Kickstarter of the Week: This Bulb Stays On When the Grid Goes Dark

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 2:27pm
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, we are keeping out of the dark with the SmartCharge bulb, a new light bulb that stays lit even without power.

Read: Self-Charging Bulb Stays Lit without Power

“The biggest challenge was developing the intelligence so the bulb could detect if power was present,” explains Suman. “Building that logic was very difficult. It didn’t work for a long time, but we finally cracked the code.”

The bulb is currently being submitted for UL certification, and has already raised more than $28,000 of its $50,000 goal, with 30 days left to go. The campaign ends Wednesday January 15th, at 2:48pm CST.

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