I'd heard about Brake Free but until a couple of weeks ago I'd never seen one in person. Perusing the website, I found all the information I needed and submitted my order. Your instructions on installation are concise and the unit was easy to programme, install to my Shoei RF1200 helmet, and turn on and off. Being a fairly new rider, I'm always on the lookout for good quality safety gear and the Brake Free unit exceeded my expectations. Other motorists have commented at stop lights how visible I am and that it's good to be able to see me and know when I'm braking and slowing. I'll definitely recommend Brake Free to my riding friends and so far, one of them has also purchased one. Thanks again ...
As a motorcycle safety instructor, I’m always up to try anything that increases safety and reduces risk when you ride. BrakeFree is an amazing product that fits the bill! On the first day I put it on my helmet, I was stopped three times by car and motorcycle riders to comment on how cool and impressed they were with seeing the light on my helmet. They knew I was slowing or stopping in advance and commented on its visibility. With BrakeFree, I can also see a change in driver behavior while I wear it when riding. Cars are increasing their distance behind me as I ride and are stopping further back (a good thing)—leaving me added space and maneuvering room. Hats off to the BrakeFree Team for putting together a great device that adds another layer of protection for your ride!
Works as advertised.
Received my order in a few days which was nice. Didn’t care for the extra charge to ensure it arrived, thats a scam for sure as Fed Ex and UPS packages are insured. Your start up instructions need to state to charge the unit BEFORE use and also describe how the unit acts when it’s in a low state of charge. My unit arrived barely charged and wouldn’t work properly. I had to contact you as the website wasn’t helpful. Other than that I like it, works very well. Your packaging is beautiful.
So far so good. Love how bright it is and that it can even be seen in the day. As of this time I highly recommend brake free brake light for safety while riding.
Great product. Performs exactly as advertised. Easy install. Very pleased. Highly recommended for all motorcyclists who share the road with automobiles.
saw the item on Shark Tank, looked like a good idea for son's birthday. Web site needs to be better--no place to log out, order confirmation confusing, site needs to have a line for customer's phone number so the company can call if there's an issue; e.g. three separate orders rather than one multiple-numbered order seems would be indicative of something amiss. Son seems to be glad to have received one of the lights.
Right out of the box, it was LOVE at first sight. Man is this bright. YOU WILL BE SEEN !!! Absolutely NO Doubt about it !!!
Love it! I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He commutes to work on his bike in the summer and it makes me feel so much better knowing that he's more visible to other drivers.
Great product! Easy to install and use, great for both day-time and night riding. I had my family ride behind me for 1 1/2 hours (during the day) and asked what they thought of the Brake free in action. They all agreed it was highly visible from short or long distances and did exactly what it is intended to do, make me visible! I can feel the Brake free unit on the helmet which is not a problem for me but something to be stated. Overall, a great product, fast shipping and a thank you email from the owner! Highly recommend Brake Free!
The unit was relatively easy to install after watching the installation video. It fit very well on my HJC helmet. I charged the unit fully, and played with the three modes. What seems to work best in daytime light is stealth mode, since drivers behind me suddenly see a bright light on my helmet as I'm slowing down. At night, I will try the solid and flashing modes to enhance my visibility to drivers behind me. I'm impressed with the quality of the workmanship, ease of installation and use, and, most importantly, the increased feeling that I'm more visible to those behind me. As a former MSF instructor, I've always believed and taught that anything the rider can do to increase his/her visibility to others is worth the expense.
Feel much safer on the road and I don't have to kill my brakes doing so.
I first saw a Brake Free in action on a rider ahead of me in heavy traffic. The rider was at least 2 blocks ahead of me and I immediately wanted to know what it was. I was intrigued as it was obviously on their helmet, up high above other cars and it flashed intensely when the rider appeared to slow down or brake. I eventually caught up to that rider at an intersection, and though I never got a chance to talk to them, I memorized the shape and pattern I saw, then Googled for "motorcycle helmet brake light" which brought me to this website. I read everything on this site, watched all the videos, read all the reviews, and then quickly bought one. I couldn't be more pleased. My riding buddies tell me it doesn't seem to come on prematurely, but only when decelerating and/or braking, and it's bright when triggered. I notice that other vehicles stay back further than before and I really can't feel the extra weight on the back of my helmet. My only complaint is it is rather hard to turn it on or off behind your head. The button could be larger and offer more positive feel it has been activated. I just turn it on before putting on my helmet and remember to turn it off after taking my helmet off. Bought extra mounts for other helmets. Currently on the back of my modular Schuberth.
