Do you love being outdoors, going for a run, walking your dog, hiking in the mountains or just having a relaxing stroll in the evening or early morning? As soon as you leave well-lit areas you need a light source that illuminates your way and backlights that increase your visibility and keep you safe. Especially when it’s cold it can be cumbersome finding and adjusting all the equipment that you need before you can finally set off and once you’re on your way the headlamp slips, shakes, squeezes and is hard to operate when wearing gloves.
Due to our passion for sports, we found ourselves in those situations time and time again, so it was just a matter of time until we started to think about a smart solution to all that awkward bother and finally we created a powerful and comfortable product: the LUMA ACTIVE.
What is LUMA ACTIVE?
LUMA ACTIVE is the unique headgear that combines high quality breathable fabrics with a powerful and durable LED system. Thanks to its ultra-light and ergonomic design, LUMA ACTIVE is comfortable to wear and is made for active people who love being outdoors, no matter what time it is. The well-conceived functions are easy to use and give you the chance to fully concentrate on your outdoor experience and enjoy every step to the fullest.
LUMA ACTIVE comes as a cap or headband and is available in different colors and sizes. The LED system fits all caps and headbands and can be interchanged easily between the two of them.
LUMA ACTIVE Highlights
LUMA Test Team
Our amazing test team was on the go day and night wearing the prototypes, pushing themselves to their limits in order to trial the product and providing valuable feedback and ideas for improvements. We listened carefully, learned a lot and integrated the learnings into LUMA ACTIVE. Thank you so much!
LUMA ACTIVE in Action
The LUMA ACTIVE prototypes have been tested intensively under various conditions to finally provide a product which is suitable for every situation and activity.
Testers about LUMA ACTIVE
Features & Facts
The creation of a super small and lightweight but still powerful LED system was one of the main challenges of this project but the result is thrilling: LUMA ACTIVE weighs less than 70 g (including the cap or headband).
The LED system is protected by a solid casing that shields the electrical components from water, sweat, dust and mechanical stress, whilst following the natural form of the human head. Together with the low weight and compact design, this results in an outstanding wearing comfort that makes you completely forget that you’re wearing something on your head.
The three lighting modes are the result of extensive tests with a huge number of different light intensities. As a result the LUMA ACTIVE now provides the ideal light for every situation.
The red back lights can be easily switched between constant lighting and flashing. If not needed, the back lights can be turned off to save battery life.
Seen from a distance, the triangle at the back of your head is illuminated by the red light and increases your visibility. The triangle has been chosen as the ideal form because it is automatically associated with alertness and further increases your safety.
All functions of the LED system can be controlled by a single button. Thanks to the smart design of its casing, the button can also be pressed while wearing gloves.
The LED system can be easily removed to wash the cap or headband or to transfer it to another cap or headband. Removal and installation of the LED system takes just a few seconds.
After numerous prototypes we finally succeeded to provide an integration mechanism which doesn’t need any additional components like zippers or snaps and therefore doesn’t affect the wearing comfort at all.
The integrated battery with a capacity of 1,100 mAh can be easily recharged with a standard micro USB charger as used for smart phones, MP3 players and other common devices. A slot in the cap or headband allows you to charge the LUMA ACTIVE without removing the LED system.
All electronical components are protected by a solid casing. The waterproofness of IPX4 allows you to use LUMA ACTIVE in all weather conditions and shields the electronical components from rain, snow and sweat.
The premium quality and breathable fabrics used in LUMA ACTIVE are pleasantly soft to the skin, offer perfect fit and stretch and are therefore the ideal companion when doing sports.
In order to create a premium European product, our fabrics are made in Italy and all caps and headbands are tailored in Germany.
The LUMA ACTIVE caps and headbands come in a modern and fashionable design and at the same time offer special protection for the most sensitive parts of your head such as the ears and forehead.
The LUMA ACTIVE is available as cap or headband and comes in 3 different colors and 2 sizes. If you'd like to switch colors, that’s no problem with LUMA ACTIVE. You only need one single LED system and can exchange it between caps and headbands of different colors whenever you want to.
