About this project
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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