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!
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.).
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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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