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By Marko Bratovž
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How many times have you missed out on that spectacular sunset on your hike or a dose of fresh air in the evening, because you didn't feel safe as the night caught up with you?

Meet OliLight – Your trusty companion!

OliLight is an ergonomic wearable light-emitting device and an automatic safety smart communicator (rescue beacon) in case anything should go wrong.

With OliLight you will get the confidence to extend your outdoor activities well into the night.

How to get your OliLight?

Become a backer of this project and pick a reward. This way you will be essentially pre-ordering your OliLight. You'll get a special backer discount, and you'll receive your stuff before it is available in stores. Want to buy more than one? Check out our Rewards section.

 

As opposed to common headlamps which throw a tunnel of light only in front of you, OliLight is the only safety device that enables you to see all around you. It evenly illuminates your surroundings with natural light in a 360-degree radius, thus enabling you to identify the obstacles with better clarity. Softer shadows give you increased perception of depth and better spatial awareness.

  

If you are an active individual, you must be aware of the dangers outdoor activities bring. After all, accidents do happen.

OliLight is not just a hiking light, but also your personal rescue beacon. If you are in a situation where you are unable to get help by yourself, OliLight will be there for you.

OliLight's unique distress sensing feature - Smart SOS - triggers automatically if it senses unusual acceleration/deceleration or any other sudden movement beyond the threshold of normal operating parameters. The SOS protocol activates and alerts you with a 15-second sound alert. At this point you can cancel the SOS protocol in case it is a false positive or the sensitivity setting is too high. If you don't respond within 15 seconds the protocol continues and sends the SOS message with GPS location via your smartphone to the predefined telephone number. At the same time OliLight starts flashing the SOS Morse code distress signal making your location visible in the dark, and thus increasing your chances of a successful rescue operation.

    

 

OliLight Smart SOS functionality is limited to the smartphone signal availability. If there is no signal, only the light flashing the Morse code distress signal is transmitted. If Smart SOS function is not activated at all, the protocol will not be triggered.

Estimates on battery consumption:

  • approx. 100 hours of stand-by time for Smart SOS functionality or
  • up to 10 hours of light depending on brightness level setting.

OliLight is a compact piece of gear already tested by professionals. It has proved to be powerful enough for the ultimate ventures.

  

Our belt emits the brightest natural white light. You will see the difference. It enhances visibility and clarity with the highest quality of light. Wherever you go, your trusty companion has got your back.

Created for you to maintain complete freedom of movement while you safely enjoy your time in nature. Whether you are hiking, biking or relaxing in your perfect corner of this magical world, OliLight is there to help you make the most of it.

Great for skiing and ski touring

 

 

 

OliLight is a unique piece of gear, working as a smart device, compatible with smartphones. The smartphone app is made for iOS and Android users and provides functions laid out in the table below. 

You can personalize it entirely.

 

Basic Smartphone App functions   

  • activate/deactivate Smart SOS feature with predefined international emergency numbers (911, 112) and text messages (SMS),
  • set preferred distress call number,
  • set your own distress messages,
  • enable/disable reporting of GPS coordinates,
  • control light output of the OliLight light-emitting belt (0-100% power),
  • select preferred Activity mode of OliLight operation (Adventure/Urban),
  • customize/personalize the glow color of OliLight logotype on main unit.

 

If you're a hard-core nature enthusiast, who does not depend on his smartphone all the time, then OliLight was designed just for you.

To make OliLight more versatile, we combined the best of both worlds. The On/Off switch was designed to serve as a multifunctional button.

How to use OliLight without the smartphone is explained in the infographics below.

 

 

For those of you, who want simplicity, OliLight BASIC is the perfect choice.

OliLight BASIC is the little brother of OliLight SMART device. Same design, same quality, less complicated.

It features 4 preset modes of operation, controllable via button on main unit.

With every successive press you cycle through different presets:

ON (at 100%) -> 50% -> 30% -> SOS pattern flashing -> OFF

We tested a lot of lights. Not just because we are gadget freaks but because we are huge nature lovers and spend a lot of time outdoors.

What sets OliLight apart from competition is the Smart SOS functionality and superior light emittance. The effect is incomparable to anything we have ever seen and we tested quite a lot of devices.

