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Karl BergerBy Karl Berger
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Karl BergerBy Karl Berger
First created
AU$ 1,790
pledged of AU$ 90,000pledged of AU$ 90,000 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, March 17 2015 12:46 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is the Wireless flashlight retrofit kit?

The Retrofit Kit is a system that gives wireless convenience and lighting performance in any standard MagLite® D-cell Flashlight.

There are two parts to the Retrofit Kit (RFK), the Battery Module and the Charging Station. The battery module allows the wireless recharging of the flashlight while seamlessly working together with the charging station.

Our designers and engineers have spent weeks, even months testing and engineering new features into the Retrofit Kit, to make it the very best it can be. 

Brilliant, right? 

Further down you can keep browsing the details.

The wall mounted Charger Station for the MagLite® D-cell Retrofit Kit.
The wall mounted Charger Station for the MagLite® D-cell Retrofit Kit.
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Charger Base Station

Imagine reaching for your flashlight in a time of emergency to find the batteries are fully charged and ready to go, all thanks to the remarkable wireless charging technology. The LCD display will keep you informed as to the charge level of the battery, its temperature and the number of times it has been charged so that you can track performance.

Also, for those times when the power fails, the Charger Base Station will switch on its built-in Emergency Light Array. In conjunction with the flashlight itself, you will never be left in the dark.
The simple "slide and forget" method of recharging is industry leading and never before been seen. It will revolutionize your perception of your flashlight, enhancing it in a manner worthy of Maglite® quality.

Intelligent Battery Module

This world's first patented technology of its kind, is the brains of the berger Retrofit Kit flashlight system. It increases the flashlight's utility by adding six functions and enhances its performance. Essentially eliminating the need to ever buy conventional, polluting batteries again, the Intelligent Battery Module defines a new measure of functional excellence while being the means to real environmental progress.

The use of these functions is easily accessible by the simple push of the power button. It only needs double clicking within 2 seconds to select the following option - 

  • 100% light output
  • 50% light output
  • 25% light output
  • 12.5% light output
  • slow flash
  • high intensity strobe

For flashlights (Maglite ®) D-cell sizes over 2 batteries (the Intelligent Battery Module is the lenght of 2 batteries) will require "Dummy Batteries" (space fillers) for the larger flashlights.

Tail Cap

The Retro Fit Kit comes with a newly designed tail cap that allows you to wirelessly charge your Maglite® by simply sliding it into the Charger Base Station then watch the magic.

The new tail cap is impact resistant and fits flush onto your favourite Maglite®with the same precision and ease as the original tail.

NEW CREE LED Bulb

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If that weren't enough, berger Retrofit Kit also includes this CREE LED incorporated into a special heat sink to exploit the full capacity of the bulb. With this, the converted flashlight will operate with a real 180 Lumen over the duration of the charge. With the CREE LED, your flashlight will get brighter and better, making your night time adventures that much more enjoyable and your emergencies less imposing.

The berger Innovation CREE LED bulb cannot be used with Maglite® serial# DL due to a change in the design non replaceable Maglite® LED bulb

Power DIN Rail

  Here a 6 bank DIN RAIL 

Where do you want to have your charger? Perhaps on the kitchen counter or on the garage wall? The Power DIN Rail feeds the Charger Base with power if you want to charge more than one Maglite® at a time. Choose the DIN Rail you need for two or up to six Maglite's® on one DIN Rail and you only need one power pointto charge them all!

 15 Watt Power Adapter

Super-efficient and smart berger Innovation Power Supply, just for that extra bit of power savings.

75 Watt multi-station Power Supply 

Since the RFK (Retro Fit Kit) is DIN Rail mountable, a single power supply can be used for any combination up to six in a group. With this incredible design a 75 Watt power supply will operate them all. It also is super efficient and will give you that extra bit of power saving you looking for.

The Kickstarter Bonus Collimator Lens

For all of its commercial existence,  the Maglite ® has been plagued with the infamous "black spot". In spite of all of the company's efforts, Mag Instruments has been unable to eliminate this one defect from most of their D-cell flashlights. berger Innovation designers have partnered with a manufacturer to produce a lens that replaces the reflective lens in the Maglite ®, eliminating the "black spot" to more evenly light up the night.

The berger Innovation collimator lens cannot be used with Maglite® serial #DL due to a change in the design non replaceable Maglite® LED bulb.

Battery Spacer - D-cell

Got a 3 D-Cell Maglite ®? Or even a 6 D - Cell Maglite® No problem with this single D - Cell battery spacer, any Maglite ® is compatible with the Smart Battery Module and Charger Station. Providing it fits D - Cell Batteries. Because let's face it, why should you miss out just because it has a few extra batteries.

     A teaser for the collectors

An acrylic version of the product limited to a 100 full RFK units for the collectors or those who just want something a little different. They cost a little more but are just as more awesome!

Rewards:

We hope that those of you who are not ready at this time to spend the money for a full kit will help our efforts to introduce the revolutionary product with a contribution.

In doing so you will not only assist in the change in the flashlight market in terms of utility to the consumer, but also help set the industry on the road to help the environment.

The Story

It all began one summer when I had to lock the chicken coop for the night. As usual, I grabbed my Maglite® and went about the task too late in the evening.

