Battery-free Light

Most of the time when you actually need a flashlight, the batteries are dead. VuPoint solves that problem, for good. Their kinetic emergency flashlight is a heavy-duty, waterproof flashlight that is powered by you: simply twist the base of the flashlight and you’re charging it. It’s smooth and easy to twist, too—even a child could do it. This is unlike any other emergency flashlight you’ve seen. It’s a 3W LED, 200-lumen light with three brightness settings. There are flash and SOS functions for emergency situations, and if you get tired of twisting, you can also charge it with the included USB cable. Plus, the VuPoint includes several simple tools that are handy in an emergency, like a compass, mirror, can opener, and a whistle. It even floats. Keep one in your car, one in your emergency kit, and one in the cupboard where you used to keep the flashlights with dead batteries. You’ll always have light when you need it with VuPoint.

VuPoint

Kinetic Emergency Flashlight

Battery-free Light

Most of the time when you actually need a flashlight, the batteries are dead. VuPoint solves that problem, for good. Their kinetic emergency flashlight is a heavy-duty, waterproof flashlight that is powered by you: simply twist the base of the flashlight and you’re charging it. It’s smooth and easy to twist, too—even a child could do it. This is unlike any other emergency flashlight you’ve seen. It’s a 3W LED, 200-lumen light with three brightness settings. There are flash and SOS functions for emergency situations, and if you get tired of twisting, you can also charge it with the included USB cable. Plus, the VuPoint includes several simple tools that are handy in an emergency, like a compass, mirror, can opener, and a whistle. It even floats. Keep one in your car, one in your emergency kit, and one in the cupboard where you used to keep the flashlights with dead batteries. You’ll always have light when you need it with VuPoint.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Hugo
    Hugo

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the VuPoint flashlight to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Phillip
    Phillip
    8/26/2015 12:22 PM

    What is the twist/light ratio? I.e. For 20 twists how long will the light stay on?

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 12:27 PM

    @Phillip Hello.. for every 1 minute of twist the flashlight provides 15 minutes of pwoer

  • Carol
    Carol
    8/26/2015 12:31 PM

    How hard is this to twist? Could my 78 year old mother twist this? Once twisted, how long before the power goes out?

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 12:48 PM

    @Carol The Smooth mechanism allow the twist to be effortless. The power turns on as quick as your first twist.

  • Roger
    Roger
    8/26/2015 12:43 PM

    Looks like a good thing to have on hand. How long does it keep a charge? I see you say 1 minute of twisting, provides 15 minutes of power, how long do you have to twist to fully charge it and how long would that charge last?

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 1:02 PM

    @Roger as stated for every 1 minute of twist you get 15 minutes of power. To fully charge the flashlight 5 minutes of twist all that's needed.

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    8/26/2015 1:01 PM

    Hugo,

    I am interested to know how you are storing the power? I work with a local CERT and would love to have a forever flashlight that takes a minute to charge.

    If you are using batteries, what's the shelf life?

    Thanks Hugo!!!

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 1:12 PM

    @Jeff let me get you the answer for you. I will reach out to our product specialist.

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:03 PM

    It is using a rechargeable 700mAh Li-Ion battery, Cylindrical type cells

  • Dora
    Dora
    8/26/2015 1:02 PM

    Hi Hugo, is the flashlight itself heavy? I know that it can float on water but it seems rather chunky. Also is the material of quality?

  • Adam
    Adam
    8/26/2015 1:04 PM

    @Dora

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 1:17 PM

    @Adam The flashlight is light in weight about 1.5 lbs comes with high quality SBS plastic which is durable.

  • Marcia
    Marcia
    8/26/2015 1:20 PM

    How easy would this be to use by an older person with arthritis in the hands and shoulders? It's expensive, and I would want to know that it could be charged easily.

    20 twists every 15 minutes is a lot for someone with these issues.

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 1:24 PM

    @Marcia Very easy, as the twist is effortless. If an older person is operating the flashlight they can twist at their own speed and stop when needed to eliminate any hand discomfort. And still get the same results.

  • Chris
    Chris
    8/26/2015 1:25 PM

    Following a full charge (via USB), how long will the beam last until requiring a new charge

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:05 PM

    @Chris about 45 minutes on a full charge ( via USB)

  • Susan
    Susan
    8/26/2015 1:31 PM

    Hi Hugo,

    Where is it made?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/26/2015 1:36 PM

    Hi Susan, VuPoint is made in China!

  • Alan
    Alan
    8/26/2015 1:39 PM

    Awesome job, will be getting this in the near future for my kit. I noticed in the video it floats lens up, great idea but the ring face maybe should be yellow as well to be seen in the water better if light is out. I love this one.

