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Pioneering Fabric Mounted LED Lighting Systems for consumer, commercial and professional markets. Read more

Chicago, IL Technology
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 15, 2014.

Pioneering Fabric Mounted LED Lighting Systems for consumer, commercial and professional markets.

Chicago, IL Technology
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The future of lighting is coming! Please help us revolutionize the lighting industry. Your backing of our kickstarter will help bring this exciting energy saving technology to the marketplace. Please SHARE to help make RagLite a reality.

The Raglite is the first-ever FLEXIBLE LED LIGHT BANK developed by Chad Soderholm and engineered by Sin Cohen.

We set out to make a light which is extremely versatile, practical and affordable. RagLite Technology features many innovations:

  • Flexible Design
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Virtually Indestructible
  • Non-Heat Emitting
  • Long-Lasting
  • Power Efficient
  • Module Mounting System (attach D-Rings, Magnets and daisy-chain)

Various Mounting Options:

Floor, Ceiling, Walls, Over Objects, Hanging, Hand & Frame Mounts

Several Models Available:

RAGLITE CINE

For film, video and photography applications.
For film, video and photography applications.

RAGLITE CINE -A great light that is perfectly balanced for Tungsten (3200K) or Daylight (5600K). This is great for shooting on the go or in the studio or if you have shot that needs a little boost. The final production models will feature a rechargeable battery for grab-and-go applications.  

WHO IS IT GOOD FOR - Directors, Producers, Grips, Gaffers, Location Scouts, Directors of Photography, Rental Houses, Studios, Post Production Houses, Small Independent Productions.

PLEDGE FOR THIS IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR...  

A portable balanced light that is flicker free and dimmable   

A portable balanced light that does not get hot over time but stays constant for long durations when plugged in  

A portable light that you can have in your carry-on when traveling  

A portable light that will save you money and will not break the production bank 

A portable light that will give you correct 3200K or 5600K every time

A portable light that is balanced yet weighs less than 3lbs.

A portable light that is balanced and weightless and flexible and cost efficient

RAGLITE GROW

For all of you green thumbs out there.
For all of you green thumbs out there.

RagLite has incorporated the optimal spectrum of light with the energy efficiency of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and created a grow light that is extremely cost effective and dramatically promotes plant growth. This is an important step in lowering the cost of indoor farming.

RAGLITE GROW - A great light that is perfect house-hold plants and commercial horticulturalists. The final production models will feature a rechargeable battery.  

WHO IS IT GOOD FOR - Horticulturalists, Herbologists, People who want to grow an herb garden.  

PLEDGE FOR THIS IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR... 

An indoor light that does not get hot, cost efficient and good for your indoor garden

A light to stimulate the undergrowth of your plants 

RAGLITE RUGGED

Tough stuff, we got you covered.
Tough stuff, we got you covered.

RAGLITE RUGGED - A great tough, small light that fits perfectly in one hand and optimal for tight spaces. The final production models will feature a rechargeable battery for grab-and-go applications.

WHO IS IT GOOD FOR - DIY-ers, Hikers, Campers, Cyclists, Homes or Offices, Garages, Industrial space, Photographers.

PLEDGE FOR THIS IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR... 

A portable light to illuminate dark areas

A problematic leak in your car engine

A torch when you are in your tent for camping

A safety light during a power outage

An illumination light while on a  hiking trail at night

On a boat at dusk or dawn for safety

An illuminated light for a night time walk

Attach it to your bike for riding safety

RAGLITE MINI

It may be small but it packs a punch!
It may be small but it packs a punch!

RAGLITE MINI - A great small light that fits perfectly in one hand. The final production models will feature a rechargeable battery for grab-and-go applications.

WHO IS IT GOOD FOR - Individuals, Hikers, Campers, Bike Riders, Runners, Homes or Offices, Cars.

PLEDGE FOR THIS IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR... 

A portable light to illuminate dark areas

Use as a portable desk lamp

A safety light during a power outage

Placing lights behind furniture for accent lighting

A light for self portraits

Hikers to illuminate a walking path at night

Easily fits in your purse as a makeup light

On a boat for safety

Attach it to your body for a nighttime walk

Attach it to yourself for running or bike riding safety

FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY:

The Raglite has been a year in the making.  We have gone through a bunch of prototypes and field testing.  Check out our videos to see how we got here.

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OUR MISSION

Raglite's Mission to Bring Light to the World Video:

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Your Backing = Earlier Delivery!!!

