|[March 11, 2014]
Kickstarter Crowd Backs SnapRay's Power Extraction Technology
PROVO, Utah --(Business Wire)--
announces its patented technology that solves one of today's biggest
home technology space issues by making power more accessible to home
automation devices. The new "Power Extraction" technology allows for
power to be transferred from the electrical outlet to the cover plate,
where it can then be used to power a wide range of technologies housed
within the cover plate itself. Their first product, the SnapRays
Guidelight, replaces the need for traditional plug-in night lights by
utilizing this technology to power LED lights housed within a cover
plate, providing energy-efficient home safety and ambience.
The Kickstarter crowd has responded in droves. SnapPower debuted
its SnapRays Guidelights on the online crowd funding site on March 4.
Since that time, SnapRays has achieved phenomenal results: 2,182%
funded; 5,060 backers; and over $260,000 raised.
"This helps solve one of the major problems created by advancing
technology," explains Sean Watkins, Vice President Business
Development at SnapPower. "As more and more 'smart' home products are
plugged into existing wall outlets, consumers are finding fewer outlets
available for the traditional products that need to be plugged in. In
order to help solve this problem, we have developed a patented
technology that enables us to power smart devices inside outlet cover
plates while leaving both outlets available for use. This i
especially helpful because the installation takes only seconds and
requires no wiring or batteries."
The SnapRays Guidelight is designed to be installed over the standard
electrical outlet with the patented "Power Extractors" sliding around
the electrical outlet receptacle and making contact with the sides of
the outlet to draw its power. This proprietary technology is what
enables the device to extract power from the receptacle without having
to hardwire, plug into or occupy an outlet.
The Guidelight is a plug & play replacement for the traditional plug-in
and hardwired night lights found on the market today. Installing in
seconds with no wires or batteries, the SnapRays Guidelight is designed
to look like and replace the standard electrical outlet cover plate.
Each SnapRays Guidelight is equipped with light emitting diodes (LEDs)
to provide illumination in the dark, while keeping both electrical
outlets available for use at all times. For energy efficiency, the
Guidelight includes a light sensor that automatically turns the LEDs on
in the dark and off in the light. In addition to all of this, the
SnapRays Guidelight is estimated to use less than 10 cents of energy per
SnapPower is a start-up based in Provo, Utah. SnapRay's Kickstarter
project runs through April 3, 2014. Even though the original funding
goal has been met, those interested in this exciting new technology can
still pledge their support for the project and order their SnapRays
Guidelights by visiting https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/snappower/the-snaprays-guidelight-illuminate-your-life?ref=popular.
This project funding will end April 3, 2014 at 7:49 a.m. MST. SnapRays
are scheduled for distribution in May 2014.
For more information about this project, or to schedule an interview
with Sean Watkins, contact Sean at email@example.com
or at 385-204-5774.
Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/snappower/the-snaprays-guidelight-illuminate-your-life?ref=popular
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