Startup Success at International CES Leads to New Sensor and Consumer Convenience Products from North Carolina’s TVL International

Matthews, NC – December 31, 2014 - The frustrations of finding your way in a dark room during a power outage or running out of propane for the BBQ grill are two consumer problems solved by technology from TVL International on display next week at the 2015 International CES at Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 2 Halls A-C in booth #75450.

“Eureka Park” exhibitor TVL International first exhibited at International CES last January, with a prototype energy-efficient LED light bulb that not only included a four-hour built-in battery backup, but also used now-patented electronic sensor technology that lets you control the light from a wall switch even during a power outage.

“Our first exhibition at CES last year was a marvelous success. We worked hard throughout 2014 to complete a successful crowdfunding initiative that brought our first SmartCharge LED Bulb to market. That initial $34.95 product is nearly sold out, with customers from more than 30 countries purchasing a SmartCharge LED Bulb. We’ve talked to retailers and distributors around the world who see the immediate benefit of using advanced sensor technology to help consumers with a perplexing problem – how to see when the power goes out,” explains TVL International President Shaliendra Suman.

New Introductions

For 2015, TVL International is introducing new innovations for both its SmartCharge LED Bulb and GasWatch monitoring platform for propane tanks:

  • New models of the SmartCharge LED Bulb will now come in both “cool white” and “warm white” color temperatures.   The new SmartCharge LED bulb model will be smaller and even brighter than the previous version, and the new SmartCharge LED bulb will work in environments like kitchens and bathrooms that have multiple fixtures controlled by one switch. TVL is planning special packaging offers so that consumers will be able to buy several bulbs at one time.
  • A new GasWatch Scale utilizing Bluetooth communications and a smartphone app is planned, to make sure that backyard entertaining never runs short of propane. The 2015 GasWatch BT scale will be a true “peace of mind” innovation that will keep the BBQ grill fired up in the summer and outdoor patio heater warming in the winter. A crowdfunding effort is planned to bring the new app-equipped GasWatch Scale to market in time for the summer BBQ season.

Entrepreneur Wins U.S. Patent

In early December, TVL was awarded its patent from the U.S. Patent Office for “identification of a loss of power because of a switch opening” or power loss from the electrical grid.

Another innovative patent pending TVL product was first introduced last summer – the GasWatch Digital Scale that provides peace of mind with a digital display of how much gas remains in the propane tank, a real-time calculation of remaining cooking time, and convenient audible alerts at the 20%, 15% and 10% remaining fuel levels. Since the GasWatch Digital Scale simply measures tank weight, it is very accurate and safe to use. Two models are available, each under $30.

“Using advanced sensor technology and the Internet of Things will help to solve frustrating problems faced by almost every consumer during a power outage – or when propane is running short before a big outdoor cookout,” Suman explains. “We’re very encouraged by the strong international interest in the SmartCharge LED Bulb, from Africa to the Philippines, Thailand and India, and throughout Europe. And we’re planning to greatly expand distribution of the new SmartCharge LED Bulb throughout the U.S. in 2015 as well.”

For demonstrations of the SmartCharge LED Bulb and GasWatch scale, visit the TVL Booth at CES Unveiled Sunday night from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, or during the show stop by Booth #75450, Sands Expo, Level 2 Halls A-C.

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About TVL International:

TVL International is a Matthews, NC based leader in intelligent connected devices including the SmartChargeTM LED Bulb, GasWatch brand propane gauges and scales, and iFi Systems Smart Tag Bluetooth loss prevention key tags. More information about the SmartCharge LED Bulb and GasWatch Digital Scale can be found here: &


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