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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

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About

It is not a secret that working in cramped spaces can present lighting challenges. Flashlights and headlamps can help provide some visibility, but between taking up your already limited space, creating shadows on the working surface, or requiring you to work one-handed…these are less than an ideal solutions.

This is why you need a Glove Light! At the push of a button you’ll get bright LED lighting that illuminates whatever you’re working on. It gives you the freedom to work with both hands without taking up any additional space. Plus, with multiple sources of light, you won’t cast odd shadows across your workspace.

Safety bonus! The Glove Light emits light in multiple directions, so you will be visible to everyone in the dark—not just to those who are directly in line, as with a flashlight or headlamp beam. When you are working in the dark, you are safer when others can clearly see you. 

 

 

 

 

 


Tim and TJ met while working for a major aerospace company. While there, they bonded over mutual interests in business, gadgets, machinery, and innovations. Their shared interests carried over to their off-hours as they found themselves working together on various projects and bouncing crazy ideas off each other.   

One such idea was the need for better portable lighting. Tim is one of those night-running people and TJ is a former mechanic who still likes to tinker. Despite these vastly different hobbies, they each found that flashlights, lanterns, and headlamps just didn't cut it. They both wanted devices that were hands-free, flexible, and lightweight. Plus, Tim really wanted to be visible from all directions on his runs.

One day the guys decided to go for it, and proceeded to convert TJ’s dining room and garage into their own R&D lab. After buying electronic components and starter kits, they dove into electrical engineering and textile manufacturing. Following many nights of soldering, adhesive testing, sewing, and creating/rejecting designs, they developed a prototype that worked great for both of their needs.

In 2016, Tim and TJ decided it would be worthwhile to share their invention with others. They worked with a professional electrical engineer to streamline and refine the design into a more universal product. Now they’re turning to crowdfunding to gauge market interest and raise the capital needed to bring the T² Glove Light to the masses. This is your chance to help bring a new product to life and illuminate the world with your fingertips.

Bringing an idea like this to reality requires a tremendous amount of support from many people. We would not be able to do this without you! We want to thank all of our backers by offering rewards for various contribution levels. 

1)  Contribute $5 or more and you can choose to have your name listed on the “Thank You” page of our website. When the campaign is complete, we will send you an email to ask if you would like to opt in.

2)  Contribute $10 and we’ll send you a handy multi-purpose pen that doubles as an LED light. The pen is inscribed with a message that exclaims “I support bright ideas!”

3)  Contribute $25 and we’ll send you a T-shirt that lets everyone know that you support bright ideas.

 4)  LIMITED (50 available) – Contribute $35 as a “Super Early Bird” Backer and get a pair of gloves at 50% off of the planned retail price.

5)  LIMITED (100 available) – Contribute $40 as an “Early Bird” Backer and get a pair of gloves at 43% off of the planned retail price.

6)  Contribute $45 (unlimited) and get a pair of gloves at Kickstarter startup pricing – 35% off of the planned retail price.

7)  Contribute $70 and we will send you a combo pack of a pen, t-shirt, and a pair of gloves.

You can also get a great deal if you decide to purchase gloves in bulk packs!

8)  Contribute $210 and get 5 pairs of gloves.

9)  Contribute $400 and get 10 pairs.

We are extremely grateful for our backers at every tier level and thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

As with any new product, we are continually testing the durability and functionality of the prototypes under a variety of tasks and environments. We take our findings from these tests and update our design to make product improvements prior to production. The final design and functionality may differ slightly from the prototypes presented at the time of this project launch. But, we do so with a good faith effort that we are making the product better for our backers.

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    Are you having trouble deciding which reward to choose? Why not get everything? With this reward we will give you a Glove Light and T-shirt at the normal reward cost and throw in a pen for free!

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