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pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 29 2014 5:09 PM UTC +00:00

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afterGLO™ is an innovative, low-voltage LED conversion kit for uninterrupted lighting. The patented afterGLO™ device is designed to convert your traditional 110-240 AC plug in lamps, to operate at low-voltage DC power, while providing uninterrupted illumination during power outage without any modification.

What are the advantages of afterglo™?  

Conventional incandescent, or CFL light bulbs, run on Alternating Current (A/C). These applications can be either hardwired or plug-in. When A/C power cords or hardwire sockets are used, the incoming power lines are considered high voltage and can be very dangerous—using high amounts of energy. Please refer to Comparison Chart for LED, Incandescent, and CFL light bulbs. A LED light bulb is more energy efficient and environmentally friendly compared to Incandescent or CFL bulbs. Also, CFL bulbs have been found to contain harmful materials such as mercury and should not be disposed of in conventional trash bins. In the event of a loss of power the traditional lighting applications will cease to operate unless power is restored or they are connected to an emergency back up system, which are usually not found in residential enviornments.

How will afterglo improve your life?

afterGLO™ will convert your traditional high voltage AC light fixture to a low voltage DC power source for the selected lamp. The low voltage DC output will operate the specially developed LED light bulb while simultaneously trickle charging a rechargable Li-ion battery. Once the device is connected to the selected outlet the user will then plug their lamp into the afterGLO™ power pack and replace their incandescent light bulb with the provided LED light bulb. The afterGLO™ conversion kit does not require any modifications or alterations to the selected lamp. After the power supply is plugged in to the desired outlet, it will automatically start to charge the internal battery. Once the power pack is fully charged, and a power outage were to take place, the internal battery back-up will provide the user up to 5-6 hours of uninterruped light (can be switched on and off at users disgression and still continue to hold the provided power).

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The Evolution of afterGLO, from the beginning to completed production ready unit. 

Inside the first prototype
Inside the first prototype
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Prototype bottom
Second prototype with ON/OFF switch
Second prototype with ON/OFF switch
Inside production ready afterGLO
Inside production ready afterGLO
Optional ON/OFF switch
Optional ON/OFF switch
Optional solar charger input. Yet, the solar panel is still in testing.
Optional solar charger input. Yet, the solar panel is still in testing.
Finished production ready afterGLO power pack
Finished production ready afterGLO power pack

 afterGLO is now ready for production.

Why Kickstarter?

We feel that Kickstarter will help to provide funding for the first full production run of complete afterGLO units, insuring that the high demand we anticipate will be met without any delay. Some funding will be earmarked to finalize the optional Solar charging unit. While other funds will be used for an extensive marketing effort, so that we can target all possible demographics that will want and need afterGLO.  Any remaining funds will go towards the research and development of the next commercial version. 

Production and Fulfillment Plan

Finished tooling and molds and components are in place at the manufacturer. We have been assured that once we place the order to begin production of the complete units consisting of Power Supply/Charging Unit, special 12V LED Bulb and Shelf /Display ready packaging, orders will be completed in 30 days.Funds raised from Kickstart will be used to fund the initial production run as well as begin the second phase of the project.(i.e the commercial application) . We expect to have inventory in place by Aug 1, 2014, thus being able to fulfill the rewards shortly after receipt of initial order. We are planning to schedule the Launch Events in Atlantic City, NJ sometime in August or early September. The trip to Hong Kong to meet with the Manufacturer will be scheduled to coincide with the production run.

Risks and challenges

We have addressed and overcome all the Risks and challenges – After many trips to our manufactures location in China. We are assured that these will be made to the highest quality standard. We have been assured that the high volume of product to be shipped can be met. Afterglo has recently been PATENTED, and we are awaiting our official US Patent number. All tooling and lab testing has been done and completed (CE, UL, CUL, FCC). Packaging design has been completed. The AfterGlo website is complete and ready to go live.
Future plans included a Solar Charging Unit, but thinking ahead we have already tooled the power pack to except a solar charger. Yet, further test is required.
The next phase will be a commercial version of AfterGlo for use with Tube Lighting featuring LED Bulb with same 12V system.

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    You will receive four complete afterGLO™ kits. Plus two tickets to the afterGLO launch party in Atlantic City, NJ with two nights of accommodations for two people and a $500 voucher for airfare to Atlantic City. Airfare and hotel accommodations for one person for 4 days 3 nights in Hong Kong, China to meet our engineers and observe our first production run. You will also be included in a brainstorming and tooling design session for the next generation of afterGLO.

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