We’ve seen a few crowdfunding projects come out of the great city of Chicago recently, and it’s great seeing these innovations sprout up so close to Techaeris HQ. Today, we’re looking at a project that wants to light the world… literally! Introducing – the RagLite.
The old saying says that necessity is the mother of all invention. That rings true here. Founders Chad Soderholm and Lori Allen worked in the film industry, and found existing lighting technology inadequate in several ways:
“We developed RagLite out of a need of our own. As film production veterans my co-founders and I found traditional large, heavy lighting equipment to be painfully cumbersome, so we set out to make the most versatile, portable and practical light the world has ever seen,” Chad Soderholm, Co-founder in charge of Innovation.
To that end, RagLite was created. So what exactly is the RagLite? It’s a fabric mounted LED lighting system that is thin, light, flexible, bright, and versatile. There are two types (and multiple sizes) of RagLite currently listed on the Indiegogo – the Cine system, with different color temperature options meant for professional photography, videography, and cinematography, and the Fusion line – meant more for everyday use. The RagLite is built in a way that multiple lights can be combined to make nearly any sized light that you need.
Their Indiegogo campaign page does a fantastic job going over the various sizes and options so I’ll send you there for the full list. I do want to talk about the Fusion line a bit, since that is the consumer-focused line of RagLites.
The Fusion line contains several different sized lights, including the Original, Mini, and Rugged.
The Mini is obviously the smallest. With four 4″ rows of LED’s, the mini can act as a flexible flashlight replacement. The Original comes with twelve 12″ strips of LED’s, and could easily be used to light a medium-sized room.
Most interesting though, is the Rugged model. The Rugged has fewer LED’s – eight 8″ strips – but this device would be great for campers, outdoorsy types, or anyone that needs some light out in the elements. RagLite suggests the Rugged model for:
Hiking, camping, cycling, construction, mechanical, plumbing, medical, military, police, fire and rescue, home, office, glovebox, toolbox and so much more.
The RagLites look to be high-quality lights, useful in many instances. They’re also assembled right here in Chicago. If you’re in need of professional lighting, or just want to help support the Indiegogo campaign, check out RagLite at the source link below. As of this writing, Raglite has raised just under $15,000 of their $25,000 goal. Check them out, and throw them a few bucks if the RagLite can help light your world.Source: RagLite Indiegogo
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