Bundespreis Ecodesign 2018
Magnic Microlights are brake blocks with integrated dynamo bicycle lights. The combination of brake block and lighting element is non-contact and functions on the basis of eddy-currents. Moreover, it does not require any additional components and can also be fitted on bikes with aluminium wheel rims. The novel product does away with the need for batteries, failure-prone cables or additional brackets.
Eurocycling XP Maastricht: Innovation of the Year 2017
The additional light property added to brake shoes is of public interest because widespread use increases traffic safety due to better “all day visibility” and hence reduces the number of traffic accidents significantly.
Largest European Economic and Environmental Award.
The award presentation in the category Bike took place in Berlin. Within the scope of the opening of the 7th bike show at the Berlin Bicycle Week, the inventors of the contactless rim dynamo Magnic Light by Magnic Innovations were presented with the award. The Magnic Light rim dynamo gets its energy from the rotating wheel rim on the basis of eddy current and the usage of neodymium magnets. This technique works without batteries and external wires, decelerating the bike only by a minimum.
The premium price of the German Design Council.
The German Design Council, the expert for brand and design in Germany, bestows the German Design Award. Commissioned by the highest authority to represent new developments in the German design industry. Established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953, it supports the industry in all matters consistently aimed at generating an added brand value through design. As a result, the German Design Council is one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. The exclusive network of foundation members includes in addition to designers and design associations, in particular the owners and brand directors of numerous renowned companies.