Founders, Tony Kaplan and Jimmy Wener, started The Course Made Good
(CMG) Equipment in early 1998 when they noticed a lack of innovation in
flashlight technology. With knowledge about new lighting technologies gained
from their previous job, Jimmy and Tony took a couple of product ideas along
with guidance from numerous outdoor veterans and seized a major opportunity
with a new type of lighting, Light Emitting Diodes (L.E.D.s).
After attending a seminar on LED's in 1997, and learning of their application for
commercial street lights, CMG realized a different application and beneficiary for
these super efficient LED's - the outdoor enthusiast. Recognizing that
backpackers plow through a lot of batteries in their flashlights, CMG saw the
Infinity Light and BonFire Tent Light as an answer to 90% of the backpacker's
lighting needs. Running off of a single AA battery, and powered by CMG's
patented single AA circuit booster, the Infinity has the efficiency, brightness,
durability, and functionality unmatched by any light of its size. Next came the
BonFire Tent Light. CMG designed the BonFire with every camper's dilemma at
heart - how do you efficiently and safely illuminate your tent? A candle lantern is
a fire hazzard in your tent; battery operated incandescent flashlights are very
inefficient and require you to carry extra batteries and bulbs for any extended trip.
CMG answered the problem by designing the BonFire, the safest, brightest, and
most efficient tent light available.