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Transform living space or everyday object into interactive & playful focal points using LED light and incredible sensors in your phone.
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Your smartphone is a powerful hub with various input sensors. XKchrome utilizes them all to interact with light like never before. Far from another "remote control" style LED, we built XKchrome to "play with light" using the camera, microphone, accelerometer, music and more. With a versatile design and your wildest imagination, XKchrome helps you turn everyday object or living space into stunning focal point.

Advanced Music Sync Feature

Throw a weekend party and watch XKchrome instantly turn the living room into a dance floor. You can select up to 10 colors to create unique themes and map them to your downloaded songs or sound picked up by the microphone. 

To maximize the visual effect, our adaptive algorithm dynamically adjusts the volume sensitivity. No matter if it's a country song or hard rock, just lay back and enjoy the full spectrum you defined for your favorite song. 

 

Catch Colors from the Real World

Like the new lip color your girlfriend is wearing? Use the app to capture its color as ambient light for a romantic night. The captured color is optimized and transferred to the XKchrome lights in realtime and can be locked with the click of a button. 

 

Multi Zone Control

Each controller has two zones that can be controlled independently or together. You can even turn one zone off and leave the other to do its magic. With XKchrome, you essentially own two systems with one light set.  

 

Beautiful Presets & Intuitive DIY Function

 

No matter if it's a starry summer night or joyful Christmas Eve, XKchrome always has the theme that suits your mood. Each theme consists of the following elements that can be fully customized:

  • Up to 10 colors
  • Changing pattern
  • Brightness
  • Changing speed
  • Theme nam

User-friendly design is at the core of what XKchrome represents. Changes in the App are instantly translated to the LED lights when user is crafting a theme.

 

Change Light with Speed or Acceleration

 

XKchrome can sync light color and brightness to speed detected via GPS or movement through the accelerometer. Wanna make a one of the kind "light" halloween costume? Or secure the phone to your arm and sync ambient light as you dance? XKchrome can helps you achieve them all with the ease of a few clicks.

 

Control Multiple Controllers Simultaneously

Whether you use a 2-controller set or a crazy setup of 10, we've made it easy to link them all to the same app via Bluetooth. You can control each unit individually or group them to function as one. Each controller can handle up to 72watt incredible power (or roughly 45ft of lights),

 

 

Unlike most smart LED lights that use generic bulbs or strips, we know that versatile and reliable hardware design is just as important as software. The moment you start mounting XKchrome lights, you will realize how much thoughts we have put into designing these features:

  • Integrated plug design: A minimalist plug is built into each end of the light, which eliminates excessive wire exposure and forms one continuous light when multiple lights are connected directly. 
  • Low profile: The light is only 5/32in (4mm) thin and light weight, which can be easily mounted using zip ties or the provided 3M foam tapes. 
  • Premium materials: From LED chips to enclosure, each component is put through intensive testing and is the result of several generations of improvements.

 

 

 

 

Each light piece comes with one 36" extension wire and mounting adhesive pad. We love both types of lights so much that we have to leave it to you to decide which best suits your projects. Keep in mind that you can pledge additional lights and both types of lights can be used in combination. 

 

 

Our hardware is built to be weatherproof, so why not add this optional 8pc AA battery holder to go above and beyond home/interior. How about a TRON bike? An App controlled light saber? We would love to see what you come up with using XKchrome.

To learn more about upgrade components, please check the rewards section.

 

Safety Certification

Quality matters. XKchrome system has passed the following safety tests and obtained formal certificates:

  • FCC
  • CE
  • RoHS
  • TELEC

 

 

 

 

XKchrome can transform any setting into a stunning focal point. Take a look around and let your imagination run wild. The light-weight modular lights can be mounted virtually anywhere.

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

Optional Upgrade Rewards

XKchrome is designed to be modular and upgradable. We offer three add-on components as shown below for backers who are enthusiastic about tailor-making their kits bigger and brighter. To pledge, simply add dollar amount based on below info to your pledged value and message us about what you want to add and its quantity. 

