It’s where we first fell in love with cycling as a way to get around. Except that it always felt like we were putting our lives onto someone else's hands every time we went on the road. We always felt that people (drivers especially) didn’t see us, especially at night.
We created Lumos because we were trying to solve a problem that we were experiencing in our own life.In the beginning we were not sure if Lumos would ever have wide appeal beyond a tiny niche of people.But the community surprised us. Over the years on Kickstarter and elsewhere, thousands of people have come up to us to tell us that they felt the same way about the problem.Lumos truly would not exist without the support of its community of riders all around the world.
In 2019, we partnered up with Grab Holdings Inc., a ride hailing, food and package delivery company to provide specially designed Kickstart helmets for their entire delivery team. This partnership not only provided helmets for the thousands of riders working under Grab, but also elevated their safety by allowing them to be seen during their rides.
In 2019, Apple took both the Matrix and Kickstart global and starting selling them in Apple stores in all regions. This was definitely a really proud moment for us.
In 2017, we travelled to San Francisco and hosted a mini event for our customers to have a ride along. We ended up having almost a 100 people show up and we all took a ride around the city together. It was definitely a sight to see.
In 2015, we launched our very first helmet, the Lumos Kickstart. We raised over $800,000 and won several awards. We were also featured on the cover of Time Magazine and we were listed as one of Oprah's favorite things in 2018. Here's a photo of our founders, Eu-wen and Jeff, with the very first batch of Lumos helmets!
In 2019, we created the urban line of Lumos helmets. The Matrix and Street. With this line of helmets, we wanted to create something never seen before. These helmets were definitely the most challenging helmets to develop, but after a full year of development we were able to bring them to production.
At Lumos, we build things for you - the smart commuters, the urban explorers, the creative city dwellers, and the pragmatic riders. The ones who refuse to settle for anything other than the best. The ones who want to make the most out of their ride, their day and their life.
We dream of cities where humans come first and where we use technology, common sense and care to keep each other safe.
We envision neighborhoods where movement is seamless, and imagine communities that thrive with limited impact on the environment.
At Lumos, we design products that transform the way we move around busy cities and allow you to move freely, without hesitation.
We believe it’s time to rethink, reinvent and re-humanize the commute.
It’s time to move smart.
It makes Lumos possible and is the only constant in this every day grind. Every successful crowdfunding campaign, every purchase and every e-mail we get is a reminder that we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our community. If you haven’t yet, join us! We’d be happy to have you :)