The only complaint I have the on/off button is extremely hard to turn the unit on or off I've read reviews that stated this but thought it can't be that bad I was wrong
Enriched my marriage! My wife says she pays more attention to me because of this light. Seriously, a brilliant safety tool that will serve you well. Great design through and through!
Have had other units and nothing compares to my brake free.it works like as advertised on my Emo Kamen E bike/electric low speed motorcycle.fits my modular helmet perfectly.
Works as advertised. Light weight, super bright LEDs and gets the attention of drivers. A great safety upgrade!
Works very well. Is brighter than the stock running/brake lights on my moto. Dad followed me around and said it works perfectly and now he wants one too!
I've only ridden once since purchasing the Brake Free product. Although I couldn't see if it worked, I felt confident that it did. I have a 3 day trip coming up and I feel sure that it will help to keep me safe.
Worked as promised. Fantastic!
Easy to install. Felt so much safer just knowing t was there!
I absolutely LOVE my Brake Free! The personal service I received was the best experience I’ve had in a long time. I am glad I patiently waited for this excellent product to be available and delivered in Canada. I will encourage all I know to purchase. I wear an XS Shoei RF-1200 Incision helmet and it fits perfectly. The picture looks like a big smile!
Great idea and works as promised. Just bought another one for my son; can never be too safe.
I haven’t actually used it yet, but just playing with it it’s a great product and seems to work exactly as advertised. If I need another I will definitely buy one.
A guy in a pickup stopped next to me and said, “That's an awesome helmet! Where can I get that?!” I asked, “Are you talking about the helmet or the light?”. “The light”, he said. That’s when I told him it was from Brake Free and that I saw it on Shark Tank. “Thanks so much man. I’m gonna get it!”, he said. Yeah!!!
The lights is super bright! Easy to use ! I feel safe knowing the light is there! Awesome product! Will recommend it to friends and family!
My husband and I started riding motorcycles again after a 23 year hiatus during which we ran a seasonal summer business in Alaska. We didn't get a chance to ride because the seasons overlapped. We are now riding again. I have taken a couple of riding courses to get my skills back, but I am older and technology has gone a long way since we bought our cafe in 1997! There was no texting back then and I am very concerned about inattentiveness in today's world. Having the Break-Free light on my helmet makes me feel so much more visible. My husband says it really stands out! Thank you.
Again I’m still interested to be a dealer or distributor of your product here in my countr the Philippines , Wrote brakefree before of my interest last year. Stay safe and healthy
It’s just SO perfect. The height of the lights on my helmet, the brightness, the unique, attention getting lighting. Very, VERY happy
Additional visibility for drivers. A friend drove behind me and thought it made much easier to see. Good product.
Easy to install and good battery life. Makes me a lot more visible to traffic approaching from rear.
Too heavy for helmet due to neck cancer so I put it on the back of the bikes fender Works great no one gets near me now Have .had three lost one from helmet but the other is on my sons helmet KEEP UP THE EXCELLANT WORK
Easily fit on my LS2 helmet and a 3/4 helmet with additional mounts. Mounting feels solid. Brake light comes on quickly even with a short braking distance as shown in other videos. Very bright. Works well enough that I'm going to try it on my bicycle helmet too.
The Brake Free light is excellent! As designed it is a huge safety upgrade for any rider. It mounts perfectly on both of my helmets. I use it on my motorcycle and on my electric scooters. It is clear, bright and works perfectly as advertised.
I decided to buy the Brake Free Light for my nephew after seeing it presented and demonstrated on Shark Tank. One of my other nephews had an extremely serious motorcycle accident a few years ago. He had a clavicle fracture and essentially his entire right leg had several fractures, requiring several surgeries, three weeks in the hospital and several months of physical therapy. He eventually bought another motorcycle, but decided to sell it last year. So, because of his accident, I bought a Brake Free Light for his brother, who still rides a motorcycle and does a lot of snowmobiling as well. I have peace of mind that using the Brake Free Light will keep him safer and help prevent any potential accidents. I'm so grateful for the founders/inventors of Brake Free Light for developing such a wonderful product that can save lives!
This is a great safety feature, and it makes me happy knowing my boo is as safe as possible when he rides.
I was a little unsure about this device, but once I was able to start using it, I was very happy with the results! It is easy to install, high-quality materials, and the LEDs are bright and definitely a bonus when riding. I would definitely recommend the Brake Free Light to fellow riders!
I went for my first group ride with the Brakefree installed on my helmet. The comments from the riders behind me were that they really liked the way it worked, some said they were envious.
