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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 27 2014 10:50 PM UTC +00:00
$5,936
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
51
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 27 2014 10:50 PM UTC +00:00

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"Patent Pending" TriClops will go anywhere you need a HID (high intensity display) light source. With 3 powerful 10W LEDs capable of delivering up to 2500 lumens where will you go?

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The TriClops was designed to be an ultra compact  HID (High Intensity Display). TriClops offers (6) levels of precisely controlled lumens ranging from 40 to 2,500 lumen


  • High Output Power - (3) Powerful 10W LEDs in this tiny package generate repeatable brightness levels that are carefully controlled with an ultra-thin SMT circuit board
  • User Selectable Modes - the TriClops comes with (6) lighting modes for all of your outdoor needs including:  Night Riding, Trail Running, Camping, Search & Rescue, RC Hobbies, Spelunking, Mountaineering, Late-Night Car Repairs, 24 hour events, Roadside Safety, Power Outages, and many other GoPro Activities 
  • High Tech - The TriClops brain has an on-board micro-controller that utilizes timers, precision feedback sensors, and a highly customized control loop to smoothly control current fed to the LEDs. The firmware also detects changes in the battery and is able to maintain (6) setpoints (levels of brightness kinda like cruise control in a car)
  • Battery Conscious - The TriClops knows when the battery is new, discharged, over charged and even if you connect to the wrong battery.... it just knows. On board LED indicators let you know if you there is a problem with over current, under voltage or over voltage
  • Temperature Conscious - The TriClops detects if the LEDs become too hot and auto folds back through the modes until it reaches a mode that is sustainable until cooled off
  • Burst Mode - Mode 6 allows the user to delivery a full 1.5A of current to the lights producing an amazing 2500 lumens for short bursts of 45-60 seconds, great for getting that action shot in or getting someones attention

  We've been testing the TriClops prototypes in the field for months. The design has been through (3) board spins and (4) bezel revisions before getting it just right. We're confident that our hard work will pay off and you will enjoy using your light for years to come.

We've been working on TriClops for a year now and recently submitted our application for a provisional patent on the design. The products you see in the videos  and campaign above are real, working prototypes. As described throughout our campaign, we have finalized the design of the bezel, pcb and firmware and are ready to begin production. With your support, we can bring TriClops to all HID lighting enthusiasts world wide!

Risks and challenges

Risks:

My brothers and I have overcome all major technical risks we have encountered. We held brainstorming sessions to identify the risks, build a simple proof of concept, than ran more tests; we revised 3 schematics, 3 PCBs, 4 bezel designs and lots of firmware to overcome the risks we encountered.

Schedule – We have identified two long lead time parts in our production planning including: the injection molded bezel and PCBA assembly. Our largest risk to the schedule is based purely on the response we receive by our backers. We feel confident we can delivery the first 500 assemblies within the advertised schedule; our schedule will need to be adjusted to meet additional demand for TriClops.

Market – With over (100) LED based lights on the market and roughly (5) contenders boasting this much power, we knew we had to offer more.We’re confident that our product offers the most compact versatile technology at a price you can afford so you can “Go Anywhere”.

Challenges:

Like many of the early pioneers in HID LED technology, we've had similar challenges to overcome including:

- What to do with all that heat?

- How do you safely control that much current?

- How do you stabilize the lumens when your battery starts to run down or has been overcharged?

- How do you prevent battery damage through over discharge?

- Unlike our competitors, we've also had to overcome the challenge of designing a control board that is compatible with ANY 3 cell 11.1V LiPo battery regardless of Ah size, C rating or brand.

- Engineers love challenges and we have enjoyed overcoming all of the challenges listed above.

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    Instant "Thank You" from the Tri-Clops Team for supporting the dream of (3) brothers to create a truly unique HID Adaptive Lighting Technology product for all your outdoor adventures!

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    Receive a custom Tri-Clops vinyl decal for your Car, Mtn. Bike, Surfboard, Paddle Board, Thule Rack, Climbing Helmet, Spelunking Helmet, Safety Helmet, Motor Cycle, Drift Bike, Laptop or wherever you want to place this bad to the bone 3-eye'd Logo!

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    Receive a custom T-shirt with Tri-Clops logo and brand (2 sided print). You've already got the GoPro shirt, now get your TriClops on!

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    BYOB - Bring Your Own Battery RC Special for the DIY hobbyist. That's right, you know who you are you're the guy that already owns (3) 11.1V LiPo's, a battery conditioner and a charger that's collecting dust on the shelf. Most quad-copter enthusiasts and RC hobbyists are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the coolest accessory for all of their RC toys. The DIY backers will receive (1) Tri-Clops HID Adaptive Light with EC3 connector. All you need is your own 11.1V 15C battery. Any AH rating will do; the bigger your battery the more you can do.

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    (100) Early backers will receive (1) Tri-Clops HID Adaptive Lighting Kit. This early backers kit normally retails for $299 and will include: (1) Triclops, (1) 2200 mAh Battery, (1) 3 cell LiPo charger, (1) 24" battery extension cable, (2) 31.8mm handle bar adapters plus+ (1 ea) T-shirt, Decal and Thank You

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    These backers will receive (1) Tri-Clops HID Adaptive Lighting Kit which includes: (1) Tri-Clops, (1) 2200 mAh Battery, (1) 3 cell LiPo charger, (1) 24" battery extension cable, (2) 31.8mm handlebar adapters plus+ (1 ea) T-shirt, decal and Thank You

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    Get 2x the fun with (2) Tri-Clops HID Adaptive Lighting Kits. These kits will include ea: (1) Triclops, (1) 2200 mAh Battery, (1) 3 cell LiPo charger, (1) 24" battery extension cable, (2) 31.8mm handlebar adapters plus+ (1 ea) T-shirt, Decal and Thank You

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    Get 3x the fun with (3) Tri-Clops HID Adaptive Lighting Kits. These kits will include ea: (1) Triclops, (1) 2200 mAh Battery, (1) 3 cell LiPo charger, (1) 24" battery extension cable, (2) 31.8mm handlebar adapters plus+ (1 ea) T-shirt, Decal and Thank You

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    Hard Core Backers!
    These backers will receive one round trip ticket from any US destination to meet the inventors for an all inclusive weekend of day time and night time riding in Moab,UT. The Earl Brothers have spent many weekends in Moab getting familiar with all the trails. You pick the ride, we'll be your guide. These backers will also be the first to receive the early backer kit when we meet you at the trail head.

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Funding period

- (50 days)