The humble torch might do its job just fine, but one man has completely reimagined its design. The result is the LightMan.
Tim Roxas wanted a torch that was smaller, lighter, more versatile, and able to clip to things for hands-free use. And that’s just what he’s created.
The LightMan has a natty design that allows it to clip to almost anything, from the pages of a book, to clothing, to the handlebars of a bike, to your smartphone or tablet.
It also features six powerful neodymium magnets, so can stick to anything made of metal.
It allows the LightMan to split in two: the light, and the part housing the battery. That means the light section can fit into smaller and harder-to-reach spaces. It also lets you activate the light remotely.
The LightMan uses two high-performance one-watt Cree XPC LEDs, which give you 120 lumens of light. The twin-head beam design, along with the textured reflector, gives the LightMan a powerful beam with a wide span.
The demo video on the
features someone using it as the light for their bicycle.
It runs on a single CR123 battery – these are the ones that are stubbier than an AA. One of these should power the LightMan for up to eight hours.
The campaign has already raised over $10,000 of a $12,500 target, and still has 29 days to go. A pledge of $25 will get you a LightMan, which is half of the retail price (though you will need to add $9 to ship outside the US). Deliveries are expected in December this year.
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