This company is one of the best customer focused companies I had the pleasure to deal with. I asked several questions and they responded almost immediately. The product is a great safely feature for motorcyclists.
Really impressed with the accuracy and ease if use. Really will help to keep me safer. Only complaint is the button is super hard to press, especially with gloves.
Great safety feature! I recently used this on a long (500 mile each way trip) and had many people comment on it. Even ok the setting where it's on the entire time and gets brighter with breaking, it lasted over 8 hours! It is a little bulky, but doesn't add much weight to the helmet at all. Must have for increased visibility.
Build quality is great. It detects braking quite well and definitely has improved my visibility. I’ve noticed drivers leaving more distance between us, especially when when slowing down/at red lights. I’d highly recommend!
This was my fifth Break Free system. One was for me (over 50 years of motorcycle riding). The other four have been given as gifts to my sons and friends! I think that says it all. Bill from Arizona.
I got it for my husband and it works great i feel so much better knowing people behind him can see him better
Great technology. Easy to install and very visible even in direct sunlight. Very happy with the product.
Wanted to wait a while to write a review, it definitely does what it says and works great. Super bright and responsive. My only small gripe is with the locking mechanism to the helmet. With the helmets I own, when the light is locked on to the helmet, there was still a little “play” in the attachment piece and the light. You could move the light slightly in a rattling type of way which made me wonder if it would be noticeable when riding and hitting bumps. Can’t say I definitely noticed when riding, but wanted it to to be completely secure. What I did to remedy this was attach two of those felt “furniture slider” pads to each side of the underside of the light. It still locks into place, but softly cushions the gap between the light and curvature of the helmet so there is zero play/rattle.
Love it! Works exactly as advertised. I use modulator mode and have noticed drivers are now not as close as when I didn't have the unit. Every rider should have one.
Really appreciate this hi-viz helmet safety lighting system! I've been complimented by a couple of motorists in parking lots who told me they noticed my "lights" flashing at the stop light. Instructions were easy to follow. I will wear on my Shoei Neotec I modular helmet (in pic) or on my full face Shoei RF-1200 helmet. Also will add a mount to my wife's Schuberth C3 Lite Helmet. Very happy and received it shortly after I order. Keep at it Alex and Brake Free team!
I use this when out on a onewheel. It's so responsive and noticeable when you can hear cars slowing behind you. Excellent product!
The brightest light out there according to other riders following behind. Works as advertised.
Fits the "Bell" revolver EOV, perfectly
Absolutely a must have. Works flawlessly and I have no idea it's even there. Really nice to have piece of mind. Well done fellas.
Brake Free is one of the best safety accessories I've purchased. Easy to install and maintain; just charge periodically and keep it ready for riding. One thing I like most is the fact that it will indicate any slowdown to the vehicle/s behind; that alone is just awesome! The LEDs are bright and seem to be high quality with no issues on build or materials. I've tested the waterproofing on numerous wet rides and the battery life is as advertised. I would advise any who is looking for a helmet light to seriously consider Brake Free, it's a great value. Take it from a well-informed buyer there are few options like this on the market. Safe riding! - Kev
Fantastic product, always get lots of compliments and questions and I send them to your website. Easy install with added visibility. Win / win. Love it, and will evangelize it to every rider I know!
Good concept, additional bright red flashing light coming from back of helmet to alert following drivers of your presence and fact you are slowing down. IT WORKS as promised. Prompt delivery, easy installation.....would buy again and recommend this excellent product to other people who ride on public roads with helmet.
Looks good. I like the visibility to the car behind me. Only negative was the on/off switch is hard to operate. I would recommend this light.
I mounted this on the back of my helmet, no noticeable weight addition, tested it like most do by just moving the helmet and then stopping...had another rider follow me to confirm that it actually works and it works well enough that the other rider id considering making a purchase. I will say that the only FYI that I will give is if your like me and listen to music thru your helmet, don't bang your head, bob your head or nod your head to the music as it will trigger the Brake Free light.
