Theft-Resistant Bike Light by Gotham Bicycle Defense
By: Brad Geswein and Slava Menn
Pledged: $84,728 of $18,000 goal
Industry: Product design
Funded: April 14, 2012
Cyclists are fighting back against thieves and aggressive drivers. After their friend’s bike light was stolen one night, he was hurt while riding home and MIT grads and Batman-fans, Brad Geswein and Slava Menn, came up with a solution. They invented an aluminum, super-bright LED bike lite powered by standard AA batteries to last 100 hours and very difficult to steal. The creators had a bit of a hold-up with shipping out to its backers, but other than that, people responded with good reviews on their new lights. The pair are now selling their lights online for between $59 and $70 and report that they have about 2,000 customers.