Our Dual Tone Bike Horn and Light
Orp is the proud developer of the dual tone bike horn and light. This development was prompted by bike accidents in Portland. The riders were right hooked by commercial trucks within the city. In both cases, the drivers didn’t see or hear them. Tory wondered if there was a way to make cyclists more visible and hearable. Bike bells just weren’t loud enough.
Orp’s mission is to make human-powered activities less dangerous and more fun with safe bike horns. We work hard to learn from our users, refine our innovations, and realize new technologies that can make us safer and perform better. One example of this is our Orp Smart Horn. Visit our testimonials page or contact us to learn more.
The History of ORP and the People Behind It
Orp was started by Tory Orzeck, a Portland industrial designer. He was a former GE Plastics and Nike designer before co-founding FUSE, a boutique industrial design consulting firm. FUSE does award-winning work for some of the largest brands spanning from athletic footwear and electronic enclosures to contract office furniture and sporting goods. You can view more of their work here.
In addition to FUSE and his contributions to bike accessories, Tory always has a proactive science project. His goal is to make something as a portfolio piece to sell or license to a manufacturer. A recent example is the Gerber Steady. Tory patented the concept of a multi-tool that doubles as a mini tripod for a smartphone or point and shoot camera. He licensed the idea to Gerber Legendary Blades. Within a year, the project was released.
How Our Remorp Came to Be
Tory worked with an electrical engineer and a sound designer to make an attenuated super loud and super small bike horn. To keep it as eco-friendly as possible, we powered it with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. We soon realized it was barely taxed to sound the horn, and we had everything to power a set of LEDs. Commuting cyclists need a light, so it seemed logical to combine the 2 products into one for a bike horn with light.
The Orp is easily removed for recharging and is highly serviceable. A damaged or broken mechanical part can be replaced. Orp has one big button on the back that serves as its Mode Control. It works like this:
- Press for 3 seconds to power up. Orp’s horn is ready
- Press again for battery status, and the LEDs go into slow strobe mode.
- Press again for battery status, and LEDs go into fast strobe mode.
- Press again for battery status, and LEDs go into constant on mode.
- Press for 3 seconds to completely power down.