About this project
Luminoodle™ is a 5-foot strand of ultra-bright, waterproof, and USB-powered LEDs designed with various, easy-to-use mounting solutions included in the bag. At 10-20 times brighter than your average Christmas lights, it's the most adaptable, intuitive, and portable string lighting system ever created.
Use it absolutely everywhere...
Take a look at any lantern on the market today and you will just see a reboot of the lanterns people have been using for millennia.
Then came Luminoodle™ (yes, we are serious about the name): the world’s first completely waterproof, flexible, ultra-bright ambient lighting solution that can be hung, strung, hooked, stuck to or wrapped around basically anything.
Luminoodle™ has 2 modes...
What if some nice lantern mood lighting just isn’t cutting it?! Well, just take it out of the bag and unwrap the 5 ft of LEDs and wrap it, strap it, magnet it, or loop it to whatever you have handy!
Custom Noodle Ties
Luminoodle™ comes with 3 custom-designed Noodle Ties™ which make it easy to tie around anything. They’re tough, easy to use, and can be doubled up to wrap around larger objects.
It Has Magnets
Luminoodle™ comes equipped with 2 built-in heavy duty magnets (one at each end) and a magnet that can slide to any position. You can use the magnets to stick to your car, canopy, or anything else magnetic. Additionally, the magnets snap to each other making it simple and tangle-free to stuff into the bag for lantern or storage.
You Can Loop It Too
A utility loop on one end allows to you loop it over a nail or loop it around itself which just adds to the multiple ways you can use Luminoodle!
Rip-Stop Nylon Bag
In the included rip-stop nylon bag, Luminoodle™ acts just like a lantern by diffusing light and spreading it 360 degrees. It definitely makes for some killer mood lighting. Just wrap Luminoodle around the Lithium 4400 battery pack or any other portable USB battery pack, turn it on, and stuff it in.
Unlike your average noodle, Luminoodle™ won’t get soggy when left in water. The LED strip is completely encased in a high quality single-piece silicone tube, and capped and glued with even more silicone to make for an IP67-rated waterproof light. IP67 means it can withstand submersion in water up to 3 feet, covering most activities short of SCUBA diving.
If you don’t already have a portable battery, or are in the mood for an upgrade, we’re offering Luminoodle Plus™ which comes with our most popular rechargeable battery pack, the Lithium 4400.
With this battery you can charge any USB device at up to 2A, and get up to 6 hours of lighting with Luminoodle. The Lithium 4400 also has a built in LED strip, making for easy luminoodle setup in the dark.
Our fascination with the outdoors and obsession with simplicity completely informed the design of Luminoodle™. We wanted a lighting solution that we could use anywhere.
Since we wanted to make a real light, not another Christmas decoration, we decided to go with high efficiency white LEDs on a flexible circuit board. The silicon sleeve helps to diffuse and warm the light, while providing excellent waterproofing and durability.
As we worked, we realized we had something much bigger than we expected, and this was not just an outdoor lighting solution. So the next big challenge was coming up with ways that the luminoodle™ could be attached in a wide variety of use cases.
We designed a custom rubber tie that allows you to easily attach the luminoodle to any branch, pole, or other stick like object. We also made a custom rubber slider with an embedded magnet to compliment the magnets on either end of the luminoodle™. Lastly we added the utility loop, to give an easy straight-forward way to hang the noodle without any additional pieces necessary.
After numerous prototypes and tests, we are proud to present a product that truly does deliver light unlike any portable, energy-efficient light ever has before.
At Power Practical, we love our gadgets and we take them everywhere. Whether we are in the office, out on the town with friends, or backpacking the Rocky Mountains - we want our gadgets to stay charged.
We've made it our mission to develop innovative, effective & affordable energy products that shape how people view and use power in their daily lives.
Risks and challenges
This is Power Practical’s 5th Kickstarter project. We've got some great experience under our belts on how to manufacture goods and fulfill lots of orders in a relatively short amount of time. We've also had our share of unexpected issues, but have always dealt with them in a way that leaves every last customer happy with their purchase and proud to support our company.
As Power Practical continues to mature we're getting better and better at managing our supply chain. There are still some risk here with fulfillment being delayed. If a container shipment is delayed for 2 weeks in customs or a batch of new parts doesn't pass Quality Control, our fulfillment schedule could slip.
However, we have already queued our manufacturers to ensure production as soon as we are funded, and will be ready to ship as soon as they finish building them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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