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December 19, 2012 AT 9:00 am

EL Panel Heart Bike Jacket #WearableWednesday

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David Hu used our aqua EL panel along with some laser-cut acrylic to make this heart-shaped light for biking. He writes:

I bike almost everyday in New York City. Because of work and school, I am often on the road late at night so road safety is a big concern. But even with LED headlights and taillights (as required by law), drivers seldom seem to pay much attention to those who travel on two wheels.

The Heart Bike Jacket is designed to bring a level of human-ness to my bike gear. By mimicking the shape of a real human heart, I hope to remind drivers behind me that I’m not just a nuisance on the road; I’m also a living human being, subject to the hazards of the road and much less protected than the driver.


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