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Luma: Charge your device, listen to music, make a call and set the mood all with this phone controlled smart lamp.

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About this project

 Luma is a smart lamp for the 21st century. Charge your device, listen to music, make a call and set the mood all with this smart lamp controlled by your phone. It is perfect for your office, nursery, bedroom and home foyer.

Value Proposition

Backing our project will help us deliver a smart lamp at an affordable cost. Buying these items separately would set you back over $300. Other items that combine a few of these functions, such as a dock speaker, run on average $100. Luma SmartLamp starts at $89.

Features

Luma SmartLamp comes with three main feature categories: light, sound and power.

Power (USB Charger):

Luma SmartLamp is equipped with a 2.1A USB Charger. This means it can charge tablets, smart phones, and all devices that use a USB charger at the fastest possible speed.

Stunning Sound (Built-in Speaker / Mic):

Luma SmartLamp is equipped with a high quality built-in bluetooth speaker and microphone. This means you can play all of your phone's audio output through Luma SmartLamp. You can even take calls from the lamp. It is outfitted with a wood base and acoustic outlets to enhance your listening experience. You can link two of the Luma SmartLamp speakers together if you want a surround sound experience. This bluetooth speaker provides the best sound at it's size.

Premium Speaker Specs:

Wirelessly play (stream) up to 2 lamps from once source.

3.5mm Auxiliary In

Maximum Sound Level SPL = 86dBC

Frequency Range = 130 Hz - 20 kHz

Driver = One 1.5", 4 Ohm Drivers; One 2" x 1.25" Passive Radiator

Light (Million Color LED):

Luma SmartLamp comes equipped with a bluetooth enabled million color LED which can be controlled by your phone. The light's default color is a standard white with the brightness equivalent of a 60 watt incandescent lightbulb while only using 9 watts. These LED lights use 20x less energy than a traditional bulb and can last up to 20 years. You can use a standard white light, or enjoy a variety of colors that fit your activity or mood. You can also dim the lighting to the intensity level you desire. If you do not have your phone around, simply touch the wood base to turn on and off a white light. 

Phone Controlled Features:

Luma SmartLamp can be controlled completely from your phone. There will be a free app download from the App store and from Google Play. This app will allow you to select a color, set the intensity and turn your lamp on/off. You will also be able to activate and deactivate different modes as described below.

Music Mode: When this mode is activated, your lights will dance to the music and change colors with the rhythm. In the app you can group multiple lamps into one set to enhance this experience. This feature is demonstrated in the introduction of our video. 

Notifications: When this mode is activated, your light will flash when you receive a notification. With the bluetooth speaker enabled you will also hear your notification through Luma SmartLamp's speaker. Through the app you can set what notifications you want interacting with Luma SmartLamp and what the light signal will be for each alert. The notification sound will be the sound you have selected through your phone's settings. The light can interact currently with these notifications:

  • Gmail App
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • We are working on notifications with phone specific apps (calls, voicemail & SMS)

Proximity: When this mode is activated, your light will turn on when you are near it and it will automatically turn off when you leave it's proximity. For example, as you come home at night, your foyer lamp will be activated, when you leave the room the light will automatically turn off. As with all modes, you can turn this feature on and off.

Alarm: With our app you can run your alarm through Luma SmartLamp. This mode will allow you to turn on your alarm sounds slowly over a set period of time. You can also sync it with the light, allowing you to turn on the light slowly over time. In the app you can set the speed and intensity of where the sound / light begin and end.

Lamp Grouping: You can connect multiple lamps into one grouping to allow control over an entire "room" or grouping. Once lamps are grouped you can change their colors, intensity and modes together or separately.

App: Our app will allow you to control your lamp, or a group of lamps. You will be able to enable all the above modes, select a color, dim your lighting, or turn on and off your light from within our free app. 

Dimensions & Specs

Short Lamp (inches): 10.25 high & just under 4.75 diameter. 

Tall Lamp (inches): 18.5 high & just under 4.75 diameter. 

Cord: The lamp ships with a twisted, cloth cord 5 feet in length. The plug socket type is a two prong US plug that is designed at a 90-degree angle. At the end of the project, if we reach our stretch goals, a survey will be sent to select your cord color. International backers will receive a survey to select their appropriate plug adaptor and voltage. 

Shade Shape: There are two shade styles, a modern bent shape and a traditional cylinder shape. While choosing a reward, you will select size and quantity. In a survey after the project closes you will select shade style.

Rewards

When selecting a reward, you will be focusing on size (short or tall) and quantity (singles or sets). In a survey after the project is completed we will ask for your shade style, cord color (if we hit our stretch goal) and plug adaptor for international backers. 

Early Bird Specials:

 Each of our listings has an early bird special for the first 100 backers. 

Standard Rewards:

High-End, Customizable Rewards:

Backer Options

When backing this project, you will focus on selecting your size (short or tall) and quantity (single or pairs). In a survey after the project closes we will ask backers for your specifics: 1) What style shade do you want (the traditional cylinder or the modern wave), 2) What cord color you want (if we reach our second stretch goal) and 3) What plug socket adaptor is needed (international buyers only).

Cord Options (Second Stretch Goal): White, Black, Aqua, Orange, Red.

Stretch Goal

If we successfully reach $100,000 in funding we will add an extra USB port to the back of every lamp. Each lamp will then have 2 USB charging ports.

If we successfully reach $200,000 in funding we will add a cord color option to our survey to customize your lamp. 

