POC Sports has just elevated cycling safety with the unveiling of their new Omne Beacon helmet. Launched at the Rouleur Live show in London, this latest iteration of the popular Omne helmet series stands out with a rechargeable LED rear light, designed to significantly enhance visibility in low-light conditions. The Omne Beacon continues the legacy of the Omne Air, maintaining its acclaimed design while integrating cutting-edge safety features.
Magnus Gustafsson, POC’s Director of hard goods, emphasizes that the best helmet is one a rider will consistently wear. The Omne Beacon makes this choice easier by combining protection with convenience. The helmet’s LED light, which offers various modes and over thirty hours of run time on a single charge, is not just an add-on but a fully integrated feature that’s simple to operate, promoting enhanced protection without compromising on design or usability.
But the Omne Beacon isn’t just about visibility. It also boasts an EPS liner optimized for the perfect balance between low weight and safety, and it integrates Mips technology for additional protection against rotational motion impacts. The helmet’s ventilation system is aero-optimized, and a semi-shell construction ensures a balance of speed and comfort, making it suitable for use all year round.
With reflective elements and high-contrast color options augmenting the integrated lighting, the Omne Beacon stands as a beacon of innovation in helmet design. It’s not just a part of the Omne family; it’s a leap forward in ensuring cyclists’ safety through enhanced visibility and protection.
POC Omne Beacon Specs:
- Integrated Light – The helmet features an integrated light to help ensure others can easily see you in low light conditions. The light is operated manually and charges via a USB-C connection.
- LED Brightness – Vivid mode: 32 Lumens, Steady mode: 24 Lumens, Blinking mode: 24 Lumens.
- Rated IP55, ingress protection against water and dust.
- LED approximate battery duration Vivid mode: ~13hrs, Steady mode: ~17hrs, Blinking mode: ~32hrs.
- A full charge takes approximately 4h.
- EPS Liner – A lightweight EPS liner gives optimized protection.
- PC Shell – The PC shell enhances the structural integrity of the helmet.
- Adjustable 360° fit – A 360° adjustment system makes it easy to find a secure, comfortable fit.
- Mips Integra – Mips Integra seamlessly and almost invisibly integrates rotational impact protection into the helmet.
- Precision fit helmet straps.
- Reflective details to enhance visibility.
- Contrast colours to improve prominence on the road.
- Slimmer profile – thanks to precise depth in core zones of the liner and the optimized coverage of the helmet shell.