Light carpet like car headlights ensures safety
The sophisticated projection lens system achieves a range of 72 metres, precise dipped beam lines and a visibility of 52° in a very compact design. Thus, despite the large-area illumination, oncoming vehicles are not dazzled. The light, which comes from only one LED, is optimally directed, refracted and distributed very efficiently as a homogeneous carpet of light on the road - scattering losses are reduced to a minimum. Long, intensive and fast-paced rides are possible with NACA Road, even in absolute darkness, without compromising safety. The tunnel effect that often occurs when driving at night can be avoided due to the extremely wide field of vision. Even in curves, there is hardly any need to adjust the driving style.
Aerodynamic design from aviation
For maximum drag reduction, the design matches the aerodynamic shape of the NACA airfoil. This results in an industry-leading drag coefficient of only 0.267. At 45 km/h, the energy consumed by aerodynamic drag is only 0.48 W. At the same time, the aluminium housing ensures durability and optimal heat dissipation. The surface of the lens body is additionally hardened for external impact and equipped with an anti-reflective coating. The total weight is 163 grams.
Tested at GCN Flandrien Challenge
GCN's Oliver Bridgewood travelled to Flanders to take on the Flandrien Challenge and attempt to complete all 59 climbs in a single day. To tackle this legendary region of Belgium, Ollie was able to use NACA Road to ride as confidently at night as in daylight - and with minimal effort thanks to aerodynamic design. At GCN Tech, Ollie presents the technical aspects of NACA Road in more detail.