Funding Goal (€ 15,000)
LUMA ACTIVE manufacturing can start now.
Additional colors (€ 30,000)
Two additional colors will be available for every backer at the end of the campaign.
THERMO edition (€ 60,000)
The black LUMA ACTIVE cap and headband will also be available with THERMOLITE® fabrics that isolate and keep you warm on colder days. Every backer can choose their preferred LUMA ACTIVE fabric at the end of the campaign.
The LUMA Story
The idea to create the LUMA ACTIVE was born while running at night in the winter season 2012/2013. We love being outdoors and therefore often used head lamps and other equipment to improve vision and to stay safe. Still, we were never satisfied with what we had, because those existing products were not made for what we used them for. They slipped, squeezed, waggled and were just not comfortable to wear.
Soon we started building our first prototype … handmade with huge electronical parts and attached to an ordinary cap with only a few stiches. Although this first prototype looked strange, it did the job and so we spent the next years improving and optimizing the LUMA ACTIVE up to a point where it fully satisfied our needs and the needs of our testers.
With the help of specialists we finally transferred LUMA ACTIVE from a fully functional but still hand-made tool into a professional outdoor product, ready to be used in extreme conditions. We were also able to find manufacturers that enable us to produce LUMA ACTIVE in the heart of Europe. The manufacturing sites are located in Austria and Germany.
Now it is time to bring LUMA ACTIVE to life – and with your help we can make it.
LUMA User Group
Our LUMA user group consists of more than 130 people who offered their support during this project and had a huge impact on the final result. By taking part in several surveys and by testing LUMA ACTIVE prototypes and providing feedback, they were highly involved in the development process and the definition of product details such as colors and lighting modes.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT – You really made a difference!
We are the LUMA Team and we’re crazy about sports and smart solutions which make life easier and offer major benefits to people. We met each other while studying innovation management and set up a company to share a common passion: to create new things that do their job better than anything that already exists.
Please contact us in case of questions and share feedback and ideas with us that help us to further improve LUMA ACTIVE now and in the future: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why we need your support
Together with our highly skilled specialists we developed a number of fully functional prototypes which have already been tested extensively together with our amazing test team. After numerous improvements and optimizations LUMA ACTIVE is now ready for manufacturing.
Although we were able to finance the development of LUMA ACTIVE up to this point on our own, we now need your support to produce this extraordinary product on a bigger scale and offer it to everyone who wants to enjoy a new kind of outdoor experience.
Please help us to bring LUMA ACTIVE to reality and take the chance to own one of the first LUMA ACTIVE in the world at a special price!
How you can support
By selecting one of our rewards, you bring us a big step closer to our goal: the extended manufacturing of LUMA ACTIVE.
There are also other ways that you can support and help us to make LUMA ACTIVE a great success:
Tell your friends about LUMA ACTIVE
Invite your friends to our facebook page and to this campaign
Share the links to this campaign and to our website or facebook page
Post about LUMA ACTIVE on facebook, twitter, instagram or any other social media channel
… SIMPLY SPREAD THE WORD!
And finally, give us your feedback and help us improve.
Contact & Links
To get all the latest LUMA news:
Visit our website www.luma-enlite.com
Sign up to our newsletter www.luma-enlite.com/luma-news
Connect with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/lumaenlite
Join us on Instagram www.instagram.com/luma_enlite
Risks and challenges
Up to now we’ve spent more than 3,000 intensive hours creating and testing the LUMA ACTIVE and we were able to solve all technical issues on the way. We also produced fully functional prototypes and ensured the producibility of LUMA ACTIVE and the availability of the required components with our manufacturers. Furthermore necessary tests to ensure the electromagnetic compatibility have been performed by independent specialists and we analyzed and respected all relevant regulations during the selection of our components and materials.
We believe in the success of LUMA ACTIVE and therefore we have already invested a large amount of our own money into the development of LUMA ACTIVE. The challenge now is to produce LUMA ACTIVE on a bigger scale, because we are limited by minimum order quantities. We need your help to be able to order the first batch according to those quantities and of course each euro beyond our goal helps us a lot to make LUMA ACTIVE a success story.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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