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 7, a miniature light that lights up automatically when it detects body motion in the dark.
M-Light 7 is the upgraded version of M-Light 6 which we launched last November. It introduces
- An upgraded PIR sensor for better body motion sensing.
- An optimized internal control program that provides longer standby battery life.
Small and lightweight
M-Light 7 is small, only a little larger than a quarter, with a size of 1.34 x 1.34 x 0.55 (inch) or 34 x 34 x 14 (mm). It's only 0.76 inch (19.5 mm) thick if including the Fresnel lens. M-Light 7 is lightweight, only 0.6 oz (17 g) including the rechargeable battery.
Motion and light activated
M-Light 7 will 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 7 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 7 has 2 types for the light color: warm white and cool white. You could make your color selection for each M-Light 7 unit you pledged in the survey after the campaign is successfully ended.
Besides the normal Auto Sensing mode, where the lights are turned on and off automatically based on the PIR body motion sensor and the environment darkness sensor, there is light Always-on mode, where the lights are turned on by pushing the power button shortly, and kept on until it is turned off manually by pushing the power button again.
With the Always-on mode, M-Light 7 could be used as a flash light, a dinner table candle, a camp light, an alert light, etc.
Always-on mode light patterns
Under the Always-on mode, there are several light patterns you could select for your different usages:
- Lights kept on with specified normal brightness
- Lights kept on with maximum brightness
- Breathing lights (lights change between the lowest and highest brightness smoothly)
- Slow flashing lights (flashes once every 2 seconds)
- Fast flashing lights (flashes 5 times every 2 seconds)
These light patterns could be changed in order by pressing the brightness button under Always-on mode. You could press the power button at any time to exit the Always-on mode.
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 motion is detected, from 2.5 seconds to 5 minutes. The default delay time is 15 seconds.
Within the delay time, if there is any body motion detected, the delay timer will be reset to the specified value.
Easy push button operation
M-Light 7 uses 3 color push buttons to make the operation much more user-friendly.
Hold the power button to power on/off
To power on or off, hold the red power button for 1 second until the blue LED indicator flashes 1 or 2 times respectively.
Press the power button to change modes
Push the red power button shortly to toggle the Auto Sensing mode and Always-on mode.
Under the Always-on mode, press the brightness button to toggle different light patterns.
Push and hold the yellow brightness button, the light brightness will slowly change from low to high, then high to low repeatedly. Release that button when the desired brightness is reached.
Change delay time
Push the blue delay time button once, the blue LED indicator will light on. When the desired delay time is reached, press that button again to turn it off. The passed time within the 2 presses is recorded as the delay time.
To cancel the delay time change before the 2nd press (when the blue LED indicator is still on), press the red power button twice.
Reset to the default settings
The delay time and brightness settings could be reset to the default values by the following key press sequence:
① Press the blue button, the blue LED indicator lights up. ② Press the yellow button and keep it pressed, then press the red button once, now release both buttons. The blue LED indicator will flash 3 times, indicating all the settings are reset to the default values.
Long battery life
M-Light 7 is powered with a 200 mAh lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery which can be recharged 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 3~6 months depending on how often the light is turned on and how bright it is set to.
Low battery indicator
When the battery is low, the blue LED will slowly blink to remind you to recharge the battery. To save the battery life, it only blinks when body motion is detected, whether the environment is bright or dark, so it will remind you even in daytime.
M-Light 7 has a magnet on its back. A small metal plate attached with 3M double sided tape on its back is provided for each unit. You stick that metal plate to the needed place, then attach M-Light 7 to the metal plate by its magnet. This way you can easily take M-Light 7 off for recharging its battery.
M-Light 7 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 stairway, 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 closet and cabinet to find your stuff at a glance, or even in your handbag so you have no trouble finding anything at night.
Risks and challenges
M-Light 7 is the upgraded version of M-Light 6 and is ready for production. With our experience in the successful fulfillment of previous M-Light projects, we are confident in this campaign. That being 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 rewards on schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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