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FireFly LED Shell

Well all you readers of the asylum, I think I want one of these! How cool is this? Below is a story by journalist Jonahtan Fincher of the GizMag website, along with a photo, movie, and links if this piques your interest. Thanks go to TA reader Chris Nash for this sizzling blue light tip.

FireFly LED Shell

FireFly’s TRON-like shell keeps cyclists dry and visible

by Jonathan Flincher

If there are two things cyclists have to worry about, they would be the weather and making sure cars can see them. That’s why the designers at GeoSpace Studio set about building a vehicle to resolve both issues. The FireFly is a recumbent tricycle outfitted with an LED-lit dome that keeps the rider visible and protected from the elements.

It may look like it drove straight out of the movie TRON, but given the importance of being seen, this is probably one of the safest pedal-powered vehicles around.

The shell tilts forward so a person can sit down and remain shielded from the cold, rain, or snow. The bottom part of the covering is lit with colored LEDs, while a transparent dome at the top lets the rider see where they’re going. There are even two headlights in front for some leisurely night riding.

The FireFly is sure to turn quite a few heads, but you may have to put your dreams of pedaling down the street in this UFO-like trike on hold for now, since GeoSpace Studio has not announced any plans to put it on the market.

If you want to see what the FireFly looks like cruising around at night with the theme song from Knight Rider playing appropriately in the background though, check out the video below.

Click HERE to visit the FireFly website too!

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3 responses

  1. !!!

    April 8, 2013 at 5:36 am

  2. Gary W. Bunting

    Yea Stevie…This plus one of your buddy Steve Newbauer’s motors and we’ll most eventually and assuredly be right back to ‘fossil burners’!!!

    No thanks!!! I like the ‘open-air’ experience with the wind wistling by.

    I’m kinda wonderin’ where this is all heading on the site.

    Gary – YELLOW BEAST TRIKER

    April 8, 2013 at 10:17 am

  3. Now THAT’S cool! Gave me a few ideas for my own velo, thanks!

    April 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm