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What is WindyLight? A cool product? A sustainable design? A solution for off-grid communities? All of the above! Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on December 31, 2011.

What is WindyLight? A cool product? A sustainable design? A solution for off-grid communities? All of the above!

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.

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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.

Buisiness Vision

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.

Team

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.

WindyLight’s Team:

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.

Your Rewards

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.

FAQ

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Rewards

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    Pledge $3 or more
    About $3 USD

    14 backers

    Receive a personally dedicated blow of wind sending light into your world AND a downloadable unique ‘Let the wind blow light into your world’ wallpaper.

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    Pledge $7 or more
    About $7 USD

    26 backers

    Receive all of the above AND a downloadable uniquely designed DIY pinwheel with full instructions to make it at home.

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    15 backers

    Receive all of the above AND a downloadable DIY ‘Let the wind blow light into your world’ Tshirt design that you can print and iron on your favorite vintage T.

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    20 backers

    Receive all of the above AND your name and picture on the WindyLight™ website as a supporter and pro wind to light blower.

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    Pledge $35 or more
    About $35 USD

    24 backers

    Receive our unique ‘Let the wind blow light into your world’ 100% cotton T SHIRT of your choice. [Please add 4$ for international shipping]

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    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

    11 backers

    Receive our specially designed WindyLight™ PURE SILVER BROOCH that allows you to carry a reminder to let the wind blow light into your world everywhere you go! [Please add 5$ for international shipping]

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    22 backers

    Receive ONE OF OUR FIRST WindyLight™ modules out of the production line with full instructions to create your DIY standing or hanging solution for it. [Please add 10$ for international shipping]

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    Pledge $150 or more
    About $150 USD

    18 backers

    Receive ONE OF OUR FIRST stand alone ‘set it and forget it’ one module WindyLight™ to install in your window balcony or garden. [Please add 12$ for international shipping]

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    Pledge $300 or more
    About $300 USD

    1 backer

    GET ONE DONATE ONE stand alone one module WindyLight™. One for you and another to be donated to a rural family not connected to the grid.

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    Pledge $400 or more
    About $400 USD

    9 backers

    Receive A SET OF THREE stand alone ‘set it and forget it’ one module WindyLights™ to install in your window, balcony or garden.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    1 backer

    THE WINDYLIGHT EXPERIENCE as an E-TALK delivered by Adital Ela to an audience of your choice AND a stand alone ‘set it and forget it’ one module WindyLight™ to install in your window, balcony or garden.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more
    About $1,500 USD

    1 backer

    Receive 10 one modules WindyLights™ and the via web support of our design team to create your unique WINDYLIGHT INSTALLATION at a location of your choice.

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    Pledge $3,500 or more
    About $3,500 USD

    1 backer

    THE WINDYLIGHT EXPERIENCE delivered as a TALK by Adital Ela for your work, school or community audience [Mutually agreeable date, Travel expenses included].

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    Pledge $6,000 or more
    About $6,000 USD

    0 backers

    Adital Ela delivers a custom-crafted 3 day S-SENSE DESIGN WORKSHOP for your work, school or community audiences [Mutually agreeable date, Travel and lodging expenses not included].

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    Pledge $10,000
    About $10,000 USD

    1 backer

    UNIQUELY DESIGNED WindyLight™ INSTALLATION, at a location of your choice made with up to 50 WindyLight™ modules [Travel and shipping expenses not included].

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    Pledge $10,000
    About $10,000 USD

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    PROJECT SPONSOR - Your choice of name or logo prominently displayed as a WindyLight™ sponsor on our website, publications and activities all around the globe for the next two years.

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Funding period

- (60 days)