POC Launched Omne Eternal today, a self-powered helmet. It integrates Powerfoyle, a light-harvesting material that converts any light source into electrical power. The power lights up a red LED on the back of the helmet.
The Omne Eternal is automatic and never needs a charge. I haven’t seen it in person yet. However, the tech sounds very promising. The Omne Eternal will cost €250 and ship direct from POC in June 2021. Sign up here to get notified when the self-powered, solar-cell helmet is available.
POC Launched Omne Eternal Comments
Commenting on the release of the Omne Eternal, Jonas Sjögren, POC CEO, said
Simply placing the helmet on the head will automatically activate the technology, enhancing safety without ever needing to think about it. And, it supports all our efforts towards a more sustainable environment.
And, Giovanna Fili from Exeger, the inventor of the technology added
Exeger has over the past decade developed the new generation of fully customizable, durable and sustainable solar cells, creating what others deemed impossible—an innovation with the potential to deliver clean endless energy and to re-define the energy from light.
Accordingly, I hope the tech finds its way into on-board lights. Because the only way to ride without battery-powered lights now is with a dynamo hub.