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Our Kickstarter was a success! Yes! You can still pre-order LuDelas and received them by 2018 Holiday Season! Just click the link below to join us!
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LuDela: Tech-Enabled Candlelight Fixtures on a Mission

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LuDela Perfect is the world’s first real-flame scent-on-demand decorative candlelight fixture featuring wireless remote control ignition, extinguish, timers and extensive safety features. You can now create instant ambiance with beautiful accent decor in any room with a few touches of a button while enjoying increased peace of mind and relaxation.  Best of all, at a cost of just 25 cents per hour LuDela Perfect is a fantastic value well worth the initial one-time candlelight fixture investment. 

On top of the great value, every time you enjoy Better Light with LuDela you'll feel the warmth and joy of delivering Better Lives to those less fortunate as LuDela delivers a book for every candle product sold to bring libraries to underserved communities. Thanks for checking us out and supporting the Better Light, Better Lives vision by backing and sharing the LuDela project!

 See What LuDela Can Do In 10 Seconds:

       

Enjoy Instant Ambiance and ignite multiple real-flame candles with our wall-mountable remote control. Quickly extinguish your candles with a touch of a button. No more need for lighters. The battery life of the candle and remote can both last anywhere from 6-9 months based on usage.

Have peace of mind while enjoying your candlelight experiences knowing that LuDela Perfect's Tilt-Extinguish technology will extinguish the flame if the candle accidentally tilts or falls. Built with kids and pets in mind, the LuDela Perfect will self-extinguish thanks to an internal gyroscope.

Increase safety and serenity with timed burns. Set a timer on the LuDela Perfect to blow out its flame when you want.

Have your candles match your holiday decorations. Instantly and affordably change the color and texture of your LuDela candle to suit the season with our swappable outer shells.

LuDela Perfect is the world’s first scented candle that allows you to choose the exact fragrance you want, when you want it, regardless of the color of your candle. Just pop in one of LuDela’s patented SunScent Fragrance Rings to enjoy months of beautiful aromas designed by global leaders in home fragrance.

We're excited to bring 6 scent options with our Kickstarter Campaign. Hot Apple Cider - our Staff Pick will be the first available to ship with fulfillment in November! After the campaign, additional SunScent rings will be available through LuDela's website, or through surveys at the end of our campaign. Check out our Add-Ons section to take advantage of Kickstarter-exclusive pricing!

Unlike traditional pillar candles where the flame disappears into a dim tunnel, LuDela Perfect’s flame burns as bright and beautiful as a brand new pillar candle, day after day after day. Celebrate!

Finally, a luxury decorative pillar you can use every day without worrying about it melting, deforming and losing its beautiful accent décor. LuDela Perfect looks and burns like a new candle every day. 

Enjoy perfect candlelight instantly without the wax mess or wick hassles. No more worries about wax on your dining room tables or mantles. No more digging through the wax to pull the wick out. And no more flipping the candle upside down to light it. In fact, no lighters or matches needed!

Our simple, hassle-free refills deliver over 20 hours of odor- and soot-free candlelight. And at only $5 per refill they cost a fraction of what many luxury candles cost to burn.

Every time you use or give LuDela products as a gift you are illuminating the minds of those less fortunate. For every candle product sold LuDela donates a book to bring libraries to undeserved communities around the world, staring in Uganda next February, with our first charity partner Books for Africa. So you’re not just enjoying better light, you’re creating better lives by delivering the empowering gift of literacy to those in need.

The LuDela story began in Uganda, where founder Jamie Bianchini was riding his tandem bicycle with a Ugandan friend named Innocent. Innocent shared his dream with Jamie to start a school for AIDS orphans and those in need. Innocent’s community lacked access to books and opportunities to receive a fundamental education. Jamie promised to do everything he could to help make Innocent's dream for his people a reality.

Later, in Burkina Faso, Jamie spent the night at a rustic guesthouse where he was given a candle as a light source. He accidentally fell asleep with the candle burning and woke up to a room filled with thick smoke from a candle fire. Luckily, he was able to put the fire out with his boxer shorts and nobody was hurt.

As he rode his bike onwards the next day the inspiration for the LuDela Perfect came to him. After helping Innocent realize his dream for the Good Hope School in Uganda, Jamie was inspired to use the patented LuDela innovation as a vehicle to illuminate the minds of more children around the world by giving the empowering gift of literacy through the purchases of LuDela candle products. This is Better Light, Better Lives. Join us!

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Jamie is a life-long entrepreneur and award winning graduate from the USC Entrepreneur Program. He’s started and exited several traditional businesses but is best known for co-founding the the world’s first intercultural cycling expedition though 81 countries called Peace Pedalers. It was on this journey where he invented LuDela Perfect and his passion for social impact business ventures was spawned, leading to the Better Light, Better Lives literacy and education movement as the foundaon of the LuDela brand.

