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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Tired of tripping over things in the dark at night? Need a light that doesn't blind your eyes for your nighttime bathroom trips? Want a clear view whenever you open a cabinet in the dark?
Say hello to M-Light 2, a miniature light that lights up automatically when it detects body motion in the dark.
M-Light 2 is the upgraded version of M-Light which we launched last August. It has newest sensor, larger capacity battery, delay time adjustment, light color selection, etc.
Small and lightweight
M-Light is small, only a little larger than a quarter, with a size of 1.37 x 1.37 x 0.55 (inch) or 35 x 35 x 14 (mm). It's only 0.76 inch (19.5 mm) thick if include the Fresnel lens.
M-Light is lightweight, only 0.6 oz (17 g) including the rechargeable battery.
Motion and light activated
M-Light will only light up when it detects motion in a dark environment, which is activated by its PIR (Pyroelectric Infrared Radial) sensor and light sensor. The PIR sensor detects the body motion in front of it within a 110° scope, and has an effective range of around 13 feet (4 meters). The light sensor detects the darkness of its surroundings. Only when both sensors are activated will the LED lights be turned on. The lights will be automatically turned off if no other motion is detected for the specified delay time.
M-Light 2 uses the newest 3rd generation PIR component which integrates its control circuit and PIR sensor in one electromagnetic shielding. Though much more expensive, it provides more accurate control, higher anti-interference capability, and uses less power.
Light color selection
M-Light 2 has 2 types for the light color: warm white or cool white. You could make your color selection for each M-Light 2 you pledged in the survey after the campaign is successfully ended.
The brightness of the LED lights is adjustable to match your needs. That is necessary especially for your nighttime bathroom trips so it will not blind your eyes.
Delay time adjustable
This controls the delay time for how long the lights will be kept on after no body action is detected, from several seconds to minutes, non-linearly. The default delay time is about 30 seconds.
Within the delay time, if there is any body motion detected, the delay timer will be reset to the specified value.
Rechargeable battery powered
M-Light is powered with a 220 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery which can be charged with a normal Micro USB cable. Each battery has a protection circuit to provide the overcharge, over-discharge, and over-current protections.
A full charge takes about 2.5 hours and could last months depending on how often the light is turned on and how bright it is set to. By testing, with the maximum brightness setting, the lights could be kept on continuously for more than 5 hours, then dim out for 2 hours before being shut off.
M-Light has a magnet on its back. A small metal plate attached with 3M double sided tape on its back is provided for each M-Light. You stick that metal plate to the needed place, then attach M-Light to the metal plate by its magnet. This way you can easily take M-Light off for recharging its battery.
M-Light can be used in any environment where you need some light in the dark, without any hassle of turning it on or off.
Besides you can easily put it anywhere such as on the nightstand or desk,
you can attach it to the wall of hallway
or behind the main door so you never have difficult to find the light switch,
or put it inside bathroom for your night trips,
or inside cabinet to find your stuff at a glance,
or even in your bag so you have no trouble finding anything at night.
Beside the normal auto mode, where the lights are turned on and off automatically based on the PIR body motion sensor and the environment darkness sensor, we will add the light-always-on mode, where the lights are turned on by a switch and kept on until it is turned off by the switch manually.
With the light-always-on mode, M-Light 2 could be used as a flash light, a dinner table candle, a camp light, etc.
Risks and challenges
M-Light 2 is the upgraded version of M-Light. We have been working on the M-Light 2 for several months and now it is ready for production. With our experience in the successful fulfillment of M-Light project, we are confident in this campaign. That to be said, there is always the possibility of delays due to things beyond our control at the manufacturer’s facility. We will keep you closely updated with the progress and work hard to deliver your M-Light 2 on schedule.