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:08 PM

    @Alan Thanks Alan. That was the sole purpose of manufacturing the item in bright yellows. Even though the ring face is black the flashlight is still visible when on water

  • Myron
    Myron
    8/26/2015 1:39 PM

    Very nice item, and very handy to have anywhere in traveling in car, etc. It 'beats' the ones that need to be 'shaken' (not 'stirred') to get a few min. of minimum light.

    However, $69 is a lot for one flashlight. Even at today's prices, $69 (+S&H) could buy a lot of good batteries. Will the price be lower in time?

    How BRIGHT is the light?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/26/2015 2:06 PM

    Hi Myron, you are quite right in that is extremely handy especially compared to the James Bond flashlights you mention.

    The price is a reflection of not just the technology behind the flashlight that eliminates batteries from the equation forever, but also the other gadgets that come with it. VuPoint also comes with a knife, whistle, spare dust cover, can opener, compass, signal mirror, and USB cable. Also, a bottle opener to make celebrating the averting of an emergency that much easier!

    The brightness details are: 3W LED light capacity with brightness control, 200 lumens.

  • christopher
    christopher
    8/26/2015 1:43 PM

    the pic shows two usb plugs, one strait, the other coil. do you get both, or is this pic in error? seems like a great tool!

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:18 PM

    @christopher comes with two USB, one to charge the flashlight the other to charge your accessories such as cellphone, tablets, ect..

  • Bob
    Bob
    8/26/2015 3:01 PM

    @Hugo I just purchased one after reading this comment. Although after re-reading the description it does include "power bank", I didn't pick it up that this was able to charge my cell phone in an emergency. I was interested before, but this sealed the deal. I think that you should really highlight this function!

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 3:29 PM

    @Bob Yes totally agree with you, as it's an excellent way to charge your mobile devices. Thanks for your purchase!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/26/2015 3:35 PM

    "Highlight this function"...nice one, Bob! The key to this product is the "no batteries required" aspect, but yes, VuPoint has a powerbank, so if you have a USB charger you can plug it in.

  • Pat
    Pat
    8/26/2015 6:00 PM

    @Mike Please describe the power bank feature for me-

    Thanks-

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/27/2015 10:17 AM

    Hi Pat, there is an input near the top that looks like a headphone jack. You plug the USB adaptor (that you get with the flashlight) into that jack and connect your USB phone charger through the adaptor to charge your phone.

  • Marcia
    Marcia
    8/26/2015 1:49 PM

    Please answer Chris's. Question . How long will the light work when fully charged. Also, how long will it hold a charge in storage. Thanks

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:15 PM

    @Marcia 45 minutes with a full charge, will hold the charge up 1 year. Being so easy to twist and charge you can do on demand, and when needed

  • Steve
    Steve
    8/26/2015 2:31 PM

    Hi Hugo. I'm going to purchase one of these. I live in Colorado, where the weather frequently takes out our power. This seems like it would do the trick, and eliminate the batteries (which we never have on-hand anyway). I own an Internet Radio station, operating in Denver if you'd like to market with us. For $150 a month, you'd reach 31,000 people. Just a thought. Lots of people in Colorado would love this light. Anyway, thanks for this cool invention. Getting my Visa card ready now. Cheers -Steve

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:41 PM

    @Steve Thanks for the complements! Always looking for media exposure.

  • Rob
    Rob
    8/26/2015 4:24 PM

    I love the idea, but this seems awfully expensive for something made in China. The few extra items aren't worth more than a few dollars...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/26/2015 4:59 PM

    Hi Rob, thanks for the comment. We understand it may be out of the price range of some. It's the battery-less technology, LED lights, phone-charging and floating capabilities, and all of the extra emergency kit items (that are probably worth more than just a few dollars) that drives up the price. If you decide to make the purchase, you can rest easy knowing you will get your money's worth.

  • Steve
    Steve
    8/26/2015 6:13 PM

    @Mike We usually deal with local clients only, but I think your product is something special. The LED lighting is what really appeals to me. Seems like you've got "bright" with just a few turns. I'm ordering this afternoon for myself. Is there a way to reach you privately for a few marketing ideas? Thanks!

  • Jim
    Jim
    8/26/2015 6:55 PM

    My experience, and the experience of others, with a number of "kinetic" flashlights is that they stop working, especially when you need them most. I've even purchased such things that had hidden batteries (though I'm certain Grommet wouldn't sell such a thing).

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 7:24 PM

    @Jim Hey Jim, Our kinetic flashlights are tested to operate on demand. We have a full 1 year manufacture warranty but if you experience any issue beyond that contact us direct for an exchange no questions asked.

