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About this project

 

 

 

Face it: Plugging something into an outlet in the dark is hard. 

Also, your outlets are boring.

   

Meet Outlights: 

A simple and fun solution to this nightly nuisance. 

Outlights are patent pending glow in the dark decals that go over your outlet. 

They bring character to your outlet during the day...

... and illuminate it at night.

They come in seven original designs.

 

 

 Outlights attach to your outlet in seconds, without the need for tools or replacing your current outlets. 

Once on, they charge using the light in your room during the day, and glow throughout the night. Even artificial lighting works! If given enough light during the day, Outlights can glow for over 12 hours a night, every night, and last for years.

Outlights are better than nightlights. They don't use up an outlet like a nightlight would, and they aren't bright enough to disturb anyone's sleep.

 

Bring character to your outlets. Your outlets are drab. It's ok. So are everyone else's. But they don't have to be. Give them some personality!

 

 

They are made of high quality material. I received samples from over 30 manufacturers before finding one that can produce a glow that is bright enough and lasts long enough. I finally found one -  Outlights can glow for over 12 hours a night, and last for years.

Above all, they look awesome. I spent countless hours perfecting the details in our designs to make them as fun and cute as they are.   

So say goodbye to fumbling around for the outlets and jabbing your charger against the wall in search for those elusive socket holes. Say goodbye to scratching your wall because you don’t have night vision. Say goodbye to having boring outlets like everyone else. And say hello, to Outlights.

 

   

 

My name is Benny Aivazi. I came up with the idea for Outlights a year ago while daydreaming during finals week of my junior year of college. During those days, I would return to my room late at night with a dead phone and laptop that needed charging. It was a nightly challenge to find the outlet in my dark room without waking up my roommate. I figured there must be a better way ‐ and Urban Outlights was born.  

As a physics and math major, I knew a thing or two about problem solving, but nothing about running a business or manufacturing a product. While finishing up my junior and senior year, I began learning as much as I could about the various aspects of starting a company and turning an idea into an actual item. Over time, Outlights evolved from sketches on paper into final, production ready samples from my manufacturer. 

Going through material and design samples
Going through material and design samples

I’ve dealt with every aspect of the project myself - from the designs of the Outlights (I love to draw), to the legal and financial aspects of forming a company (tedious, but necessary), as well as finding a suitable manufacturer to produce Outlights, all while balancing a double major and a summer job in construction (not nearly as fun as working on Outlights, but still kinda cool). I’ve learned a lot since I drew my first Outlight design sketch on the back of some homework I was doing. I’m really proud of how far my idea has come, and am really excited to see how far we can take it.  

Since graduating this past May, I am now devoting my time to bringing Outlights to market. I've put in a lot of time into Urban Outlights, and have learned a lot in the process. As we get ready for production, I've assembled a team of people with years of experience in manufacturing and fulfillment in order to ensure that everything goes smoothly. I'm really excited to see it succeed, and hoping for a really successful Kickstarter campaign!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I have a manufacturer in place, and have samples that meet our specifications. I hope that the jump to mass production will be seamless and error-free, but should any disaster, act of God, or manufacturing issue get in the way of our production schedule, I will let you know right away, and make it our number one priority to fix it. I have overcome many obstacles in bringing the product this far, and believe that I can deal whatever comes our way.

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