AirBulb combines an energy efficient LED bulb and wireless speaker in a single unit that can be controlled via iOS or Android devices. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 28, 2014.
About this project
Thank you all of your supporting, We will plan to relaunch soon.
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“AirBulb: When there is Light, there is Music”
AirBulb is featured in:
TECHSPOT: "We’ll see the traditional bulb take yet another step forward."
GearBurn: "AirBulb is an incredibly simple idea, but a genius gadget that will help streamline our lives."
▲Special thanks for all supports in above media.
AirBulb Color is Launched!!
Updated information about the AirBulb Color:
Warm white LEDs will be replaced to RGB LEDs which enable a color feature in this smart device. Three original white LEDs will be remained to producing normal white color.
- 3 X White LEDs
- 3 X RGB LEDs
- Mood Lighting enable
- Disco Lighting enable
New Reward Packages:
Old Reward Packages:
What is AirBulb? AirBulb combines LED bulb and wireless speaker together at an affordable price. Integrated with Bluetooth technology, you can play music or control the lighting from your iOS or Android device.
- One single unit.
- No extra wires.
- No extra plugs.
- No AC adapters required.
- No remotes to lose.
AirBulb is integrated with Bluetooth technology, every functions are just at your fingertips. You can play music and control lighting wirelessly through iOS or Android devices. It is a simple all-in-one unit, no extra docking, remote controller and AC adapter are required. AirBulb is really easy to use, you can complete the installation of this simple device within 3 steps.
1. Plug it in
2. Download Apps
3. Pair up and enjoy this smart device
- Wireless audio transmission by Bluetooth technology
- Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP, Bluetooth 4.0 Compatible
- Multiple speakers connection (up to 2 devices)
- AAC Codec over Bluetooth supported
- apt-X Codec over Bluetooth supported
- Wireless On/Off and dimmable control by Apps (support both iOS and Android)
- Different color temperature (Warm White and Cool White) controlled by Apps
- Incoming call and alarm notification
- Different patterns of flashing light
- Relaxing natural sound
- Simple & stylish design
- Easy to install on a standard lamp socket (E26/E27)
- Power supply AC 110-240V @ 50-60 Hz
- 3W Class D AMP output power
- Full range acoustic driver
- 6 high power LEDs
- Environmental friendly: No mercury or halogens
▲Our 1st engineering prototype with complete functionality
Enjoy your Freedom
AirBulb is a single device, controllable with your smartphone. Connect AirBulb with iOS / Android devices via Bluetooth, you can walk in range of up to 10 meters, sync and start streaming for superior sound quality. It connects automatically with the last used device.
No AC adapter, Just Endless Music
No cumbersome AC adapter or power supply is needed; simply screw it into your existing lamp socket and every control is under your fingertips.
▲This is our beta version Apps for functional testing only, we are now doing some improvements in the UI graphic design. All basic functions are implemented in this beta version, user can simply use the Apps in iOS/Android to control or configure the AirBulb.
▲Newer version Design
Dimmable & control:
AirBulb included two color temperature: Cool White and Warm White with different brightness levels, you can simply control it with your fingertips in the Apps.
AirBulb’s notification function could alerts you of incoming calls with different patterns of flashing light, so you won’t miss your call.
Alarm and timer functions are already included in our Apps, thus you can configure the AirBulb to wake you up every morning.
A number of relaxing natural sounds are built inside our Apps, you can enjoy your relaxing environment any time, like reading or before sleeping.
Don’t worry about the compatibility about your existing switches! After plugged in the AirBulb to any standard lamp socket, you can also directly use back the original switch to turn ON/OFF the AirBulb like any traditional light bulb. Meanwhile you get an advanced accessibility in parallel by just control it with your smartphone.
AirBulb could be used in anywhere like the following:
Installation of this simple device is very easy.No more wiring, you can start using AirBulb in 3 steps.
- Screw the AirBulb to your lamp
- Download the Apps
- Simply pair up your device with the Airbulb in the App and enjoy!
LED lighting considered to be the best alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. It uses only around 1/10 of energy compared with an incandescent bulb and can rate for 40,000 hours of use. It can save you money by reducing power consumption of 80%, using 10 watts to produce light that’s bright enough to replace up to a 65 watt bulb. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED light bulbs contain no mercury or halogen gases and thus it is much more environmental friendly.
Light comparison between a 8W CFL and a 4W LED.
Our Stretch Goal:
All basic functions are well implemented by our development team. We need your support to launch the manufacturing processes, please support us to reach our 1st stretch goal 100k. If the 2nd stretch goal 150k is reached, we will plan and implement more add-on functions into the AirBulb. Thanks your supports.
▼1: Our designed product: AirBulb
▼2: We all love coffee with enjoyable music together, thus we made our own coffee coaster. Let’s enjoy.
▼3: Our own designed Tee.
What we did before?
