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Proof of Concept
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Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
KNBOR is an eco-friendly, healthy and affordable, all-in-one solution for any home. It is a smart ceiling lamp that integrates Wi-Fi producing with smart lighting functions.
As a smart ceiling lamp, KNBOR’s versatile brightness control will meet an entire range of lighting needs, and additional KNBOR features can help to transform any space at your will.
And it features a powerful signal convertor that is seamlessly integrated into the main board. The Power Line Communication (PLC) technology in use beats all current offerings, as it provides zero loss, faster transmission speed, lower radiation, and low power consumption.
More than just an eco-friendly, wi-fi-producing LED light, KNBOR’s integrated facts listed below can help to cut your bills to a minimum:
• Tracks the external environment and provides only the amount of lighting you need at the time.
• Using PLC technology, the power line transports both current and network signal, which further reduces network cable costs meanwhile simplifies cable layout.
The main body is built with high-quality aluminum, powder coated with a 0.8 micron layer that provides an incredibly wear-resistant surface. This coating technique is the same used for smart phones and other high quality electronics. KNBOR is designed to last up to 50,000 hours or the equivalent of 13 years.
Finally, to get all the above innovative features only a touch away on KNBOR app, at anytime, from anywhere worldwide.
• Bring Wi-Fi signal to wherever KNBOR lights up
Besides smart lighting, KNBOR has an added special function to provide your entire home or space with a strong and stable Wi-Fi connection.
PLC technology is a giant leap forward in smart home solutions. Using the latest generation of PLC technology, it only takes a simple plug to your wall socket, and an existing Ethernet port to start transmitting strong Wi-Fi signal through thick walls and floors. Multiple KNBOR lights can be applied in multiple rooms to bring Wi-Fi signal in.
KNBOR is better than conventional Wi-Fi routers for the following facts :
• It carries the source Wi-Fi signal with zero strength loss, making it more stable and more strong stronger.
• PLC technology is the easiest, most inexpensive way to network your home
• When placed in the ceiling, Wi-Fi signals travel more seamlessly without dead zones
• Truly smart
i. General smart features
a) Create perfect mood lighting around your finger touch
Personalize your space with millions of colors, using your own design or pre-set mood modes. Be your own lighting designer and choose any color. You’ll be surprised at how colors can enhance your room and mood.
b) KNBOR music-sync
A music-sync feature is fairly common on smart lights, but KNBOR goes beyond syncing lights with the beats of music. You can set up matching music styles, and before-and-after flashing colors, which adds a great vibe to any space.
c) KNBOR color-picking
We understand the subtleness of colors, so we made it possible to pick up colors from the surrounding environment and to then apply them to KNBOR lighting using the app, creating a more harmonious environment.
ii. Special cool smart features
Creating a smart home is not just about controlling lights from a smart phone. KNBOR takes its steps further with automations, deep customization, and humanizations.
a) Brightness memory
For instances when you can’t or don’t want to use your phone, we made a switch capable of memorizing your brightness choosing. The light gradually increases at the first press from 0% to 100%; press the switch at the desired brightness and KNBOR will remember the brightness level for your next use.
b) Natural waking-up light
KNBOR allows you to customize a wake-up alarm with gradually increasing, glowing lights that mimic the sun, providing a more comfortable and ideal way to match your physiological function.
c) IFTTT (If This, Then That)
Make your home truly smart with automated commands to simplify life. Configure your home device with the KNBOR app, and start writing any “if this, then that” logic. Make your home truly smart with automated commands to simplify life.
ALL KNBOR lamps will have this feature if we meet the $100K stretch goal.
d) Dynamic lighting
KNBOR will auto-adjust to maintain the optimal level of pre-set indoor brightness as light changes throughout the day. By following the natural pattern of daylight, this keeps your circadian rhythms in balance, helping you be more productive and feel happier and healthier.
ALL KNBOR lamps will have this feature if we meet the $200K stretch goal.
e) Video color syncing
When you playing a video or watching a movie where a KNBOR is installed, KNBOR will sync its colors with the colors reflected from the scenes. It will blow your mind!
All KNBOR lights will have this cool feature if we meet the $400K stretch goal.
• Additional cool features
a) Customized lamp cover
Get creative, and paint the magnetic lamp cover with a customized pattern. It's one of the rewards available for selection with your KNBOR light.
b) KNBOR APP resources and social share
All of the above fun features are easily enabled with a quick touch of the screen using the KNBOR app, at any time, and from anywhere. KNBOR will come with 4 pre-set lighting themes: reading, relaxation, party, and sleep. You can customize these pre-sets, and save your own themes using the built-in app tools.
You can share your customized themes to the world or with a friend using social media; and for extra fun, you can authorize a friend to control your light remotely.
Why we choose LED Panel and what makes it special?
KNBOR chose LED Panels given its excellent performances and features in flick-free, even light distribution, high CRI (>90), which provides the best natural color display, and UGR<19, which provides a comfortable, non-glare lighting environment.
Flickering harmfulness: easy to cause myopia, headache, migraine etc..
UGR harmfulness: easy to casue eyestrain, long time under high UGR environment will cause irreversible damage to eyesight.
KNBOR’s unique integration of LED lighting and PLC technology eliminates radiation generated by traditional lights and routers. As your main lighting source, KNBOR protects your vision with flick-free lighting, natural color rendering (90+ color rendering index) and even light distribution using a 3D-printed panel surface. In addition, its easy app control allows you to dim the device to preferred brightness so that it could be used as a backlight when watching TV or movies, thus reducing eyestrain.
What's for rewards?
The stretch goals plan
How does KNBOR lamps work?
It only takes three easy steps to install your KNBOR. No pros needed. Uninstall your current lamp, fix the KNBOR magnetic base to your ceiling, and move the KNBOR lamp closer to the base. It will go into place automatically. (Steps: 1. Mounting of roof plate 2. Connecting wires 3. Hanging and finish the installation)
You can download the KNBOR app from the Apple store or Google Play for free (or we will release it in XX months). Launch the app on your smartphone or tablet, and connect it to your existing KNBOR hotspot under the network option setting. Done! You are ready to go!
If you are a member of the press and need more resources, please download our press kit or reach us at www.knbor.com
If you would like to work with us to distribute KNBOR around the world after we successfully finish this Kickstarter campaign, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
802.11ac：It is the latest Wi-Fi standard that provides Gigabit Wireless speeds for the first time. It is also referred to as fifth-generation (5G) Wi-Fi. It’s about 4x faster than the currently prevalent 802.11n standard. It is still 100% backwards compatible with older 11a/b/g/n devices. So all your existing Wi-Fi enabled devices will still work with KNBOR.
CRI (Color Rendering Index)：is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. CRI is generally scaled from 0 to 100, with 100 representing the reference light emitted by a blackbody radiator, and with differences in CRI values of less than five points not being significant. A CRI of 70+ is required for a good work environment, while 90+ is suggested for professional image editing.
Risks and challenges
We have been working for around one year on KNBOR and developed the key parts with a team of dedicated experts. We will continue to refine our hardware and technology on an ongoing basis and deliver the product 100% as promised. However, there may be some challenges:
• Software Development
The firmware and app are developed, but we will improve them better before we ship KNBOR to backers. Software development can be tricky at times and take longer than expected. We have extensive experience in software development and are certain that we can develop all the features that are necessary to make KNBOR an amazing lamp.
As required, we need to comply with CE, FCC and other certification requirements to sell KNBOR in Europe, North America and other selected countries. This process can potentially require more time than expected considering its complexity. However, with experts on our team, we will do our best to meet the timeline.
Support us, and let’s make it happen!