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Light the road just like a car. When the driver doesn't know you're "just" a bicycle, they have to give you a lot more room.
Project is finished. With grateful appreciation to the backers, Oculus Lights is pleased to offer  the significantly improved, Amazing Oculus 1800 retail light at a deep discount.  Email Help@oculuslights.net for retail  product info.
Project is finished. With grateful appreciation to the backers, Oculus Lights is pleased to offer  the significantly improved, Amazing Oculus 1800 retail light at a deep discount.  Email Help@oculuslights.net for retail  product info.
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    1. Barry Beams 2-time creator on

      All inquiries must be addressed to Help@BarryBeams.com, or call (323) 487-2002, and will be responded to privately within 48 hours.
      Confidentiality notice and warning:
      "This communication is company private and confidential, intended for the private use of recipient only. Permission for redistribution or public disclosure of its contents is expressly denied. Violation of this shall result in cancellation of prospective delivery without refund, and voiding warranty on any existing product in recipient’s possession.“

    2. skim on

      Anyone know what happened to Dan? It shows he deleted his account or maybe Kickstarter did.

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      John Rhodes on

      No accusation being made: Merely referencing your public posting dated 17 Feb 2016 where you wrote: "My bike expo and maker faire deals sell well in person at ~$160-ish. For instance I sold 40 lights at Maker Faire last year in two days, at $155 each." In that email, you indicated that were selling lights to the general public before providing them to your Kickstarter backers. To me, that indicates a lack of 'good faith' to your backers. That is solely what tics me off.

      That is my opinion; I own my opinion; I have a right to state it. You are entitled to your own opinion. It appears that we are not likely to agree. So be it.

      But thank you for fixing the "it's" issue in your disclaimer.

    4. Barry Beams 2-time creator on

      All inquiries must be addressed to Help@BarryBeams.com, or call (323) 487-2002.

      Although many backers ordered quickly within the first few days of the offer being made and that the company ships all orders within two days, John Rhodes private email correspondence with the company shows that John Rhodes knows his accusation is false, and he is not satisfied with Oculus Lighting's Kickstarter backer upgrade and fulfillment offer because Oculus Lighting does not ship without receiving payment before delivery. Oculus will even ship COD under in some circumstances. John Rhodes is aware that his accusation is false, aware of the buyer and seller protections that cover payments made with Paypal, and remains welcome to order under the same terms and conditions that other members of the public do.

      Confidentiality notice and warning:
      "This communication is company private and confidential, intended for the private use of recipient only. Permission for redistribution or public disclosure of its contents is expressly denied. Violation of this shall result in cancellation of prospective delivery without refund, and voiding warranty on any existing product in recipient’s possession.“

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      John Rhodes on

      And what does it mean, Barry, if you were purchasing parts and assembling lights using our KickStarter funds and then were selling those lights in a retail venue for your personal gain without having met your requirements for your backers? I guess that I don't agree that this represents either 'good faith' or 'best efforts' on your part.

      And please: in your warning notice, the possessive form of the pronoun "it" does not contain an apostrophe. Specifically, "it's contents" should read "its contents". The use of "it's" is a contraction of "it is". Thank you.

    6. Barry Beams 2-time creator on

      One final note about use of funds:
      This is a point of honest confusion for some, but apparent malice with others:
      A project creator is expected to give best efforts in good faith to produce and deliver within the amount of funds raised.
      If it turns out that the project can't fulfill backers' pledges, then
      any remaining funding shall be disbursed back to the backers.
      A project creator acting in good faith with best efforts isn't liable to distribute funds back to backers other than any amount that may be remaining from the funds raised.
      If there are no remaining funds, there are no funds left to return.
      Kickstarter's legal department should confirm this upon request.

      Confidentiality notice and warning: "This communication is company private and confidential, intended for the private use of recipient only. Permission for redistribution or public disclosure of it's contents is expressly denied. Violation of this shall result in cancellation of prospective delivery without refund, and voiding warranty on any existing product in recipient’s possession.“

    7. Steve Hunter on

      Thanks for the updates Dan, appreciate you doing the hard yards on behalf of the folk Barry owes lights or refunds to.

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      john shields on

      Never got a light either. Barry took my money and kept it, illegally. Barry, time to man up and pay me back. But, it is more likely that Elvis will win the US election. How can you dare to look yourself in the mirror Barry? Taking money and not delivering lights? Your mother would not be at all proud of her son.

    11. Barry Beams 2-time creator on

      As an individual, I am deeply grateful to my backers who helped me go from an idea and a few handmade prototypes, through obtaining a patent and being able to produce a viable product.

      For a special offer to my Kickstarter backers, to upgrade your version 1 light or outstanding pledge to the Oculus version 2 retail light,
      and a description, accounting, and history of the project from inception through now,
      please contact Help@BarryBeams.com.

