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SolarPuff: A Unique Little Solar Light on Kickstarter

( On April 22 2015, Alice Chun and Stacy Kelly launched a Kickstarter campaign for SolarPuff, a unique little solar light that aims to bring good design to both first world and third world countries. We just added rewards that will give SolarPuffs to Nepal disaster relief, and just sent off our first box which is enroute there now.

“The SolarPuff is a patent pending solar lantern that packs flat and easily pops open into a charming cube of light. Beautifully designed with Origami technology to appeal to everyone from the most discerning design conscious hipster to a hermit living in the hills. It’s perfect for emergencies, camping, hiking, boating, around the pool, in the pool, as a night light, in your car… You get the picture, its uses are endless.”

The SolarPuff was designed with sustainable and high-performance fabric specifically engineered for durability, flexibility and water resistance. For as many hours as you charge it in the sun, SolarPuff will provide light for just as long. For example, five hours of charging in the sun will provide illumination to light up a 10 X 10 room for five to eight hours. The SolarPuff weighs only 2.5 ounces, packs to 0.25 inches thin and was made to withstand extreme outdoor environments.

This light was first developed by Alice Min Soo Chun for emergency relief after the Haiti earthquake. In 2010, while teaching at Columbia University, Alice returned from Haiti and converted her architecture lab into an innovation center for disaster relief. Alice shared her years of research on integrating thin film substrates with photo voltaics and the idea of an inflatable solar light with the goal of creating sustainable solutions for disaster relief.

“With your help, we can revolutionize how people are lighting their homes. In the United States 75% of the air pollution in urban areas is due to energy consumption from buildings. Calculated from research, if everyone in the United States used a SolarPuff for one hour a day instead of a regular light bulb, it would save over 11 BILLION tons of CO2 emissions from going into the air each year!”

In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a glow in the dark origami star for $10, one SolarHELIX for $20, one SolarPuff for $25, two SolarPuffs for $50, and more! Backers can also pledge $25 to give one SolarPuff to an RMOF Orphanage in Haiti or to support disaster relief in Nepal.

“The SolarPuff is the micro scale and “poor" man’s equivalent of Elon Musk’s Powerwall project. We will be designing more versions that will also have color changing LEDs and phone charging as well.”

For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.

Company Name: SolarPuff Email: Country: United States Website:

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