|Why built-in tail light LightSKIN?
||To protect an important object from being stolen or damaged, to protect
it from rain and snow, for occasional use, or simply to store it safely,
we usually keep the object inside some sort of storage unit. The idea
of LightSKIN for bicycle tail lights originated from this very habit.
LightSKIN integrated LED lenses and buttons into one assembly, so
that it can be easily embedded in the seatpost. Our unique technique,
which was employed to firmly fix the LED circuit inside the seatpost,
enables a simple design, as well as ensures the maximum performance
for the strength and function of the seatpost.
Compared to existing tail lights that are attached externally, LightSKIN
has numerous advantages. First of all, without protruding parts, it
has little risk of being damaged. Additionally, whereas the existing
tail lights are susceptible to theft because they are easily spotted,
LightSKIN enjoys a low possibility of being stolen. Adoption of the
LED circuit self-invented in South Korea and use of AA batteries further
guarantee superior performance. Because of the silicon water-proof
pad and patent-pending, unique internal structure, the resistance
to damage by water is excellent. Also, LightSKIN's simple design doesn't
protrude externally, harmonizing with the overall design of a bicycle
and providing the utmost satisfaction with the design.
Particularly in 2010, LightSKIN became the first company in Korea's
bicycle industry to receive the "reddot" award, which is a main prize
under the reddot award product category and is recognized as the world's
most prestigious prize in the design field. This award proved the
excellence of LightSKIN overseas as well, and will help further facilitate
Lastly, Evergreen I&D offers a variety of methods for efficient
distribution of LightSKIN. If you wish to use LightSKIN, you can purchase
a bicycle already installed with LightSKIN or a seatpost exclusively
designed for LightSKIN at a participating LightSKIN store. If you
prefer to use your existing seatpost, there are several locations
where you can have your seatpost modified to use LightSKIN. We promise
that Evergreen I&D will continue its best to make LIghtSKIN available
for more people.
||Reddot is one of the three greatest design awards in
the world, along with IF and IDEA, as well as an important opportunity
to connect design and business. Accordingly, the products selected
for reddot are required to have a great practical value, in addition
to the pleasing design. Only 10% of the contestants are selected to
be awardees, and the prizewinning products are allowed to make use
of the reddot design certification mark. Every year, the prizewinning
products are published in the "Red Dot Year Book". It is an excellent
guidebook for market trends, along with the "Showcase Book" published
by the IF Award.
red dot award: product design
2010 red dot
evergreen I&D, Busan, Korea
In-house design :
Jaeyong Lee, Minjung Yun
How was LightSKIN created?
The core idea is that LightSKIN has the LED circuit and batteries
built into the seatpost, and several holes are crafted to let the
light of the LED circuit come out of the seatpost. However, because
the seatpost of a bicycle is a critical component that supports most
of the weight of the bicycle user, it takes great caution in processing
and assembling the seatpost. LightSKIN solved this difficult problem
by the following three solutions:
1. Touch-type LED mode control button
2. Unique internal circuit fixture structure
3. Batteries separated from the circuit
1. Internal circuit fixture structure
LightSKIN employed a unique technique to firmly fix the LED circuit
in the interiors of seatposts that have a variety of thickness and
cross-sectional shapes, and to achieve desirable waterproof performance.
This technique fixes the circuit by using the force of pushing the
circuit in the seatpost with screws spinning in the reverse direction.
2. Touch-type LED mode control button
LightSKIN integrates the LED lenses and control buttons into one assembly.
This technique gives the same feeling as touch buttons of cutting-edge
IT devices. Through this technique, LightSKIN is able to dramatically
enhance the strength, processing time, and efficiency in assembly
by minimizing the number of holes to be crafted on the seatpost.
3. Batteries separated from the circuit
The seatposts of bicycles can have various lengths. However, LightSKIN
is not affected by the length of the seatpost because the LED circuit
and the battery part are connected by wires. Furthermore, because
it uses AA batteries, which is rarely the case with other bicycle
tail lights, the performance is outstanding.
|Features of LightSKIN
||Five high brightness LEDs
||(Minimum) 50 hours
The entire ON mode ( 5LED mode No. 5)
|(Maximum) 400 hours
The minimum power mode (3LED mode No. 2)
||Two Alkaline AA batteries
||Waterproof for everyday lifeˇˇ
Five modes (5LED) plus Five modes (3LED)
||Approximately 36 grams
LightSKIN’s weight without batteries
||Φ25.4mm, Φ27.2mm, Φ30.9mm
Φ31.6mm, Φ33.9mm(Various other sizes are also possible)
|LED Touch Buttons
LightSKIN integrates LED lenses and buttons into one assembly presents
smooth touch along with its unique method of button manipulation.
36 grams When embedded
in a seatpost, the weight of LightSKIN Touch is only 36 grams excluding
batteries. Among those tail lights that use AA batteries, it is regarded
as one of the lightest.
|Button Manipulation Method
||While it is turned off, quickly press the button once.
|| Press and hold the button
(Except for the entire ON mode)
||While it is turned on, quickly press the button once.
||While all five LEDs are turned on, press and hold.ˇˇ
||While all three LEDs are turned on, press and hold.
||Quick ON/OFF Switch
If the touch button is pressed and held, the current mode is saved,
and the operation stops. This user-friendly function executes the
previous mode directly with a one-button press while it is off.
Change of modes between 5LED and 3LED
You can select a mode where only three LEDs operate to insert the
seatpost over the height of LEDs or to save power.
|LightSKIN and Bicycles
LightSKIN’s simple design without protruding parts and with a unique
touch button method offers a great deal of advantages compared to
the existing protruding tail lights. When a high risk of shock, vibration,
and damage exists, like with mountain bikes, LightSKIN’s robust structure
will be a great help. In case of folding bikes that need to be folded
frequently, LightSKIN’s sleek exterior with no protruding parts will
maximize the advantage of the folding bikes. Furthermore, with the
button integrated with the first LED and the 3-LED mode, it can be
also easily used for those low saddle height bicycles, such as ones
for women and children.
||TEL: +82 70 7428
FAX: +82 55 945 0391
|129-2, Jeongjang-ri, Geochang-eup, Geochang-gun, Gyeongnam,
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