Blue light glasses could be made cheaply and easily in a year, according to a new study by the US Department of Energy and a startup called Bike to the Future.
The research, published in the journal Energy, predicts that if the technology were widely available, a typical bicycle could be replaced by one that uses only LEDs.
Instead of spending $60,000 to install a conventional windshield, the company’s research predicts that a typical bike could be upgraded with an LED windshield that costs $20,000.
This would cut down on the installation cost by a factor of 100, according the researchers.
“The benefits of an LED bike would be dramatic, particularly if used in conjunction with a windshield that is also compliant with existing vehicle-safety standards,” said Dr. Daniel Filippelli, co-author of the study and professor of mechanical engineering at MIT.
Bicycles with a standard windshield are designed to reduce glare to the point that it can make drivers miss important signs.
Light is one of the main sources of glare, so the researchers suggest that by installing an LED glass, drivers would have a clear view of their surroundings without getting blinded by the glare.
According to the research, LEDs emit light that is reflected back to the surrounding environment.
If the same glass were made of transparent plastic, which is typically used in bicycle frames, the researchers estimate that the glare would be reduced to a level where drivers would be able to see a car passing over them.
To build a prototype, the team tested their prototype at various speeds and angles, including from different vantage points.
They found that a standard standard windshield would absorb most of the glare, but a light-emitting bicycle could absorb all the glare and still be effective.
While LEDs are not yet available for every consumer product, the study notes that most of them can be made in factories and can be fabricated from components such as LED bulbs.
Despite the benefits of LED bikes, the technology will likely be limited due to the difficulty of building and manufacturing large-scale manufacturing facilities that can handle a wide range of materials and assembly processes.
The new research comes as more and more cities and cities around the world are turning to LED light bulbs as part of their energy-saving initiatives.
The new study shows that, as a whole, a standard light-reflecting bicycle can be replaced with an inexpensive and efficient one.
However, the new study also suggests that other types of LEDs could also be cheaper than standard lights, especially in the future when LEDs are likely to be used in other forms such as lighting the interior of cars.
LED lights are expected to be a part of nearly every car’s dashboard in the coming years, with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions and saving lives in the process.