Does the helmet need a phone to work? Karen Ling February 12, 2020 09:58 Updated Follow No, the basic functions of the helmet (lights, turn signals) will work on its own without a smartphone app. You can check out what our smartphone app features do by checking out this link here. Related articles How to pair my helmet with the Lumos App? Does it come with a visor? How visible are the lights? What is the difference between the 2 Kickstart models? What is MIPS? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.