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SFU grad turned entrepreneur raises $22,000 on Kickstarter for TRON Helmet start-up

DH Vancouver Staff Aug 29, 2014 4:41 pm

Style, tech, and motorcycle enthusiasts can now get their hands on what people are referring to as the TRON Helmet; a sleek helmet modification called “The LightMode Helmet” designed by local SFU Engineering Physics graduate and motorcycle enthusiast, Thomas Plywaczewski.

The helmet modification is not only incredibly attractive, but serves the dual function of optimizing rider safety and visibility for night time riding. With the push of a button, the average rider can be illuminated for months on a single charge.

The special design not only maintains the weight of the helmet, but also ensures the structural integrity of the helmet is not compromised. No similar product exists in the marketplace today. As such, we expect big things coming from this company over the course of the next year.

To source their initial funding, LightMode has turned to Kickstarter. The campaign is currently in its final days and has over $22,000 from 277 backers across the globe. LightMode hopes to grow to a point where buyers will be able to purchase fully manufactured LightMode helmets, as well as their DIY modification kits. To get there, the company needs as much support as possible.

The LightMode team is looking for introductions to key players within the motorcycle industry, other business connections, and of course, as many financial backers as possible on their Kickstarter campaign.

You can check out the LightMode Kickstarter campaign by clicking here.


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