At Blind Spot Gear we're on a mission to make the most portable, flexible and innovative lighting solutions for the creative industries. This is Blind Spot Gears 4th Kickstarter, what a journey it's been! With your help we're going to make our landmark product even better.
It was four years ago to the day Blind Spot Gear launched the Kickstarter for the original scorpion light. Frustrated by the expensive and unintuitive professional-quality lighting rigs the market offered we set off to take the lighting industry by storm.
In aiming to bring accessible professional lighting within the budget of your average film maker Blind Spot Gear brought a unique company ethos to an industry where affordable lighting was largely dominated by a few big players and mass produced low quality options.
The Scorpion Light did not disappoint, proving dependable in the world's most extreme locations. Its rugged portability, dependability, and flexible nature has made it the light of choice for professional photographers and filmmakers working with productions across the world in the most demanding environments.
Since introducing the Scorpion to the market we have been working and learning from our customers and we've drawn on this experience and knowledge to redesign the Scorpion Light for the mobile professional.
Why are we updating them now?
You (our Kickstarter backers) brought Blind Spot Gear and the Scorpion to life four years ago. As incredible a product as the original was, we have learned a lot since. From experience gained and feedback received we knew we could make this core product even better.
What are you getting?
A brand new lens design and LED makes the new Scorpion Light 30% brighter, 2400 lux at a meter, while also proving an increased colour quality which, with a TLCI score of 94, it easily competes with industry leading lights. Ultimate flexibility, we've made huge improvements to the Scorpion's Gooseneck. Made from an improved brass/steel materials the neck is now thicker and 20% shorter providing more stability. We are keeping the 16mm spigot and 1/4 20 thread to give you a lighting set up that can be easily attached to almost anything. Increased portability, we know how frustrating and time-consuming transporting and setting up lighting rigs can be. With years of experience under our belts we have refined the organisation of both the Duo and Quad cases to provide a more intelligent, compact package.
We've been amazed at the quality of productions the product has been used on. We can't wait for you to be one of them.
This rugged, extremely portable and flexible lighting system means you can light like never before. Lighting and filming in locations you could have only dreamed of previously.
No matter whether you’re just starting out in your career, a pro or a full out Oscar winner this light will have a perfect place in your kit. The ultimate tricky location light, a beautiful hidden detail light or a full out 4 light interview set-up.
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Not sure how to use the Add-Ons? Read this FAQ. For more info on these products please visit blindspotgear.com. There will be more add ons avalible when the survey is sent post kickstarter.
VAT what is it?
Value Added Tax (VAT) is levied on the sale of goods or services by UK businesses. VAT is only added to goods we sell in the UK or EU. If you're from America or the rest of the world you can completely ignore this part.
VAT is collected on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs by us. We then have to pay this vat to HMRC. All in all it's a real pain in backside. What it does mean is when you pay for shipping we will be including the VAT amount. If you are a VAT registered company you can claim this back. If you are from the EU and are a VAT registered company Blind Spot Gear will refund you the VAT amount after the campaign has finished.
When will it all ship?
We expect all rewards to leave our warehouses during June 2018. We are confident we can meet this target - as they say this is not our first rodeo, in fact it's our 4th. We have great relationships with all our suppliers, our supply chain is in place and our logistics/warehousing partners are tried and tested.
Scorpion Duo with Tile Duo Demos
Scorpion v1 review
Blind Spot Gear was launched in 2014 comprising of a close-knit team of creatives based in Glasgow, Scotland. The lighting industry has long been dominated by a handful of companies and a raft of cheap, low quality lighting, making the landscape difficult for smaller professional brands like Blind Spot Gear to thrive in. It is a fiercely competitive market, both online and offline. Whilst the story of Blind Spot Gear so far has been a success; the reality is that we still face the daily challenge of being up against the giants.
Launching a pre-order campaign on Kickstarter allows us to bring the Scorpion V2 to life.
We’re passionate about the product experience we’ve got to offer and we can’t wait to share it with you all. With your support, we can make our new product a reality.
Blind Spot Gear is comprised of 6 team members that have worked incredibly hard to bring this Kickstarter campaign to life. We really do hope that you like it and whether you’re a new backer of Blind Spot Gear or have been with us since the beginning, we’re hugely grateful for your support.
Risks and challenges
With 3 previous successful Kickstarter campaigns under our belt and a number of products already on the market, Blind Spot Gear have a good handle on the various hurdles faced when launching a new product. In the past we have run into some unexpected delays and problems: this is inevitable when you are trying to do something brand new. With this project however, the core product is ready to go and all the development on the accessories is complete and ready for production.
In short we have learnt a lot and have never been more prepared to launch. We are all very confident we can hit all the targets outlined in the campaign.
Billy and the Team at Blind Spot Gear
- (25 days)