ERJ staff report (DS)
South Heath, UK -- UK-based inventor James Tristram has developed bicycle tyres which have high-power LEDs embedded in the sidewall, to provide illumination both at night and during the day.
The result is that the Cyglo Tyre creates a ring of light that maximises visibility on today's busy roads. This brings it into line with other vehicles which have permanent running lights on day and night to maximise visibility regardless of lighting conditions. The LEDs are self-powered and triggered by a motion sensor within the tyre.
Cyglo Tyre also offers exciting after market coloured and flashing light options for trend setting BMX riders and fashionable mountain bike enthusiasts.
The product was previously marketed under the Night Bright Tyre name, but has now been re-launched as the Cyglo Tyre
Tristram appeared earlier this year on UK private equity TV program called Dragon's Den, but instead chose to seek funds from another private entrepreneur, Dominic Killinger, who has decided to fund the business and acts as chairman. Killinger declined to say how much he invested inthe company.
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