  • Arthur
    Arthur
    8/26/2015 10:35 PM

    @Hugo ?$70??? i keep some alkaline batteries (you know, the ones that last for YEARS) around the house. ag

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/27/2015 10:13 AM

    That is correct, Arthur, $70. Not only for the flashlight, but for some useful emergency tools as well. And it can charge your phone! Now you don't need batteries. You just need a few twists of your wrist, which, given your physique, should be child's play!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

VuPoint

Kinetic Emergency Flashlight

Battery-free Light

Most of the time when you actually need a flashlight, the batteries are dead. VuPoint solves that problem, for good.

Their kinetic emergency flashlight is a heavy-duty, waterproof flashlight that is powered by you: simply twist the base of the flashlight and you’re charging it. It’s smooth and easy to twist, too—even a child
could do it.

This is unlike any other emergency flashlight you’ve seen. It’s a 3W LED, 200-lumen light with three brightness settings. There are flash and SOS functions for emergency situations, and if you get tired of twisting, you can also charge it with the included USB cable. Plus, the VuPoint includes several simple tools that are handy in an emergency, like a compass, mirror, can opener, and a whistle. It even floats.

Keep one in your car, one in your emergency kit, and one in the cupboard where you used to keep the flashlights with dead batteries. You’ll always have light when you need it with VuPoint.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Hugo
    Hugo

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the VuPoint flashlight to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Phillip
    Phillip
    8/26/2015 12:22 PM

    What is the twist/light ratio? I.e. For 20 twists how long will the light stay on?

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 12:27 PM

    @Phillip Hello.. for every 1 minute of twist the flashlight provides 15 minutes of pwoer

  • Carol
    Carol
    8/26/2015 12:31 PM

    How hard is this to twist? Could my 78 year old mother twist this? Once twisted, how long before the power goes out?

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 12:48 PM

    @Carol The Smooth mechanism allow the twist to be effortless. The power turns on as quick as your first twist.

  • Roger
    Roger
    8/26/2015 12:43 PM

    Looks like a good thing to have on hand. How long does it keep a charge? I see you say 1 minute of twisting, provides 15 minutes of power, how long do you have to twist to fully charge it and how long would that charge last?

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 1:02 PM

    @Roger as stated for every 1 minute of twist you get 15 minutes of power. To fully charge the flashlight 5 minutes of twist all that's needed.

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    8/26/2015 1:01 PM

    Hugo,

    I am interested to know how you are storing the power? I work with a local CERT and would love to have a forever flashlight that takes a minute to charge.

    If you are using batteries, what's the shelf life?

    Thanks Hugo!!!

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 1:12 PM

    @Jeff let me get you the answer for you. I will reach out to our product specialist.

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:03 PM

    It is using a rechargeable 700mAh Li-Ion battery, Cylindrical type cells

  • Dora
    Dora
    8/26/2015 1:02 PM

    Hi Hugo, is the flashlight itself heavy? I know that it can float on water but it seems rather chunky. Also is the material of quality?

  • Adam
    Adam
    8/26/2015 1:04 PM

    @Dora

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 1:17 PM

    @Adam The flashlight is light in weight about 1.5 lbs comes with high quality SBS plastic which is durable.

  • Marcia
    Marcia
    8/26/2015 1:20 PM

    How easy would this be to use by an older person with arthritis in the hands and shoulders? It's expensive, and I would want to know that it could be charged easily.

    20 twists every 15 minutes is a lot for someone with these issues.

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 1:24 PM

    @Marcia Very easy, as the twist is effortless. If an older person is operating the flashlight they can twist at their own speed and stop when needed to eliminate any hand discomfort. And still get the same results.

  • Chris
    Chris
    8/26/2015 1:25 PM

    Following a full charge (via USB), how long will the beam last until requiring a new charge

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:05 PM

    @Chris about 45 minutes on a full charge ( via USB)

  • Susan
    Susan
    8/26/2015 1:31 PM

    Hi Hugo,

    Where is it made?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/26/2015 1:36 PM

    Hi Susan, VuPoint is made in China!

  • Alan
    Alan
    8/26/2015 1:39 PM

    Awesome job, will be getting this in the near future for my kit. I noticed in the video it floats lens up, great idea but the ring face maybe should be yellow as well to be seen in the water better if light is out. I love this one.

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:08 PM

    @Alan Thanks Alan. That was the sole purpose of manufacturing the item in bright yellows. Even though the ring face is black the flashlight is still visible when on water

  • Myron
    Myron
    8/26/2015 1:39 PM

    Very nice item, and very handy to have anywhere in traveling in car, etc. It 'beats' the ones that need to be 'shaken' (not 'stirred') to get a few min. of minimum light.

