We signed the agreement today, and our first payment is set for Aug 10. They may begin work this week, but we set the timeline as starting on Aug... Read more
We met with PSDI again on Friday. We appreciate their willingness to meet regularly. We want to give you as many updates as we have, so here is... Read more
We reached out about progress on the timeline they gave us. Things are moving along. We don't have any other specifics for you, but we wanted to let you know... Read more
Work Agreement + Timeline
As promised, we received our final proposal and agreement from the new factory. Attached is the project outline. Our new factory, PSDI, is an American based engineering team that owns... Read more
Meeting with Engineers
We met with our factory engineers on Friday. They have been reviewing the project and examining all of our specifications. We spent this meeting answering all their... Read more
We are hoping to hear from the new engineers this next next week. I wanted to share some of the information that has been posted in the comments... Read more
If you have taken the most recent survey, thank you very much. This message is for those of you who have not taken the survey. We wanted to send... Read more
I hope everyone had a great holiday! I see there were a lot of comments left over the holiday and I will get to them as soon as possible. Production... Read more
The Luma team could have built and shipped months ago, but I stopped them. There is nothing that is more irritating than to receive a product not worthy... Read more
It's finally our turn at the new factory
The new factory is finally working on Luma. We thought we would have their prototype, timeline, and quote a few days ago, but we received a message back from... Read more
We just wanted to let you know that the bulbs arrived to our warehouse. We will send information about the speaker soon.
We held off updating hoping we would have the information we wanted. Unfortunately, we do not, but you need to be updated.
1. The current factory is still... Read more
We appreciate the support you've shown regarding potentially switching factories. We are writing to let you know that the new factory is pricing out the product and putting... Read more
Prototype, App, Factory
The Sound Quality:
We are so excited to show you the latest prototype! It sounds so much better. We hope you can tell the difference in... Read more
The next prototype is arriving from China TOMORROW. We are happy they got a new prototype to us quicker this time around. Unfortunately, we don't know what to... Read more
Better and Better
We have confirmed that the distortion is a software problem --Thanks Rush68! We have been tweaking the software, and the sound is better. The distortion used to be constant,... Read more
Speaker or Chip
We received three different types of speakers from China this week. (Way to go factory!)
We tested them, and we found that they all had the buzzing sound. We... Read more
The Prototype: The Good and The Bad
We have received the prototype. We are going to detail the good and the bad aspects of the prototype and what you can expect next.
- The packaging... Read more
China Trip, Tracking number, App update
We are so happy to have some real things to tell you!
1. Trip to China was a success
Our liason went to the factory and found out... Read more
I'm sorry for the delay. I wanted to make sure we had something real to tell you.
As many of you have mentioned, we have a poor factory.... Read more
Just to answer a few questions...
Thank you for your messages. In an effort to be open and professional, I will post here, answer your personal messages, and post an update. I can assure... Read more
Thank you again for your kind messages of support. We also appreciate the mantra, "A bad update is better than no update!" We wanted to let you know that... Read more
In an effort to continue communication, I wanted to tell you about the prototype. It didn't arrive in the mail like we hoped yesterday, so we called the factory... Read more
Below is a video update on the app design. The app developer is out-sourced and came in to our office yesterday. He discussed some of the challenges in... Read more
We can't wait to say "Go!"
Thank you for your patience with the update!
Some of you asked whether we fixed the sound quality without changing the design. Yes we did! Our... Read more
Update on Production
Thank you for your patience with the update!
Some of you asked whether we fixed the sound quality without changing the design. Yes we did! Our engineers found... Read more
Happy Chinese New Year--Almost.
Thank you for your responses about the speaker. With your feedback we decided not to turn the speaker or add the legs. This week we made some tweaks... Read more
We wanted to wait to update you when we had the response from the FCC. Good news!! We were finally approved! Luma is safe for use in American... Read more
PROGRESS UPDATE AND BACKER RESPONSE NEEDED
1. Waiting on FCC
We are still waiting on the FCC approval. We are expecting a response later this month. Once we receive approval, we can more accurately predict... Read more
We are so happy to update you on the progress of Luma! The purpose of this update is to show you the status of the product, introduce a... Read more
Update on Production and a Question for You
The prototypes are in the final assembly stage. We have been searching for the perfect wood base with the proper stain and style. They should... Read more
Production Units & Other Projects
Our factory is busily finishing our production ready units. We should have pictures of these units in 2-3 weeks. Below are pictures of some of their... Read more
2 USB Ports - First Stretch Goal Reached
Great news! We have surpassed our first stretch goal of $100,000. You know what that means:
All Luma SmartLamps will now ship with 2 USB ports on the back of... Read more
As a result of all your incredible support, we have reached our funding goal! Luma will become a reality because of you! Please continue to share with your family and... Read more
50% & Stretch Goals
We have crossed the 50% mark in under three days. We really appreciate your support and excitement. We are very happy Luma SmartLamp is being received so well.... Read more