The idea for Eversun’s portable field light was entirely impromptu. It all came about because of one person’s desire to play his sport with no limits on time, location, or electricity.
Engineer and former college baseball player Austin Vawter moved to San Diego in the summer of 2014. Without baseball around, he quickly developed an affinity for beach volleyball, which could be played on any beach with just a few friends after work. Austin developed a relationship with a group of volleyball players.
Suddenly, daylight savings time ended, and it suddenly got dark at 4:30 pm. With no illuminated volleyball courts in San Diego, Austin’s favorite after-work activity was no longer feasible. 5 months later, Spring rolled around and he could play again, but Austin had fallen out of touch with the members of his group and his skills had declined significantly.
Determined to prevent this from happening again in the future, Austin developed what would be the very first prototype design for Eversun. He spent the next year developing this idea and perfecting the design and function in every way possible. When Austin witnessed the immense joy and value these lights were adding to the volleyball community, he decided to set out on a mission to build and share them with the world. Thus, Eversun was born.