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Jon MarquisBy Jon Marquis
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Jon MarquisBy Jon Marquis
First created
£1,832
pledged of £18,000pledged of £18,000 goal
53
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 23 2018 2:32 PM UTC +00:00

About

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

All REWARDS (HATS) WILL BE DELIVERED IN TIME for CHRISTMAS.

Our Story

Our roads and pavements/sidewalks are getting more dangerous all the time with more and more hazards and traffic.

Parents like their children to be seen when out walking, or on the way to School. But its very difficult to get kids to wear high vis jackets as it just isn't cool. Carrying a traditional torch, or using one in a mobile phone is not ideal and can get lost.

I had the idea to make  animal hats with lights in the eyes which are fun to wear and can keep kids safe especially on dark winter nights.

The hats have two modes. The LED lights can be switched on for use as a head torch, or flash on and off to attract attention and be seen. Great, for all winter pursuits.

See, and be seen, on busy pavements/sidewalks, near roads, or in the Park on winter evening/nights. Camping, Hiking and all outdoor Winter activities Great too for use in Ski Resorts.

 If your children have one of our hats you will be able to see them even if they are a great distance from you.

In fact we have made the LED lights so powerful that they can spread a strong  beam over 10M and kids can be seen from over 200 M away wearing them.

The powerful lithium ion batteries are included with our hats and will last for months of use. When they do run out, they are easily replaceable and available from many stores around the World.

Our hats are exceptional quality, and although more costly to produce than unlined hats we are determined to make them fleece lined and so really warm and cosy.  

Although designed for children, Adults also like our designs and as one size fits all it means that they can wear them and keep safe too.

 We have already had great comments from people who want to buy them for walking their dog as they don't want to carry a traditional torch whilst walking or use the one on their mobile phone. 

All our hat designs have been carefully worked out by talking to children as to which animals are most appealing to them. Unicorns are very popular with Children and we believe it will be a big seller.Our Rocky Raccoon design is liked by both girls and boys and also appeals to adults.

What we have achieved so far

Actually quite a lot we think.....

One and a half years Research and Development.  

Design and production of first models  

Design of Brand identity  

Design and Completion of Packaging 

Worldwide Design Registrations of the products.

Design and construction of full e-commerce web site. www.brighteyeshats.com  

CE safety marking of the Product with full certificates

Completion of production of four designs, Raccoon, Panda, Cat and Unicorn with another 3 waiting to be made, Tiger  Monkey and Dragon. 

We also have designs of many other animals like Woodland and Farm animals that we want to add to the collection

Why are we on Kickstarter?  

In short – because Kickstarter is where new ideas and designs come to the attention of great people wanting to help the little guys like us. There are lots of children's hats out there, but none with our USP, Animal Eyes torch Safety feature. We know our hats are a great product but we need to get them out there in big volume, for that we need money. Even though we have a unique product we need to “crack” distribution.   The big companies have longstanding relationships with retailers and distribution channels, making it really difficult to break into the space and create meaningful traction. That is – unless we can talk on their terms and make a big noise (that’s where you come in). We are blown away by how the Kickstarter community can show up and create incredible momentum for a project through sheer enthusiasm and support. Your comments, your questions, your shares, they all amplify the story and prove that the little guys with good ideas can shake up an entire industry if we get the chance to get the word out there. We have already put our product into production with our own monies , but now need to quantum leap it into the stratosphere by making larger Orders on our factory, and getting our product known throughout the World.

 Just to let you know we have full confidence in our product so  have taken a risk to get the production up and running already. This means that we are pleased to announce that we will be able to fulfill all pledges with our reward of a hat, to get to you before Christmas!

We are looking for distributors/re-sellers throughout the World particularly in the US and Canada, and in all European Countries particularly in Finland, Iceland,Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland, Germany and France.

 Although we can’t reveal them here right now, we also have designs coming through for other Bright Eyes Children’s clothing products with LEDs to keep them safe. We believe the potential for our Business is huge whilst genuinely believing we are doing something positive for the World to make children safer on the streets and outdoors.

