Outbound Story

How did an automotive lighting engineer end up designing the latest in LED bike lights?

Outbound Lighting was started out of frustration of not being able to find a bike light that met my needs and knowing what was technically possible. My job while starting the search for the perfect bike light was a product development engineer with an automotive lighting firm, so I knew what made for great lighting in the automotive world. Even the most expensive and well respected lights on the market fell short of what I knew was possible with the newest generation of LED chips and lighting software.

That is when I decided that I would try and strike out on my own and start my own lighting company. At first I went down the path of looking for some cheap, but decent lights from overseas suppliers that I could tweak and then rebrand as my own. After months of getting samples, buying lights off Amazon and eBay, and talking with suppliers I concluded that the only way that I would be able to find a light that I would be proud to put my name on it, would be to make my own.

So I set out to develop the first product line for Outbound Lighting. I would work my fulltime job from 8am-5pm, come home, hang out with my pregnant-at-the-time-wife, eat dinner, and then work from 7pm till 1am every night on developing the Outbound lights for nearly half a year. With the invaluable help of friends, was able to launch a successful Kickstarter in November of 2017 that raised nearly $30,000 that helped offset the cost of the customized tooling and initial production run.

In June of 2018 was able to launch Outbound Lighting and deliver the 200+ lights that were pre-ordered through the website and the Kickstarter campaign. A few months later I quit my full-time job to take on Outbound Lighting and grow it into the company I know it can be.

Quality engineering, efficient reliable electronics, superior build quality, and high performance are the cornerstones of any Outbound Lighting product. All the lights are built in my workshop, not overseas for pennies on the dollar. All of the lights are tested during and after production, and every light is backed with a 3 year warranty. I personally designed these lights to outperform and provide benefits that you might not have even been aware you wanted, simply because no one has offered a light like these before.

If you aren’t happy with an Outbound light within 30 days, return it and get a full refund, no questions asked! I thank you for taking the time to read about the Outbound history and origin, and hope that you enjoy your Outbound light for years to come!

Handmade Lighting

Every light is personally assembled by myself and tested several times throughout the process!