- Discussed and brainstormed for the conceptual design
- Defined key features and technical specs
- Conducted feasibility study on the project
- Identified appropriate electronics components: LED, chips, etc
- Designed circuit boards, system structure, and internal communications systems
- Tested and selected sensors, chips, and other electronics
- Produced detail engineering drawings of the whole design
- Prototyped using 3D printer, and handcrafted to fine tune the prototype
- Developed the API for iOS / Android
- Tested the functions of the prototype
- Estimated costing: tooling cost, development and production cost, delivery cost, etc
- Generated Bill-of-material (BOM) for whole product
▲AirBulb mechanical design and plastic parts in 3D models using ProE
▲AirBulb schematic design
▲Our first trial & mechanical prototype using a membrane speaker with 25pcs 0.1W LEDs. As we found that the sound quality and brightness are not really good, we change to use 6pcs 1W LEDs + 3W speaker in next version.
▲This is our 2nd trial prototype using a hand made electronic circuit board with a 3W speaker, which is larger than the membrane speaker. We also put 6pcs 1W high power LEDs inside.
▲This is the our 1st full functional prototype with a transformer and a testing PCBA inside.
▲That's our latest full functional prototype, we are doing some improvements in the dimension which could be placed a large speaker to enhance the sound quality.
▲That's our Apps design capture screen under Xcode in Mac.
▲That's our 1st version video trailer in Maya.
▲We have our 2nd full functional AirBulb now, and are waiting to place mold tools for the mass production plan.
We have spent more than 9 months on design, cost modeling, sourcing, testing and refinements of the AirBulb. We truly believe that this is an attractive and useful product and we really want to bring it to the world. Our team has extensive experience in engineering and software design, but we need your support to fund the cost of the manufacturing process. The project funds will mainly be used to develop mold tools and PCBA manufacturing of the AirBulb which is essential for mass production. We are a team of engineers who work with passion. Please kindly help us to make the AirBulb a reality!
We have already completed our industrial design, developed a fully functional prototype of the AirBulb, a full functional beta version of Apps and finalized our production plan. We have worked closely with our manufacturing partners in China on various projects in the past. They can offer us difference reliable manufacturing services included PCB, SMT, injection molding, polishing, QA testing, and product assembly.
Other than the mold tooling fee, we also need to fulfill the manufacturing MOQ, thus we need to place order >1,000 units.
Now we are in the engineering prototype stage, we need your help and funds to place the mold tooling and manufacturing cost of the AirBulb plastic case, which is an essential parts in the product assembly process. We are looking forward to jump to the next step, place the mold tooling and launch the manufacturing process of this smart device.
Our production timeline will be as follows:
- May 2014 – Complete all features, finalize mechanical design and place manufacturing tooling
- June 2014 – Finalize all graphic design and functions for Apps
- July 2014 – Confirm orders and manufacturing schedule with factory
- August 2014 – Pre-Production begins
- September 2014 – Production version completed
- October 2014 – Early bird backer products shipment
- November 2014 –Bulk product shipment
- December 2014 - All incentives shipped and completed
We truly need your support in turning the AirBulb into reality. All pledges will be utilized for the development and manufacturing cost.
- Production tooling expense
- Apps optimization
- Electronic design finalization
- Packaging design
- Manufacturing services
- Meet the minimum order quantity requirement
The funds will also be used for logistics and shipping to get our product across the ocean and into your hands!
We are AvantConcept
We are formed by a team of professional and technology passionate engineers since 2008. We used to provide electronic product design and consultant service to our branded customers with our deep exposure to electronic industry. Our vision is to create our own consumer product that achieving an innovative and user-friendly design based on user’s experience.
All our engineer have over 8 years experience in product design and development. Our team consists of electronics, hardware, software, and mechanical engineers. We also have strong network and close relationship with semi-conductor vendors who could offer us the best sourcing channels, cost-competitive components and delivery time to achieve our production planning.
Stephen Lee (Core Creator, Software & App Creator) He designed hardware and electronic, developed firmware for Airbulb. He also helped on PR and keeps connection with vendors and manufacturers. He just makes things work.
YW Nok (Creative Director, Hardware Developer), an electronic engineer worked over 8 year in product design industry. He worked for the whole product design, graphics and promotional materials. He also helped on electronic design and marketing. He loves to make things beautiful.
Jeremy Sim (CFO), he keeps the budgets and only care about money, we needed his supports in any planing.
SC Wai (Software Engineer), he is a programming robot, with over 9 years experience in many systems and programming languages. He loves to sleep with his computer.
Thomas Davis (Mechanical Talent), a mechanical engineer. He prepared the mechanical drawings and BOM, sourcing, and able to solve quality issues when necessary.
Eric Zhao (Marketing Expert), an industrial engineer. He is responsible for the marketing and PR. He also makes sure the mass production and logistics arrangement go smoothly.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge of our project is to build the tooling to manufacture the plastic parts. The major part of the funding contributes to these costs. Good quality tooling minimizes the defects during mass production; shortening the production lead time.
The next challenge involves scaling and materials. The initial order lot size will determine our sourcing flexibility. If the number of units successfully backed in this campaign is small, the choices of suppliers and vendors will be limited. We have team members with strong connections and deep exposure in the manufacturing industry to make this process as smooth as possible.
Besides the hardware, we are working to develop the apps to control the AirBulb. Because there are so many different versions of the Android OS, it is very challenging to ensure the apps will be completely compatible with all devices.
Meanwhile we have contact with several shipping companies, the physical delivery is always a concern under unforeseeable circumstances. Delivering your rewards on time and in good condition is one of our major missions.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes, we also provide B22 socket version.
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