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Have a more relaxed and better sleep as well as a feeling of wellbeing in everyday situations. The scent of Austrian stone pine wood ("Zirbenholz") combined with the calming warm amber-colored shine and the handmade luxurious shapes created with finest Austrian craftsmanship make bernstein.wald lamps a unique eyecatcher for every home.

The aromatically smelling Pinus cembra ("Zirbenholz") wood has been popular within the Alpine region of Europe since centuries. A scientific study of Joanneum Research in 2003 has shown that exposure to Austrian Stone Pine (Pinus Cembra, also known as Swiss Stone Pine or Zirbenholz) may improve sleep by saving up to 3,500 heart beats per night making nights more restful and restorative. The aromatic wood is said to be anti-bacterial as well.

Austrian Stone Pine typically grows at 1,800 metres to 2,300 metres in the alps. They can reach an age between 500 and 1000 years.

  • sleep better and wake up more relaxed
  • reduces heart frequency about 3500 beats per night
  • preserves body and circulatory system
  • prevents children from anxiety at night
  • better room feeling due to its subtle natural scent
  • easy installation on hanging lamps
  • three-step touch sensor on table lamps
  • low power consumption due to newest LED technology
  • energy efficient: just 6-10 kWh/1000h
  • includes free LED Bulb up to 25,000 Hours Lifetime
  • handmade product manufactured in Tyrol/Austria
  • luxurious looks, stylish shapes

Due to the thin shape of the lamps, they shine from fiery log orange to red and golden when tey are switched on. This reminds one of amber, hence the name “bernstein”, the German translation of amber, while “wald” means woods. - bernstein.wald

The founders of bernstein.wald are 3 friends in their late 20s / early 30s. Manuel Mair, graphics artist and marketing expert, came up with the idea and designs. Then came brothers Martin and Andy Strasser, have been some of the finest craftsmen for years. Using their family’s decade-long experience with stone pine wood, they developed prototypes that combine health enhancing properties with design and functionality into a product-series of healthy wooden ambient LED lights.

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Aside from the health aspect, bernstein.wald lamps are made from 4mm thin end grain. Austrian Stone Pine typically grows at altitudes of 1,800 to 2,300 meters above sea level. Another benefit of using only 4mm thickness, apart from the ability to shine and glow like amber is that there is very little material used, making bernstein.wald lamps a very environmentally friendly product.

The product will be produced in Tyrol, Austria, Europe, while the electronic parts will be supplied by Grundig and Kingso. All lamps come with a high quality LED bulb by Osram with 40W (6W LED) or 60W (9W LED) which have an energy efficiency of 6-10 kWh/1000h while the bulbs have a life-span of up to 15,000-25,0000 hours.

the lamps have a certified registered community design (EUIPO)

Risks and challenges

With the pledges we want to upgrade the necessary machines and tools to be able to produce more lamps in less time. We are already capable of producing a certain amount of lamps within a certain amount of time in high quality. The products are, of course, not yet available on the market but we have clearly done all the necessary calculations and with the upgrades we will be able to push our craftsmanship to a new level to bring bernstein.wald lamps into your homes even faster at the same level of quality.

The lamps have passed the prototyping phase and stress tests and are ready to go. The Community Design is registered and delivery could currently even start in November 2017 for the very first backers.

With all the handling of pledges/backers and mentioned upgrades we believe that we will be able to start shipping bernstein.wald lamps to our first supporters in December 2017.

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