Second-Generation SmartCharge Light Seeking IndieGoGo Supporters to Fund Mass Production

Battery-Powered, Innovative LED Light Ideal for Power Outages

MATTHEWS, N.C.--()--With thousands of homes affected by the weekend power outages across the eastern half of the U.S., the SmartCharge Light may be the ideal lighting source for future emergencies.

“Significant improvements are coming for SmartCharge 2.0. Nearly twice as bright at 650 lumens as the original SmartCharge light bulb, SmartCharge 2.0 will also carry a lower suggested retail price less than $25. With the 2.0 version of SmartCharge, one wall switch can now control multiple bulbs on a circuit”

SmartCharge Light is preparing its second-generation of energy efficient LED Light Bulbs for shipment later this spring, with initial samples already in hand. The second-generation product builds on the success with the SmartCharge Light, the world’s only light bulb with “Switch and Grid Sensor” technology that enables the switch to operate normally (on/ off) even when the power is out. And it provides up to four hours of backup light thanks to a built-in battery.

“Significant improvements are coming for SmartCharge 2.0. Nearly twice as bright at 650 lumens as the original SmartCharge light bulb, SmartCharge 2.0 will also carry a lower suggested retail price less than $25. With the 2.0 version of SmartCharge, one wall switch can now control multiple bulbs on a circuit,” explains Shaliendra Suman, CEO of SmartCharge Light parent company TVL International, a Matthews, North Carolina leader in intelligent connected devices. “The bulb works on all supply voltages between 110V and 240V, so it can be used in any country in the world. The consumer can also put the bulb in charge-only mode, where the back-up battery is recharged without the bulb being lit.”

IndieGoGo Campaign Underway

“We’re now operating a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo to raise the $50,000 needed to put the product into mass production, and we’re very pleased with initial reaction to our second generation SmartCharge product,” Suman said. SmartCharge has applicable UL, CE, FCC and ROHS certifications and the company is looking for distributors all over the world. A limited number of samples are available for distributors to test.

The SmartCharge LED Bulb looks like a normal light bulb from the outside, but it has technology built inside to enable wall switch control of the lights even when the power is out with no extra wiring required. SmartCharge lets the consumer have light during a power outage when it's needed such as during the recent winter storm in the eastern part of the United Stated and also conserve battery power to extend the time that light from the SmartCharge Bulb is available.

TVL shipped more than 8,000 first-generation SmartCharge Light Bulbs to customers in more than 30 countries and last November in California, the SmartCharge won the National Sustainability Award in the Cleantech Open Global Forum – the world’s largest accelerator of early-stage clean-technology companies. Find more information at www.SmartChargeLight.com.

Contacts

Arland Communications
Dave Arland, 317-701-0084
Dave@ArlandCom.com

Release Summary

SmartCharge Light is preparing its second-generation of energy efficient LED Light Bulbs for shipment later this spring, with initial samples already in hand.

TVL International