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The world's first all in one caps and headbands for outdoor sports that light up your way and keep you visible and safe.
The world's first all in one caps and headbands for outdoor sports that light up your way and keep you visible and safe.
The world's first all in one caps and headbands for outdoor sports that light up your way and keep you visible and safe.
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LUMA ACTIVE: First-ever lighting headgear for outdoor sports

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

Rewards 

Stretch Goals 

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!

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Team 

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: contact@luma-enlite.com 

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

You can also write us an email contact@luma-enlite.com  or leave a message using our contact form www.luma-enlite.com/kontakt.

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.

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    Thank you for supporting us and all the best from the whole team. We will keep you informed about all the latest updates, so stay tuned.

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    LUMINOUS THANKS FROM THE LUMA TEAM!

    You are amazing – and you are part of the team! We will personally thank you by mentioning your name in our special SUPPORTERS VIDEO at the end of the campaign. Furthermore we will keep you informed about all the latest updates.

    THANK YOU!

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    CRAZY VIDEO!

    YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND US YOUR IDEA for an UNUSUAL way in which to use the LUMA ACTIVE and we will include it in our video, which we will personally shoot and publish after the campaign*
    + YOUR NAME will be shown
    + LUMINOUS THANKS reward included

    BE CREATIVE – we can’t wait to receive your ideas!

    As a side note: the video will prove, that we’re better developing amazing products like LUMA ACTIVE rather than being actors, but it will be great fun anyway!

    * Scenes that are too dangerous to shoot, offensive or unethical in any way, or technically can’t be realized will be excluded. If that’s the case then we will get back to you for another of your great ideas.

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    Pledge €89 or more About $100

    LUMA ACTIVE – PREMIUM EARLY BIRD!

    Be the first to get 1 LUMA ACTIVE CAP OR HEADBAND for a unique premium price (LIMITED AMOUNT) – You can choose between cap and headband and select the color and size.

    + LUMINOUS THANKS reward included

    Shipping costs will be added according to shipping destination.

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    Pledge €99 or more About $111

    LUMA ACTIVE – SUPER EARLY BIRD!

    Get 1 LUMA ACTIVE CAP OR HEADBAND for a special price (LIMITED AMOUNT) – You can choose between cap and headband and select the color and size.

    + LUMINOUS THANKS reward included

    Shipping costs will be added according to shipping destination

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    Pledge €119 or more About $134

    LUMA ACTIVE – KICKSTARTER DEAL!

    Get 1 LUMA ACTIVE CAP OR HEADBAND - You can choose between cap and headband and select the color and size.

    + LUMINOUS THANKS reward included

    Shipping costs will be added according to shipping destination.

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    Pledge €149 or more About $168

    SWITCH PACKAGE!

    Get 1 LUMA ACTIVE CAP OR HEADBAND plus 1 EXTRA CAP OR HEADBAND (i.e. 1 LED system plus 2 caps or headbands) – You can choose between cap and headband (or one of each) and select the color and size.

    + LUMINOUS THANKS reward included

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    Pledge €209 or more About $235

    LUMA ACTIVE – SunnyBAG® LEAF Edition!

    LIGHT THE NIGHT and CHARGE BY DAY.

    With the support of our friends from SunnyBAG® we can offer this unique reward, which is the perfect fit for multi-day hikes and other enduring adventures.

    Get 1 LUMA ACTIVE CAP OR HEADBAND + 1 SunnyBAG® LEAF solar panel which can be attached easily to your backpack and charges your LUMA ACTIVE.

    You can choose between cap and headband and select the color and size.

    + LUMINOUS THANKS reward included

    Shipping costs will be added according to shipping destination.

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    Pledge €219 or more About $246

    PARTNER PACKAGE!

    Get 2 LUMA ACTIVE CAPS OR HEADBANDS at an EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICE – You can choose between cap and headband (or one each) and select the color and size.

    + LUMINOUS THANKS reward included

    Shipping costs will be added according to shipping destination.

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    Pledge €699 or more About $786

    TEAM PACKAGE!

    Get 6 LUMA ACTIVE CAPS OR HEADBANDS with a high quality imprint of your team logo or slogan – You can choose between caps and headbands, select the colors and sizes and send us your logo or slogan to be applied.

    Some teams are bigger than others – so we offer every additional LUMA ACTIVE cap or headband at the special price of € 115 each (imprint included). Please add the additional amount to your payment.

    To protect the environment we reduce waste by delivering each team package in one single carton. If you want each LUMA ACTIVE to be packaged separately, please add 4 € per LUMA ACTIVE to your payment.

    + LUMINOUS THANKS reward for the whole team included

    Shipping costs will be added according to shipping destination.

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    Pledge €799 or more About $899

    LUMA RUNNING TEAM!

    Meet the LUMA TEAM in its hometown Graz (Austria) and start at the GRAZ BUSINESS RUN as part of the team. The 4.1 km run through the beautiful old town of Graz is great fun and doable for every type of runner.
    You get:
    - Accommodation for 1 night
    - Dinner with the LUMA TEAM
    - Fee for the Business Run
    - LUMA Team Shirt
    - 1 LUMA ACTIVE cap or headband

    Traveling expenses and additional overnight stays are not included.

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    Pledge €999 or more About $1,124

    AUSTRIA MOUNTAIN HIKE!

    Visit LUMA in its home country and join us on a HIKE WITH OVERNIGHT STAY on a Styrian mountain, where LUMA ACTIVE has been tested over the last months.
    You get:
    - Hike with the LUMA team
    - Austrian “Jause” during the hike
    - Overnight stay and dinner on the mountain
    - 1 LUMA ACTIVE cap or headband

    Traveling expenses and additional overnight stays are not included.

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    PERSONAL DELIVERY!

    We will personally deliver your LUMA ACTIVE cap or headband to your hometown* and go for an evening-run with you and your friends. Afterwards we will have time to share our thoughts about future generations of LUMA ACTIVE and we will consider your inputs during further development cycles.

    Photos of our meeting will be published on the LUMA website and we will always remember you as part of the LUMA team.

    + LUMINOUS THANKS reward included

    *Restricted to European countries

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Funding period

- (35 days)