This is the 3rd time we run our World Lamp project on Kickstarter. When the second attempt failed our $20,000 goal, one disappointed supporter wrote me "I don't believe such a great project failed, a project that would really help our environment failed while many projects do absolutely nothing to help our environment or society got funded many times over. " Well, he is certainly frustrated; but we can't just stop here because a little setback. On the contrary, we keep improving our product design, seeking for suitable and better manufacture to lower cost. If that's what it take for people to embrace energy saving and eco-friendly lighting, that's what we should be doing. If you ever felt that you should do something about Global Warming and save Polar bears, Well, here is your chance.
And Yes, this is an original created project from USA; not a novelty product reseller. We created not only the lamp design; but also the LED module, which excellent in heat dissipation. Both parts are made starting from concept to prototype and will be into products. If you are a true Kickstarter, this would be the project to support.
Shop light is the most commonly used lighting equipment for workshops, warehouses and stores... The fluorescent version usually runs about 70Watt and put out light at all 360 degree of the tubes. Out of all that, about half of light goes up and only fraction of it got reflected down to where it matters.
Introduce our new and improved 36" LED World Lamp, with a new look of space age diamond tube body It's still light weight and fully fold able. And it has improved wider light output angle, now almost all light output goes down to where it matters.
Our shop light is 36" long, it only uses half of energy, which is 35Watt and provide same amount of light to users at down below, that's 2500 lumen natural white light, It can be hang with wire/cable to ceiling or nailed directly to wood frame/beam near ceiling. You can also set it stand along on floor or on top of a table, which conventional shop light can not do.
It will be shipped flat folded and can be set up to use within a minute. There are no other product like this on the market and you won't find LED shop light this bright at even twice of its price.
We improved not only its look, now the light output at wider angle, also walls have been added to separate different compartments for better heat insulation for driver and stop light leak from side. these walls also made lamp body stronger than previous triangle tube.
It is a truly environmental friendly. Compare to traditional 4' shop light which use two fluorescent tubes, Our shop light has no mercury inside, only use about half of energy and weight a lot less.
Why I mention weighting less as an important factor of environmental friendly? While other LED lamps use about the same amount of energy to operate, they weight a lot more than our lamp, even heavier than most of fluorescent lamps. The reason being is LED chips are more heat sensitive compare to other light source. Lamp design needs to take heat dissipation into consideration, they typically use more metal in either metal core PCB or metal heat sink. That means more mining, forging and transportation occurred... all those carries some environmental impact; and some cost to retail price, too.
Our patented technology allows us to use least amount of metal as possible. We use it at where it matter the most, directly under the belly of LED chip. And the same piece of metal also serve the purpose of mounting bracket (for chain or nail/screw to attach). Other than two modules and needed LED driver, our lamp body is constructed with light weight recycled material. And its fold-able lamp body design also reduces shipping and storage space.
No wonder Inhabitat mentioned us (the previous generation) ...
Since our lamp shade is packed flat, but it has certain length, So we decided to pack multiple lamps into one pack. We pack each light gut into a small box, and 4 boxes bound together with the long lamp shell box. All these together weight about 10lbs, close to one conventional shop light in weight and size; but we got 4 lamps delivered, also one way to be eco-friendly.
About Easy LED Lighting
Easy LED Lighting is based on couple of great innovations, mainly focus on LED heat dissipation. Base on one of our patented technology, We have developed a versatile LED module, Easy LED Module, which can be used for many lighting applications.
The module's mounting bracket can be bent to point light output to desired direction, it also doubled as a heat sink to dissipate heat.
Below photo explains why this module excellent in LED heat dissipation. The aluminum back bracket has small tab went through slot of PCB to make direct contact with LED, Therefore, this back bracket also doubles as heat sink, which also has direct contact with heating object.
We are manufacturing this 2nd generation World Lamp no matter we get funded here or not; but if you pledge here you can get this product the earliest as we might still working with sales channel, which may take a month or so and there is no guarantee what retail price they will be setting. Of course, that also means recognition from you, which is a great deal to us.
Risks and challenges
We have confidence about the quality of our module, it had passed UL inspection, which meets the safety standard for US and Canada. The LED driver we choose also carry UL certificate. However, we will have to apply another UL for the whole Lamp, we believe it should pass but there is no guarantee. In the unfortunate case, buyer get a LED assembly kit and lamp shade body. It's up to user to assemble it into a lamp or not.
Buyer outside of US has no warrant and knowing this product only meets US safety standard.
The ability to test and re-engineer the product, as well as identify the most appropriate materials is a timeline risk. This is because each new material needs to be tested, and slight re-engineering needs to take place with the introduction of new material specifications and/or test results. In short, there are always potential unknowns in the redesign process that may add to our timeline. We will also continue to communicate with our community of supporters to inform you of our progress and update our expected delivery time.
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