- Aug. 30, 2014
-- Kirk Kreutzig, who holds four patents on his vision enhancement technology, has been making products using his technology for almost two decades. His biggest customers are the elite U.S. Special Operations Commands and members of the Navy Seals and other “dark ops” groups. One of these products has been eyewear that has a number of benefits valued by these troops who go in harm’s way. Improved night vision, the ability to seamlessly transition between dark and light environments without temporary blindness, and greater image crispness and definition are among these benefits.
Fast forward and now this technology is the basis for a spin-off version of the military eyewear in the form of consumer sunglasses. Kirk calls them “sunglasses on steroids” and has named them ORION4Sight.
The lenses are darker, as befits sunglasses, and the frames are more stylish – but many of the benefits of their military cousins remain.
Kreutizig and his partner, John Galley, recently made the decision to launch the ORION4Sight
sunglasses on the well-known crowdfunding website, Kickstarter.
The Campaign reached the initial funding goal of $9,000 in under 18 hours. Not even half-way through the Campaign, ORION4Sight
is well on its way to setting new records in its category. It is already the second most successful sunglasses campaign in Kickstarter
history – and is on course to set a new record and then some. It is the first Project in the Kickstarter
category to reach 1,000% of its funding goal and the fastest sunglasses campaign to reach that same milestone. And the campaign recently set a record as the most-funded campaign from the state of Maine on any crowdfunding platform. There are now over 1,400 backers (as they are called) and over 1,700 pair pre-ordered. The Campaign shows no signs of slowing down and is testimony to the efficacy of this alternative form for new product funding and introduction to the public.
More information can be found at Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johngalley/orion4sig...