Thad Weed, owner of an RV rental business in Loganville, Ga., realized his customers often weren’t prepared for how dark a campsite can get. So, in true entrepreneurial fashion, he invented a compact and durable remote control light that brightens up a campsite.
Called the EZ-UP Light, the product features a 30-watt LED providing up to 16 different light colors, 42-inch power cord, and an IP65 waterproof rating.
“I realized from my many years of camping that campsites are very dark. So, when my clients only had to pack their personal belongings and groceries to go camping, because I took care of everything else, I knew that I needed to include good living space camp lighting — and the EZ-UP Light was born,” Weed told RVBUSINESS.com.
Made of three-piece modular hardware, the EZ-UP is durable, he explained, and is easily set up and taken down. It’s available as a clamp-on model ($79.99 MSRP) suitable for picnic tables or deck rails, or a tripod model ($119.99). Weed added he’s developing a cordless, rechargeable version as well as a solar-powered model.
Currently, the EZ-UP Light is available at Mark Tuggle RV in Cumming, Ga., as well as a handful of Wild Birds Unlimited retail stores. Weed said he also sold “hundreds” of EZ-UP Lights at the Georgia RV & Camper Show and the Atlanta Camping & RV Show earlier this year.
“My customers really loved this light and many of them were the reason why I decided to manufacture the light,” Weed said, mentioning that Camping World representatives were interested in the EZ-UP Light early on the development process and a number of other distributors have also shown interest as of late.
Due in large part to the overwhelming interest so early in the life of the new product, Weed said there’s little doubt in his mind the EZ-UP Light is going to “change the outdoor living space for many RVers.”
For more information, visit www.EZUPLIGHT.com.