Result in the 2007 Australian Design Awards: Australian Design Award of the Year

Design + Development Team: Catalyst Design Group for their brand Knog

Product description

Two high-powered 3 watt LED lamps (wide and spot beams) sit beside a 5 mm beacon LED. These lamps are mounted inside a cast aluminum chassis encased in compression-moulded silicon. Powered by a smart charge Lithium Ion battery, the Gator burns at full brightness for four hours and will run the beacon LED for a further 2,000 hours.

The unit is controlled from a handlebar mounted 3-button intuitive touch pad allowing the rider to individually control each lamps brightness and function. Attachment to any diameter bike bar or frame (no tools required) completes the compact Gator.

Catalyst ? the brains behind the KNOG brand of cycling accessories – designs to integrate products functionally and visually. A clever combination of thermo-conductive compression moulded silicone and aluminum cast chassis (effectively using the bike to distribute heat) has enabled Catalyst to design a bike headlamp that is visually simple, compact and obnoxiously bright.

Visually organic the Gator is designed to integrate easily to multiple segments of the bike market. The units use a unique ?no tools required? compression silicon attachment system. This allows the rider to easily attach and adjust the units on handlebars or bike frames of any diameter.

Weatherproof connectors keep the 3 piece Gator watertight.

Judges comments

  • ?An extremely exciting and innovative product and a stand-out example of what good design can do. Overall a complete package.?
  • ?Beautiful detailing and elegant form.?
  • ?An excellent example of what a design consultancy can do, it is extremely exciting and new.?

Source: Standards Australia