James Tristam never saw this coming…

The 47 year old Liverpool inventor was out to create a new way to make night time bicycle riding safer.  He came up with the revolutionary idea of embedding motion-activated LED lights into bicycle tires.  The effect is a ring of light that increases visibility of the cyclist at night.

I the last few weeks, his company (CYGLO) has been overwhelmed with interest in his product by fans of Disney’s TRON Legacy due to a similarity in design of the new lightcycles in which the tires (among other things) light up.

The man has a very neat idea on his hands and ironically, he’s never even seen TRON!

The tires should be ready for mass distribution in the US and the UK in time for Christmas (which is just after TRON Legacy hits theaters).

Check out CYGLO’s official press release below and be sure to check out their site at nightbrighttyre.com


A unique, patented invention designed to revolutionise cycling safety.

Using high powered LED lights embedded in the tread or wall of the tyres, Cyglo Tyre creates a ring of light that maximises visibility on today’s busy roads.

Switched using a motion sensor within the tyre, The LED bulbs can either flash or be permanently on, so when the wheel turns at any speed, a high visibility ring of light is formed whilst continually and perpetually creating it’s own power.

Patented in the UK and USA, Cyglo Tyre revolutionises cycling safety and offers commuter cyclists, Police Officers, Paramedics, Royal Mail workers and couriers on the road today a unique and unprecedented safety measure.

Manufacturing bicycle tyres with LED lights already built in has significant benefits, not least that pedal cycles become aligned with all road vehicles by having permanent running lights on day and night to maximise visibility regardless of lighting conditions.

Cyglo Tyre also offers exciting after market coloured and flashing light options for trend setting BMX riders and fashionable mountain bike enthusiasts.