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A sleek new lamp design, using passively cooled, blue laser technology. Illuminate the world with less than 1 watt of household energy.
A sleek new lamp design, using passively cooled, blue laser technology. Illuminate the world with less than 1 watt of household energy.
7,367 backers pledged $502,188 to help bring this project to life.

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A New Way to Think About Lighting

The lighting device of the 21st century, Firefly is a revolutionary new lamp using a safe low power laser and sophisticated optics. The technology we have implemented in this product is something different than what your'e use to and we think you'll love it. The lamp comes with a plug in adapter but will also run on two AAA batteries.

 Our laser lamp does not "pool" around the light source like LED or other traditional sources; the laser light is "thrown" long distances and maintains its brightness. You put the light where you need it; No more old fashion lighting solutions, no more wasted energy. The passive cooling system eliminates moving parts, so the lamp produces no noise.

99.6% Recyclable and uses less than 1 watt of power (0.4 watts to be exact!) This makes the Firefly Laser Lamp a very sustainable product that is sensitive towards our environment. 

Firefly is a new breed of lighting for your home or on the go. This portable lamp uses a true blue laser technology that scatters hundreds of laser lights (fireflies) and illuminates your surroundings.

The lamp can be plugged in to a standard outlet using the included power adapter; to place the lamp in strategic areas of your home or business. The laser light scatters through the darkness transforming any room into something truly incredible.

For those of you that love the outdoors, you will be happy to hear that Firefly is 100% portable using 2 AAA batteries. For those long outings the Firefly is conveniently equipped to house up to 4 batteries should the need arise. Light up your camping trip and transform the landscape into something from a fantasy story.

This 21st Century lighting concept challenges the methods of our traditional lighting fixtures. Why use a point sourced light that consumes more power? Traditional night lights use upwards of 7-10 watts of energy while the Firefly uses less than 1 watt! The difference is truly incredible and we are confident you will agree. We have designed Firefly using the highest quality materials and it is built to last.

 Firefly is designed to Last

-70g of casted zinc heat spreader

-12g of casted high copper brass heat sink 

-proprietary pin punch design

-All glass optics, even lasers in a DVD player do not use glass optics.

-my proprietary blue laser

-Level 4 Efficient Solid state AC/DC adapter  (no heavy door stop, no hot low efficient chunks of metal)

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Where will the Funding Go?

The funds will be used for tooling our proprietary blue laser design. The above pictures were captured using only a blue Firefly prototype. The manufacturing of this device is very costly; all truly blue laser lights on the market are being sold for $200++. We want to make this passion project a reality and readily available to our supporters at an affordable price. All funding will be used to create Blue Firefly Lamps for our supporters. The Firefly laser lamp has been a long time in the making and we are so excited to show it to you here for only $65. We truly appreciate your support of this project.

Manufacturing

Every step of development has been refined and reworked to the finest detail. Even the manufacturing process has been orchestrated to yield the beautiful quality that this product deserves. Firefly has been researched, designed, and proto-typed in North Carolina, USA and Quebec Canada. The same firm developing technologies for NASA has performed the engineering design and test. The manufacturing process has been overseen in Taipei Taiwan and assembly and high-level of testing in Xiam China.  Netherlands based Titoma will provide the engineering, molding, and mass manufacturing. We have enlisted some of the best in the industry with clients like IBM, SUN, ABB, BMW, NASA, and RollsRoyce. The Firefly has been certified or complies with IEC, CE, CA, FDA/CDRH, RoHS, WEEE, FCC, and the product registered US GS1 point-of-sale ready.  

Firefly uses a stainless steel mold for 100% recyclable plastic body with durable integrated texturing for no annoying scratching. The design development was inspired by the smooth filleted edges with a semi-neutral form found in today’s elegant products and devices. All laser parts are casted metal; optics are glass; with industrial quality laser diode from Germany. The final product is imported to Michigan USA at eFulfillment Service (EFS) warehouse to provide complete order fulfillment service and ecommerce integration. 

All of this to deliver Firefly in its truly greatest form. When you hold Firefly you'll feel the love and dedication that as gone into creating this beautifully engineered and innovative device.

The stretch goal gifts are as follows:

- Firefly Carrying Case: Everyone gets the Firefly Bag free for achieving our original goal. Each Backer will get one bag.

- STAR LENS: There are 3 possible ways to get the Star lens gift: 1) Backers above $35 who pledged BEFORE the star lens update (the update #9 dated 04/20/13) get the star lens free. 2) If you pledged the star combo, you get the star lens gift with your pledge. 3) All others who backed after that date and want a star lens email @Richard and let him know you want one at an additional cost.

- HEART LENS: There are 2 possible ways to get the Heart lens: 1) Backers above $35 who pledged BEFORE the heart lens update (the update #13 dated 04/26/13) get the heart lens free. 2) All others who backed later and want a heart lens email @Richard and let him know you want one at an additional cost ONLY IF you backed after that date.

- CAT LENS: There are 2 possible ways to get the Heart lens: 1) Backers above $35 who pledged BEFORE the cat lens update (the update #27 dated 05/20/13) get the cat lens free. 2) All others who backed later and want a heart lens email @Richard and let him know you want one at an additional cost ONLY IF you backed after that date.

We will sort this out with the survey & pledge date.

Firefly Tee
Firefly Tee

Risks and challenges

The Firefly will be the first truly blue laser lamp. In the past many laser products have come and gone, boasting the beauty of a true blue laser light. Unfortunately due to so many limitations on technology and budgets, these lasers were actually closer to purple, violet, indigo, etc. but never a true blue laser at an affordable price.

