For more than a century people have been using neon signs to draw attention, to make a statement, to create impact. Now you can express yourself in the same impactful way, but with a durable, changeable, and portable product. And in 3 new colors!
SpellBrite is a revolutionary click-together LED Signage System that has the striking, bright look of neon without the dangers and risks inherent with glass neon construction. Because SpellBrite’s 44 letters, numbers and characters are interchangeable, you can make any ultra-bright message you want and change it any time.
Until now, SpellBrite has been only available in red. But with a successful Kickstarter campaign, you will have three new colors choices: SpellBrite Blue, SpellBrite White and SpellBrite Green!
Is SpellBrite for Business or for Fun?
We originally developed SpellBrite for business owners. It's a very impactful and affordable tool for generating additional sales and testing messages, promotions, and price specials to find which resonate most with your customers – i.e. which bring in the most sales. Business owners love SpellBrite and many have told us that their SpellBrite signs paid for themselves in a matter of weeks.
But we also saw a lot of customers buying SpellBrite for personal use or to give as gifts. So we emphasized the “fun” application in our Kickstarter video.
Use SpellBrite for business or for fun or for both - the choice is yours. As shown in the two collages below, SpellBrite is a wonderful, high-quality product that offers tremendous flexibility.
SpellBrite for Business:
SpellBrite for Fun:
The Kickstarter Project
Until now, SpellBrite has only been available in red. Many people have asked us to add new colors and through market surveys we learned that most customers would like us to add blue, white, and green.
It is not cheap to develop new colors or invest in inventory of all those letters, numbers and special characters. (We know…sniff, sniff, poor us… :p) But then we had an idea – let’s see how serious folks are about wanting new colors. We’ll create a Kickstarter campaign and, as a reward, offer the new SpellBrite Colors at a steep discount to the everyday price. If the campaign falls flat, folks are not serious enough. If the demand is strong, here comes SpellBrite Blue, SpellBrite White, and SpellBrite Green!
And we made it easy for the folks that support the campaign – pledge for a sign or sign kit, but don’t worry about the color yet. After the successful campaign, tell us which color you want: blue, white, green, or a combination.
Exclusive Rewards for Kickstarter Pledgers
If you want a Blue, White or Green SpellBrite sign or sign kit, you'll definitely want to get it through this Kickstarter campaign. SpellBrite will never be priced this low again and Kickstarter backers get the new colors before anyone else. So grab this incredible deal while it's here. It goes away on May 31.
How Many Signs and Sign Kits Can One Person Get?
As many as you want! Kickstarter allows you to select only one reward; if you want multiple signs and/or sign kits, there are 2 ways to do this:
- If you want multiple items of the same reward and no other rewards, select that reward, multiply the unit price by the number you want and enter that amount as your pledge. e.g. Say you want 5 signs that say [HEY THERE!]. That is a 10 character sign (space counts as character), 5 x $183 = $915. Select the 10 character sign reward and change the pledge amount from $183 to $915 and pledge. Then send us a message to tell us what you ordered.
- If you want multiple items that are in different reward categories, total the pledge amounts, select the first reward titled “MULTIPLE SIGNS / SIGN KITS - 1ST DAY” and enter the total cost. Then send us a message to tell us what your ordered. e.g. Say you want a 5 character sign, a 10 character sign, and a One Color Starter Kit. $118 + $183 + $600 = $901. Select the first reward titled “MULTIPLE SIGNS / SIGN KITS - 1ST DAY,” change the pledge amount from $1 to $901, and pledge. Then send us a message to tell us what you ordered.
There is no charge for shipping rewards to the U.S. For shipments outside the U.S., please add the shipping amounts that are assigned to the rewards you want. (To allow flexibility for a variety of sign/sign kit selections, this award has no shipping amount assigned to it.)
What if I Want My Sign on Multiple Rows?
Easy peasy. For components to make your selection a two row sign just add $19.20 to your pledge amount, or for a three row sign add $38.40. The total number of characters will be that listed for that reward. So say I wanted a one row sign that says [EASY PEASY]. That would be a total of 10 characters (don’t forget to count the space) so I would pledge for the 10 character sign. But if I wanted a sign that says [EASY] on the first row and [PEASY] on a second row, I would select the 9 character sign (there’s no longer a space) and add $19.20 to that pledge amount. Easy peasy.
What do I get in a sign kit?
One Color Starter Kit: 3 ea: E, End Cap Kit; 2 ea: A, H, I, N, O, R, S, T, 3 Amp power supply, 2’ jumper cable, space; 1 ea: B, C, D, F, G, J, K, L, M, P, Q, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, apostrophe, !, battery pack, center support kit, hang tab kit.
One Color Mega Kit: 6 ea: E, space, End Cap Kit; 5 ea: A, I, T, 2’ jumper cable; 4 ea: D, H, N, O, R, S; 2 ea: B, C, F, G, J, K, L, M, P, Q, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, !, hyphen, apostrophe, period, 3 Amp power supply, 10’ DC power extension cord, battery pack, center support kit, hang tab kit; 1 ea: &, 1 Amp power supply, remote on/off kit.