 

    

 

OliLight SMART device package contents:

  • OliLight SMART main unit,
  • OliLight connectable light-emitting belt,
  • USB charging adapter (US, UK, EU or AU),
  • USB charging cable,
  • Card with link to downloadable OliLight smartphone app and quick start guide.

OliLight BASIC device package contents:

  • OliLight BASIC main unit,
  • OliLight connectable light-emitting belt,
  • USB charging adapter (US, UK, EU or AU),
  • USB charging cable.

 

There are many everyday urban activities which involve commuting in traffic - bicycling, inline skating, skateboarding, just to name a few. So being visible and safe in urban environment is very important and usually a much bigger issue than we would care to admit.

This gave us the idea - Urban Activity mode!

With Urban Activity Mode OliLight becomes better suited to an urban environment, and even further increases your visibility and safety in traffic. For your safety the glowing logo on the main unit will start blinking red and additionally make other traffic participants aware of your presence, no matter which direction they are coming from.

How to use it?

  • Activate the Urban activity mode via OliLight smartphone app or on your main unit.
  • Wear the light-emitting belt so the main unit faces back (positioned in your lumbar area).

As the urban environments are usually already well lit, OliLight's main advantage is that it also illuminates you and therefore makes you way more visible to other participants in the traffic.

It already won our hearts, now it's time to win yours.

This is what we set up specifically for this crowdfunding campaign. We made sure our backers will get a fully working product with the best components. Rewards will be shipped according to our preset timeline, meaning you will get yours in October 2018.

 You'll get to choose between these two designs:

The OliLight you saw in our video is the actual product in its final prototype phase. Everywhere we take it, people want to check it out. That drives us to realise this idea on a larger scale.

OliLight was originally Marko's idea. He tested and reinvented it many times. So, who is Marko anyway?

He has more than 10 years of experience in industrial lighting market, he singlehandedly managed more than 50 different projects, and owns 3 patents.

The idea of OliLight was born after walking for recreation every night and not having the light to illuminate the path properly. The first prototype was created with the EL-tape, which, due to its lightness, worked very well.

But the EL-tape was not a sufficient light source. He thought of a power beam lens that would illuminate the surroundings with sufficient working light. So, the exploring and sketching began. First sketches of the first prototype came easy. It attracted the attention of key people, who formed an effective team and began working on the final concept.

The idea quickly evolved and matured. Together we came up with the final idea of the smart light OliLight.

We did the research and brought our project to the point where we have extremely well working prototypes, ready for action. The app is currently a work in progress and is being perfected as we speak.

The design evolved with time. Electronics were tested and are working great together. The emittance was also tested and finally set to 1200 lumen. Modestly said, it's quite enough.

The following timeline shows completed tasks and work that still needs to be done.

 

 

  

This is us, the OliLight team. A bunch of friends who regularly brainstorm into the night in search of ideas and design solutions. We will communicate with you via Kickstarter's personal messages, backer updates and the projects comment section. All noteworthy information regarding our product will be available and public. You are always welcome to visit us on our social media pages and give us a shout out!

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We believe that a great idea deserves a great execution. That is why we have worked extremely hard over the past year to introduce this product to you. Here are what we see as the risks:

PRODUCT MANUFACTURING AND ADJUSTMENTS: Making the tooling to manufacture a product of this complexity is expensive and requires expertise to get it right. We have the luxury of an in-house industrial design and CAD expert. However, any minimal change in design can cause delays in the manufacture of the final product. To minimize that risk, we are working with tooling manufacturers with a track record of promptness and high quality.

FULFILLMENT: There is always something that can go wrong, events you didn't plan for: a supplier does not deliver components in time, a machine malfunctions, or a shipment gets lost on its way to you. Those things usually cause a delay. To minimize the risk of that we insured at least one back-up in the manufacturer/supplier chain.

There will undoubtedly be some surprises, but rest assured, any obstacle will be addressed promptly with your satisfaction in mind. You shall be notified about our progress continuously.

We are taking this campaign seriously and are striving to bring OliLight to backers. Your backing will allow us to start the production of OliLight.

In cooperation with manufacturing partners we calculated the estimated production time. The shipping of OliLight to backers is scheduled for October 2018. This is a deadline we intend to meet.

We encourage backers to send us ideas or suggestions that could improve or benefit our product.

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