accident and injury.
HelSTAR, our wireless helmet brake and signal light is completely unique - our patent, the only one of its kind, features ground breaking technology that is so power efficient, industry experts have called it the equivalent of a million mile per gallon car. That means we can focus battery power on LED illumination and a rich feature set.
HelSTAR can be attached to any helmet and, once the batteries are installed it is "on". There is no switch so you can't forget to turn it on when you ride or turn it off when you get to your destination. For some of our pilot users, batteries have lasted more than a season. Battery drain is related to how much you use your brake. The transmitter attaches simply, under the seat of the motorcycle and integrates seamlessly into the motorcycle's brake and turn signal system. It even works on motorcycles with CAN Bus technology.
Once the unit is installed, the first time you hit the brakes after a period of inactivity (an hour), you will hear a "chirp" letting you know all systems are go - batteries are good, communication with the motorcycle is good and all LEDs are functioning. The unit is fully programmable and upgradable. We have firmware you can download and install that turns on brake modulation so that it flashes then goes solid.
Industry experts have joined our movement - for all motorcycle enthusiasts to come together and support increased safety that benefits us all.
More than 40,000 people died in motorcycle crashes in the last decade. Studies have shown that motorcyclists are most often hit because they aren’t seen—especially from behind. Brake and tail lights on motorcycles are often low and small, making for a considerably hazardous situation for vehicles approaching stopped motorcycles from behind.
An extra brake light at eye level: a simple solution with a decade of work behind it. Third Eye Design, Inc. introduces HelSTAR, the first helmet-mounted motorcycle taillight designed with riders’ safety in mind. Able to attach to any motorcycle helmet, the HelSTAR system is entirely wireless, automatically turns on with a motorcycle and can be be installed on any motorcycle. It operates on an ultra-low power radio frequency to eliminate the need for an on and off switch and to minimize interference with other systems. Road Runner Magazine called it “a great idea with even better implementation.”