Magnic Microlights on Indiegogo
The crowdfunding campaign for our new product Magnic Microlights, the first brake shoes with integrated dynamo lighting was succesful. Rewards will be delivered in March 2020.
Preorder Magnic Microlights here on Indigogo or in our webshop.
The core part is the world’s smallest non-contact bicycle dynamo, that is integrated together with electronics and lighting system in the brake shoes. The worldwide patented technic developed by the German company Magnic Light is based on eddy current induction: a magnetic wheel in a generator separated from the bicycle rim by a narrow air gap induces temporary magnetic fields even in non-magnetic aluminium bicycle rims when the rim is moving; this leads to the magnetic wheel rotating contactlessly as if by magic. Neither batteries nor external cables, further fittings or spoke-magnets are necessary. Maintenance is limited to the exchange of worn brake pads.
Whilst Magnic Light’s previous Kickstarter-versions gained design, function and environment awards such as the GreenTec-Award, the German-Design-Award or the ISPO-Award, cycling legend Eddy Merckx now handed over the Bike Valley Innovation Award for the 20 gram light new Microlight development at the Euro-Cycling-XP exhibition in Maastricht. In November 2018, the Magnic Microlights were awarded the Bundespreis Ecodesign by Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze.