Video: Light Trails – Colored LEDs Light-up Rider and Bike


Check out this amazing and innovative video from WOOProductions from Switzerland. It is called Light Trails and it shows us what can be done with a full set of LED lights equipped on both rider and bike as they give off a very “TRON”-ish type effect.

In one of the out-takes, there is a pretty wicked crash head-first into a tree. The helmet breaks but the LEDs are okay. There is even a nice “follow-me” section with two glowing riders railing in the darkness. Through trail, snow, caves or even warehouses, the lights add a unique element to the whole experience.

This video gives a whole new meaning to the word “Nutcracker” too. Our only question is, “How many lumens is all that?” Awesome work, guys!

Here is the official video description:
“Two Mountainbikers, fully equipped with a lot of LED’s, enlighten the trails as they ride in the dark.

There are so many action sports videos on the internet nowadays that it’s hard to mix things up. Pretty much everything has already been done by someone else. This concept has left us wanting to create something innovative for quite a while now. We just didn’t have the “big idea” until we talked to Phillippe. After a day of testing with the aerial drone in 2012 the actual plan was to produce a “normal” Enduro or Trailbiking video with WOOProductions this year. It all turned out a little differently, though. The filming for the Enduro video never happened, but we ended up getting this idea for a completely different project. Phillippe, the founder of WOOProductions, came up with the idea of using LED lights for a video- a lot of them. At a meeting he explained his concept or at least he tried to, as it was quite a complex idea. It was hard for us to imagine the outcome but we almost had to give it a try due to how intrigued he was with the idea. The goal was never to document a day in the life kind of thing or produce a video with logical content. We would definitely not go for a normal ride at night with hundreds of little lights spread all over our bikes and bodies while still not seeing anything. We just wanted to create something different that looked cool for your and our entertainment- simple as that.”

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • Catmando says:

    I don’t understand why this gets an article plug on MTBR. Most people have seen Y-tube videos of people riding with LEDs on their bikes. Now if they were selling the suits I’d understand the plug but this not a sales demo video.. Okay, they got LED’s on their bikes and clothing…, whippy-do-da-ding. On the trail segment If they had used front lights they might not have crashed. So Mr. Kato, if I put all my led stuff over my bike/clothes and ride through the woods do I get an article and my video posted on MTBR. Now get a couple chicks to ride through the woods with minimal clothing, THAT I would find entertaining. 😉

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