Timeline

Early Days

The idea for Luma SmartLamp originated from our desire to have a lamp that matched our personalities. Originally, we had two focuses: 1) Design and 2) USB charging. We wanted a device that would allow easy access for charging while we were in bed or at work. A great design team drove the modern and organic look of the lamp. Brennan shaped the lamp into a harmony of modern form and technology, without compromising either facet.

As we began designing the lamp we realized we had an opportunity to do much more. The team batted around the question, "If we are already creating a lamp that charges your phone, why not create a lamp that is controlled by it?" As we were tossing around ideas about how to de- clutter our bedside and work space, we happening upon the synergy of light and sound that could not only simplify those spaces, but enhance our time there. Power, sound, and light work perfectly together in these environments so we went to task developing something that we wanted to purchase but didn't exist yet. That is how Luma SmartLamp was born. 

Team

Every product has a great story behind it. The story of Luma SmartLamp involves great designers like Ryan Rousch, Tanner Slade, Drew Smith, Bryce Twede, Jonny Wilson and Carter Zufelt who were key in defining the silhouette, shaping the functionality and building our successful prototypes.

The founding partners of Luma SmartLamp are Brennan Crellin, Wes LaPorte and Dan Barnes. These three are also founding partners of PhoneSoap which was successfully launched on Kickstarter and is now being sold throughout the world. You can see their work at phonesoap.com.

Risks and challenges

This project has similar challenges to all manufacturing projects such as component quality and restraints, but we have mitigated our risk by leveraging manufacturing partners we currently have in place with PhoneSoap. Our first project taught us how to successfully manufacture overseas. With partners and factories now in place, this product is already in the hands of our current manufacturers to finalize and produce in mass. While it is unlikely that we experience delays, as with our last product, quality and safety are our top priorities and we will not ship a product until it meets our standards.

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FAQ

  • After selecting a backing of a Luma SmartLamp, if you want to add addition units you will need to 1) Increase your pledge amount and 2) Notify us via a message so we can properly notate your account.

    1) Pledge Amount:
    Whether or not you backed at an early bird price, we will give all customers who increase their quantity an early bird discount.

    To add a SHORT Luma:
    + $79 for each additional SHORT Luma

    To add a TALL Luma:
    + $99 for each additional TALL Luma

    2) Message Us:
    You will need to send us a direct message so that we notate your account. Select the “Contact Me” link on the right side of the page beneath "Project by Wesley LaPorte & Dan Barnes".

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $2 or more

    22 backers

    Every backing brings us closer to manufacturing Luma SmartLamp. Thank you for your support! You will receive updates on our status and a $5 discount on a purchase from Luma SmartLamp's website.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    8 backers

    You will receive a personal thank you video from a member of our founding team. You will also receive a $25 discount on a purchase from Luma SmartLamp's website.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $79 or more

    100 backers All gone!

    ONE SHORT shade Luma SmartLamp EARLY BIRD: Receive one short Luma SmartLamp at a special early bird price. (You will select the shade style, cord color, and international plug socket type in a survey after the project closes.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $89 or more

    382 backers

    ONE SHORT shade Luma SmartLamp: Receive one short shade Luma SmartLamp. Use your lamp on your bedside or at your office to charge your device, listen to music, make a conference call and to set the mood lighting. (You will select the shade style, cord color, and international plug socket type in a survey after the project closes.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $99 or more

    100 backers All gone!

    ONE TALL shade Luma SmartLamp EARLY BIRD: Receive one tall shade Luma SmartLamp at a special early bird price. (You will select the shade style, cord color, and international plug socket type in a survey after the project closes.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $110 or more

    161 backers

    ONE TALL shade Luma SmartLamp: Receive one tall shade Luma SmartLamp. Use your lamp on your bedside or at your office to charge your device, listen to music, make a conference call and to set the mood lighting. (You will select the shade style, cord color, and international plug socket type in a survey after the project closes.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $155 or more

    100 backers All gone!

    SET OF SHORT shade Luma SmartLamps EARLY BIRD: Receive two short Luma SmartLamps at a special early bird price. (You will select the shade style, cord color, and international plug socket type in a survey after the project closes. Your lamp set can be matching or different.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $165 or more

    288 backers

    SET OF SHORT shade Luma SmartLamps: Receive two short shade Luma SmartLamps. Use your lamp on your bedside or at your office to charge your device, listen to music, make a conference call and to set the mood lighting. (You will select the shade style, cord color, and international plug socket type in a survey after the project closes.Your lamp set can be matching or different.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $189 or more

    100 backers All gone!

    SET OF TALL shade Luma SmartLamps EARLY BIRD: Receive two tall shade Luma SmartLamps at a special early bird price. (You will select the shade style, cord color, and international plug socket type in a survey after the project closes. Your lamp set can be matching or different.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $199 or more

    217 backers

    SET OF TALL shade Luma SmartLamps: Receive two tall shade Luma SmartLamps. Use your lamp on your bedside or at your office to charge your device, listen to music, make a conference call and to set the mood lighting. (You will select the shade style, cord color, and international plug socket type in a survey after the project closes. Your lamp set can be matching or different.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $450 or more

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    TWO CUSTOM shade Luma SmartLamps: Send us a drawing, sketch or mock-up of your idea and we'll create two Luma SmartLamps with your custom design.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $650 or more

    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    PARTICIPATE in TWO CUSTOM shade Luma SmartLamps: Come visit the mountain side of Salk Lake City to design and create your Luma SmartLamp shades with Brennan. You will take your lamps home from your trip. You will also meet the Luma founding team. (Travel and board is not included, food for your day will be.)

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Funding period

- (32 days)