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GREAT NEWS!

The UpcyLamps DeskA and DeskB will now include a Wireless Smartphone Hub, which will be integrated into the bases of the lamps.

Lamp Base with smartphone hub connections
Lamp Base with smartphone hub connections

The Wireless Smartphone Hub is an all-in one desk service center for your smartphone. Whether it’s about charging your phone, going online or saving data… it’s all done wirelessly! The hub features in detail:

  • Wireless Charging Station: Just place your smartphone on the lamp base… and get it charged!

  • Wireless LAN Access Point / Repeater: Enjoy WLAN internet access for your smartphone and other Wi-Fi enables devices (tablets etc.) within a range of up to 300 meters!

  • Wireless Direct Data Transfer: Copy your photos, videos and other files from your smartphone directly to external hard drives or USB sticks, no computer needed!

  • Wireless Remote Control: Turn your desk lamp on and off, change the light color or dim it with your smartphone!

We hope you’ll enjoy this technology! Here is the whole story of our project:

We are so excited… this is our first project! We designed the UpcyLamps "DeskA" und "DeskB", a combination of upcycling, high-tech and modern, minimalistic design.

We think that everybody should safe energy and avoid waste as much as possible. The body of each UpcyLamp was originally a piece of waste. A remnant of a production process where large Dibond plates are being cut. This material can be recycled, upcycling however is much more efficient and energy saving, since the original material stays at it is, with a new determination.

The upcycling principle… on the most elegant way!
The upcycling principle… on the most elegant way!

Dibond is a high-tech composite material made in Germany, widely used for exhibition stands and displays, shop fittings and interior design. It consists of a polyethylene layer, covered on both sides by thin aluminum layers (0,3 mm) and colored by a highly resistant enamel finish in more than 30 colors and other special surfaces such as mirror, brushed steel or copper. The Dibond plates are ultra slim but very stable, the UpcyLamp bodies for example have an overall thickness of only 2 or 3 mm.

Only the acrylic layer protecting the built-in lighting unit is visible. No wiring, no cables… pure design!
Only the acrylic layer protecting the built-in lighting unit is visible. No wiring, no cables… pure design!

Even though the material is ultra slim, the illumination unit of the UpcyLamps is completely integrated into the material. This is only possible with newest available Chip-on-Board LED technology (COB LED). Each lamp has 72 COB LEDs, which is a very bright and powerful light source (>800 lm). The LED unit is covered by a protective acrylic plate, which is the only visible part of the lighting unit. The aluminum layers serve as current transport units, making cables at the lamp body obsolete. Nevertheless the lamps are very safe, since they are operated under low voltage and have the CE and ROHS certificates.

We are thrilled by minimalistic design. The ultra-slim Dibond material is an ideal material for creating design objects. The design of the UpcyLamps is inspired by the Origami folding technique. It is a very modern and timeless design, so it is a pleasure just to see the lamps, even if they are not lighting…

The UpcyLamp design is inspired by Origami, the art of paper folding.
The UpcyLamp design is inspired by Origami, the art of paper folding.

The UpcyLamp bases are made out of steel or concrete, which highlights the filigree body even more. They come in the original Dibond colors, which is mainly white, red or silver, but many other colors are available as well in the individual editions. The number of lamps is limited in some colors, so each lamp is a design object hand-made in Germany, with its own serial number.

UpcyLamp Serial Number (rendering of red UpcyLamp on steel base)
UpcyLamp Serial Number (rendering of red UpcyLamp on steel base)
DeskA design and dimensions (lighting unit not displayed)
DeskA design and dimensions (lighting unit not displayed)
DeskB design and dimensions (lighting unit not displayed)
DeskB design and dimensions (lighting unit not displayed)
A black mini Desk Lamp together with a white DeskA lamp, and in white and black color
A black mini Desk Lamp together with a white DeskA lamp, and in white and black color

We created the first UpcyLamp prototypes, but now we need the funding to build the real product. If the campaign was successful, we will start immediately with the preparations in order to start the production of the UpcyLamps as soon as possible. The funding will be used to buy the machines, the packaging, and all other material necessary for successful production and delivery.

Pledge 1 € or more: STAY CONNECTED - THANK YOU!
You'll be listed in the campaign supporters list on our web site www.UpcyDesign.com... and you'll get all updates of our campaign on Kickstarter!
You may also stay connected with us on Facebook or Twitter, watch all our videos on YouTube and all our pictures on Flickr… thanks again! 

Pledge 25 € or more: PHOTO HOLDER 
Get our UpcyDesign photo holder, made out of the same upcycled high-tech material the UpcyLamps are made off! In white or silver color, with free shipping worldwide!
The photo holder will be shipped just like a piece of paper, so you can fold it on your own, similar to Origami! A video tutorial will show you exactly the folding steps.
Estimated delivery start: Dec 2015

UpcyDesign photo holder (to be shipped without photo)
UpcyDesign photo holder (to be shipped without photo)

Pledge 48 € or more: SUPER EARLY BIRD MINI 
Get our UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini" in the same upcycled material, design and functionality as the big ones. Color can be chosen while stocks last. Free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini", in various colors
You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini", in various colors

Pledge 80 € or more: EARLY BIRD MINI
Get our UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini" in the same upcycled material, design and functionality as the big ones. Color can be chosen while stocks last. Free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini", in various colors
You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini", in various colors

Pledge 150 € or more: EARLY BIRD DOUBLE MINI
Get two of our UpcyLamp models "DeskA Mini" in the same upcycled material, design and functionality as the big ones. Color can be chosen while stocks last. Free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 2x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini", in various colors
You can choose 2x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini", in various colors