The RagLite is not a ready-made product—the images on this page and in the video are prototypes that we will be taking into mass production over the following months. We have been working with a manufacturing agent based in Chicago and his parent company in China who has direct contact with the Taiwanese factory. We have selected a vendor to produce the RagLite. The design of RagLite's components will generally stay the same, except for some minor adjustments that happen when preparing for a production run.

We're ready for production and really need your support to ramp up assembly to get the RagLites to you as early as possible. We've been preparing for this stage for over six months by buying and testing parts from over 10 manufacturers and talking with hundreds more.

By pre-ordering now you’ll help us reach our last crucial milestone: purchasing the parts needed for production. In return, you'll get one of the first RagLite and be an early adopter of this exciting project. For that we cannot thank you enough.

CAN I ORDER A CUSTOM SIZE? You sure can! We can outfit our LEDs to make virtually any size unit to fix your exact needs. Please send an inquire about custom sized units! Contact Us With Your Specifications →

CAN I ORDER MORE THAN ONE? Not on Kickstarter BUT if you are interested in volume orders let us know and we will be happy to discuss it further! Contact Us With Your Specifications →

I HAVE CONTACTS, CAN I HELP? You sure can! We can use all the help we can get. If you know someone in an industry, a strategic partner or investor that you think would love the Raglite then please contact us and we can workout details. Contact Us With Your Thoughts →

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Below is a projected production calendar:

  • Early May - Production samples received
  • July 1-  Final production samples receive
  • July 1 - Travel to China to help guide factory
  • July 15 -Kickstarter funding
  • July 15 - "First run" production
  • August - "First run" on freight
  • Early September - "First run" received in Chicago
  • September 15- "First Run" Fulfilled for Kickstarter
  • September 15- "Second Run" production
  • October - "Second Run" on freight
  • November - "Second Run" received in Chicago
  • December - "Second Run' fulfilled

These dates are optimistic: when producing physical goods it's reasonable to expect that there could be some delays. We promise to be open and honest in our communications in timing and design changes.

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OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT! Why We Need You!

As far as we've come, we've only just scratched the surface of what's possible using LED technology. We need your help to take it further, and make the RagLite a reality.​

The RagLite Cine will be Assembled in the USA! We will use a combination of imported and domestic components to assemble the RagLites near our Chicago location.

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When the RagLite Kickstarter was originally set up, it was under our parents holding company - Soderworld Enterprises. We have since incorporated as RagLite Technologies, LLC.

We are unfortunately not unable to modify the Amazon Payment account, so your backing will be noted as Soderworld Enterprises. 

Sorry for any confusion!

Risks and challenges

We know there are potential delays in production that involves international and hand-made items. However, we're helping prepare our team for a larger quantity of materials, and we anticipate that production will only become more efficient over time.

While our smaller items will be made in Taiwan, we will assembling the RagLite Cine model in Chicago. That means having us close in proximity to the production of our more expensive items to ensure quality which is vital for successful growth.

We will do our very best to get your items shipped by the timeline we have stated. We will also stay in regular contact with our contributors and collaborators, in case there are any delays along the way.

Our prototypes are build and extensively field tested. Our IP is filed. Currently, we are sourcing a manufacturer to build the final product. This process may take more time than we anticipate. We hope to have everything ready in August but this can be delayed based on unforeseen production or transportation issues.

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FAQ

  • You sure can! We can outfit our LEDs to make virtually any size unit to fix your exact needs. Please send an inquire about custom sized units! Contact Us With Your Specifications!

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  • Not on Kickstarter BUT if you are interested in volume orders let us know and we will be happy to discuss it further! Contact Us With Your Specifications!

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  • You sure can! We can use all the help we can get. If you know someone in an industry, a strategic partner or investor that you think would love the Raglite then please contact us and we can workout details. Contact Us With Your Thoughts!

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    13 backers

    MAKE THIS HAPPEN! We would like to bring this idea to the world and hopefully make it easy for people to have light in places where lighting may be difficult. Pledge $5 or more to help support our work. For your support you will get a name credit on a list of our Kickstarter backers on our website. You will also receive a letter of gratitude for your support.

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    7 backers

    RAG-SHIRT! A little bit more support and you will get the official Raglite Limited Edition T-shirt only available to Kickstarter backers!

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    49 backers

    RAGLITE MINI! It's small, portable and cute! Designed to be an accent light, a desk lamp or versatile safety light. Great for interior designers to use as an accent light, outdoor enthusiasts for camping or personal use such as traveling!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $150 or more

    21 backers

    RAGLITE RUGGED! Need a rough and tough work light? This Rugged version
    specifically designed for more demanding industries such as carpentry, construction, mechanical, culinary, industrial, medical, military, police, fire & rescue. This light is our standard size commercial light, great for lighting work areas.

