A modular solid state LED lamp to integrate high-efficiency precision lighting with an easy-to-use socketed solution. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on February 26, 2012.
About this project
Hello fellow Kickstarters! This is Alex Vitet, Creative Director and Founder of DNA+. Thanks for passing by and checking out our project, the Cobalt Lamp. With your support, our goal is to bring one of the first modular LED lamps to your living space.We have been designing bath products for DNA+ since the launch of the brand, and people always ask if we are expanding our home collection by including lamp designs. Well, you guessed it, we decided to give it a try with your help via Kickstarter.
The look and feel of the lamp is meant to live well in both architectural / commercial and residential environments. The lamp is crafted with a beautiful and strong die-cast body in aluminum alloy and organic glass. Every component has been selected carefully and controlled to match our quality expectations. The lamp brings an extra level of safety and is virtually unbreakable.
A MODULAR LIGHT:
Cobalt Lantern comes with a sustainable solid state lighting module to integrate high-efficiency precision lighting with an easy-to-use socketed solution.By emulating a traditional lighting socket, the Cobalt Light engine is easy to install, similar to traditional light sources. Beam angle, color temperature and light output can all be easily changed or upgraded with the simple turn of the wrist, post-installation, without the complexity and expense of removing the luminaire. Product options are tailored to match light output levels of traditional light sources, delivering between up to 2000 lumens under application conditions in halogen and fluorescent color temperature options (from 2700k to 5700k) and offer narrow (from 20 degres) and medium (to 50 degres) flood-beam patterns.
Cobalt Lantern will ship with two specific LED module versions:
USA / Canada: 120v AC direct
Europe and other countries: 120 - 277v
Cobalt Lantern’s first launch is introducing 9 different powder coated colors with a nice matte finish.
Cobalt lamps use LED modules that incorporates an embedded TRIAC dimmable electronic driver. The module connects directly to 120V AC line voltage input, eliminating the need for external drivers. It is compatible with many electrical installations.For international orders, the lamp is equipped with an external electronic driver into the ceiling cap and is also dimmable.Cobalt Lantern is compatible with most of the today's LED engines from major brands, allowing both integration and design flexibility.
Two-in-one solution: passive and active cooling. Cobalt Lantern comes with a cylinder heat sink and spiral aluminum fins used to cool last generation processors as well as a fan. Optimized structure and smart airflow design provides a longer life to the LED engine. Average lifetime up to 50 000 hours.
QUICK POWER DISCONNECT:
Easy, fast, compact, Cobalt Lamp features the latest of inter connectivity and safety. No need to unmount the fixture from its ceiling base; male and female connectors are there to provide a maximum of flexibility.
COBALT LANTERN SPECIFICATIONS:
-Dimensions: 18" x 5.35" / 46cm x 13.6cm
-Material: Organic Glass and aluminum alloy
-Light source: Power LED module
-Intensity: Up to 2000 Lumens
-Lifetime: up to 50 000 hours
-Color temperature: 2700K to 5700K
-Color: Warm, Neutral or Cool white
-Beam angle: 24, 32 or 50 degrees
WHERE DOES YOUR CONTRIBUTION GO:
Cobalt Lantern is a fully developed product ready to go to production. We have identified the right manufacturers for this lamp. What we still need in term of financial help is for;
-Tooling for injection molding and die casting.
-Packaging design and manufacturing.
-A first production run of 1500 set to reach our pricing goal and make the lamp affordable to the public.
Thank you again for your outstanding support!
Extremely simple: the lamp just connects direct to any standard junction box via the ceiling cap. Push-in-connectors are already pre-installed, so all you need to do is to plug the wires into the connector.
In normal conditions of use, luckily you will not have to do it. But whatever the reasons are ( you may want to upgrade for a different color temperature...) if needed, this is very simple, just unscrew the Oglass dome at the bottom, then unscrew the three socket head screws from the reflector and turn the led module counterclockwise until physical and audible click. Module will disengage at this point.
To Mate: rotate the module in a clockwise direction until module drops into socket. Electrical and thermal connections have engaged at this point.
- For USA / Canada add $20
- For other countries add $40
Thank you! Every dollar helps bring the Cobalt Lantern closer to reality and therefore your name will be listed in the credits on our website.Estimated delivery:
For $25 your name will be listed on the retail packaging accompanied with a special thank you note.Estimated delivery:
This is it, early adopters! For those who love like me the “pure” vintage look-and-feel of the Cobalt Lantern, you will receive a first-run Cobalt Lantern in natural die cast clear brushed finish, with 120 AC light module 1500 Lm. Color temp and beam angle of your own choice. The Cobalt lantern will retail for $265, which means this is an exclusive offer on Kickstarter. Check FAQ for shipping terms and conditions.Estimated delivery:
The standard edition: For $260, you will pre-order the Cobalt Lantern in one of the 9 colors or in clear aluminum brushed. In addition, the lamp will ship in its very first retail packaging, including 120 AC (or 120-277v light module for international bakers) light module 1500 Lm, and color temp / beam angle of your own choice. Check FAQ for shipping terms and conditions.Estimated delivery:
1 backer Limited (149 left of 150)
The limited edition: for $299, you get the standard edition package, serial number plus a laser etched signature “Design by Alex Vitet” around the base of the heat sink and visible from the outside of the lamp. Check FAQ for shipping terms and conditions.Estimated delivery:
The dual pack: for $490, you get two lamps from the standard edition package. Check FAQ for shipping terms and conditions.Estimated delivery:
The triple pack: for $735, you get three lamps from the standard edition package. Check FAQ for shipping terms and conditions.Estimated delivery:
The Retail launch pack. Retailers only. You get the 10 colors palette in their original retail packaging and a bunch of catalogs.Estimated delivery:
- (45 days)