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Update #14

Holiday Greetings and Progress Update

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Hi Backers, 

Here at the Nanoleaf, we want to wish all of you and your loved ones a fantastic holidays! Many of you have already received your new Nanoleaf light bulbs and I hope they are keeping your homes brightly lit while you enjoy good times with family and food. Unfortunately, those bulbs are probably not keeping you warm. :P That is what the fireplace is for! We have been shipping bulbs like mad and a lot of you have been receiving them and writing some pretty awesome comments to us. Thank you! We are always happy to hear what you think. For those of you still waiting for a Nanoleaf bulb, please do not worry, your bulb is definitely coming! 

In the meantime, we’d like to give you a bit of an update about our progress thus far:

Our current status: When we posted our last update, we were working with our partner to start making new LEDs using a refined manufacturing process that fixed the LED failure issues that we were experiencing. We are happy to report that to date, we have not had a single light bulb fail due to a manufacturing defect in the LEDs. Since the last update, we have been cranking out bulbs and shipping them. We have shipped out well over a thousand bulbs to our backers just this past month and we have another thousand bulbs that have just come off the line and are scheduled to ship out before the end of the year. During the last update, we posted a timeline of our projected shipping and delivery schedule. We are happy to say that we are still very much on schedule, so please continue to be patient with us as we strive to get everyone their bulbs out as quickly as possible.

Plans going forward: We will continue to manufacture and ship out bulbs after the New Year, with the goal of sending out everyone’s bulbs by the end of January or first week of February. Our manufacturing partners will be shutting down for two weeks during Chinese new year (January 31 - February 6, 2014), however our logistics partners will be working. Our plan is to manufacture enough bulbs to be able to fulfill all Kickstarter orders and we will personally pick and pack the remainder of the bulbs during the Chinese New Year holidays.

Important Reminder: The Nanoleaf bulb is not dimmable, so please DO NOT use the Nanoleaf bulb in a dimmer! Your bulb might stop working if you do it. From our testing, we have not been able to damage a bulb with a dimmer but we have had reports of people that managed to do it. It depends on the dimmer. We don’t have every type of dimmer on hands so we cannot do exhaustive testing. To be safe, keep your light bulb away from a dimmer controlled socket so that the bulb stays alive and well. We cannot afford to keep replacing these Nanoleaf bulbs!

Other than that, keep posting the photos of your Nanoleaf bulbs in action on Twitter/FB/Instagram/Pinterest/Etc. At the end March we will send prizes to the best photos that we received from our backers! So far we have received or seen posts of some great photos and messages from our new Nanoleaf owners! 

Thanks for being so supportive. We feel so lucky to have such an amazing backer-base. See you all again in the new year!

Stay warm and play responsibly. :)

More Nanoleaf bulbs shipping out to their forever homes!
More Nanoleaf bulbs shipping out to their forever homes!
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!

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      Creator Adam Logan on January 29

      Shipped to an old address, how can I rectify this?

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      Creator loewie1984 on January 28

      Hi guys,

      I have always been a silent backer for Nanoleaf, until now. I've invested in three bulbs, but I'm also a bit pessimistic if I'm going to see my bulbs.

      I think a more personal communication about when we are going to receive those bulbs would be the right thing to do.

      Because customer satisfaction and after sales are important too! All this time you have gotten our patience, but waiting for more than a year on a product.. feels a bit disappointing :(

      I'm sure you are working hard and doing everything that lies within your power. But please keep is in the loop (on a personal level)

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      Creator Jonathan Seyfert on January 24

      Honestly, I've kind of lost hope I'll ever see my bulb. I was supposed to get my 12 W bulb in July. Still do not have it.

      Unfurtunately for the NanoLeaf team, I've discovered a great LED bulb in the meantime, I'll probably have 6 or 8 of them in my house by the time I get my NanoLeaf shipment.

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      Creator PAUL STREICHER on January 20

      Folks, don'[t be impatient in waiting for your NanoLight. I got mine months ago and I can tell you that it is working perfectly in the office. What a great product! My fingers are still crossed that one day I will see them in my local Home Depot and Lowe's stores here in the U.S. Dimmables and nightlights would be great to see also. Let's keep supporting the movement and tell your friends and family! Happy New Year all!

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      Creator Bill Addison on January 17

      I'm super stoked to support nanolight but have to admit I'm getting anxious about ever receiving my package now. It would be nice to receive a confirmation when the light has been sent. It's also a bit annoying to see it being sold elsewhere already when original backers still haven't received their items.

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      Creator gastone rosati on January 16

      Mine arrived yesterday! thanks!
      Gastone

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      Creator Robert Hyder on January 15

      Got our light a few days ago. It is a wonderful product. Great job folks.

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      Creator Adrian Enriquez on January 14

      mine arrived today 12W NY, NY

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      Creator Michael O on January 10

      My 10W bulb (September batch) arrived today in the Netherlands (shipped 6 /arrived 10 January). Really good to have it in my hands plus it does give a lot of bright light!

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      Creator Iain on January 9

      Still don't have mine. Could have one for $45 shipped in 2-3 days on GrandSt.com... (Plus 20% off holiday code) At this rate I am just hoping I even get my product.

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      Creator greezer on January 9

      So, I'm one of those who are waiting for their delivery.
      And I really guess, you've lost my special wishes about the bulbs, I will get the wrong bulbs and I'll probably have to send them back to you in order to get the right ones. And hereby, I will tell you, I won't pay anything more for your errors, that will for sure occure.
      You can prove me wrong, but I hardly doubt that I will.
      Get this sorted out really fast

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      Creator Debbie Thoemke on January 5

      Unable to use PayPal for payment on your web-site order system for a NanoLeaf -charcoal, leaf patterned- bulb!
      What's up with that?
      Ya, won't be getting my CC info directly.

