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$3,863
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 14 2014 10:40 PM UTC +00:00
$3,863
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
101
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 14 2014 10:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

  • Developed by engineers that worked on NASA space projects
  • Totally powered by the human movement
  • No chargers (only your movement)
  • No solar cells, no cables, no connectors
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Thank you to everyone who is helping promote this Kickstarter!

jmpLite uses the energy you generate when running, jogging, or on a brisk walk to power its safety lights. No batteries to replace, no batteries to charge, no switch to turn on. Simply start running and the lights start blinking. You'll never need to track down another pair of coin batteries or steal the AAAs from your remotes.

We sponsored the 2014 RAGNAR Trail Relay at the McDowell Mountains, where hundreds of runners stopped by to see jmpLite in action.  Ragnarians, thank you for the warm welcome!

... and with no batteries to throw away, we help keep the environment just a little bit safer too.

"Does it work in the rain?" Does underwater count? :D

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jmpLite's built-in clip makes it easy to attach to your clothes, water belt, armband, headband, or even to your best friend.  You can flash your jmpLite just about anywhere:

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When safety counts, jmpLite gives you the peace-of-mind of never having to worry about dead batteries, in your safety light or in your trash can.

The runner on the left doesn't know that her safety light batteries died. The runner on the right doesn't use batteries  - she uses jmpLite
The runner on the left doesn't know that her safety light batteries died. The runner on the right doesn't use batteries - she uses jmpLite

The Power Within You!

Specifications:

  • Batteries: None, Zero, Nada, Zilch!
  • Total Weight: 1.1 Oz (31.2 grams)
  • Size: 1.4x2.2x1.0 inches (36x55x26 mm)
  • Water resistant (see water dunking video!)
  • Armband and Headband: Optional accessories

Four colors to choose from:

  • Black Noir
  • Polar White
  • "Kiss a Frog" Green
  • October Pink


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Risks and challenges

The majority of the risks and challenges have been worked out in the past several months during product development and prototyping.

In spite of the potential challenges, we have identified possible candidates for manufacturing both in the United States and abroad, and we are confident we will deliver a high quality commercial product.

Several working prototypes have been field tested by our team of experienced runners. The pilot testers love their jmpLite! These are mature prototypes which greatly reduce the risks of transitioning to production-quality units.

To further reduce risks, our design and Kickstarter campaign were reviewed by 2 consultants with over 35 years of combined experience, to ensure we can manufacture our product within our funding goal and projected time frame.

Another challenge is to reach as many people as possible so we can achieve the funding goal. We have started a media campaign that goes beyond just relying on word of mouth and social media. We are actively engaging runner's blogs, to help spread the word. We are also working with Race Directors and organizers, seeking opportunities (mile markers, race shirts, race bibs, and awards).

Our patent-pending generator technology, along with our energy harvesting experience, and a successful Kickstarter campaign, will give us a significant competitive advantage in the kinetic energy generation field.

By backing our campaign, we'll cross that finish line together!

We are a proud sponsor of the "Kicking It Forward" movement, and will use 5% of our profits to fund other Kickstarter projects:
http://kickingitforward.org/

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    Thank you and welcome aboard the jmpLight team! Your donation gives you access to backer updates. We're super stoked about your donation and really appreciate all your support.

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    EARLIEST BIRD: Get one jumpLite and be one of the first to generate your own running power. Safety lights without having to use batteries. Ever!
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    FRONT and BACK plus one set of accessories: Get 2 jumpLite - one to wear on the front and one to wear on the back. One head band and one arm band are included. Double the safety lights without having to use batteries. Ever!

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    EARLY MULTI-BACKER: Get two jumpLite, two sets of accessories and two t-shirts with the jmpLite logo, to help family and friends to generate their own running power. Safety lights without having to use batteries. Ever!

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    Get ten jumpLite and ten sets of accessories (arm bands and headbands) and help your teammates generate its own running power. Safety lights without having to use batteries. Ever!

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    DISTRIBUTOR PACK: Get fifteen jumpLite and fifteen sets of accessories. Help the world generate its own running power. Safety lights without having to use batteries. Ever!

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    Corporate contributor: Get two round trip tickets and registration to a Ragnar event in the continental US (48 states), 4 jumpLite, 4 sets of accessories, and two t-shirts with the jmpLite logo. Be our VIP at our RAGNAR booth party! Safety lights without having to use batteries. Ever!

    Advanced registration to the Ragnar event is required.

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    Collectors Edition: Get a shadow box with the very first jmpLite prototype - the unit that started it all. Shadow box includes personalized hand written thank you notes from the jmpLite creators.

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Funding period

- (40 days)