    However, $69 is a lot for one flashlight. Even at today's prices, $69 (+S&H) could buy a lot of good batteries. Will the price be lower in time?

    How BRIGHT is the light?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/26/2015 2:06 PM

    Hi Myron, you are quite right in that is extremely handy especially compared to the James Bond flashlights you mention.

    The price is a reflection of not just the technology behind the flashlight that eliminates batteries from the equation forever, but also the other gadgets that come with it. VuPoint also comes with a knife, whistle, spare dust cover, can opener, compass, signal mirror, and USB cable. Also, a bottle opener to make celebrating the averting of an emergency that much easier!

    The brightness details are: 3W LED light capacity with brightness control, 200 lumens.

  • christopher
    christopher
    8/26/2015 1:43 PM

    the pic shows two usb plugs, one strait, the other coil. do you get both, or is this pic in error? seems like a great tool!

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:18 PM

    @christopher comes with two USB, one to charge the flashlight the other to charge your accessories such as cellphone, tablets, ect..

  • Bob
    Bob
    8/26/2015 3:01 PM

    @Hugo I just purchased one after reading this comment. Although after re-reading the description it does include "power bank", I didn't pick it up that this was able to charge my cell phone in an emergency. I was interested before, but this sealed the deal. I think that you should really highlight this function!

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 3:29 PM

    @Bob Yes totally agree with you, as it's an excellent way to charge your mobile devices. Thanks for your purchase!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/26/2015 3:35 PM

    "Highlight this function"...nice one, Bob! The key to this product is the "no batteries required" aspect, but yes, VuPoint has a powerbank, so if you have a USB charger you can plug it in.

  • Pat
    Pat
    8/26/2015 6:00 PM

    @Mike Please describe the power bank feature for me-

    Thanks-

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/27/2015 10:17 AM

    Hi Pat, there is an input near the top that looks like a headphone jack. You plug the USB adaptor (that you get with the flashlight) into that jack and connect your USB phone charger through the adaptor to charge your phone.

  • Marcia
    Marcia
    8/26/2015 1:49 PM

    Please answer Chris's. Question . How long will the light work when fully charged. Also, how long will it hold a charge in storage. Thanks

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:15 PM

    @Marcia 45 minutes with a full charge, will hold the charge up 1 year. Being so easy to twist and charge you can do on demand, and when needed

  • Steve
    Steve
    8/26/2015 2:31 PM

    Hi Hugo. I'm going to purchase one of these. I live in Colorado, where the weather frequently takes out our power. This seems like it would do the trick, and eliminate the batteries (which we never have on-hand anyway). I own an Internet Radio station, operating in Denver if you'd like to market with us. For $150 a month, you'd reach 31,000 people. Just a thought. Lots of people in Colorado would love this light. Anyway, thanks for this cool invention. Getting my Visa card ready now. Cheers -Steve

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 2:41 PM

    @Steve Thanks for the complements! Always looking for media exposure.

  • Rob
    Rob
    8/26/2015 4:24 PM

    I love the idea, but this seems awfully expensive for something made in China. The few extra items aren't worth more than a few dollars...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/26/2015 4:59 PM

    Hi Rob, thanks for the comment. We understand it may be out of the price range of some. It's the battery-less technology, LED lights, phone-charging and floating capabilities, and all of the extra emergency kit items (that are probably worth more than just a few dollars) that drives up the price. If you decide to make the purchase, you can rest easy knowing you will get your money's worth.

  • Steve
    Steve
    8/26/2015 6:13 PM

    @Mike We usually deal with local clients only, but I think your product is something special. The LED lighting is what really appeals to me. Seems like you've got "bright" with just a few turns. I'm ordering this afternoon for myself. Is there a way to reach you privately for a few marketing ideas? Thanks!

  • Jim
    Jim
    8/26/2015 6:55 PM

    My experience, and the experience of others, with a number of "kinetic" flashlights is that they stop working, especially when you need them most. I've even purchased such things that had hidden batteries (though I'm certain Grommet wouldn't sell such a thing).

  • Hugo
    Hugo – Special Guest
    8/26/2015 7:24 PM

    @Jim Hey Jim, Our kinetic flashlights are tested to operate on demand. We have a full 1 year manufacture warranty but if you experience any issue beyond that contact us direct for an exchange no questions asked.

  • Arthur
    Arthur
    8/26/2015 10:35 PM

    @Hugo ?$70??? i keep some alkaline batteries (you know, the ones that last for YEARS) around the house. ag

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/27/2015 10:13 AM

    That is correct, Arthur, $70. Not only for the flashlight, but for some useful emergency tools as well. And it can charge your phone! Now you don't need batteries. You just need a few twists of your wrist, which, given your physique, should be child's play!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.