Our Goals and Ambitions

We need  funds to complete the following goals

Purchase of sufficient amount of product for fulfillment of sales on both the Internet and Retail sales, and to make our new designs  

Construction, and implementation of comprehensive Google Ad Words, SEO, and Social Networking campaigns.  

Appointment of PR/Social Media professionals to achieve publicity in the right mainstream media as well as online.  

Monies to attend Trade shows/ Exhibitions and online sites to gain retailers and distributors.

Bring other Bright Eyes LED tech clothing products to market which will help to keep children safe.

Una Unicorn
Una Unicorn

We have already received great comments on our designs from parents who see the safety aspect of the product, and many adults who think that they are fun for dog walking, and other outdoor activities, together with disabled and partially sighted people who feel safer wearing our hats when outdoors at night.

Amanda Panda
Amanda Panda
Cassie Cat
Cassie Cat
Milo Monkey
Milo Monkey
Timi Tiger
Timi Tiger
Dragos Dragon
Dragos Dragon

Risks and challenges

Our product is already in production and so there are few risks now.
The product has also been CE Safety marked.
We have a good production system planned and in place and so we will be able to fulfill the rewards we are offering in the timescales provided.
The biggest risk we have, is to create a great product but cannot exploit its full potential for lack of funds. We hope that you guys out there can help us with that and achieve our goals, it would be awesome if you can!

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £4 or more About $5

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    Help us to make our hats so that kids in all parts of the World can be safer at night.

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    Pledge £12 or more About $16

    Reward. 1 x Bright Eyes Hat

    You will receive 1 x our Bright Eyes Hats complete with Lithium ion batteries.
    You can select your hat from any of our current designs of Raccoon, Unicorn, Panda and Cat.
    Please note that the first 500 pledges will receive their hat before Christmas this year.

    Our Bright Eyes Animal hats, are the new way to see, and be seen!
    Great fun for kids, they contain two ultra bright white LED lights integrated into the eyes of the animal hat allowing you to use as a torch and be seen at the same time!
    With two light modes, The LED lights can be switched on for use as a head torch, or flash on and off to attract attention and be seen.
    Great for out walking with the kids, on busy pavements near roads, or in the Park on winter evening/nights. Great for Skiing, Camping, Hiking and all outdoor activities.

    The lights shine a beam so that you can see up to 10m and can be seen for over 200 m
    The hats are very good quality and fleece lined to make them extra snuggly. Give as present or keep for yourself as adults love them as well. One size fits all.

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    Pledge £22 or more About $29

    Reward. 2 x Bright Eyes hats

    You will receive 2 x Bright Eyes Hats complete with lithium ion batteries. Give as presents to your children, nephews, nieces, You can select your 2 hats from any of our designs of Raccoon, Unicorn, Panda and Cat

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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    Reward. 4 x Bright Eyes hats

    You will receive 4 x Bright Eyes Hats complete with lithium ion batteries . Give as presents to your children, nephews, nieces, and maybe treat yourself to one. Can select your 4 hats from any combination of Raccoon, Unicorn, Panda and Cat

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    Pledge £75 or more About $97

    Reward. 8 x Bright Eyes Hats

    You will receive 8 x Bright Eyes Hats . complete with lithium ion batteries Give as presents to your children, nephews, nieces, and maybe treat yourself to one. Can select your 8 hats from any combination of Raccoon, Unicorn, Panda and Cat.

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    Pledge £180 or more About $234

    Reward. 20 x Bright Eyes Hats

    You will receive 20 x Bright Eyes Hats complete with lithium ion batteries. Give as presents to your children, nephews, nieces, maybe treat yourself to one, and enough left to give to friends as presents! Can select your 20 hats from Raccoon, Unicorn, Panda and Cat.

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    Pledge £425 or more About $552

    Reward. 50 x Bright Eyes Hats

    Thats one whole load of our hats for exclusive Kickstarter Pre Launch planned trade prices.
    You will receive 50 x Bright Eyes Hats complete with lithium ion batteries. Give as presents to your children, nephews, nieces, maybe treat yourself to one, and plenty left to give to friends as presents, and help deserving kids everywhere to be seen. Can select your 50 hats from Raccoon, Unicorn, Panda and Cat.

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Funding period

- (30 days)