The Orb

(13 customer reviews)

£29.99

1/3 serious accidents are from the side. The Orb is designed to help prevent these accidents, by keeping you visible from every angle.

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SKU: orb101 Category:

Description

Key features

Key Features

  • 700ml BPA-free bottle, with an ergonomic design and high-quality finish
  • USB rechargeable
  • Four super-bright LEDs emit 72 lumens of light
  • 360-degree visibility
  • Eight-hour constant runtime

About

About the Orb

1/3 serious accidents are caused by a side impact from a vehicle. The Orb keeps you safe and seen from the side at night. The Orb functions as a water bottle, but the lid contains four super-bright LEDs illuminating the bottle with over 70 lumens of light.

It allows drivers to see cyclists as they approach them from the side, using orange lights – the colour of side visibility on the road. The Orb also making use of the phenomenon of “biomotion” – by highlighting the pedalling motion of the rider’s legs, drivers have been found to identify cyclists from over three times further away.

 

Product Data

Product Data

  • 72 lumens of light
  • Micro USB rechargeable
  • 700ml capacity water bottle
  • BPA free
  • Fits a standard bottle cage
  • Minimum eight-hour runtime on full power and 16 hours when used on flash
  • 5 different flashing and constant light modes

Guarantee

Guarantee and Caring for your Orb

Here at Orb HQ, we’re pretty confident you’re going to like what we’ve got. So confident in fact, that we’re going to offer you our satisfaction or 110% money-back guarantee within 30 days. No, this isn’t like in The Apprentice when they give 110%. This is an actual 110%. If you buy an Orb from us at £30, and you decide you don’t want to keep it just send it back, and we’ll send you £33.

Orb Warranty

We are not messing about with our Orb warranty. If it’s broken, and it’s our fault, we’ll replace it. It’s as simple as that, and you won’t have any trouble holding us to it. Just get in touch on andrew@orb.bike and we’ll take care of it.

Caring for your Orb

In order to care for your Orb, dry it out regularly. The bottle part is dishwasher safe, but the top section should not be placed in a dishwasher (we’ve heard reports of some surviving, but not all…), instead handwash with warm soapy water (try not to submerge). To clean around the nozzle, grasp the black silicon drinking part firmly and pull upwards to remove it. When replacing this part, ensure it is lined up with the internals of the orange piece. If your Orb also has a colourless silicone seal on the underside of the lid, this can also be gently removed and cleaned.

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Shipping

Shipping

UK and NI – £3 Standard Shipping (Free Shipping over £40)

Europe – £5 Standard Shipping

North America – £8 Standard Shipping

FAQs

FAQs

Why is the Orb orange?

Orange is the colour of side-lighting on the roads. Lorries (trucks to you Americans), vans, trailers, buses, and some cars use orange side lights.

Can you drink from it?

Yes! The Orb is not just a light – it is BPA free, and has a capacity of 700ml.

Does The Orb work just as well with or without water in it?

Yes! The Orb works either way!

Do legs obscure The Orb when it’s on the bike?

No, just watch the video for proof!

Will the LEDs heat up the water?

No, the LEDs we use are very efficient, and have no effect on the water temperature.

What settings does The Orb have?

The Orb can be used on: full power constant, half power constant, pulse, and two separate flash modes.

Where do your accident statistics come from?

All statistics are referenced at the bottom of the page.

References:

Transport Research Laboratory: Collisions involving pedal cyclists on Britain’s roads: establishing the causes J Knowles, S Adams, R Cuerden, T Savill, S Reid and M Tight

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1541931213601954?platform=hootsuite&

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0018720816677145


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13 reviews for The Orb

  1. Edward Holloway

    Great product. Bought after I was hit by a car on the side going around a round about despite decent front and rear lights.

    I feel much more confident I am visible now in such scenarios.

    Highly recommended.

  2. Thomas Clarke

    The Orb is working great! I feel far more confident riding in the dark and it seems as though people are stopping sooner at crossroads

  3. Scott

    Most excellent idea..I bought 1 as soon as I saw on Facebook…and have been well pleased since ?‍♀️?‍♀️????

  4. Andrew Davies

    Excellent customer support when I identified a fault with my Orb. Replacement sent within a day.

  5. Marc

    Great bit of kit. I cycle commute about 80 miles a week in London and this helps drivers see me side-on. The Orb is well made, bright and with a decent battery. Happy to recommend.

  6. Clare Froggatt

    I love my orb it arrived today. What an amazing product and great idea. I will feel much safer riding through the winter months.

  7. Matthew

    Amazing product! It makes me feel so much safer when I’m riding at night.

  8. Mike Best

    I cycle a few times a week so it’s good for me to have something that makes me safer. I drive a lot and I wish more bikes had orbs, they would be easier to see!

  9. Georgia

    Great idea, and well executed product. Not too heavy and gives out a bright light (but not dazzling!). Plenty of admiring glances cycling through London in rush hour!

  10. James

    I’ve been using the Orb every day for a few weeks now and it’s brilliant – knowing my side visibility has improved makes me feel much safer when out and about. It’s stylish and very well made too. The charge lasts for ages and it has a number of different settings – all in all, I would definitely recommend it.

  11. Katti pleming

    Great product! Used it several times now and feel much safer on the roads at night

  12. Camilla

    Really great product – I now feel much safer at night!

  13. Carly

    I absolutely love my Orb, I cycle across central London everyday and safety is always on my mind. Having the Orb makes me more visible to other road users and therefore more confident in my ride. The fact that it is also a quality water bottle too, to me, is an added bonus! Would definitely recommend to other cyclists.

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