How does eRing work?
- Snap the eRing Power Ring onto your tree
- Plug it into your wall
- Place the eRing wireless lights on your Christmas tree
- Provide wireless light to your family for up to 20 years!
WIRELESSLY POWERED. NO CHARGING. NO BATTERIES.
eRing's Power Ring safely provides all the energy the lights need, wirelessly. Just hang them like ornaments and they light up automatically.
Select the WiFi eRing Power Ring and you can control your lights from our free app on your iOS, Windows, or Android smartphone. Turn all lights on and off, set schedules, and timers on the go.
Snap it on, plug in the Power Ring, and decorate-that’s it! eRing makes decorating a tree easier than ever!
SAFER CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
ULTRA-RELIABLE - REVOLUTIONARY DURABLE DESIGN
Traditional Christmas lights never last. eRing’s wireless lights use LEDs that last for up to 20 years at full brightness. Since the LEDs never need to be changed, we are able to permanently seal the ornament so that they can’t be damaged, creating a more reliable Christmas light, and saving you from buying new lights every year.
eRING WIRELESS LIGHTS
New Style - Sparkle Plastic
This preview shows a few LEDs on each prototype board but the final will have several more and a wider distribution - but as shown, the colors and glow project very well.
Let there be light; smarter and brighter than ever
- The glossy Clear ornament has a classy star-like shine. You can see inside just enough to appreciate the marvel of wireless electricity but not enough to distract from its magic.
- The glossy Crackle ornament looks like we captured a snapshot of light exploding. The seamlessly smooth cracked effect of the glass reflects light spectacularly in every direction and cleverly demands attention.
- The Frosted ornament is a perfected balancing act. The impeccably uniform glow brings forth a wonderful warmth to your decorations like never before while its soft brightness screams sophistication.
- The Sparkle plastic ornament creates an even glow hiding all technology but presenting a completely consistent light.
Final glass manufacturer selection has yet to be made. These images of the prototypes are meant to demonstrate what the final boxes will contain - regardless, they're all amazing.
Select which light boxes you would like during our post-campaign survey.
eRING POWER RING
In addition to being able to power up to 100 wireless lights, eRing’s Power Ring has been designed to be invisible. Hide it underneath the tree skirt for trees up to 5 feet tall or in the middle of a tree for taller trees. Its forest green color camouflages it, making it even harder to see. Power cord (not shown) will be included.
Select your ring size during our post-campaign survey.
To ensure on time delivery for eRing we have the following timeline:
December/January – Support Kickstarter Campaign
February/March – Complete certification
March/April – Finalize suppliers/manufacturing agreements
May – Start Production and setup Quality Assurance Inspection team
October – Delivery time enough for the earliest decorators.We've given more than enough time to get this done and believe delivering by October gives everyone enough time for a fun and exciting Christmas 2015 with eRing.
The following video was created as a quick demonstration of the prototype system illuminating a test bulb with a single LED on the Higgins Christmas Tree! This is a frosted, sparkly, plastic ball we used to experiment with.
To develop eRing, we started with the Power Ring. Shown below is one of our prototype rings. The Power Ring safely creates a magnetic field and only transfers energy when a receiver comes into its field.
We tried a variety of receiver designs, not only in antenna size, but shape, material, thickness, configuration, pattern, and more in order to settle on a consistent design. The image below shows a small batch of wire receivers we tested using breadboards.
We also tested a variety of receiver designs on PCBs (printed circuit boards) to see if their characteristics matched those of wire-wound receivers. We found that the PCBs exhibited great consistency, commensurate with the wire-wound ones.
To give you a little behind-the-scenes, this is just a small subset of the number of capacitors we have amassed in testing such a variety of transmitters and receivers. We've got at least 4 of these boxes filled with through hole capacitors - the surface mount containers are another story.
As for the beautiful ornaments themselves, we evaluated a wide variety of options and picked the bulbs that gave us a beautiful finish and reflected light masterfully.
Please enjoy this video we put together as an introduction to eRing, the first ever, wirelessly powered Christmas lights!