SmartCharge 2.0 - First Batch Production and Delivery Plan
We have ordered 10K units for production. They will be ready to ship in mid March and should arrive in USA by the end of April. We should start shipping... Read more
We are Back!!!
We were quiet but very active doing what you told us to do.
This is where it all started. Two years ago you supported our vision to make the... Read more
It has been long since we posted an update. Few things to note:
1. All B22 bulbs will be shipped between Dec 22nd – Dec 31st. Good news is,... Read more
We started shipping to our backers last week. Some of you have already received it. We cannot wait to get your feedback. Few things to consider for your safety and... Read more
We are so excited. Everyone is full of energy and enthusiasm. First shipment of 1k units arrived and we started shipping them to our Kickstarter supporters. Another 2K arrives next... Read more
Making progress. Not there yet....
Over the past 3 weeks, factory has completed 2 pilot runs producing 200 units/run. After the second run, they found that failure rate is still... Read more
Finally - wait is over at UL. Testing is completed and the great news is that our product has passed all tests. We just received the draft test report from... Read more
We are almost there.
We have been in constant touch with UL regarding the test results. We just found out that our bulb has passed all critical tests. Factory is... Read more
Every year, the Mayor's International Community Awards (MICA) recognizes individuals or organizations that have displayed strong leadership and contributed to the development of Charlotte's international community.
SmartCharge bulb Founder &... Read more
Survey was sent last week. We got most of them back with great feedback. If you have not returned the survey, please do so. We are building our... Read more
UL update & Timeline
Just wanted to let you know that things are moving smoothly on the certification and manufacturing front. We've passed the factory’s in-house UL testing for all critical parameters including EMI... Read more
Still waiting on Test results
We are still waiting on new PCB test results. As we mentioned in our last update that:
1. We need to re-layout the PCB
2. Evaluate some of... Read more
We got some preliminary test results from UL testing. Though most of the critical tests have passed, there are still issues with EMI and radiation. EMI is within... Read more
UL Tests Update
I spent last week with engineers at factory in Shenzhen, China. Mostly discussing UL & CE approval issues and then production plan. Below is the update on both items:
Most... Read more
We received the final design of PCB from the 3rt party testing company. Next step is to make few samples, do final testing and submit to UL. Factory is on... Read more
Many thanks to all of our backers for supporting the SmartCharge bulb and making it a successful campaign. Your support has enabled a positive change in the world - Never... Read more
NBC Today Show - Jan 14th
"NBC Today Show" is doing a segment on cool and innovative products from CES 2014. They have selected our SmartCharge bulb as well. They will feature it in 4th hour... Read more
CES 2014 contd.
What a busy, hectic and tiring day - but a great day. It was overwhelming and amazing to see the reactions of people when they saw the demo.... Read more
Great interest and press coverage at CES.
Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY - What's cool at CES 2014
We will be in Eureka Park section Booth # 73107. If attending please visit... Read more
Reached our Goal!!!
WOW!!! We're fully funded! We're honored and overwhelmed by your support and very excited to move the SmartCharge LED Bulb project to the next phase of production. And we still... Read more
SmartCharge in Time
Please check these recent articles in press:
Time - This Smart Light Bulb Keeps Working Even If the Power Goes Out
Gizmag - Smartcharge light bulb keeps the lights on... Read more
Product Design & Development Article & Video
Please check out the feature done by Product Design and Development magazine:
Article: Self-Charging Bulb Stays Lit without Power
Video: Kickstarter of the Week: This Bulb Stays On When the Grid Goes... Read more
Tooling & Press Coverage Update
It’s been 2 weeks since launch of the project and thanks to YOU we’ve achieved 55% of our goal, with 32 days to go. Thank you all for... Read more
We are very excited to see all the enthusiasm around this project. Thank you very much for your awesome support. We are getting emails from all over the... Read more