The Meelight journey has been amazing, diverse, challenging and fun!
The inspiration came about when mum of three and London based company founder Julia Kelly, experienced the challenges of being able to see well enough to feed and care for her first baby in the dark without over-stimulating baby, mum or dad. It seemed parents were coping any way they could - using bedside lamps, phones, bright night lights, even torches, but nothing did the job well enough.
Julia's design background was key in helping her to come up with the idea of a wearable, dimmable light to solve this problem and with the help of her brother, Chicago based Steve Gould (an electronic engineering whiz!) the incredible journey began.
Taking an idea and turning it into a commercial product is no mean feat, (especially when the designer and engineer live on different continents), but perseverance has always been their motto and combined with some great skill sets, steely determination and good old sibling love, Meelight was born!
From the beginning, the goal was to produce a safe and high quality product.
Meelight was put through a huge number of safety tests because even though it's not a toy, it was understood that it would be used in the presence of babies and children. There were crush tests, a throat test, toxic chemical tests, electrical tests and many more.
Much thought has gone into the design of Meelight, from the exact color of the glow, to the innovative magnetic fixing system, to the soft silicone finish. All of the many features that make Meelight so useable took painstaking effort to develop - all to produce something as simple as a light.
Our hope is you enjoy using Meelight as much as we did designing it and that it allows babies, children and parents everywhere to enjoy a better night's sleep.