BrakeFree: Smart Brake Light

The first high visibility accessory for motorcycle helmets with wireless brake detection technology.

Brake Free is an ultra bright smart LED brake light that instantly improves a motorcycle’s visibility. It mounts on the back ofthe helmet you already own and its sensors work automatically to let others know whenever you slow down–braking, engine braking, or downshifting. No need for a wired installation or connected apps. Brake Free is simply a smarter way to be seen.

A smarter way to be seen

Brake Free is an ultra bright smart LED brake light that instantly improves a motorcycle’s visibility.

It mounts on the back of the helmet you already own and with its constant LED light at a driver’s eye level, you’ll be more visible both day and night.

It’s not just an LED, it’s the first autonomous brake light

Brake Free utilizes accelerometer and gyroscope sensors to autonomously detect when you’re slowing down no matter how: braking, engine braking, or downshifting. When it does detect you braking, its LEDs glow brighter letting drivers around you know instantly. And there is no wired installation or connected apps with your phone for it to work. Just mount it, turn it on, and ride.

Autonomous brake detection

Brake Free is able to detect 3 types of braking and respond accordingly:

  • Regular Braking: engaging front or rear brakes
  • Engine Braking: decelerating without touching your brake levers
  • Emergency Braking: triggers special light pattern

The LEDs glow brighter only when it detects you slowing down

This is what makes Brake Free special: it’s not just a passive LED light that is constantly on (and in this case, it’s on the continuous flash mode–more on that below).

It responds to how you ride and alerts everyone around you when you’re slowing down making you even more visible at this crucial point to prevent being rear ended.

Above, you’ll see Brake Free’s CEO Alex Arkhangelskiy riding with the unit on, looking left and right, and bobbing his head in which the unit’s LED lights did not glow brighter. Only until he pulls up to a stop, the LEDs then glow brightly syncing with his tail brake light wirelessly thanks to the accelerometer and gyroscope sensors onboard.

Better break light

Simply to use

Brake Free attaches to almost any helmet with the use of strong neodymium magnets. This allows you to quickly remove Brake Free and put it on your other helmet and/or passenger’s helmet.

Brake Free is easy to turn on even with gloves thanks to its one-touch button. When it does turn on, it flashes to indicate its battery level:

  • 3 flashes = 75-100% battery
  • 2 flashes = 30-60% battery
  • 1 flash = < 30% battery

Brake Free also has a continuous flash mode which can be used as a hazard light. You can still wear it during this mode in which the light will function normally letting others know when you’re slowing down by glowing brighter.

And it’s just as easy to turn off: Simple press and hold the one button for 3 seconds to turn off the unit.

When it is time to charge Brake Free, simply use the included micro-USB cord to fully charge it in 2 hours.

And yes, the LED lights are visible during day time!

We get asked a lot if the lights on Brake Free can be seen during the day time and the answer is a definite yes. The above is a raw clip from a GoPro mounted on the backpack of Brake Free’s CEO Alex Arkhangelskiy slowing down during a day ride on the freeway.

In fact, the lights are typically so bright that the camera’s sensors are usually saturated from the 100 red LEDs.

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