All images Junwon Yang via Yanko Design.
We’ve written about a lot of different bike lights over the years but we’ve never seen one like this before.
Rather than focusing on lighting the way ahead, Arrow Zone, designed by Junwon Yang, projects a red arrow to your side to indicate to other road users how much space they should leave when passing you.
Obviously, normal front and rear lights will also be needed for your night time rides but this idea is a brilliant response to the problem of space and safety when it comes to cycling at night.
Your natural reaction to something on the road is to avoid it but at night you might not always be so sure of how much space is needed if visibility is poor. A glowing arrow appearing onto the road will give a clear indication of how much room is needed and where other road users will need to move to.
Arrow Zone is attached to front of your bike and the light can be projected onto either side of you so everyone can use it, regardless of which side of road your country cycles on.
We really love this design and it would be great to see it being made and sold to cyclists around the world.
Well done to Junwon for pointing the way.
(Spotted on TreeHugger)