Each controller has two output channels. Each channel can handle up to 36w power. Altogether the controller can handle up to 45ft of light. If your original pledged kit includes 12w or 24w power adapters and the amount of lights you add exceeds the limit, we will automatically upgrade your power adapter to 72w for free.

Tech Specs

  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Controller max output: 36w per channel, 2 independent channels
  • 12" rigid tube power: 1.8w
  • 36" flexible strip power: 4.8w

Customer Service

If you have any question before or after the pledge, please feel free to contact us via: 217-952-7027 (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm) or XK@XKGLOW.com. Our specialized product gurus would love to help you out. 

30-Day Guarantee + 1-Year Warranty

XKGLOW fully stands behind our products and offers a hassle-free 30-day money back guarantee and a 1-year warranty. For more info please visit our Replace & Return info.

Estimated Delivery & Shipping

Shipping is expected to start in Dec 2016. Pledges within United Stated will receive free shipping delivered by USPS or Fedex. International shipments will be sent via US Postal Service. Tracking number will be emailed once the package is sent. We expect the entire shipping process to be complete within 1-1.5 months. 

 

XKGLOW was founded in a humble apartment in Univ. of Illinois in 2009 by its cofounders Eric and Dan. In the early stage of the smartphone era, we spotted the trend of app controlled hardware and started developing the first generation app-enabled LED lighting system in 2010. Being automotive enthusiasts, we had decided to introduce this concept into the car/motorcycle customization lighting market. 6 years and 3 generations of products later, XKGLOW has made its name in the industry and it's still rapidly advancing.

In 2015, we successfully completed our first Kickstarter campaign XKchrome for automotive. One thing we found interesting is that a lot of backers used XKchrome lighting not only for cars or motorcycles, but also in their homes, shops and various creative projects. Soon we set off for a wide range of new light designs that are more suitable for home applications and everyday live. In the past 10 months, we have also published 3 major app updates with more cool features such as Motion Sync and Speed Sync.

The XKchrome lighting system you pledge will constantly evolve and you will continuously receive new features updated to your app for free. We are also developing several more compatible light fixtures that can be added into your system in the future.

Special Thanks to:

  • Scott, Andy, Bryan and Derek. We wouldn't have gotten this far without your dedication. 
  • Our dearest family and friends. 
  • Casey and John. Thank you for making a great video.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

With years of experience in product design and manufacturing management, we know that the mass production and quality control is a complex undertaking. That’s why we come prepared and have already finished all the app design and light tooling and pre-production preparations. This allows us to focus on the controller & light production and quality control to make sure it meets the highest standard once the campaign ends.

We know that it will be Christmas season when we start to ship and this would become a great gift for your loved ones. We will work tirelessly to ship out these products as early as possible so we can get as many kits delivered before Christmas as possible.

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    EARLY BIRD - 4pc 12" Rigid Tube Kit

    1x XKchrome Bluetooth Controller.
    4x 12in Rigid Tube Tubes & Extension Wires.
    1x 12W Power Adapter.
    Retail: $125

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    4pc 12" Rigid Tube Kit

    1x XKchrome Bluetooth Controller.
    4x 12in Rigid Tube Tubes & Extension Wires.
    1x 12W Power Adapter.
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    XL 8pc 12" Rigid Tube Kit

    1x XKchrome Bluetooth Controller.
    8x 12in Rigid Tube Tubes & Extension Wires.
    1x 24W Power Adapter.
    Retail: $170

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    4pc 36" Flexible Strip Kit

    1x XKchrome Bluetooth Controller.
    4x 36in Flexible & Extension Wires.
    1x 72W Power Adapter.
    Retail: $200

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    XL 8pc 36" Flexible Strip Kit

    1x XKchrome Bluetooth Controller.
    8x 36in Flexible Strips & Extension Wires.
    1x 72W Power Adapter.
    Retail: $290

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    XL 8pc 36" Flexible Strip Kit

    1x XKchrome Bluetooth Controller.
    8x 36in Flexible Strips & Extension Wires.
    1x 72W Power Adapter.
    Retail: $290

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