I learned about #GivingTuesday at school this year. My daughters attend a private school that is a non-profit, and every dollar here helps support education – from the technology the students use to the continued learning for the teachers. We have over 45 athletic teams, a thriving musical theatre program, ongoing community service projects and were among the first in the area with a Makerspace so students get hands-on skills for better problem solving and better futures.
It is rare, however, for people to donate to a cause they don’t feel an emotional pull to. And as much as I love the school we’ve been at for 14 years, I have more readers who are runners than members of my community. (Well, arguably runners make up their own community…) So I have found a cause to tell my running friends about this #GivingTuesday. It is the jmpLite.
I read about this runner’s light online and have not been contacted by them, nor am I receiving compensation for posting this information.
jmpLite is the first safety light that never uses a battery. Running safely at night usually involves a light that often dies, or requires batteries that are bad for our environment. So two running friends designed a safety light that needs no batteries – ever – and thus costs us less and causes less harm to the environment.
- Total Weight: 1.1 oz
- Size: 1.4 x 2.2 x 1 inches
- Water resistant (see water dunking video on their Kickstarter page!)
- Armband and Headband: Optional accessories. You can just clip it to your running skirt, shorts or shirt.
How does it work?
Wind turbines, hydroelectric generators, and gas powered generators all produce electricity using basically magnets and coils. Our jmpLite uses the same basic principals, but in a very compact and efficient way, fine-tuned to take advantage of the running motion.
Want to know more? Check out the jmpLite Kickstarter campaign here. For just a $15 pledge you may be among the first to own a jmpLite!