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      Creator Phillip Williams on January 5

      I would really like to my nano light. It makes me a bit discouraged to see these lights for sale but I have yet to receive mine. Bad karma

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      Creator Peter Haydu on January 3

      Just curious. I got an email today from Grand St. in which they offer “Nanoleaf: brighten up your life with the most energy efficient lightbulb in the world.” Yes, it appears to be the same product I backed on Kickstarter lo these many months ago, and, no, I still haven’t received mine.

      While I understand the need to market a product as soon as possible, I am rather concerned that the product I backed is being offered for sale before all backers receive theirs. What’s up?

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      Creator Vagelis Fragkos on January 3

      What are the revised dates for shipping the bulbs that were originally scheduled to be delivered in October 2013?Are we going to receive a tracking No?Is it sent with DHL,UPS or even better with USPS??

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      Creator Samir Burshan on December 30

      Yay, I got mine. Nice and bright...

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      Creator Robert Zander on December 28

      I am sure hoping we will receive notification when our light has been shipped. This is common practice with any item, kickstarter or not, and allows us to anticipate delivery and know when it is to arrive. Thanks.

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      Creator Sunil R Nair on December 28

      What are the revised dates for shipping the bulbs that were originally scheduled to be delivered in September 2013?

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      Creator Suresh K. Volam on December 27

      I am supposed to receive mine in September, 2013. It is already end of December and still waiting. Very dissatisfied.

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      Creator Roman Ondrus on December 27

      I love mine as well, I use it daily in my a lamp in my room. If it lasts for the next 2 years I am going to put the bulbs in most lamps in the house.

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      Creator Matthew Mueller on December 26

      I love mine, just wanted to state that here. Great light and wish I had more!

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      Creator Francesco R. on December 26

      Estimated delivery: Jul 2013. No tracking info or shipping notice.

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      Creator stephane.p on December 26

      My third and last working Nanolight died 10 days ago and this one unlike the others two was installed in another house. Guys if you really want the bulbs back for examination I need your address in China. And no dimmer. Very frustrating.
      Happy new year.

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      Creator pclabtech on December 26

      My nanolight works well but I don't run it constantly. What are the issues with the people that the bulbs failed to work? LEDs burning out? entire units failing? I have not had any of these issues yet (*knock on wood*)

      So far I am impressed with my Nanoleaf light.

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      Creator JadeL on December 25

      I'm starting to wonder if some people just lack the ability of reading comprehension...

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      Creator Denis Surkov on December 25

      Just received one in Lithuania!
      Happy New Year!

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      Creator Larry Bradley on December 25

      Any nano bulbs on the tree, or must the trees also wait? Maybe by next Christmas I and the tree both will have our bulbs.

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      Creator Larry Bradley on December 25

      How much longer should we wait to receive our bulb before we start reporting this as a scam and a fraud?

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      Creator Glenda J Sanders on December 25

      I'm really looking forward to receiving my NanoLight. It was supposed to arrive sometime in Oct. 2013, it's now Christmas, 2013, and no NanoLight. Am I actually going to get one? You got my $45.00. While I appreciate being told that we backers are amazing, I'd REALLY appreciate getting the NanoLight.

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      Creator John Spreadbury on December 25

      Merry Christmas guys, I have my specially designed table lamp for my Leaf Light and dear
      Aunt Maud is waiting for her present, and I'm waiting for my present from her a Jaguar convertible I think.
      Happy New 2014 would that be 6000+,in China.

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      Creator Sonia Koval on December 25

      I had one (of three) die after about the same three months' use; other two are still OK. Saving it until I figure out how I'm supposed to dispose of it.
      New tech is often a risk for early-adopters.

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      Creator Dirk Faust on December 25

      Today, after a little more than 3 month, the bulb died (230vac, 10w). Happy Xmas. Not really near to the 27 years it should work. What now? Should I send it in for inspection somewhere? And no, no dimmer. Nevertheless, I wish you great Xmas holidays :-)

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      Creator Phillip Scott on December 25

      I am having a difficult time with shipping by 11/29 and no delivery by 12/25 and not any in the US commented on the best I can tell. The swiss cheese post must be a maze. Still no tracking and any finite shipping info other than like 'Mad'. Well I am getting "Mad" with an apparent lack of transparency on your part. Hoping my 'bulb' will 'pop' in the mailbox some day soon. my 2 cents.

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      Creator Alain Guindon on December 25

      I have received my Nanoleaf bulb and I really really like it. I am looking forward at buying more for my home. Job well done. Cheers; Alain

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      Creator ursm on December 25

      hi boys
      I've received the lamp exactly for christmas and a great project comes to a successful end
      happy new year from switzerland

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      Creator Alberto Balsamo on December 25

      It is a year and a half now that aspect lamps paid, now I've lost hope but am very sorry because I believed in this project. happy new year 2014. alberto balsamo

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      Creator Jonathan Russell on December 25

      Ok nanoLight not nanoLeaf - thank you tiny phone keyboard!

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      Creator Jonathan Russell on December 25

      It seems an awful long time ago that I backed the nanoLeaf project. I am very pleased to say my nanoLeaf turned up (to Singapore) and is working perfectly. Absolutely fantastic job guys and very merry Christmas to you all. Jonathan.

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      Creator Vsevolod Putilov on December 24

      Can't wait to get my hands on it. I hope by february I will receive it finally. Thx for an update!

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      Creator Will on December 24

      If you are still very much on schedule I would have thought all July backers would have received their bulb by now. I haven't received any sort of shipping notice.

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      Creator Roger Bergeron on December 24

      I never received my lamp expected last September. Should I still expect to receive that lamp?

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