What is WindyLight? A cool product? A sustainable design? A solution for off-grid communities? All of the above! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on December 31, 2011.
About this project
What is WindyLight? A cool product? A sustainable design? A solution for off-grid communities? All of the above!
BACK WindyLight NOW! We are a “high value fair profit” business in which the for-profit activities create revenues that support not-for-profit product development for off-grid communities.
WindyLight™ is a family of self-sufficient outdoor lights that perform on free, clean energy and create a unique and sensual illuminating experience.
Our lights are designed to dance to the rhythm of soft gusts of wind and to provide light even in the urban environment.
Every WindyLight™ is made from our unique WindyWheels which are pinwheel like modules that collect wind energy and transforms it to electrical current allowing the integrated LEDs to shine through. With several WindyWheels we create the collection of lighting solutions for both private and public sectors.
With this campaign you are invited to support the development of our first product: a standalone one module WindyLight™ that you may place on your window, or in your garden or balcony.
Launching the product will also support us in creating urban lighting installations in prominent locations around the world followed by community activities to stimulate creative thinking towards sustainability design solutions.
The revenues from WindyLight's first prototypes will be invested in the R&D of the additional models and in developing a WindyLight module that is especially designed for communities that are not connected to the grid. WindyLights aims to develop a “high value fair profit” business model in which the for-profit activities of the business create revenues that support not-for-profit product development for communities in need.
Current stage of development
WindyLight is shifting into its second phase of R&D. The first phase was dedicated to the development of the WindyWheel module which included: An aerodynamic empiric study and engineering, detailed design, refinement of lighting fixture and electrical engineering. This phase was funded by a grant awarded by the AOL artists grant program.
Our next phase of R&D will include: optimization of the WindyWheel prototype and further testing, material engineering towards manufacturing, electrical engineering towards manufacturing. Establishing a production line for windyWheel.
WindyLight is a startup project developed by ‘S-Sense Design’, a sustainability design firm that designs and develops solutions for sustainable living.
In S-Sense Design we work towards a vision in which sustainability design solutions create a direct link between renewable resources and everyday human needs and give life to a fresh encounter between men, object and environment based on a deep sense of participation.
Head designer and head of team – Adital Ela Team members: Hanan Einav Levy [Aerodynamic engineer], Eviatar Tron [Engineer], Hadas Shalem [Designer], Yael Livneh [Designer], Noa Tsarfaty [Video editor], Chen Burla Matar [Graphic designer] AND Eliea Alon Hacohen [Guardian angel].
WindyLight™ is patent pending and design patent pending.
Be one of the first in the world to own a WindyLight!
Our specially designed WindyLight™ 100% pure silver brooch
Our unique ‘Let the wind blow light into your world’ 100% cotton Tshirt of your choice. From S to XXXL women or men cut.
B&W silkscreen print on white or grey T
COLOR silkscreen print on white T
Our downloadable uniquely designed DIY paper pinwheel with instructions to make it at home.
Our downloadable unique ‘Let the wind blow light into your world’ wallpaper.
We set this challenging goal since the campaign is based on backers pledging funds for the promise of receiving a one module WindyLight within 12 months. Wewant to work from integrity and promise products only if we know we have the funds to complete the product’s R&D.
WindyLight’s vision is to become a social-environmental project that is an ambassador of a vision. With the campaign we hope to gain the freedom of exploring how can WindyLight grow to be a “high social-environmental value & fair profit” venture.
No Problem! Just pledge the suitable amount to cover all the rewards that you wish to receive and send us a message through the site so we can make sure to send you exactly what you wish to receive!
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