Kathy is a 35 year veteran in the candle industry and is currently the President of the National Candle Association and the CEO of Renegade Candle Company. She was Senior Buyer at Walt Disney, where she worked with world-class artists to create new product lines, brands and forms for the US and European parks. With The Limited as Director of R&D, she created merchandise for Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, working directly with top scientists and traveled worldwide to develop and source. As GMM of Illuminations she oversaw the teams responsible for store and catalog assortment and visual display. To augment her capabilities and understanding of product and brand development end-to-end, Kathy moved into manufacturing with Illuminations, Candle-lite, Nature’s Finest Candles and Fragrant Passage. In positions including GM, she had direct responsibility for areas that included marketing, product pricing, overhead control, R&D, scale-up, production scheduling and QA. Kathy is presently the CEO of Renegade Candle Company.

Kelly has been a part of several entrepreneurial ventures over the past 20 years across industries including corporate services, fashion, biotech and health tech. She has a background in finance and operations including venture capital and mergers and acquisitions; economic impact; international strategy; change management and organizational development. She has a passion for social impact and has been deeply involved in the social impact sphere for the past fifteen years.

Neal has spent over 30 years in the world of professional design and branding. He has worked with just about every medium imageable, for clients ranging from mom and pop start ups to fortune 500 companies like Intel, HP, and Roku. He designs, consults, and creative directs, often as an independent contractor. He has worked for many companies over the years, most recently spending several years as a design director at one of the bay areas top branding firms, Liquid Agency.

Andrew brings over 20+ years of mechanical engineering expertise working with names like with Tesla, Smith & Wesson and more. Andrew's incredibly creative mind relentlessly created 17 versions of the LuDela Perfect bringing innovation, passion and tough problem solving to the table that never ceased to amazing the LuDela team

 
   

Risks and challenges

Despite the fact that we’ve spent over three years in deep R&D, attracted a world class team, made six trips to China to secure top manufacturing partners and have tooling already completed risks and challenges remain.

The risks described below are possible in any ambitious technological project that aims to achieve industrial production, especially innovating in the real flame candle space. Here are some risks and challenges we may face:

Risks related to suppliers: Although our core contract manufacturing partner has 30+ years experience there is a chance that part or component deliveries are delayed. Given the campaign schedule and its unknown outcome, it is impossible to determine the number of components required far in advance and establish delivery dates for timely production: some components may be out of stock and require weeks to become available again.

ASTM Testing Failure: We are the first company in the world to create a technology-enabled real flame candle and the required testing standards are not well established. Although we have received positive early feedback on our design there may be delays if unexpected standards are given for us to pass.

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    Super Early Bird | LuDela Starter Set

    Enjoy $51 off of our MSRP ($129) and FREE shipping.
    The LuDela Starter Set includes:

    Includes:
    • Candle Device
    • Candle Refills
    • SunScent Ring
    • Remote + Wall Mount
    • Charging Cable
    • Luxury Gift Box
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    Super Early Bird | LuDela Duo

    Create your own sanctuary and enjoy $110 off of our MSRP ($258) with the LuDela Duo pack:

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    • Candle Refills
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    • Charging Cable
    • Luxury Gift Box
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    Create your own sanctuary and enjoy $110 off of our MSRP ($258) with the LuDela Duo pack:

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    • Candle Refills
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    • Remote + Wall Mount
    • Charging Cable
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    Super Early Bird | LuDela Illuminate

    Light up any room with 5 of our Perfect Candles. You'll receive $277 off of our MSRP ($645) with the LuDela Illuminate pack:

    Includes:
    • Candle Device
    • 10× Candle Refills
    • SunScent Ring
    • Remote + Wall Mount
    • Charging Cable
    • Luxury Gift Box
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    Super Early Bird | LuDela 10 Pack

    Enjoy candle light throughout your entire home. You'll receive $582 off of our MSRP ($1290) with the LuDela 10 pack:

    Includes:
    • 10× Candle Device
    • 20× Candle Refills
    • 10× SunScent Ring
    • 10× Remote + Wall Mount
    • 10× Charging Cable
    • 10× Luxury Gift Box
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    Africa Explorer Package

    Enjoy the Illuminate package (5 LuDela Gift boxes) and join founder Jamie Bianchini on a once in a lifetime excursion to deliver books through our partner Books for Africa along with:

    - Round Trip Airfare from JFK or Brussels
    - 7 Nights all inclusive at Lake Bunyonyi Eco REsort
    - 1-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari
    - Celebrations at Good Hope School
    - All Transfers

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