At Lumos, your safety & visibility on the road is our utmost priority. Thus, it's our responsibility to inform you guys of our helmets' overall lifespan so that no details are left out when it comes to your safety.
To maintain the effectiveness and safety aspects of our helmets, it is vital to replace your Lumos helmet every 3-5 years or after a significant impact. This article will discuss the reasons behind these recommendations and provide guidance on how to properly care for your Lumos helmet.
Degradation of Materials
Lumos helmets are crafted using durable materials to provide optimal protection. However, over time, these materials can degrade, compromising the helmet's ability to protect you. Factors that contribute to this degradation include:
UV exposure: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the materials in your Lumos helmet to become brittle and lose their strength.
Sweat and moisture: Regular use can lead to sweat and moisture accumulating in the helmet, causing the materials to break down over time.
Wear and tear: Normal daily use subjects the helmet to various stresses and strains, which can gradually weaken its structure.
By replacing your Lumos helmet every 3-5 years, you can ensure that it continues to provide the necessary level of protection during an impact.
Helmets are generally designed to absorb energy during an impact, which helps protect your head from injury. If your Lumos helmet has been involved in a significant accident or impact, its internal structure might be compromised, even if there are no visible signs of damage. In such cases, it is crucial to replace the helmet immediately if you're planning to get back on the road.
We also have an accident replacement policy so do check it out!
Regular Inspection and Care
To maintain your Lumos helmet's effectiveness, it is essential to regularly inspect it for signs of wear or damage. Look for cracks, dents, or any other irregularities in the shell and liner. In addition, check the straps and buckles for fraying or other signs of wear. Properly storing your Lumos helmet in a cool, dry place when not in use can also help extend its lifespan. We also have an article on how you should store your helmet to maximize the lifespan of your helmet's battery.
Regular inspection and proper care of your Lumos helmet will further contribute to its effectiveness in safeguarding you from potential injuries!