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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The Luminiser is a compact and durable lantern that uses thermoelectricity to power the LEDs for hours!
By using thermoelectricity, The Luminiser’s patented technology transforms the heat energy from one single tea light candle into a powerful LED light lasting 5-6 hours, providing 15-20 times the light than a candle alone.
No batteries, solar panels or cords required.
Don't take our word for it. Check out all the press buzz!
"Luminiser is a revolutionary LED light that is power by one tea candle!" - mikeshouts.com
"Luminiser powers its internal LED lights using a unique form of energy, potentially changing the lives of those who use it." - digitaltrends.com
"ThermTech has created a new powerful indoor and outdoor LED light" - geeky-gadgets.com
"Yes, this light is a camping light using the "thermoelectricity" technology"- techable.jp
The Luminiser is lightweight, rugged and made from high-quality materials. Use it indoors or outside!
Today millions of people worldwide suffer the consequences of power outages due to common natural disasters.
In addition, over a billion people around the world do not even have electricity!
By backing our campaign you will be supporting our initiative to provide a brighter future to people without power in third-world countries.
Works in 3 EASY Steps!
Light the tea candle.
Place the candle in the glass holder and lock it into the lantern.
Select your lighting mode and receive light!
Just click the green button, select a reward, become a backer and help us bring the Luminiser to life!
1. Click Back this Project Above: Select the available reward tier you would like to pledge on the right side of the page or click here. Each backer may only make one pledge.
2. Payment: Enter your payment information. Your payment will not be charged until the very end of this campaign.
To solve a serious problem and secure people access to a safe and powerful light source, ThermTech has invented and beautifully designed the Luminiser Lantern.
The ThermTech team has been working with thermoelectricity for the last 10 years. We have all the necessary skills and know how to make this happen.
ThermTech has been granted 2 United States Utility Patents:
US Utility Patent No 8,779,275
Thermoelectric generator battery charging and power supply
US Utility Patent No 8,404,962
Thermoelectric generator for battery charging and power supply
The Luminiser - Patent Pending and Design Patents
ThermTech is a small Norwegian company that develops advanced personal scale energy solutions for off-grid communities around the world. Our company serves 3 distinct markets:
Developing world families living in energy poverty.
Emergency preparedness market.
Outdoor enthusiasts seeking to cook, charge, and light their lives away from an outlet.
We address these markets simultaneously and by incubating core technologies that can serve users in all markets, we are able to re-invest near-term revenue to solve long-term, high-impact problems.
We are proud to have our fulfillment plan certified by Floship, a leading crowdfunding fulfillment provider.
We have calculated the optimal means of shipping Luminiser to all markets in a fast and cost-effective manner.
For proof of certification into the fulfillment plan please click here.
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Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter campaign and we have to learn a lot from this project and the challenges that will come with it. With that in mind, this project has a long runway for fulfillment. This is so that we can create realistic expectations around nailing our timeline. Nobody likes delays, and we’re doing everything we can to deliver on an achievable and responsible schedule.
That said, with a new production partner, we may still have some learning curves ahead of us but our team will be here to communicate along the way.
Another risk we are taking on is offering our campaign to anyone in the world – why is that a risk? Because shipping logistics can get really, really complicated, and very very expensive. We want anyone who wants to have the opportunity to be a backer, and we are doing everything we can to be very upfront about what it takes to get you your Luminiser. We can assure you that we are not making any money on our international shipping fees, only covering a portion of the full charges.