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    30 backers

    THE ORIGINAL RAGLITE!! 8" x 8" (10 x 6" Waterproof LED Strips) 1,200 Lumens of Light!

    This is ideal for general lighting use and prosumer photo and video applications!

    This RagLite is roughly double the size of the 4" x 4" Mini. Our standard RagLite uses waterproof LEDs for a high level of durability.

    Final versions will come with an (approx. 2 hour) battery which can be charged via regular wall power. The RagLite itself can also be powered by wall power, or stand alone on the battery.

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  • You selected
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    8 backers

    ​RAGLITE RGB! You want color? We have color. Dial in any color you want or use lighting effects! It can be easily hung from the ceiling, laid on the ground or mounted to the walls. This is great for theatrical uses or in areas where splash or flashing color is required like work zones or special events.​

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    RAGLITE GROW! 14" x 14" (10 x 12" Fertilizing LED Strips)

    Yep, we are making a grow light version for all you horticulturists out there! Specially designed for home growing or commercial grow house. Features flexible, fertilization lights perfect for growing plants, herbs or vegetables!

    Plants thrive by exposure to a combination of two light frequencies: red (with a frequency of around 620 nanometers) and blue (470 nanometers). We use LED strips that utilizes these two light colors in an alternating series on an LED strip light.

    It's impervious to moisture, able to be used indoors and outdoors and daisy-chains together for garden expansions.

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    0 backers

    RAGLITE CINE MINI!! 6" x 6" (6 x 6" Tungsten LED Strips) The Cine versions use COLOR ACCURATE 3200K TUNGSTEN LEDs for aesthetically critical applications like professional photography and videography. If you've ever used a camera mounted LED panel, the RagLite Cine Mini offers incredibly competitive pricing with similar light output and battery life. Comes with a filter to adjust it to 5600K Daylite. 0-100% flicker free dimming with no color temperature shift! Included 12V DC battery with 3 continuous hours of full level output! The same size as the RagLite Rugged but outfitted with NON-WATERPROOF, COLOR ACCURATE LEDs with a CRI Rating of 95! This is great for professional industry use in Feature Films, Short Films, Industrial Videos, Special Event Videos, Documentaries, News Cast (Studio or Remotes), Theaters/Auditoriums and Photography. Also included are various mounts; D-Rings For Hanging; Magnetic Filter Holders; Velcroed Elastic Straps; etc.

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    Pledge $1,750 or more

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    RAGLITE CINE!! 14" x 12" (18 x 11" DayLite LED Strips) The Cine versions use COLOR ACCURATE 5600K DAYLITE LEDs for aesthetically critical applications like professional photography and videography.

    If you've ever used a KinoFlo DivaLite or LitePanel 1x1, the RagLite Cine offers incredibly competitive pricing with similar light output and electrical draw.

    Comes with a filter to adjust it to 3200K Tungsten. 0-100% flicker free dimming with no color temperature shift! Included 12V DC battery with 2 continuous hours of full level output! About the same size as the RagLite but outfitted with NON-WATERPROOF, COLOR ACCURATE LEDs with a CRI Rating of 95! This is great for professional industry use in Feature Films, Short Films, Industrial Videos, Special Event Videos, Documentaries, News Cast (Studio or Remotes), Theaters/Auditoriums and Photography. Also included are various mounts; D-Rings For Hanging; Magnetic Filter Holders; Velcroed Elastic Straps; etc.

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  • You selected
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    1 backer

    RAGLITE CINE!! 14" x 24" (18 x 22" Hybrid LED Strips) The Cine versions use HYBRID, COLOR ACCURATE BOTH 5600K DAYLITE & 3200K TUNGSTEN LEDs for aesthetically critical applications like professional photography and videography. If you've ever used a KinoFlo 4-Bank or LitePanel 1x1, the RagLite Cine offers incredibly competitive pricing with similar light output and electrical draw. 0-100% flicker free dimming with no color temperature shift! About twice the length as the RagLite Cine, outfitted with NON-WATERPROOF, COLOR ACCURATE LEDs with a CRI Rating of 95! Included 12V DC battery with 1 continuous hour of full level output! This is great for professional industry use in Feature Films, Short Films, Industrial Videos, Special Event Videos, Documentaries, News Cast (Studio or Remotes), Theaters/Auditoriums and Photography. Also included are various mounts; D-Rings For Hanging; Magnetic Filter Holders; Velcroed Elastic Straps; etc.

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    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (60 days)