The Three Color Starter Kit and Three Color Mega Kit have 3 times each item in the One Color Starter Kit and One Color Mega Kit, respectively.
You have the flexibility to purchase some additional characters to supplement a kit purchase. See the reward selection for specifics. Also, within a kit, you can swap any letters A-Z for any other letters, numbers, special characters or end cap kits.
Each sign row requires one End Cap Kit. The End Cap Kit controls the power and animation for that sign row. If you have a three row sign, you will use three End Cap Kits - one for each sign row.
Can I mix and match the new colors?
Sure. You can order a sign that is a mix of Blue, White and/or Green SpellBrite. (Red SpellBrite is already available at www.SpellBrite.com so it is not available through this campaign. But all colors, Red, Blue, White and Green, will click-together and will work together.) Though the kit names start with "One Color..." and "Three Color..." we'll let you mix colors for the sign kits.
When do I tell you what characters and colors I want?
After the campaign ends - if you can't make up your mind on colors, you don't need to decide right now.
If you have questions about the rewards or anything else, email us at info@SpellBrite.com. Begin the subject line with "Kickstarter."
The SpellBrite Quality
Everything about SpellBrite – the design, the components, the manufacturing process – was chosen so that you get a very high quality product at an affordable price (the price after Kickstarter is affordable; the price here is a steal!).
SpellBrite letters, numbers and special characters are illuminated with ultra-bright LEDs so your message is sure to be seen. Characters are housed in impact-resistant ABS and acrylic for durability.
All characters are 6 ¼” tall and 1 ½” deep and have a uniform connection system so that all letters are structurally interchangeable. The width of your sign depends upon the specific message because each character has a different width. The height of the overall sign depends on how many sign rows you have and the spacing in between rows. We typically have 2.5” between rows so a 2 row sign will be 15” tall.
SpellBrite Sign Builder
Each SpellBrite color will have 44 available letters, numbers and special characters.
Pop Quiz: Why do the blue and green letters above look white with a colored glow?
Answer: When not dimmed, SpellBrite is so d@mn bright that color gets blown out in in cameras and video. You've seen this in the main video. In fact, for most of the video we had to dim the SpellBrite signs down four or five levels so it would not blow out the video. As you may expect, full brightness screams in person!
SpellBrite Letters, Numbers and Special Characters:
Letters Offered: A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z
Numbers Offered: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
8 Special Characters Offered: space, dollar sign, period, percent sign, apostrophe, ampersand, hyphen, and exclamation point
(Note: that is a “space” character between the 3 and the 4 and between the 6 and 7. Like the other special characters, if using a “space” in your sign, please include this in your character count.)
Flashing, Pulsing & Dimming
With a push of a button you can draw even more attention to your SpellBrite sign. Every SpellBrite sign row has 8 animations: 3 speeds of pulsing, 3 speeds of flashing, 1 speed of mini-pulse, and static – just push the animation button to cycle through the shows.
You can also control the brightness level of your sign from a range of screaming bright to nightlight dim. As you click the brightness button the LEDs will progressively dim until the sixth push when the LEDs cycle back to the brightest level.
The animation and dimming features work together. Want the sign to pulse when nightlight dim? No problem, just put it on the desired animation and brightness settings.
Best of all, SpellBrite remembers your brightness and animation settings. If the power goes out, when it comes back on, your SpellBrite sign will power the LEDs just as it was before it lost power.
How To Display Your SpellBrite Sign
You have the flexibility to display your sign how you want:
- Mount it to a wall
- Hang it from chains
- Place it on a flat surface
- Hold it in your hands (We've held signs powered with the battery pack which we put in our pocket!)
Customers that put the sign in their window typically hang it with chains. (A set of hooks and chains is included with every sign row in the End Cap Kit.) The bottom and back of a SpellBrite sign are flat and have no control or cord components, these are on the side of the left end cap. This allows you to mount your sign to a wall or rest it on a flat surface.
Since SpellBrite is durable, you don’t have the breakage concerns in handling or displaying the sign that you would with neon. To make this point at trade shows, we "accidentally" drop a SpellBrite sign on the floor. We do not recommend that customers do this; eventually it will break. But until then, we'll keep dropping it to prove our point!
SpellBrite is Very Portable
In optimizing the design of SpellBrite, we created a very lightweight, durable sign. Each letter weighs roughly 1/4 of a pound. At least one wall plug power supply comes with each reward, but you also get a battery pack power supply that is the size of a small iPhone. You can bring your sign where you want and not worry about whether there will be electrical outlets readily available.
Wall Plug Power Supply
While the flexibility of the battery pack is great, it is often most convenient to rely on a wall plug power supply. At least one is included for every reward. It accepts input power of 100-240V~50/60Hz 1.2A.
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Risks and challenges
Nothing to worry about here. OK, that’s never quite the case; there’s almost always something. Since we already have a successful product, SpellBrite Red, there is less risk than many Kickstarter campaigns for products. We need to finalize the engineering plans and manufacturer the product, These two stages always entail some timing risk. As far as making a high quality SpellBrite product that you will love, we've got that down.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter