Energy brand challenges headlamp category with new 3D SlimFit design
BioLite, an innovator in off-grid energy solutions, has announced a crowdfunding campaign for the BioLite HeadLamp, a 330-lumen, rechargeable headlamp that delivers top-tier functionality with an unparalleled fit thanks to proprietary 3D SlimFit construction. Now live on Kickstarter, the Biolite HeadLamp’s crowdfunding campaign will run through October 19th with delivery to backers in time for Holiday 2018.
“We have an amazing community on Kickstarter, which made it the perfect place to launch the HeadLamp,” says BioLite co-founder and CEO Jonathan Cedar. “The Kickstarter environment invites people to really dig into what makes our design so different and create space for a truly unique offering in a historically crowded category.”
That unique design is anchored by BioLite’s proprietary 3D SlimFit Construction; by integrating the electronics and fabrics together into a seamless unit using a custom, composite molded housing, the HeadLamp’s 9mm front sits flush on the forehead and eliminates bounce. Through redirection of the Li-Ion power source to the back of the head, BioLite creates a gravity-friendly design, allowing users to enjoy a near weightless feel without worry of slippage. Moisture-wicking fabrics keep users cool and dry while internally bonded layers protect electronics from sweat. With 330 lumens and four lighting modes, including strobe and red night mode, the BioLite HeadLamp provides top-tier lighting performance.
“You look at where wearables have evolved, like headphones and footwear, and you can see real strides in design and how these products integrate onto a users’ body,” says Cedar. “The headlamp category has been stuck in the same basic design for decades, and it was time to look at it with a fresh perspective. If you forget you’re wearing our HeadLamp, we’ve done our job.”
True to the BioLite Energy Ecosystem, the HeadLamp recharges via any micro-USB power source, eliminating the need for wasteful alkaline batteries.
All Kickstarter Backers receive a free light-diffusing stuffsack with their pledge, transforming their HeadLamp into a hangable lantern with the added bonus of on-the-go storage.
BioLite HeadLamp Specifications
- Weight: 2.42oz (69 grams)
- 330 Lumens
- 3.5 hour run time on high
- 40 hour run time on low
- Beam Distance: Flood – 16M, Spot – 75M
- Full Lighting Mode Functionality: Dimmable White spot, Dimmable White Flood, Dimmable Spot/Flood, Red Flood, and Strobe
- Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
- Kickstarter Campaign Dates: Sept 18 – Oct 19 with December 2018 Delivery
For more information visit Biolite’s Kickstarter.
BioLite is a social enterprise that develops, manufactures, and markets advanced energy products for off-grid communities around the world. The company creates breakthrough cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts as well as rural families living in energy poverty. It has been the recipient of numerous recognitions including Popular Science’s Best of What’s New, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, BusinessWeek’s Most Promising Social Enterprise, and a nomination for REI’s Vendor of the Year. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. BioLite is proudly a Carbon Neutral company. Discover more about BioLite at BioLiteEnergy.com