I love this thing for several reasons. It works independently of the motorcycle, which means no wiring, it works on any bike I'm on, it works while engine braking, and if I'm stopped and I see someone coming up behind me, I can not my head to make it flash. It's brighter than the tail lights and brake lights on any of my bikes. Easy to charge, and has early warning for a low battery. I get lots of compliments, which means it gets noticed! I first bought one for myself, but after using it, I get another one for my wife to use whether she's a passenger with me, or riding her own bike. Even though I would (and do) recommend this to anyone--just as it is, there are a couple of things (one in particular) that I'd love to see changed. Better mounting system. It's just a little bit wobbly when it's mounted, and I don't know, but I wonder if removing and replacing it frequently might make loosen it even more. (For this reason, I don't remove it at all, even when I charge it.) Better charging access door. I find it very difficult to completely close the door that the charging cord plugs into. Since I doubt that it's sealed, I've considered the idea of removing it completely, but I probably won't. To reiterate, even with these two issues, I would not, and do not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. In fact, several who I know of have purchased one for themselves after seeing mine. I have to tip my lid to the designers of this thing. GREAT job, guys! Thank you!
I love it and i will buy another one if i damage mine.
Brakefree has been a total game changer for me. Highly visible during full sun riding. People in traffic give me the thumbs up as a testament to its daytime visibility. At night it increases rider visibility by at least 300%. Order extra helmet mounts with your original order because you will wont to ride with it all the time.
It works as advertised, appears to be well made and I’m satisfied with the purchase BUT, I ride a naked bike and it’s effect on the airflow over the helmet is noticeable and at times distracting.
This fits great on my half-helmet and makes me much more visible, not only to other vehicles but also when I’m leading a ride. I love that I can remove the light and snap it on my full helmet as well.
i purchased this after trying a competitors model. the other one was complex, had to have a app and didn't work very well. my wife saw yours on shark tank. it's simple, effective, and works. just got back from deals gap/tail of the dragon. you made me a believer! great job!
It has improved my road visibility immensely. Drivers pay attention when I’m down shifting. It’s especially effective at night. My only negative is that it was slightly heavier than i had expected but the pros totally out weigh the one con.
Heavier than I expected, but I got used to it quickly. Survived a 5' drop without damage.
Works great, one suggestion, when in emergency stop mode have it flash 3 or 4 times before solid --It seems expensive, but worth every penny.
Before charging this unit I noticed that the max charging rate is 1 Amp. my smart phone adapter output is 1.9 amps will this damage the battery in anyway? Also the on and off switch has to be pushed very hard to turn the unit on and off, is this normal? Reply requested Thanks My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am impressed with the quality of this product. I looks and feels durable. The light is very bright and I am sure it has increased my riding visibility to drivers behind me. It is a worthy purchase.
The light was very easy to mount and operate. It is difficult to rate how well it works other than the fact that I haven’t been rear ended! So far, so good!
I do a lot of long-distance riding (25,000 plus/year). I have a constant fear of being run over from behind. And if it’s a cage versus a motorcycle, guess who loses? This brake light puts the back of my helmet directly within the following drivers line of sight. It takes one more excuse away.
I ride often, 6 days a week. Cagers notice the unit when I am riding in traffic they stay off my 6.
Love this product I bought for my husband! I feel he is much safer on his bike and with helping others know he is there. Thank you!!
Got it for my husband for his birthday. Very bright. And the template that was included was a brilliant idea. Most excellent product.
Miguel Daniel G.
What a brilliant idea, I think that's where I need to start. Product is lightweight and BRIGHT. Reading about BrakeFree made me slap my forehead with how simple but necessary this accessory is for anyone interested in riding at night. I can't tell the light is on my helmet (Icon Variant Pro) while in use.
I've bought 3 of these units so far. This one I bought for my friend in Florida. Its on his helmet. I'm buying one for my son next. It's a great safety device to help you be seen from all the distracted drivers out there.
Super intuitive, this light is the bomb.
I feel way more seen!
I mounted my Brake Free on my new Shoei RF 1400. They made this helmet curved in down by the neckline where I would have preferred to mount it, like the instructions recommend. So even though it’s angled up only the top row of lights isn’t visible. The rest are, so it’s pretty bright for drivers behind. I contacted Brake Free about it, since this is going to be a popular helmet. Within a couple of hours they wrote back saying there is a neat moldable glue product that is used for mounting Go-Pro type cameras on helmets that works good that I could try and mount it lower, and reading the link they sent me it looks impressive. For now I am going to leave it as is. I had my wife video me as I rode by her and it looks highly visible. I was impressed on the fast and free shipping, and the fast answer to my question. I can’t tell any weight difference with it on. So I am happy so far with it. Cars in my mirrors seem to be back farther than before when at intersections and stop lights. Yay for that!
I couldn’t get the clip to hug the contour of the back of my bell helmet and was afraid it the whole gadget might come off while I’m riding, so l reapplied it by using 3M primer 94 I applied it to the clip before the double face tape and on the helmet as well
A really clever wake-up for the distracted driver behind you. It's easy to install, it can be used with multiple helmets, and reasonably priced. Thanks guys, who knows how many mishaps you'll prevent.
