HighLight: Your Home is Your Canvas
HighLight: Your Home is Your Canvas
HighLight is changing the holiday lighting experience with an easy to setup and simple to customize design to light your home exterior.
HighLight is changing the holiday lighting experience with an easy to setup and simple to customize design to light your home exterior. Read more
About this project
Simple. Customizable. Safe.
Traditional holiday lighting can be extremely time-consuming. Finding the right strings for your design, searching and replacing burnt out bulbs, or dealing with that tangled mess you left yourself last year...all of that even before hanging the lights on your home.
This is where HighLight changes the lighting experience. Your Home is Your Canvas...
HighLight is a new, simple way to decorate your home with any lighting appearance that you can imagine and draw. Using the HighLightmobile application, connect to your HighLightProjector and draw your custom lighting design directly on your home in real-time. The HighLight App design canvas provides you with full drawing capabilities from simple animated chasing lights to photo-realistic images rendered on your home exterior.
Unlike your traditional holiday string lights, the HighLight Projector can be used beyond just one season of the year. Painting your house can be done for many occasions or events...create an eerie look for Halloween, go green for St. Patrick's Day, or show your team spirit with a giant logo on display.
HIGHLIGHT PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
HighLightoffers additional flexibility beyond projection. Using the HighLightString and HighLightAdapter offers additional utility with your overall design. From within the HighLightApp you can synchronize all of your devices together to create a full yard display (example: use the HighLightString to wrap around one of your trees)...become the envy of the neighborhood, but without all the hassle!
HighLight String is a fully addressable, RGB color LED light string that connects wirelessly with the HighLight mobile application. Using preset templates or create your own design, string multiple of them together to extend the reach.
HighLight Adapter helps you avoid throwing away your old lights, you can still put them to good use. Plug them into the HighLight Adapter and use them within your design (*special note: the HighLight Adapter doesn’t add functionality to these string and their utility is limited to their original manufacturer design intent "on / off / chasing / etc"…unfortunately we can’t work magic on them like we did with HighLight String).
HOW WE GOT STARTED
HighLight was founded on the combination of a love to be in the spirit for the holidays but a realization that time is precious (plus my wife hates it when I get up on the roof). Finding a weekend around Thanksgiving, with good weather, and apparently nothing else to do is not easy to find...so HighLight is made to create that experience of a professional looking lighting design, make it simple, and keep everyone safe.
HighLight devices moved past functional prototype stage and we are actively developing consumer-grade version of each device for delivery to you in early 2017...our industrial product designs will get posted in an upcoming update. It was a ton of fun iterating on the initial versions and just getting it to all work to our expectations, but we are hard at work to get this delivered to you under your expectations. That said, we want to share some pictures from our journey so far...can't wait to show you the videos.
Video of the first prototype in action...an updated video is on the way!
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Risks and challenges
As with most technology endeavors, the most critical aspect of bringing a product to market is the ability to execute. The two founders, Dan and Nate, are technologists with decades of experience incubating and managing products serving in various roles pertaining to business development, product management, system engineering, and manufacturing.
Mobile phones applications are increasingly easier to make cross-platform and real-time connectivity between the mobile application and HighLight devices remains stable via both Wifi and Bluetooth.
For the major hardware components we focused on easily sourced parts to build the proprietary design. We believe this reduces risks in the supply chain and, to further remove risk, we worked with a third-party electronics assembly company to assess the "design-to-build" issues that can be inherent in product manufacturing.
The Highlight technology is patent pending.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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