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Prospect Heights inventor designs shiny, light-up bike helmet for cycling safety

Brooklyn Daily

ter witnessing a crash near his home on Vanderbilt and Atlantic avenues in which a bus driver collided with a cyclist two years ago.

The collision inspired him to help make streets safer — so he spent a year and a half with partner Mary Sanders perfecting a prototype that includes an interior padded with memory foam.

He’s not the first Brooklyn inventor to tap into the illuminated bike safety market.

A Red Hook designer recently created RydeSafe, a stick-on armor that turns bikes into glow-in-the-dark rides at night.

Tyson’s invention — which also features reflective chin straps — might be the perfect accessory to that.

He hopes the helmets will hit shelves for between $70 and $80 by Christmas, and once they’re in stores he wants to market them to children and serious bicycle commuters alike.

“It’s not a fly-by-night idea,” he said. “It works!”

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.

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