Dodecado is a building block of light that allows you to design your own sculptures. NEW CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PLEDGE Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 25, 2013.
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What they are saying about Dodecado...
Jenn Choi, Toys Are Tools, at Maker Faire NY 2013:
Dodecado Fusion! You are the light of my dreams! Can you imagine taking one of these Dodecahedrons and just walking away with it... It's so beautiful!
"We always welcome innovative new ideas to the LED market, and the design of this product perfectly demonstrates how easily LED technology can be joined with innovative designs and creativity from start-up companies like Dodecado. The use of LED bulbs to create different colour combinations and shapes is a great idea, and one which deserves support from prospective customers."
What is Dodecado?
Dodecado is an illuminated dodecahedron whose magnetic properties allow you to stick it onto any side of another Dodecado or any other magnetic surface. Each pentagonal side of the Dodecado allows for versatility and flexibility when fashioning your light sculpture. Your creation can then be used to light up any living space, study space, or areas of darkness that need to be lit.
What can I do with it?
It can be used for decorative purposes in any living space. Its high light intensity allows it to be used also as a functional desk lamp. Dodecado also comes with a rechargeable battery-powered option - DodecadoPlus, which can be used as a single unit or as part of a mounted sculpture of Dodecados. It can be used independently of the PowerDeck as a portable unit for outdoor activities, and in case of emergency, power outage, etc. Each PowerDeck can support up to 8 Dodecados at a time. Additional PowerDecks can support additional sets of Dodecados.
Some examples of what you can do with DodecadoPlus:
What makes Dodecado stand out?
Dodecado is a revolutionary product that combines functionality and design with your creativity. Your space, light it up the way you wish, and remodel as often as you like. Dodecado’s unique construction uses diffusive material that emits uniform light as you build it. Its magnetic design gives you the freedom to stick it onto any face of your sculpture or any other magnetic surface leading to unlimited possibilities. The LED component of the light is eco-friendly as it consumes less energy compared to traditional lighting sources. The adaptability of Dodecado differentiates it from traditional LED lamps in that the rechargeable unit can be used as a portable light source.
What are the building blocks?
Dodecado - basic building block that lights up as you place it on a PowerDeck or on a light sculpture.
DodecadoFusion - basic building block with 2 different colored LEDs that lights up as you place it on a PowerDeck or on a light sculpture.
DodecadoPlus - basic building block with a built-in rechargeable battery. It can be lit independent of PowerDeck once charged.
PowerDeck - power supply for Dodecado and DodecadoPlus, with wall plug.
Color combinations: 15 different combinations
Battery Operational Time: 2.5 hours (independent of any power source)
Rechargeable: Either from PowerDeck or other Dodecado that is connected to it
Universal input: 110-240VAC
Available in: North American & European wall plugs
Here are the various LED color options available for Dodecado and Dodecado Plus. For the Dodecado Fusion, you can choose any combination of 2 from these 6 colors.
Let's get creative!
Our Green Commitment
Environment-Friendly Features of Dodecado
The LED lights within each Dodecado are environment-friendly and sustainable due to their superior efficiency in emitting high intensity light with minimal electrical input as compared to traditional light bulbs. The lighting and circuitry are constructed free of mercury and lead, which are known to be toxic to the environment. The average lifetime for an LED light is known to last beyond 50,000 hours. LEDs are also known to produce much less waste than traditional light bulbs.
*Note: Beyond the 50,000 hours of lighting use (which would last you 5 years if you had it lit 24 hours a day, every day of the year - or 22 years if you had it lit for 6 hours a day), the Dodecado would still be a functional light source, although a bit dimmer (perfect for ambience). In comparison to traditional lamps that last only as long as the bulb, which is 2500 hours (or about a year if you had it lit for 6 hours a day) upon which the bulb will stop emitting light altogether.
This greatly reduces the amount of lighting equipment that reach the landfill, further reinforcing our commitment to the Earth as an eco-friendly product.
Each Dodecado is individually packaged with recycled material that is designed to be re-used as a pencil holder and as a coaster. Our philosophy of reducing waste through recycling as part of Our Green Commitment can be seen in our packaging as it now receives a second life.
The journey of Dodecado:
Product Development Plan
December - Send out first shipment of Dodecados
Our Specially Handcrafted Keychains
Our specially handcrafted keychains come from a local artisanal cooperative in La Paz, Bolivia. They are individually carved, painted, and sculpted with our logo painted on the back.
Shipping anywhere within Canada is included in the Pledge price.
Shipping within the USA will be an additional $15
For Shipping rates outside of Canada and USA, additional shipping charge based on your location will be sent to you.
Meet the Team
A final note from the Team
After 16 years in the industry, we wanted to create a company with an eco-friendly backbone that designed and assembled its products locally (within Canada). LEDAMP Industries was born and its very first offspring is Dodecado. We strongly believe in creating and sharing innovative products with you, the consumer, while being as transparent about the process and the products as possible. We worked hard to drive down the costs where possible without compromising quality or design.
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Risks and challenges
With years of experience in production planning and executing, we have noticed that delays from suppliers are not uncommon. These can be due to a number of factors including a shortage of components
Though we have established strong relationships with various suppliers who can handle large volumes and who can scale to requirements and demand, it needs to be recognized that supplier delays can pose a challenge
Whilst it is also not possible to predict every situation, with our experience we can try and mitigate any hurdle to keep with our delivery schedule
If I want multiple quantities of an item (Dodecado/DodecadoPlus/Dodecado Fusion) in a combination that is not offered in the Pledges?
Given that Kickstarter will only allow one backer to pledge once to any project, you can select the quantities of each Dodecado that you'd like (keeping in mind that you also need a PowerDeck to mount/recharge the Dodecados upon) and do the manual calculation (DDD= $17, DDDPlus=$27, DDDFusion=$22, PowerDeck=$39). You can then put in that number into the Pledge Amount when you pledge and then send us an e-mail detailing what you'd like and the quantity. We will put in that special request for you!
If I want to use the Dodecado for reading in bed, how many would I need and what color would be best?
The DodecadoPlus is perfect for this option. We also recommend going with the cool white for productive uses (studying, reading, working in dark spaces, etc.).
*Keep in mind that the DodecadoPlus requires a PowerDeck for recharge.
Great question! We worked very hard at driving down the costs as much as possible without compromising quality and durability. The LEDs within each Dodecado (each one contains 2 LED lights) last upto 50,000 hours.. that's about 22.5 years if you use it on average 6 hours a day. Think of it as an investment!
- (45 days)