A simple and bright idea. LED light bulbs that will light up your life, as well as the lives of others across the globe.
SimpleBrand is on a mission to change the way people make routine household purchases. Our goal is to provide consumers with socially responsible product options that simultaneously leverage social causes.
The SimpleBrand idea of a socially conscious brand was born when we decided that making a difference in the lives of others was at the core of what defined the team. Our main goal is not simply to donate to causes, but to enable people. Enabling people means you are supplying them with the resources that are necessary to allow them to meet their basic needs. This, in turn, allows people to exert maximum effort in important aspects of life, such as education. The principal concept behind SimpleBrand is to provide everyday consumers the ability to shop in a socially conscious manner for the same high quality goods that they would normally buy. In turn, SimpleBrand commits a portion of the revenues from each item sold and donates it to a charity that best supports the product’s intended purpose (i.e. bottled water supports fresh water well projects in Africa and India). In doing this we hope to establish core product lines that consumers can relate to, enjoy and be proud of supporting.
THE FIRST PRODUCT:
Throughout the world, there are millions of children who are unable to study during the evenings because of a lack of light. For those who are lucky enough to have light, it usually consists of campfire or harmful kerosene lamps. With the SimpleBulb LED, SimpleBrand will donate $1 for each light bulb sold to the GIVEWATTS foundation. This foundation distributes LED lamps to school children that lack proper electricity, and sets up electrical infrastructure at schools that is both environmentally friendly and socially sustainable.
Our hope through this initiative is that SimpleBrand will become the consumer brand of choice for socially conscious consumers of a broad range of products. With your help, we can realize that goal.
USE OF THE FUNDS RAISED:
The funds raised on Kickstarter will assist SimpleBrand in the final stage of their branding effort -- to get into stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. This will instantly catapult SimpleBrand into a unique position as being the only bulb of its kind sold in large socially aware grocery stores.
Yes, please add $5 to your donation for international orders.
If you require a dimming bulb please request one in your Kickstarter pledge. We will provide them at no extra cost to our early supporters.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 29, 2012.
Nov 30, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Every dollar helps! A huge thank-you by e-mail for helping us get this project off the ground!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Receive a thank-you postcard from the entire SimpleBrand team. Plus, your name will be placed on our List of Donors on our website!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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A very cool vinyl SimpleBulb decal. Put it on your laptop, or your car window and represent us wherever you go!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Receive an awesome SimpleBrand t-shirt. Wear it around town to help us spread the word!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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You receive your very own LED SimpleBulb! Choose from either our 8 watt or 5 watt LED models. These bulbs are guaranteed to last 50,000 hours! Your pledge will go towards covering the cost of the light bulb, shipping, and getting the word out about the brand. You can feel good that you'll be helping the environment, saving money, and helping those in need!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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You will receive 2 LED SimpleBulbs! Put one in your room, and bring the other one to the office. These bulbs will surely impress!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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You will receive a package of 5 LED SimpleBulbs! Great as a house-warming gift. Replace those pesky CFL's in your closets and bathrooms that need time to warm up to full brightness.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $250 or more
You will receive a package of 12 LED SimpleBulbs! And to show you how much we appreciate your donation, the SimpleBrand team will call you via Skype with a personal thank-you!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Welcome to the SimpleBrand family! With this pledge, you will be inducted into our SimpleBrand team as an honorary member! How cool is that? In addition to this, we'll also be calling you via Skype to personally thank-you. Last but not least, you will receive a total of 24 SimpleBulbs!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
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The ultimate pledge! Not only are we going to make you an honorary member of the SimpleBrand team, if you live in the continental USA, we will actually fly out in person to hand deliver 40 of our LED SimpleBulbs to your door!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012