The design allows greater visibility and enhanced safety for motorcyclists during the night hours and in foggy and similar conditions. Equipped with integrated lighting, the jackets do not need incident light from other lighting source and thus improve road safety.
"Integrating textile lighting in motorbike clothing offers a completely new way to enhance safety in road traffic. Together with Held, we have developed an effective solution especially for motorbike clothing," says Stefan Hofmann, Head of the Smart Textile Illumination business unit at Osram.
Right on time for the motorbike season, Held is launching two motorbike jackets as well as a safety vest, which can be retrofitted simply by the motorcyclists themselves with actively illuminated light modules from Osram.
Osram presented its light modules for textile lighting for the first time in 2016. The company continues the development with strict environment endurance test and plans to combine light modules with sensor technology as the next step.