Volo Lights was the brainchild of Vectolabs, LLC., a group of engineers who share a love of motorcycles and a desire to innovate.
Dissatisfied with other safety devices on the market, Volo Lights set out to patent the first perceptible deceleration indicator. They had the difficult task of convincing riders this is the safety product to have on their motorcycle. How’d they do it? They partnered with a world class designer to ensure the product delivered safety without compromising aesthetics.
Result? The world’s first brakeless deceleration indicator crafted with thoughtful design becomes part of your motorcycle, not just another accessory.
We're a few guys with a passion for motorcycles and innovation. At the same time, we love what we do and have a good time doing it. How could we not? The riding community is one built on two wheels, open roads, newfound friends, and lots of laughs.
For a quick glimpse of what that means to us, check out a quick montage of a Shark Tank Application video we submitted below:
The concept of Volo Lights was born on a beautiful riding day on a San Diego freeway. Faizal Ali was navigating a routine exit after downshifting to slow on his approach. Distracted and not perceiving the slowing motorcycle in front of him, the following driver would have collided with Faizal had he not made the split-second decision to ride into the breakdown lane. The screeching car tires and scent of burnt rubber reminded the rider how close he came to injury or perhaps death. While appreciating the driver’s face white with fear and a signaled apology, it was a small consolation to Faizal knowing how close he had come to a high speed collision. Finally home and hands still shaking, Faizal sat at his desk and began to sketch the first renditions of Volo Lights.
Soon after, Faizal sought opinions of friends and fellow motorcyclists who shared the same passion for riding. The prevailing sentiments were that traditional brake lights were not well-suited for motorcycles. Motorcyclists decelerate by engine braking either from releasing the throttle or shifting down. Due to a smaller vehicle size, it is difficult for drivers to perceive how fast motorcyclist are decelerating. The problem is further exacerbated with distracted driving on the rise.
Our philosophy is to help other drivers become better drivers by:
We at Vectolabs believe safety products can be as beautifully crafted as the machines we cherish. If we’re able to prevent one injury in the motorcycling community, we’ve accomplished our mission!
Why we invented it
Vectolabs developed Volo Lights because the current brake light is flawed. Drivers drive better with improved information, and existing brake lights lack certain vital information.