Dear Awesome Backers,
We sincerely appreciate and are grateful for all of your generosity and kind support throughout this project. We ended with 13x our initial goal, and it's you guys that made this amazing feat possible! As a result of this fantastic turnout, we now have enough funding to choose high quality component suppliers, and ensure that the NanoLights you receive are the best quality that we know how to make. We are working on this project seven days a week and we have a few hired hands helping.
The NanoLight is getting Greener!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! In the spirit of this "green" holiday, we are pleased to formally announce that we are re-branding the NanoLight to a greener brand name - the NanoLeaf.
As you may have known from reading our bios page, we are a team made up of passionate tree-huggers. In these past few weeks, we have discussed and finally decided that it is in our company's best interest to make our brand and logo represent the mission of our company, which is ultimately to make the world a greener place through creating energy efficient products. The new identity had to satisfy all of the existing expectations of what our company stands for, while simultaneously moving the brand forward.
Our primary goal is to create a unique and recognizable mark that strongly represents our company's mission and values.
With that said, we believe that our new NanoLeaf brand will more accurately represent our company's energy efficient, conservation-focused innovations and technological advancements. We will start to gradually transition our website, logo, and product materials from the NanoLight to the NanoLeaf. Please help us spread the word on our decision to rebrand, and let your friends and family know about the NanoLeaf! It's the same great product, but now with a greener name. :)
Pre-Order now available through our website!
We have added the ability to pre-order lightbulbs directly from our new website - www.theNanoLeaf.com. For those of you looking to order more NanoLeaf Bulbs, you may now place your pre-order through our webstore! The website pre-orders are scheduled to ship out immediately after we fulfill our Kickstarter orders.
The LED order is finalized and submitted. We have broken the order into two parts. The first order is for 59900 LEDs, which is enough to make 1800 NanoLeaf light bulbs. These bulbs will ship to those backers that have an expected delivery date of April to May. The second order is for 153900 LEDs, and these will be used to make 4650 more light bulbs. These will ship out some time after May. The LEDs are the most expensive component in making our NanoLeaf bulbs, so we are thrilled to finally be able to have enough funding to get our mass production started! The main difference between the three versions of the NanoLeaf light (1200 lumen, 1600 lumen, and 1800+ lumen) is that they use different LED designs at different cost/performance tradeoff points. For those that have ordered the 1800+ lumen bulbs, and are expecting us to have held back no expense for the purchase of LEDs, we are happy say that we have designed the very best LED we could with cost taken out of the equation. The LED chip used in these top performance bulbs is a new chip that is still rarely available.
As you can imagine, we have a lot of work ahead of us and still some challenges. Now that the Kickstarter funds are being released to us, we need to do various bank transfers and issue various purchase orders. It is at the time of the purchase orders that we will start to find out about lead times for components. We are hoping that we will not run into issues with lead times, however, from talking to our suppliers and their purchasers, it appears that sometimes this can become an issue in the manufacturing business when dealing with large quantities. It is new to us and we are still learning. We have no need to announce any delay at this time and will continue to work hard to push the project forward. We will be posting videos clips and pictures on our progress through our Kickstarter Updates, Twitter, and Facebook, to keep you informed on the status of your NanoLeaf.
We will be sending out the surveys for the first batch of bulbs soon to gather your shipping information, color preferences (Black, White, White with Leaf Design) and your regional voltage requirements (120V AC, 220-240V AC). As well as to confirm your order details. Please make sure you return the survey to us in a timely manner so that we can get those NanoLeaf orders finalized!
Please stay tuned for the weeks to come, we will be sending out frequent updates and sharing the manufacturing process with all of you!
The NanoLeaf Team