LineTec + BrakeTec

LineTec. Spatial light.

When a rear light shines only as a single point of light, other traffic participants approaching a bicycle at night from behind can estimate the distance only inadequately. This changes when the rear light becomes a wide light strip: Now the distance can be perceived much more accurately, because the light strip emits a “spatial light” in the “spaceless” dark. This special technology that creates a homogenous light strip from one high output LED is called LineTec.

BrakeTec. Brake light function.

As a matter of course motorised vehicles signal a brake application to following traffic participants with a red, brightly shining light. Such a “brake light function” is now available for bicycles as well. BrakeTec technology is integrated into the rear light. However, no connection to the brakes has to be established. Simply exchange the existing rear light for a BrakeTec rear light.

The new function is approved by German road traffic regulations. This is how it works – provided that the lighting system (dynamo) is turned on: A processor inside the rear light analyses signals from the dynamo. If the velocity decreases significantly, the processor registers deceleration and the rear light pulsates noticeably and very brightly. The warning function of BrakeTec harmonises ideally in connection with LineTec – so that a wide strip lights up. BrakeTec is an innovation by Busch + Müller.