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I'm the guy behind Luke Lamp Co. and I need your help bringing my newest design to life. An LED flashlight has never been so cool.

Ladies and gentleman of Kickstarter, here it is. 

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Thanks again to everyone who's backed this project so far – I can't wait to get these lights out to ya'll.

First off allow me to confess: I am a procrastinator. Ever since kindergarten I've managed to find a way to put off anything I've had to do until the last possible moment. Elementary school and middle school and high school and college provided me with nearly seventeen more years to perfect this skill of mine.

However, now I am grown. 24 to be exact. And I have decided that this year will be the year I turn myself around and start doing what females have insisted I do since I was a wee one – prepare in advance so as not to be caught off guard with all the little things that somehow go wrong when you save things to the last second.

Anyhow you'll all be pleased to know that I have already found suppliers and placed orders for all of the pieces I'll need to get these lights finished and sent out to you sometime in April as promised. 

Also, even more importantly, I found an awesome guy named Mark who'll be running a lathe for me to expedite the drilling process of all the wood pieces. Google "metal lathe" and you'll see how sweet a tool it is. If only my kitchen wasn't already taken up by my tool chest and work bench I swear I'd eBay one of these bad boys right this second.

I'll keep you all posted with any other developments! In the meantime feel free to reach out with any questions: lukelampco@gmail.com.

Thanks again so much.

Yours truly,

Luke

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Some recent developments!

I've gotten so many great ideas sent to me via text and email so you'll notice some new rewards that came as a direct result of your feedback:

  • a new reward tier for $15 that adds a screw in steel base to your order (as seen in the photo below and video above)
  • a new reward tier of $85 that includes the flashlight and stand, just to make things easier if you haven't ordered yet
  • a new reward tier of $89 that gives you the choice of either Red, Green, or Blue color LED instead of the standard White I'll be using in the base design. This tier just includes the light itself, no stand.
  • keep those great ideas coming, this project is all about you guys so with lots of feedback it'll only get better!

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Hand carved wood and steel combine with a Streamlight LED core that lasts 60 hours (AAAA batteries included), is basically indestructible, and also happens to be waterproof.

Long story short, I make lamps. I'm the designer, janitor, customer service rep, assembly line worker, and builder behind Luke Lamp Co.  

Here's a sweet interview I was so lucky to land with Etsy: click here.

Here's what Design Sponge has to say: click here.

And Core 77: click here.

I'm a real guy with real customers all over the globe (it's still hard for me to believe) and I've been fortunate enough to get a ton of really nice feedback for other work I've done.

Anyways, in between creating new lamp designs I decided to try and come up with something a little more handheld: flashlights these days are too metal-y and too futuristic looking and too tiny and too mass manufactured for my tastes, soI wanted to come up with something more handmade and cool looking, something that had a real story behind it.

Here's where you come in. I'd like to make a limited first run of these and get them out into the world. With your support I can make this happen!

I will be keeping one day on this project through all waking hours (and some sleeping hours) over the next 30 days, so I'll try my darndest to respond to any and all questions and comments as quickly as I can.

My handy dandy iPhone is in my pocket all day long so I will reply to email (lukelampco@gmail.com) and even texts or calls (914-447-6147) super fast. Really don't hesitate to get in touch! I love hearing from folks, even if it's just someone checking to make sure this is really my cell number (it happens frequently : )) or someone letting me know that they think I should find another career ; )

Thanks so much Kickstarters! If it wasn't for your support, most of my designs would forever live in one of my tattered pocket notebooks, never to see the light of day.

And here are some of my fine art photographs to give you an idea of what you'll get at the lower reward tiers. The abstract sounding names in italics are there to make the photos seem more official ; )

"teeth"

"rest"  

"chains"

"top right"

"verticals"

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    A great big thanks for your support and I'll add you to my Luke Lamp Co. VIP list where you'll always be the first to hear about my new freebies and designs.

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    You'll get all the above plus I'll email you two high-res versions of my most popular photographs (see some examples of my work in the description) so you can print them out, share them with friends, etc.

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    This is for folks who have ordered the light or plan to: at this tier I'll add the screw-in steel base (seen in the photo and second video) with your order.

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    All the above plus I'll even mail you a real life signed and limited 5x7 print of mine that you can hang on your wall right next to the empty spot you've set aside for one of my lamps ; )

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    Now we're talking. At this tier you'll get the Do-It-Yourself flashlight kit: the handmade wood outer portion, black steel tip, and LED core (with batteries) plus instructions on how to carve it up and put it all together. Handyman skills required. Please add $10 to your pledge for US shipping, $18 for international shipping.

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    Now we're talking. At this tier you'll get the Do-It-Yourself flashlight kit: the handmade wood outer portion, black steel tip, and LED core (with batteries) plus instructions on how to carve it up and put it all together. Handyman skills required.

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    Early bird special: you get the fully complete, hand carved and hand assembled LED flashlight with batteries. Plus I plan on having some neat packaging to go along with it. For international shipping please add $10.

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    This one's for when the early bird special runs out: you get the fully complete, hand carved and hand assembled LED flashlight with batteries. Plus that neat packaging I mentioned. Please add $10 to your pledge for domestic shipping or $18 for international shipping.

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    At this tier you'll get the complete light plus the steel screw-in base seen in the photo/video! Please add $10 to your pledge for US shipping, $18 for international shipping.

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    Thanks to you guys for suggesting this tier: at this level you get the same light design but with a choice of Red, Green, or Blue LED (as opposed to the White LED shown in the videos). Please add $10 to your pledge for US shipping, $18 for international shipping.

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    The limited edition light, signed and numbered by yours truly. For international shipping please add $10.

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    At this tier you get one of my super sweet flashlights to call your own, plus a custom designed 3-bulb rope chandelier. Check out my site to see what I can do : )

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    A Kickstarter-only offering. At this tier you'll get an in-person design consultation with me: I'll travel anywhere within 4 hours of NYC and consult with you on your project, business, or design needs. Perfect if you're redesigning a restauraunt, re-branding your company, or setting up a new venture from scratch.

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