POC release the Omne Beacon
Beaming with protection and visibility POC release its latest version of the hugely popular Omne helmet, the Omne Beacon, which will be unveiled on Thursday the 2nd of November at the Rouleur Live show in London.
Developed to give riders even more security and visibility in dark and low-light conditions, the Omne Beacon integrates a rechargeable LED rear light and additional reflective details. With a clear focus on usability and a seamless design, the Omne Beacon— which is developed from the original the Omne Air—provides riders with extra protection all packaged inside the same Omne helmet design.
Commenting on the new Omne Beacon, Director of hard goods at POC, Magnus Gustavsson, said – “We often say that the safest helmet is the one you choose to wear and with the Omne Beacon we wanted to take that idea further by providing even more protection integrated in our existing Omne platform. We set out to create a seamless integration of the rechargeable rear LED light which would be simple and intuitive to use, so riders can always choose enhanced protection.”
The Omne Beacon brings a new appreciation of integrated protection with its rechargeable rear LED light that has a host of modes and running times. Combined with reflective details and high-contrast colour options, it’s a helmet that enhances protection by increasing awareness and visibility to ensure that riders can be seen clearly by other road users.
The Omne Beacon can be used throughout the year, but it also provides the ideal tool to support riders who want to ride and train through the seasons with greater peace of mind. The run time on a single charge is almost 50 hours in blinking mode.
Omne Beacon product details -
In addition to the integrated LED light, the Omne Beacon features an EPS liner which is optimized for the perfect balance between low weight and safety. Additional technology such as Mips complements the adjustable 360° fit system which provides a precise fit and comfort.
The aero influenced ventilation ports and a semi-shell construction contribute to a helmet that strikes the perfect balance of speed and ventilation and includes a slimmer profile, thanks to the precise depth in core zones of the liner and the optimized coverage of the helmet shell.
- 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.
- LED approximate battery duration Vivid mode: 6.5hrs - Steady mode: 27.5hrs - Blinking mode: 49.5hrs.
- A full charge takes approximately 2h.
- 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
The extended Omne family – details
Magnus Gustavsson, added - “To deliver on our safety mission our helmets are all developed with our ‘whole helmet’ safety concept at the center of our design process; using optimized materials and design throughout the helmet. Our ‘Omne’ helmets are always evolving and have been created to the optimal balance of weight, ventilation, comfort and fit. And with their incredible versatility they are tuned to support a variety of riders and riding needs.”
The Omne Air features an EPS liner which is optimized for the perfect balance between low weight and safety, developed around POC’s whole helmet concept to optimising materials and design.
The aero-influenced ventilation ports and a semi-shell construction contribute to a helmet that strikes the perfect balance of speed and ventilation and includes a slimmer profile, thanks to the precise depth in core zones of the liner and the optimized coverage of the helmet shell.
In addition, several innovations and technologies, such as a 360° adjustment system and unique precision fit straps create a comfortable and precise helmet. The Omne Air Resistance is built on the same foundations as the Omne Air but has been specifically designed for multipurpose use, and the POCito Omne Air features all the same technology with highly visible fluorescent colors that attract attention from a distance, so others notice child cyclists earlier. Reflective detailing makes it even easier for the helmet to grab attention.
Built from award-winning technologies and innovations the Omne Lite is a natural first step towards a greater performance focus for a rider by offering lightweight, optimised protection. Based on the Omne Air platform, the helmet is lighter with more ventilation, which will translate to extra comfort. This is achieved by optimizing the area covered by the PC shell area to save weight, and the addition of ventilation exhausts to the rear improve airflow through the helmet, supporting enhanced comfort, particularly in hotter conditions.
The Omne Ultra is something different. Designed to provide enhanced personalization and inspiration for those extended adventures on your bike. The Omne Ultra embodies the spirit of cycling, to make your own decisions, finding your own path and creating an individual perspective. Based on the Omne Air platform, the helmet features versatile attachment points, straps and velcro so riders could add a rain cover, an ID patch or even store small items before or after a ride. Created as an integral tool for the ride as well as enhanced protection, there are no limits to how you could improvise with it.
Another Omne to grab attention is the Omne Eternal, a first of its kind as it can charge itself from any light, indoors and outdoors. The result is when you want to ride, your light is always charged and ready. All powered by clean, endless energy.
Notes to editors
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- EN 1078, CPSC 1203, AS/NZS 2063, JCF.
- Conforms to all pertinent international electronics certifications and rated IP55.
Fluorescent Orange AVIP/Uranium Black Matt, Fluorescent Orange AVIP/Hydrogen White,
Fluorescent Orange AVIP/Epidote Green Matt.
S/50-56cm - M/54-59cm - L/56-61cm.
S/320g, M/330g, L/390g.
In selected stores and online from November 2023.
Omne Beacon - 240,00 EUR
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A leading manufacturer of snow sports and cycling helmets, eyewear, protection and apparel, POC was founded in 2005 in Sweden, with a strong mission to ‘protect lives and reduce the consequences of accidents for athletes and anyone inspired to be one’, and has received over 70 international awards for technology, innovation and design.
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