Took me a bit to get it paired but once paired woks like a charm. Now if only motorists would pay attention
I've got 4 firefly lights for my bike, and they worked great with the remote.
However, the plastic adapter for connecting to the handlebar end mount broke just after 3 rides.
I was already thrilled with the Lumos Ultra helmet and the Firefly have also blown me away!
The packaging was reduced to the most important and was chic tidy and functional.
The Firefly could be integrated very quickly in the app and synchronized with the helmet. I did not even read the instructions at first. Everything is mostly self-explanatory.
The different lighting modes are great, not to mention the individual setting options.
But my personal highlight is the synchronized indicator!! Looks great!
For attachment to the wheel I used the rubber straps. The function of the supplied Velcro straps has not yet opened up to me.
The magnets are strong, but I still mounted the clips for safety.
In the last two days i rode 45 km with the MTB (on the road and in the bumpy forest).
It is amazing: the Firefly sit absolutely tight in the holders.
I set the luminosity of the lamps to 75% and even in direct sunlight they are very bright.
In my opinion they look good and are seen well.
Charging with the charging cradle is also very easy.
Loading takes a while. The fully charged lamps still had about 50% charge after about 1.5 hours of continuous operation (Full light mode - 75% luminosity) and play around with it a lot.
So far I'm totally thrilled and I already love the Firefly! Thank you LUMOS!!!
In comparison with the remote that comes with the helmet it is a plus because remote know also has turn direction indication.
The G-Sensor for detection brake wvents has to be improved.
When you hoild the remote in your fist and make a test it seems to work fine.
But the G detection seems to be sensing all axis (X,Y;Z) . mounted on the bike, the brake detection variies from to sensitive to not deetcting between the last 2 settings in the app.
My proposel would be:
A Typical G sensor works with 3 axis and in the end it detects G Force events in 6 Directions (+/- x-Achsis ,+/i y-Axis ,+/i- z-Achsi.
Depending to the mounting angle of the remote at the handle bar, a brake event (or normal bike movement) (for my opinion) shall onle be deetcted by at least 2 axis .
At least it would be helpfull if sensinility of the g sensor can be adjusted for all directions,
To make it mire simplier: It schould be possible to enter a value for a mounting angle of the remote in case that the top of the remote is not facing upwards . Example : If Remote is mounted with controls facing upwards the angle would be 0°. If the remote is turned a little bit towards the cyclist , lets say ~20° this value of 20° is entered in the app. The brake alkgorithem can now calculate wich g force on wich axis may trigger a brake event according to the mounting angle of the remote. Problem is that accelarion and street bumps are currently deetcted as brake events.
Depending on the mounting angle
I like this helmet very much, the leds are bricht enough i also like the idea with blinker / turn indication at the front. Very usefull in case of left turns or road crossings.
Basically a nice update to the Lumos Kickstart.
Infortunately the helmet does not have a turn indication / Blinker at the front, even if there is some space for that.
I recently received the lights for my wife’s bike and mine.
They are pretty impressive very sturdy i installed them right away on both bikes had to install on the frame near the back tire until the seat mount comes but they seem to work just fine there.
Love the turn signal function and the brake light function they both work very well!
We’ve only taken them out for one ride so far, our air is terrible right now from the fires in Canada, but even for that one short ride they are a hit with me and my wife and anyone that saw them.
Never seen a system like this before I am very glad I backed the project.
I may need a few more light modules!!
They are amazing!
Just got my lights last week been on about 4 rides with them and they are great! Very strong magnets very secure! Been getting a lot of looks when I’m using for turn signals. I would love a clip for connecting to bag with loops. Can’t wait for the turn signal mounts! Definitely worth the wait!
I backed the Firefly Kickstarter and received most of my items yesterday - then promptly blinded my housemates with how bright they were, even at the lowest setting! Very impressed with both the build quality and how straightforward the setup was (as always, the weak link was the remote, which I already had with my Ultra helmet). The magnets are super-strong and are going to shave seconds per light off my removing every removable item from the bike when I lock up at the grocery store. Looking forward to the turn signal mount in the coming months.
Syncing my lumos fireflies to my lumos ultra helmet. Lots of pattern to sync and group the fireflies in the order i need. Able to charge the firefiles wirelessly is a breeze as less wire get entangled.
Hope can get the free lumos reflective sock for this short video and photo review.
I love the Lumos bag too, it's so cool to store my helmet in it.
If you need a helmet right away order somewhere else. It takes this company about a month to get it to you.
Just received my long-awaited Firefly bicycle lights and (not surprisingly) I'm totally blown away! As with my Lumos helmets, the quality is consistent and amazing. I've owned several bicycle lighting systems, and in spite of how much some cost, I was always left disappointed. My most expensive light flew off my handlebar and I never used it again! HOWEVER, when Lumos announced their Kickstarter campaign for their Firefly project, I was stoked! The wait was long but worth it. Since I received my Firefly's a couple days ago, I can hardly wait to ride my bike again. First, the setup was intuitive - the pairing is simple and I installed all four of mine in about 10 minutes. Secondly, the lights install securely and I'm confident they'll remain intact. Most importantly, the quality is obvious. With a variety of outstanding lighting patterns, the construction and intensity of the Firefly lighting system is top notch. I finally feel safe and secure with my bicycle lighting system. Bravo to Lumos! I'd highly recommend the Lumos Firefly to any bicycle owner. To the Lumos developers - a high quality wheel lighting system would also be appreciated.
Added safety & easy to use
My handle bar remote won’t sync and the brake lights on the helmet don’t work any more
I bought this additional remote as I wanted to use it on another bike.
Important it is rechargeable and easy to take with you. And here is the fun part: As I can have it with me easily I use it as well when I am on the street with Inliner.
So, works as designed.
Lumos replaced my helmet fast and without making any fuss! It would have been better for the Environment to replace only the broken plastic knob for helmet size adjustment. The knob is fixed by a screw and can be easily disassembled and replaced by User If Lumos could send a cheap new plastic knob instead of a whole new helmet.
If it had built in Bluetooth speakers and mic, i’d feel like Startrek on a bike. 😂
I love the easy fit and really love the lights. I feel very safe, day or night!
The cable works very well! Thanks!
Great product, easy to use, high visibility during the day as well and great in sync with your partners.
Missed the launch event due to work but non the less done a video. Enjoy.
The whole experience was great! From the updates to delivery I was completely satisfied
It only took me a few days from ordering to delivery. Everything was neatly packaged and arrived undamaged.
A good helmet that combines design and useful functions such as turn signals and brake lights (only with additional turn signal activation). He sits comfortably and firmly. The chin strap tends to adjust a little on itself. A good helmet in my opinion.
Really pleased with how easy it is to integrate the Firefly lights into a system with the Ultra helmet and remote. The new app makes it mostly quite intuitive and it all just works. The extra visibility, especially having increased visibility of the additional turn signal, provides a lot of confidence, especially in the left turn lane with cars behind me: I am confident that they know what I'm planning to do (which is extra comforting on a recumbent). On the maiden voyage today, the battery life was acceptable for a two hour ride, though I had it on the highest/brightest flashing mode. I will probably adjust to battery saving mode for longer rides. As a side note, I have one of the original Kickstarter Ultra helmets and I use it every day on my commute and it is still going strong (Hey! Eu-wen! Bring back the Yaya Papaya color FFS!). I'm expecting a similarly long life from the Firefly lights. It's just great to see the Lumos ecosystem of safety/lighting gear evolve. I'm also pleased to see that the remote is not USB-C and not that funky charging cable it was before. The Firefly lights are a valuable part of my spring upgrades to my bent! Good job, Lumos!