Pledge 270 € or more: SUPER SPECIAL EARLY BIRD
Get our original UpcyLamp model "DeskA" or "DeskB" with serial number (retail 395 € or more). Color can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" or "DeskB", in various colors
You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" or "DeskB", in various colors

Pledge 290 € or more: SUPER EARLY BIRD 
Get our original UpcyLamp model "DeskA" or "DeskB" with serial number (retail 395 € or more). Color can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" or "DeskB", in various colors
You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" or "DeskB", in various colors

Pledge 320 € or more: EARLY BIRD
Get our original UpcyLamp model "DeskA" or "DeskB" with serial number (retail 395 € or more). Color can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors
You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors

Pledge 330 € or more: SUPER EARLY BIRD COMBI
Get our original UpcyLamp model "DeskA" or "DeskB" with serial number (retail 395 € or more) plus one model "DeskA Mini". Colors can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini" AND 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR “DESKB”, in various colors
You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini" AND 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR “DESKB”, in various colors

Pledge 370 € or more: EARLY BIRD COMBI 
Get our original UpcyLamp model "DeskA" or "DeskB" with serial number (retail 395 € or more) plus one model "DeskA Mini". Colors can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini" AND 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR “DESKB”, in various colors
You can choose 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA Mini" AND 1x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR “DESKB”, in various colors

Pledge 490 € or more: SUPER SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DOUBLE

Get two of our original UpcyLamp models "DeskA" or "DeskB" with serial number (retail 790 € or more). Colors can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 2x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors
You can choose 2x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors

Pledge 560 € or more: SUPER EARLY BIRD DOUBLE

Get two of our original UpcyLamp models "DeskA" or "DeskB" with serial number (retail 790 € or more). Colors can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 2x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors
You can choose 2x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors

Pledge 590 € or more: EARLY BIRD DOUBLE 
Get two of our original UpcyLamp models "DeskA" or "DeskB" with serial number (retail 790 € or more). Colors can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

ou can choose 2x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors
ou can choose 2x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors

Pledge 700 € or more SUPER INDIVIDUAL EARLY BIRD 
Get one UpcyLamp in your individual design and in available special colors (e.g. black, yellow, green, copper, mirror, brushed steel,...), with a serial number containing your initials (retail 1400 € or more). Color can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide! As „individual backer“, we will send you three individual designs. You can choose from one of these designs, but you can also tell us your individual ideas in terms of design and also color. It is important to mention that the design must be realizable with a Dibond plate in the maximum size of 11cm x 75 cm. The available colors may differ from time to time, depending on the available material. Your lamp will be a hand-made unique design object, i.e. there will be just one piece worldwide in this design and the serial number contains your initials, ending with the digits “…0001”!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can define one individual UpcyLamp model, such as the one displayed above
You can define one individual UpcyLamp model, such as the one displayed above

Pledge 950 € or more INDIVIDUAL EARLY BIRD 
Get one UpcyLamp in your individual design and in available special colors (e.g. black, yellow, green, copper, mirror, brushed steel,...) with serial number containing your initials (retail 1400 € or more). Color can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide! As „individual backer“, we will send you three individual designs. You can choose from one of these designs, but you can also tell us your individual ideas in terms of design and also color. It is important to mention that the design must be realizable with a Dibond plate in the maximum size of 11x75 cm. The available colors may differ from time to time, depending on the available material. Your lamp will be a hand-made unique design object, i.e. there will be just one piece worldwide in this design and the serial number contains your initials, ending with the digits “…0001”!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can define one individual UpcyLamp model, such as the one displayed above
You can define one individual UpcyLamp model, such as the one displayed above

Pledge 2600 € or more OFFICE / HOTEL EDITION
Get ten original UpcyLamp models "DeskA" or "DeskB" with serial number (retail 3950 € or more) for your office desks or hotel rooms. Colors can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2016

You can choose 10x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors
You can choose 10x UpcyLamp model "DeskA" OR "DeskB", in various colors

Pledge 4000 € or more INDIVIDUAL OFFICE / HOTEL EDITION 
Get 10 UpcyLamps in your individual design and in available special colors (e.g. black, yellow, green, copper, mirror, brushed steel,...) with serial number containing your company or hotel name (retail 5350 € or more). Colors can be chosen while stocks last, free shipping worldwide! As „individual backer“, we will send you three individual designs. You can choose from one of these designs, but you can also tell us your individual ideas in terms of design and also color. It is important to mention that the design must be realizable with a Dibond plate in the maximum size of 11x75 cm. The available colors may differ from time to time, depending on the available material. Your lamp will be a hand-made unique design object, i.e. there will be just one lamp series worldwide in this design and the serial number contains your company initials, ending with the digits “…0001” – “…0010”!
Estimated delivery start: Feb 2015

You can define your individual UpcyLamp model, such as the one displayed above, and get 10 of them.
You can define your individual UpcyLamp model, such as the one displayed above, and get 10 of them.

Risks and challenges

Since we are building the UpcyLamps out of original waste material, some colors (except white) may go out of stock for a certain period of time. We are getting new material on a regular base and we will serve our backers in the order of the incoming backings, however, if a desired color is temporary out of stock, this might extend the delivery time.
We will constantly inform you about the available colors on stock!
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In order to stay with the newest technology and to constantly improve the lamps, the technical specifications of the lamps may change!
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We are shipping our lamps worldwide free of charge. In seldom cases, e.g. plane or car accidents, the package might get lost or damaged. In order to minimize the Impact, each package is ensured, so that in such cases we will send you your reward again!

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