We are developing the LDG bulb next. Please follow us, lots of great pictures.
There is a gallery of pictures.
Received a picture from Germany.
We have another crowd funding project on another site. It is categorized as safety which is not permissible on KS. The reward is a blue... Read more
Our Next Adventure
We were accepted by the Innovation Fellows Competition
Enjoy the movie and have some insight to the type of lighting that your Firefly is delivering as a prototype of... Read more
Our next project at this link
We are receiving pictures from backers now at KICKSTARTER@parhelioninc.com. Send your pictures lets get one from Russia.
This is my favorite a simple... Read more
We have processed all address changes about 285 for the remaining International shipments. The warehouse has received the final shipment and is processing into their computer system for shipping. Please... Read more
We have sent individual emails to our final list of backers with a copy of the address we have for for them in our records.
Check your SPAM or Junk... Read more
We are getting some interesting pictures. I will have more.
This is how the package was received by one backer who should decide to get into product photography as it... Read more
Due to security issuers we are not making any address change requests period. Whatever is in our system since January 21st is the ship address. Kickstarter has asked us to... Read more
Award Fulfillment Process
Backers we received many emails on change of address as well as some inquiries on order numbers. To ease some better understanding I will explain the award fulfillment process. We... Read more
Backers I have obtained estimates for the shipment arrival for our processing Backer awards. The goods are shipping from the Yantian port, China to the fulfillment warehouse in Michigan, USA... Read more
We continue to assemble the reward from the blue laser module. I received a sample completed laser module this weekend and for your entertainment I have enclosed a video. It... Read more
update on packaging to ship
Last update we reported that the lasers have been made all 7500 of them and tested and sent to the assembly factory which does the CDRH verification then they are... Read more
Backers love the pictures. I found this beauty from the laser factory and wanted to post it. There are many performance checks that are performed when assembling our proprietary laser.... Read more
As we move ahead
Backers wanted more pictures as we complete aspects of the project. The packaging for the optics such as the star is complete and ready to assemble. We will try to... Read more
The 7500 blue lasers have been manufactured and are ready for compliance testing. We have scaled very quickly to deliver as soon as possible.
Update – Assembly Update
For this update, I wanted to first respond to a few comments and emails on previous updates. Some concern on comments on the drawing of our... Read more
Where we are now
We are manufacturing the Blue laser on the assembly line now which is the only component that needs to be delivered for final assembly of the Blue Firefly. The Blue... Read more
If the chip does not fit you cannot ship. That’s sounds like a familiar statement and is the crust of our schedule update. In our progress to assemble the product,... Read more
Tactile feedback is very important and thats why we chose this push button for the Firefly. We continue to provide updates so you can be part of our journey.
We have shipped most plaques and will be shipping the T-shirts. All Kickstarter bags have been created about 8000 of them see update #45. The project is on schedule to... Read more
Most of the people who work for us and venders are on vacation with limited email access. Many of these people are donating their time to respond even though they... Read more
Thank you for the funding to make this possible. I received two different laser lens systems this weekend to review via FEDEX. The best method to sort the quality of... Read more
Blue Laser Shop Now Live!
We are happy to announce the opening of our ShopStarter page for the Blue Laser!
If you missed the campaign or need to add items to your current pledge you... Read more
Production update #8 – Issued Patent
In production update #8 we announce a newly issued patent.
During the Kickstarter campaign another patent for the Firefly Laser Lamp was issued to our delight. This patent had already... Read more
Production update #7 – Travel to China, schedule + manual
James here again. I am traveling to China to see how things are coming along to confirm our schedule and hopefully give you a real meaningful post. I did not... Read more
Listen to the Podcast
DJ Grandpa’s Crib (http://www.djgrandpa.com) is an unofficial Kickstarter podcast where artist, singers, producers, entrepreneurs, game developers, and inventors of the future provide a fresh voice and inspiring interviews. Richard Redpath, the... Read more
Firefly is going on an adventure.
We've met some very creative people through this Kickstarter campaign!
One especially inspirational person has been Brian Braun, professional photographer from Dallas and fellow Kickstarter creator.
Production Update #5 - Plexiglass Lens
In production update #5 we discuss the fun hologram lens concept developed for the blue laser.
Many Backers or just probing viewers wonder exactly what these lens are that we... Read more
Stretch Goal Survey Results!
The results are in!!!
I want to say Thank Youto all the backers that took time to cast a vote in the survey. We had over 2,000 of you... Read more
Production Update #3 - Labels
First, thank you backers for your clear communication regarding the screw mount discussed in Update #22. We did look into creating a survey. That would be the best way for... Read more
Firefly Stretch Goals Roadmap
Here you go everyone! This Kickstarter campaign has been exciting and challenging and really has stretched us - in good ways.
Please keep sharing with your friends so we can... Read more
Blue Laser Lamp Production Update #2
The question everyone asks whether we are ready for production. Do we really have the stuff? Well we do, we have molds in place and testing the results. The real... Read more
Blue Laser Lamp Production Update #1
James here. Production is my focus and I'm more than happy to provide an update; however first our whole team would like to thank all backers for helping us reach... Read more
Firefly the Animated Short Film
Parhelion Supports Filmmakers on Kickstarter
In early 2012 Parhelion collaborated with an independent short film production through kickstarter. The short story was centered around the creations of an Inventor and took... Read more
Our halfway giveaway
In only half the campaign time YOU have all helped us exceed our funding goal.
We are just so humbled by this and want to ... Read more
Real-time Firefly Video Walk
We have created a video showing what Firefly looks like as you move through spaces of the home. This walk is done in a "first-person" flashlight style, so... Read more
International adapter update
We've received a lot of questions from our international backers regarding the adapter and we wanted to address them all with this one photo in the FAQ to spare the... Read more
FINALLY Stretch Goal #1!!!
Finally, our long awaited FIRST STRETCH GOAL!
First, though, we want to thank *each*of you for your patient and loyal support. We're new to Kickstarter and we apologize that... Read more
Now we're going to open the door to the vault just a crack and give you a glimpse of the full wacky spectrum of our imagination. Please allow us to... Read more
Venus has been helping me sort through email. I'd like to focus on the features that backers want to see added to the blue laser so we can assess the... Read more
Many backers have been asking about shirt color. At the end of the campaign a survey will be sent out which will enable us to clearly get information we will... Read more
Add Some Star Dust
What a week! Its been incredible to achieve our goal with 40+ days to go. On the other hand, we've been busy working out our stretch goals for you. It... Read more
Thanks to the help of all you amazing people, we were able to reach our funding goal even before the end of the campaign. I wanted to take the time... Read more
Throwing the light where you want to
Throwing the light where you want to
The Blue Laser Lamp is a self-contained mobile or stationary lamp providing a split coherent light through the use of an active blue... Read more
The History of Firefly
It's safe to say that Firefly is just embarking on a larger journey into the tech world as it blossoms into the beautiful product you see here; but the beginnings of... Read more
White Shell Firefly!!
Same Blue Laser, Offered in a beautiful White shell
We have added a pledge for the white version of the Firefly laser lamp, the laser color is still blue only... Read more
21st Century Lighting
We don't live in a Star Trek Society but we can certainly try to get there and throw photons where we want them, instead of burning candles we call LEDs... Read more
We had an amazing first day and are just absolutely overwhelmed to say the least. The response from all of our excited new backers is really creating a buzz about... Read more