Always looking for ways to be better seen while riding and especially while decelerating. This product is absolutely perfect for that! Can't even tell its on the helmet from a weight perspective and on top of it all, it looks cool! completely recommend!
I love it great invention I feel more safer on my motorcycle.It’s nice an bright fantastic product.Thanks so much.
Bought it for the motorcycle and love it so much we use it on the tandem bicycle too!
Well worth the money for daytime and nighttime riding. This product definitely gets you noticed while riding. I've had it a week now and it holds a nice charge (I have yet to charge it after 7 hours of riding and it's still between 35%-70% charged). I've had 3 people ask me where I purchased the Brake Free Smart Light.
I just bought my second light - one for my son since I love mine so much.
"Brake"-through technology and application for all people on the move! Love it and makes me feel much safer. Everyone should have one of these! Thank you
Nicholas J G.
Great product with very minor complaints (full manual is online, but no reference made to it in Quick Guide, so have to go to website// full manual doesn't show how to detach the unit, so you are left flipping back and forth between two documents). I test ran it with a friend chasing me and works as promised. Great product.
Love this thing! Sleek, simple and works extremely well. Going to order one for my wife.
Much brighter than expected and was questioning the security of the 3m pad, but the thing STICKS. Uses motion tech to detect whenever you slow down so its like a wireless additional third brake light you see on cars. Very visible to everyone on the road, so you can ride safe, especially at night.
It was easy to put on my helmet. I've only had a couple of weeks to use the product. As I wear it on the back of my head it's hard to determine the effectiveness of the product. I've not had any comments by other drivers. Honestly, my biggest fear riding these days is get run over by someone behind me. Any additional ways to show others that I'm slowing down is great as often times I simply decelerate and or down shift to slow down. Still alive and riding!!
Saw this in the BMW Mag. Ordered 4, one for me and one for each of my sons. I think this is a great new safety device.
This is an excellent piece of safety equipment. Being placed on the back of my helmet makes it easier for other drivers especially automobile drivers to see me when I am braking since it is close to eye level while in a car. It's much easier to see than the usual single tail/brake light on most motorcycles that sets closer to the ground and is harder to see. Plus the different moods allows me the option of selecting a mood that flashes, alerting drivers behind me that I am slowing and or preparing to stop. When I first installed it to the back of my helmet I was concerned at first that the added weight would be quite noticeable and uncomfortable, but to my surprise I really didn't notice much of a difference while I was wearing my helmet. I am very pleased with the brakefreetech product. Thank you...
I just used Brake Free for the first time and felt a greater margin of safety when I left the driveway and headed for a ride along the Ocean Shore. (Love the Brake Free) My wife also commented on how she likes the added visibility as I braked at the end of our driveway. I just might be your oldest user. I have been riding for 64 years and the Brake Free provides an extra measure of awareness for other vehicles. This is a fantastic product for bikers. My bike is a 2004 Honda VTX1300 Cruiser which is fantastic for cruising the mountains and shores of Maine... Brake Free is a fantastic add to the journey...
Riding with my Brake Free gives me the confidence to know I have that extra bit of safety by being seen in the road. At stopped traffic lights drivers have pulled along side and have asked where I purchased the device. All comments have been very favorable!
Bought this for my brother after seeing it on a Shark Tank rerun. He loves it. It's bright and easybtobise and charge.
The Brake Free is well built and does exactly what it says. I really like it. My riding partner had some feedback, since he is the one who can look at it operating while I ride. He thought it would be helpful if the light stayed at high intensity once we are at a stop, just like a wired brake light. Then, as the motorcycle accelerates, the light could resume normal operation. I was not expecting it to operate exactly like a wired brake light, but I understand his point. If you added that as a mode, it might be a useful option to have.
This is one of the coolest products I have ever purchased. It is such an incredible product. It works flawlessly and looks excellent! I feel like the added safety I will have is priceless. I would have spent 3 times the price knowing how well it is made and how well it works. It am a tech guy and a safety guy. I absolutely love this brake light and I am so happy I found it! So is my wife and daughter!
Pretty amazing technology. High visibility. Just wish that tiny little actuation button on top was larger and easier to access and operate. My only complaint.
Easy installation, doesn't affect the balance of the helmet, very bright. We got two and are pleased.
BE SEEN TO BE SAFE
Brake Free is the brightest smart, high visibility helmet accessory with built-in wireless brake detection.