Items Tagged “light”

WakaWaka solar power station and light - 2 projects

From their 2012 project at Kickstarter:

We designed the coolest looking solar LED lamp and we called it ‘WAKAWAKA’ which means ‘Shine Bright’ in Swahili. ...

Why is it cool looking? Because we want WAKAWAKA to become a success in the US and Europe as well. We hope YOU like it for example. And if YOU like WAKAWAKA, than so will someone in Kenya, Tanzania, India or Haiti.

I think that's a great way of describing one of the important ways that give1-get1 differs from regular donations.

Some of the rewards:

  • $30 donate a lamp to a school in Kenya
  • $35 get one
  • $65 "WAKAWAKA ONE FOR ME ONE FOR ...? yes, that's the question"

Total funding: $48,399. A followup project earlier this year received $419,474:

Super efficient Personal Solar Power Station to charge your iPad, iPhone or any other smart phone. With excellent reading light.

More info on their website.

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Bosavi Headlamp, bright and clever

The pitch at Kickstarter last year:

Bosavi® is a blindingly bright, lightweight, ultra-compact headlamp built around a custom Lithium-polymer battery.

One of the rewards (limited to 50 people):

Pledge $65 or more - Give One Get One: Get a rechargeable Bosavi headlamp and donate another Bosavi headlamp to a scholarship student or staff member of the Northwest Outward Bound School.

His reason for offering a Give1-Get1 reward is both personal and practical:

Bosavi will almost certainly not make any money on these units, but we couldn't be happier about this exciting new reward.

Why are we doing it if we aren't going to be making money on them? First of all, I took an Outward Bound course and it was truly one of the most formative experiences of my life. Secondly, our first run will consist of 1000 units, and I would much rather see them be put to use by deserving people than sitting in a warehouse somewhere while we try to develop our sales channels.

The give1-get1 option is gone, but the product is available for $69.95 on their website. Noteworthy features:

  • charge via USB
  • optional bike mount
  • packaging can be folded into an origami lantern
  • white and red LED

It has several 5 star reviews at Amazon.

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