The Light Bandit Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Commercialize Fiber Optic Sunlight System

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Sunlight shining through an average size window provides as much light as one hundred light bulbs, but most of that light never makes it to where it is needed most. Installing the Light Bandit in a window captures sunlight and transports it through flexible optical fibers to anywhere in your home.

Flexible optical fiber glows through captured sunlight

“Sunlight is the fuel that powers all life on Earth, yet our lifestyles block most of it out,” said Dr. Earl, inventor of the Light Bandit. “We spend most of our time indoors under artificial lights."

The product video features a device that sits in a window and collects sunlight into clear optical fibers. The sunlight is then “piped” through these flexible fibers to special lamps that spread the sunlight within the home. The sunlight can be used for illuminating a room, growing healthy indoor plants, creating decorative lighting, and a host of other applications.

“Sunlight is the fuel that powers all life on Earth, yet our lifestyles block most of it out,” said Dr. Earl, inventor of the Light Bandit. “Between work, school and home we spend most of our time indoors under artificial lights that offers none of the benefits of natural lighting. The Light Bandit changes that.”

Natural lighting has been reported as a method for treating Seasonal Acquired Depression (SAD), better regulating sleeping patterns, reducing stress, and generally improving mood and health in both humans and animals.

The inventor, Dr. Duncan Earl, first pioneered fiber optic daylighting while a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For more than a decade, he has been developing commercial fiber optic daylighting systems that have been featured on The Science Channel, Discovery Channel, MSNBC, Popular Science magazine and Forbes magazine.

The Kickstarter campaign ends Dec. 26 and the company is trying to raise $200,000 to bring the product to market. Interested parties can learn more and offer their support:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1658782339/the-light-bandit-controlled-sunlight-for-your-home

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