San Francisco (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
Over the past three weeks, the team behind the original Halo Belt has been [successfully] running another crowdfunding campaign for a new and improved Halo Belt 2.0. In comparison to its crowdfunded predecessor, the new LED illuminated safety belt is brighter, safer, less expensive, rechargeable via micro USB and built for cyclists, motorcyclists, joggers, hikers, skiers, parents, military, first responders and more.
Back in the summer of 2012 Vincent Pilot Ng, Founder of Halo Belt 2.0, ran a Kickstarter campaign for the original Halo Belt and raised over $50,000 from supporters and early adopters. Because of his success, he went on to create new campaigns for other safety devices including an LED messenger bag, an LED pet collar and now the new and improved Halo Belt 2.0 which has already passed $50,000 in funding on the way to its $100,000 stretch goal.
“After listening to your feedback and crunching some numbers, we’ve decided that once the Halo Belt 2.0 reaches $100,000 in funding, we will redesign its battery housing/molding to be more water resistant,” says Ng, in an update to campaign supporters. “Currently the battery component can not be submerged under water, so we would like to make the housing secure enough to be able to be used during downpours and extreme weather.”
Most would think that reflectors, like reflective safety vests, can be worn in lieu of the new Halo Belt 2.0, but they’re wrong; reflectors only work when lights are projected directly on the reflectors. It would be nearly impossible to see someone wearing a reflective jacket in the dark, which could result in a severe accident or even death. With a goal of merging safety, fashion and culture into an essential everyday product, the team at Halo Belt Company strives to design innovative products that help make the world a safer place.
While the original Halo Belt was offered for $85 on Kickstarter, with the help of his supporters, Ng is able to offer the new Halo Belt 2.0 for $35 to the first 500 backers. Once the first 500 are sold out, the price will increase to $37. In addition to the Halo Belt 2.0, backers can get the Halo X, two Halo Belt 2.0s strapped together to create an “X” pattern on the wearer’s back and chest for ultimate and stylish visibility.
To learn more about Halo Belt 2.0, or to back the project on Kickstarter today in exchange for the new Halo Belt, visit http://bit.ly/halobelt2KS. Stay up to date with the campaign and learn more about the brand by Liking Halo Belt on Facebook and Following Halo Belt on Twitter @halobelt.
About Halo Belt Company
Halo Belt Company is a San Francisco based start-up funded by Kickstarter in August of 2012. Over the past two years, the company has expanded the business in safety all over the globe and is now in markets such as law enforcement, cycling, running, children safety, skiing, hiking, motorist, roadside safety, airport traffic safety, extreme sports and military. Using consumer feedback, Halo Belt has designed Halo Belt 2.0 to be a versatile tool that will provide visibility safety in all of these avenues. To learn more, visit http://www.halobelt.com.