The flashlight was dull and the batteries almost dead, my light slowly fading away. While approaching the chicken coop I noticed a fiasco unfolding. Sure enough there was a snake slithering its way in through the fence. As I went to shine my light onto the snake to see it better, my flashlight failed completely - just when I needed it most!

That was then the end of our Christmas Turkey 3 days before Boxing day.

So the next morning I began to think. How do I resolve this problem without having to constantly buy horrid, polluting batteries?

And so the Retrofit kit for the MagLite® was born.

Evolution of the RFK

What it looked like before we made friends with perfection!

What's Next!?

In meeting our funding goals through programs like Kickstarter, we will continue to build our manufacturing resources to meet the demand for our products. It is an expensive and involved process, requiring tooling for the injection molding of the kit components, the quality assembly and testing of the electronics and the pursuit of ever more environmentally friendly means of production. Additionally, we will continue to develop our other products, all of which will be part of the berger portable lighting systems, to be released as soon as funding allows.

Risks and challenges

Any venture carries with it risks and only those which were formulated and managed to anticipate them will likely succeed. The berger Retrofit Kit is one of these, designed in the context of an keen understanding of not only what motivates the consumer to buy, but also the retail outlet. As the flashlight market changes in the wake of the effect of new technologies, certain new dynamics are exposed, presenting new opportunities for manufacturers such as berger Innovation. The attraction of the berger Retrofit Kit is that it addresses the changing expectations of both the consumer and sales outlet, connecting the two in the functionality of the product, leaving no one entity in competition with another. The present drift in the flashlight market from the inexpensive “standard” flashlight to the higher priced LED rechargeable is only made easier and more enjoyable in the purchase of the berger Retrofit Kit.
berger Innovation can only continue to be successful with sufficient funding, which both allows us to maintain the highest quality standards, but also to keep our promise of introducing only environmentally friendly manufactured products.

DISCLAIMER:

This Product is manufactured by IMECS Corporation Limited, Hong Kong. (IMECS) “BERGER” or “berger Innovation” is a Trademark licensed to IMECS. ”MagLite®” is a Trademark of Mag Instruments Inc. registered in the United States of America and other Countries, which is not associated with “IMECS” and or “Berger” and or “berger Innovation” and does not sponsor or endorse this Product. Warranty of this Product is provided by “Imecs” subject to the terms and conditions of purchase which can be downloaded at: www.bergerinnovation.com
©2014 IMECS Corporation Limited, Hong Kong. All Rights Reserved. The Berger Logo is registered in Hong Kong and other Countries. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All other product names and Trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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    For a contribution of $15.00 dollars to aid and support us towards the large scale production run, you will get a printed certificate on high quality recycled paper with your name and what you have backed on it plus a awesome bergerinnovation filler battery on a litte chain with keyring in our funky bergerinnovation green.

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    For a contribution of $20.00 dollars you will receive a thank you certificate printed on high quality recycled paper, that you are one of the heros who actually dared to make the world a better one for our kids AND our very own EVER GREEN logo on a little chain with a keyring. On the back there will your name engraved and what you have backed.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Be among the first in the world to score a sweet Retro Fit Kit.
    Which includes
    1. 1 berger Innovation CBS ML-D (Charger Base Station Maglite – D cell, serial D and DL)
    2. 1 berger Innovation 1 Bank DIN Power Rail with mounting material
    3. 1 berger Innovation 110-240Volt 50/60 Hz 1.35 Amp-15W power adapter (USA Wall outlet power plug)
    4. 1 berger Innovation Battery Module for D-cell, ML-D & ML-DL
    5. 2 berger Innovation D-cell spacers ML-D & ML-DL
    6. 1 berger Innovation Tail Cap ML-D & ML-DL, including spring and O-ring
    7. 1 berger Innovation high performance LED bulb (ML-D only)
    8. 1 Kickstarter Bonus no black spot Collimator Lens
    9. 1 Operators manual and instructions

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    LATE BIRD SPECIAL

    Be among the first in the world to score a sweet Retro Fit Kit.
    Which includes
    1. 1 Charger Base Station Maglite – D cell
    2. 1 Bank DIN Power Rail with mounting material
    3. 1 Power Adapter with appropriate Wall outlet power plug)
    4. 1 Battery Module for D-cell
    5. 2 D-cell spacers
    6. 1 Tail Cap
    7. 1 high performance LED bulb
    8. 1 Kickstarter Bonus no black spot Collimator Lens
    9. 1 Operators manual and instructions

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    * These units are fully functioning LIMITED editions, only released on Kickstarter. *
    The collectors 0 edition.
    Will feature plaque with individual numbers 1-100

    100 Available units, will come in transparent acrylic material.

    Which includes
    1. 1 Charger Base Station Maglite – D cell
    2. 1 Bank DIN Power Rail with mounting material
    3. 1 Power Adapter with appropriate Wall outlet power plug)
    4. 1 Battery Module for D-cell
    5. 2 D-cell spacers
    6. 1 Tail Cap
    7. 1 high performance LED bulb
    8. 1 Kickstarter Bonus no black spot Collimator Lens
    9. 1 Operators manual and instructions

    These will be a highly limited kick starter only production run.
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