Media/Awards

Publications
 

Issue September 09: Popular Science Magazine :
The September issue of Popular Science has just hit the newsstands.  As expected, the Blackfire® Clamplight has been featured!!! more

 


 

Blackfire® clamplight featured on Core77 website under their “77 Righteous gifts under $77” gift guide.

 


 

Fast Company:
Leading with the headline “The Best Flashlight Ever Designed? Fast Company concluded that “Blackfires’s new concept puts to shame all other flashlights sitting in your toolbox.”

 


 

Gizmodo:
Written up in the gadget blog Gizmodo, the reviewer lamented that Clamplight didn’t “wash my floors and talk to me when I am lonely” since it did everything else.

 


 

Examiner.com:
“Blackfire clamplight goes where others only dreamed “, the review noted that this is a must have for the builder or adventurer.

 


 

Softpedia:
“Blackfire’s LED Clamplight is better than a Working Light – that’s for sure.”

 


 

How To Hack Stuff.com:
“Sweet looking flashlight.”

 


 

Better Living Through Design.com:
“This is the superhero of flashlights.”

 


 

EverydayUX.com
“Design in the wild: Blackfire Flashlight Makes so much sense it hurts”

 


 

Coolest Gadgets.com:
“Clamplight makes working with your hands easier”

 


 

GizmoScene.com:
“The Clamplight looks like the Transformer of flashlights”

 


 

Parent Magazine:
December 2009 Gift Guide – for the adventurer.

 


 

Maxim:
December 2009 Gift Guide

 

   
   
   
   
Broadcast
  Blackfire® has premiered its’ new demo video of the Clamplight (click the icon at the top of the page) which can be also be seen on youtube.com. The 2:00 minute animated video highlights the versatility of Clamplight. As one viewer said recently ” when was the last time you saw a flashlight that made you smile”. The launch of the video coincides with the September 1st launching of the Blackfire® website.
 
 

Blackfire® Clamplight reviewed at WGN Radio by Lou Manfredini. Radio Segment that aired in Chicago, on October 31st

   
   
Awards
  Awards
Clamplight has been awarded a 2010 IDEA bronze award in the premiere international design competition. Co-sponsored by Wired Magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America this years competition brought the best design innovation with 1900 entries from 28 countries.
   
Press Release
 

Blackfire™ wins another one!

 

December 14, 2010 New York, NY - The revolutionary Blackfire™Clamplight has been awarded the prestigious 2010 GOOD DESIGN™ Award. The competition, sponsored by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, is the oldest and world's most recognized program for design excellence. This is the second major design award for Clamplight this year having won earlier an IDEA international design award co-sponsored by Fast Company and the Industrial Design Society of America. Clamplight was chosen by a jury of global design leaders, in a highly competitive program, with a record number of entries from over 48 different countries. In June 2011 The Chicago Athenaeum will mount an exhibition of the winners in Chicago.

 

The GOOD DESIGN™ Award is a further acknowledgement of the company position as "the innovation leader in the flashlight category". Said Bruce Ancona, Blackfire™ founder; "We are truly honored to receive this award. It is great to be recognized for a product that really make sense for consumers - making their work and play easier. It's one of those few products that once you try it you find it more and more useful and irreplaceable". Clamplight allows hands free usage when working by clamping to pipes, car hoods, tackle boxes and more. When there is nothing to clamp to Clamplight locks open to stand. The multi directional pivoting head, powered by a US made CREE LED, puts brilliant white light where the user needs it. It is unlike any other flashlight in the world. The design of Clamplight was a collaboration between Mr. Ancona and his former design firm A2. This Fall Blackfire™ has also introduced a more compact version of Clamplight called Clamplight Junior that has similar utility and fits in glove compartments, drawers and pockets. A number of other innovative Clamplight and non-Clamplight products are in development by the company.

 

About GOOD DESIGN™:

The GOOD DESIGN™ awards program was founded in Chicago in 1950 with the participation of early modernism's preeminent designers including Eero Saarinen, and Charles and Ray Eames. GOOD DESIGN™ entries represent the most important and critical mass of influential and innovative FORTUNE 500 corporations, manufacturers and design firms worldwide. With the importance now placed on design, in achieving success in the marketplace, GOOD DESIGN™ has become a more competitive program each year. Winning criteria include both design aesthetics as well as innovation and functionality.