We are confident that the sustainable design and manufacturing methods used to create Firefly will not only produce a great product, but a truly blue laser that can be shared with everyone. It will undoubtedly be a difficult task to make all the pieces finally come together, but we have done our homework and are ready for any pitfalls that may arise.

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    Firefly inventor Richard will send you a personal postcard from his location in Apex, NC - a town not far geographically or characteristically from Andy Griffith's Mayberry (The Andy Griffith Show televised October 3, 1960, and April 1, 1968). Postcard mailed anywhere.

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    With this add-on you'll receive a star pattern removable, reusable lens for your Firefly. (see update #9 for details). The lens allows you to transform the standard dot pattern of the Firefly into a swath of stars.

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    Firefly Tee!
    Add this to your wardrobe! Backer T-Shirt printed on both sides with blue laser label and acknowledgement “I am a Backer! Kickstarter Blue Laser 2013”.
    Includes shipping everywhere, See sample image in the update section

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    EARLY BIRD!
    Be the first to own a Blue Firefly Laser Lamp and take advantage of the Early Bird value!
    (Free Shipping U.S.!)

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    ADVANCE!
    If you missed out on the Early Bird you can still own the Blue Firefly Laser Lamp at a fraction of the normal cost. ($5 Shipping U.S.!)

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    RECOVER! If your pledge was canceled for multiple units $106 you can still own a Blue Firefly Laser Lamp. (Free shipping USA/Canada). Use pledges more than once for more.
    International shipping add $35, We will notice if you pledge more than once and save you on shipping.

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    If you missed the RECOVER show support and donate a dollar more and get a Blue Firefly Laser Lamp. (Free shipping USA/Canada). International shipping add $35, We will notice if you pledge more than once and save you on shipping.

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    BLACK FIREFLY! If you didn't get to the advance order don't fret! You still have a chance to own a Firefly Laser Lamp from the First Batch. (Free Shipping U.S. and Canada!) International shipping add $35

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    WHITE FIREFLY!! Own the WHITE version of the Firefly Laser Lamp. Same Blue laser; beautiful white shell. (Free Shipping U.S. and Canada!) International shipping add $35

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    ENCORE Level - by popular demand: For those of you just arriving at the blue laser party, this level allows you to get a single unit in your choice of black or white shell at a bit less than the combo unit. We wish we could keep offering the earlier prices to everyone, but our source for the solid state quantum tunnel for lasing material raised their price. So for a September batch we have to consider that. We're still subsidizing the manufacturing because we really want to share this blue laser with the world! Encore! Encore!
    (Free Shipping U.S. And Canada!) International shipping add $35.

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    FIRST BATCH!
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    Combo package. This level includes your choice of white or black Firefly AND the add-on star pattern lens. (Free Shipping U.S. And Canada!)
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    UNLOCKED! The HEART Firefly Combo - Your choice of Black or White Firefly lamp plus an attachable heart patterned lens. We wanted to show some love to our awesome backers who've helped us reach $350K. We will now start making these custom lenses specially etched to maintain the holographic quality of the laser light. Designed to be easily attached and unattached for reuse, this lens will fill your rooms with love! International shipping please add $35.

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    BFF combo package: With this level you get your choice of white or black model blue laser Firefly * the blue laser t-shirt * AND Star pattern lens. (Free Shipping U.S. And Canada!)
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    Historical Archive Pledge!
    Get a blue laser lamp Firefly in white or black case, signed by the inventor and a crystal commemorative plaque mounted with the unique technology flower heat spreader and your name engraved as a supporter on Kickstarter. See a sample plaque in the updates section.
    (Free Shipping U.S. and Internationally!)

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    LAST CHANCE Historical Archive Pledge! Get a blue laser lamp Firefly in white or black case, signed by the inventor and a crystal commemorative plaque mounted with the unique technology flower heat spreader and your name engraved as a supporter on Kickstarter. See a sample plaque in the updates section. (Free Shipping U.S. and Internationally

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    Let's celebrate! You and a friend are invited to a private dinner with Richard at his favorite local restaurant. This restaurant is the winner of numerous awards serving unique combination of gourmet and fusion cuisine. Included is airfare from within the continental US to RDU International Airport, one night at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, transportation to and from the airport and restaurant, blue Firefly laser lamp signed by inventor, and a commemorative plaque. Location is in the heart of Carolina, Research Triangle Park area. Forget any shipping; you will be handed a blue laser firefly in person made by the inventor (made in the USA), you will also be handed two T-shirts (color and size will be needed) and the commemorative plaque shown in the updates. Delivery immediate after the campaign, be the first with the product in your hand.

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    Since KS has a $10,000 limit, we are offering this reward as an off-menu item for those of you looking for a more....exclusive experience. Our new patent-pending laser garment will make Lady Gaga's "Pyro Bra" she wore at the 2011 Toronto Monster Ball look like its in the minor leagues! Our Gaga Laser bra has been engineered to allow you or someone you love to beam over 400 blue laser beams out hundreds of feet from their chest. Better than Gaga's bra because, instead of pyrotechnics (one time use and highly dangerous!), our design uses the KS blue laser which will meet international compliance and certifications and allows for free, no worry movement on stage. And it can be reused!

    Pledge 10,000 to reserve the design consultation. You will be heavily involved in the design and creation of this unique garment, adapted for you. For an additional fee offline - (we estimate +$40,000) your one-of-a-kind laser garment will be produced by our world-class European based manufacturer, specifically to your anatomy and style specifications. Since it is a Bra/Vest you will be able to wear it with your choice of clothing, unlike the "Pyro Bra" which can only be worn as-is due to its fireproofing needs. Our bra/vest device is light weight (estimated at 400g with batteries), and battery operated for entertainment duration. C'mon... we know you want it!

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Funding period

- (60 days)