The StarkBrite headlight as the first offering in Shop 1st was available some time ago. To facilitate its production and supply it was being crowdfunded through the Indiegogo platform.
Before opening it up for backing on Indiegogo there was initially an opportunity to win one of these for free. Entry for the free draw closed, that option is no longer available. The campaign was launched! For those who would have been first there was a chance to be an early backer and obtain a discounted product as noted on the campaign page.
Once funding was underway it would still have been possible to be part of this initiative through the appropriate page on Indiegogo, though after the discounted limited editions are funded it would have been at the standard pre-launch price.
Also once production was finalised it would have been possible to directly purchase the product itself.
The Headlight was an LED based, high-power headlight system suitable as a household back-up light for power outages and as extra lighting in DIY and awkward house places you at times need access to.
With comfortable headbands it could be worn for long periods of time without operator fatigue, leaving your hands free for whatever job needs doing. Light enough to pack for travel and camping the StarkBrite would become an indispensable addition for any adventurer.
In fact the name comes not from Stark Enterprises of Marvel’s Ironman but from Freya Stark the English traveller adventurer who died at 100 years of age in 1993 after years of ground-breaking travel, usually by herself, through Europe and the Middle East right to Asia.
With the ability to focus the beam to a wide or very narrow angle its illumination could be tailored to many jobs. The wide beam allowed for working up within short distances. While the narrow beam intensified the light to show objects at hundreds of yards or metres in the distance.
Powered by two long life rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries housed in a showerproof compartment wet weather should not have interfered with effective operation. The charging port could be securely covered by a rubber bung for even more efficient moisture protection.
The unit had been built around the best developer of LED emitters on the planet - Cree Inc the North Carolina based US manufacturer I have talked more about under the section on home LED lighting.
Cree has been constantly researching and developing even more efficient and ideal colour emitters - the base of all LED lighting solutions. Better efficiency means more light for less power input. Cree also seeks to minimise heat production from its emitters. What heat is produced is designed to be efficiently dispersed.
The StarkBrite Headlight was scheduled to be the first in a series of products through Shop 1st, iAltEnergy and iAltEn.
To have grabbed your chance to get the product at its first production you should have headed on over to the Indiegogo crowdfunding page. It was intended there would have been further alternative energy products released this way in the future. It seems more likely now it would be best to use more traditional channels.