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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 23 2015
$1,251
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
39
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 23 2015

About

Did you know that thousands of gas leaks occur each year and dozens homes and businesses are destroyed by natural gas explosions? 

Did you know that if you turn a light on when there has been a natural gas leak , even a flashlight or your cell phone, you could trigger an explosion? 

What do you do if you wake up in the middle of the night and smell gas? How would you get you, your loved ones and your pets to safety?

There are dozens of other situations in which emergency light is critical - vehicle breakdowns and severe weather (hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, etc.) being just a few.

On March 5th of 2009, a natural gas leak caused an explosion in our home town of Bozeman, Montana. One woman was killed and several homes and businesses were destroyed. It is believed that she turned on a light in a business after natural gas had been leaking all night. When that happened, my team and I decided that enough was enough and set out to create a solution for this problem.

After years of searching for a great solution and prototyping, we have what we think will be the next standard safety item for homes and businesses.

Utilizing standard glowsticks and a patent pending case that serves as a light-guide and UV-protection, we've created an emergency light that:

  • Lasts longer and is more reliable than batteries;
  • Is self adhesive so you always know where to find it;
  • Has a phosphorescent strip so you can find it in the dark;
  • Is non-toxic and easy for children to use;
  • And, is the ONLY type of light that's totally safe to use in the presence of natural gas. 

In addition to being great for having around the house, consider these uses:

We made it absurdly easy to find and use, even in pitch blackness. 

Help me bring more safety to your life and get some affordable peace of mind!

The particulars:

My team and I are going to get you your lights as soon as we possibly can. They will be creamy white in color so they blend in with other things that go on your wall (light switches, thermostats, etc.). 

Timeline:

End of February - Kickstarter Ends
Early March - Mold Design Finalized
Mid March - Mold Prototyped, Testing Commences
Early April - Glowsticks Arrive, Mold Finalized
Late April - Production Begins
Late May - All Parts on Hand, Assembly Begins
Mid June - All Lights Shipped to Backers

Budget:

Risks and challenges

This project is inherently low risk. I've assembled a winning team, capable of ensuring success of each stage of this venture. The manufacturing team at Lowell Thomas Tool, Inc. has been manufacturing the JackClamp (http://www.jackclamp.com) for years. My US-based supplier network is standing by and is ready to start producing the parts for the light.

My supplier network, manufacturing team and I are experienced with virtually every aspect of the manufacturing and fulfillment for this project. I've got partners in place for every stage of the process, from creating the mold and manufacturing the case to assembling the finished product.

The highest risk in this project is in the glow sticks. While I have qualified a supplier and they are standing by to fulfill an order, I don't have an existing relationship with them. That said, the supplier does have a good reputation and the samples I've received from them indicate that they're capable of producing a high quality product.

I promise to keep you apprised of any changes to the production schedule and any unforeseen challenges that arise along the way. We're an established business with a reputation for producing products of the utmost quality. Your pledge gets our guarantee in return.

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    BUY US A BEER. Thanks! We love beer and we’ll enjoy this one even more because it came from you. We'll also give you a backer-exclusive coupon code for 20% off our other product, the JackClamp.

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    REFILL 4 PACK. If you're planning on using the light for non-emergency purposes, consider getting a 4 pack of refill glow sticks. They snap right in! Shipping extra outside of the US.

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    EARLY BIRD 4 PACK. Not only do you get an amazing $3 discount off of the regular supporter price but you’ll get one of the first packaged units to slide off the production line. Shipping extra outside of the USA.

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    SUPPORTER 4 PACK. You'll receive a 4 pack of the safest and most reliable emergency light available. Don't forget refills (see above). Shipping extra outside of the US of A.

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    FRIENDS AND FAMILY PACK. Share the safest and most reliable emergency light ever made with your friends and family. This includes three 4-packs. Put one in every room, keep one in every vehicle, give it to everyone you want to keep safe. Shipping extra outside of the USA.

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    MASTER PACK. Have a need for a lot of light? This perk includes ten 4-packs. That's a cost of just $13.50 per 4-pack, suggested retail is $24.95. Shipping extra outside of the US.

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    10 MASTER PACKS. Give the light away at trade shows, to your employees, students, customers or whoever! You'll have 400 lights to make use of however you like. Units will be shipped in bulk lots, not the retail 4-packs.

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Funding period

- (45 days)