Replacing the original StarLight design in 1998, the Nightstar kinetic torch was developed by Applied Innovative Technologies, Inc. The NightStar®'s innovative use of materials, alternative energy sources and demonstration of design for longevity make this an interesting case study.
With only one moving part, NightStar® transforms simple motion into light. When gently shaken, a high-strength rare earth magnet passes smoothly through a wire coil, efficiently generating electrical energy. A heavy duty capacitor, which can be recharged repeatedly, stores the energy and delivers power to a super-bright white light LED.
- 30 seconds of shaking provides more than 20 minutes of light.
- in total darkness, NightStar® will illuminate a 12-foot diameter area at 50 feet.
- NightStar®'s state-of-the-art components are contained within a rugged, waterproof housing insuring operation even in the most severe conditions
- the rare earth magnets used in NightStar® are composed of neodymium, iron, and boron. The magnets possess very high magnetic field strengths and are extremely resistant to demagnetization