      Confidentiality notice and warning: "This communication is company private and confidential, intended for the private use of recipient only. Permission for redistribution or public disclosure of it's contents is expressly denied. Violation of this shall result in cancellation of prospective delivery without refund, and voiding warranty on any existing product in recipient’s possession.“

    12. Barry Beams 2-time creator on

      Address all inquiries to Help@BarryBeams.com, or call (323) 487-2002.
      Confidentiality notice and warning:
      "This communication is company private and confidential, intended for the private use of recipient only. Permission for redistribution or public disclosure of it's contents is expressly denied. Violation of this shall result in cancellation of prospective delivery without refund, and voiding warranty on any existing product in recipient’s possession.“

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    15. Barry Beams 2-time creator on

      Address all inquiries to Help@BarryBeams.com, or call (323) 487-2002.
      Confidentiality notice and warning:
      "This communication is company private and confidential, intended for the private use of recipient only. Permission for redistribution or public disclosure of it's contents is expressly denied. Violation of this shall result in cancellation of prospective delivery without refund, and voiding warranty on any existing product in recipient’s possession.“

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    17. Barry Beams 2-time creator on

      Address all inquiries to Help@BarryBeams.com, or call (323) 487-2002.
      Confidentiality notice and warning:
      "This communication is company private and confidential, intended for the private use of recipient only.  Permission for redistribution or public disclosure of it's contents is expressly denied.  Violation of this shall result in cancellation of prospective delivery without refund, and voiding warranty on any existing product in recipient’s possession.“

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      Kyle on

      I've also filed a complaint with the CA attorney general. I recommend anyone else who hasn't received a light or refund to get in contact with them.

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    20. skim on

      I just received this email from Barry. FWIW, I've emailed him several times enquiring about the lights. No response, but he was quick to email me this:

      You have failed to contact me directly, but persist in inciting public slander and defamation.

      Backers who contact me directly in privacy and confidentiality receive accurate information.

      You have failed to to this.

      Money doesn't grow on trees and products don't appear out of thin air.

      Kickstarter terms of service in effect when you made your pledge allow me to cancel any backer.  If you make any further public comment, you will be cancelled.

      Barry

    21. skim on

      Good luck Dan. Keep us informed.

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      John Rhodes on

      It is certainly very disappointing to learn that Barry has been selling his lights commercially before he has fulfilled the terms of the agreement with his original backers.

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    27. Isaac on

      Hi Barry, I'm still waiting for my light to be shipped. I have no moved to the US and would like to change the address it should be shipped to. Also I can meet you PERSONALLY to make this happen. Please let me know how it goes as soon as possible? Thanks.

    28. Mark Tuttle on

      What's Barry's email? I want him to ship my light.

    29. Richard Chepeus on

      Have any backers received their light since that reported by David in January? Or received any status news from Barry? I was a very early backer (#38) but have yet to receive my light or hear ant indication when it might be shipped.

    30. skim on

      @David, how is the light?

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      David Hawley on

      Amazingly, a package showed up on my door step last week - the long forgotten light. I haven't had a chance to test it yet, but it looks pretty bright for a compact package.

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      Frank Tsai on

      @Jon
      I have a light from September. But that's a refurbished one, Barry promised to exchange when he have new batch of lights. But that haven't happen yet. If you sent him email with your backer info every week or every other week, he might replay.

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      Jon Bode on

      Anybody heard from Barry lately? Anybody gotten a light since the last one Jester reported getting one six months ago?

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      David Hawley on

      I'm also waiting. I ordered a light and 2 batteries ...

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      David Lau
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      Are the lights still being shipped? I only looked back at the comments today and based on the Creator's comment on May 23, I should have received this by now? I confirm that I still have not received the light that I pledged for.

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      David Lau
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      Are these still being shipped? I only looked back at the comments today and based on the Creator's comment on May 23, I should have received this by now? I confirm that I still have not received the light that I pledged for.

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      Costikyan Jarvis on

      Barry,

      I am having trouble with my light. Can it be repaired?

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      John Rhodes on

      Hi Barry. I know you don't give individual shipping dates, but is there any chance that you could give some general guidance to your patient backers; like "I've shipped 149 lights, I have 100 more to go and I'm doing 10 per day". Any info that would help sustain us would be much appreciated! Regards, John Rhodes

    39. Barry Beams 2-time creator on

      Its not possible to answer individual requests for shipping estimates.
      The common answer to all inquiries is, I'm making and shipping lights steadily.
      From Jester and Steve's comments, it seems like using USPS flat rate overcomes international shipping concerns to the UK and Europe.

      I'm happy to see all the positive comments about the light.

      My work days are commonly 12+ hours, 6-7 days a week. This is common for successful startup launchers. Time management is essential. I rarely get out on a bike ride for fun anymore.

      I thank those of you that understand. For those who are more anxious, I hope you will get a big smile when your light arrives, and at that time accept my "thank you for your patience".

    40. Barry Beams 2-time creator on

      Thermal note:
      Light is designed to let you be stopped at a traffic light while at brightest setting, without thermal dimming happening.
      I designed the heatsink so that at the light's highest setting, if you move at at least at least 6mph/ 10kph, the airflow keeps the light cooled so that thermal dimming will not occur.
      Specifically, the light's hottest external point will stay less than legal US temperature for hot coffee when on the highest setting, for minimum six minutes when standing still at 21C, 72F, ambient temperature. Typically 7 or 8 minutes. Then a thermal dimmer reduces brightness to setting 3. When internal temperature drops 5 degrees Celsius, light can be brought back up to full brightness.

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      Jester on

      I received my light in the UK yesterday. I'm very impressed with it and the brightness, even if it does get really hot on its brightest settings!
      I had to chase up Barry for shipping updates but overall I'm pleased, even if it did take 2.5 years to finally arrive!

    42. steve goddyn on

      Just got my light in the mail from you!

      Verry happy to get it! Thanks for sending it to me via USPS, no import fees!

      Will be taking it for a ride later tonight, can't wait to see it. Just based on how much light it projected in my house during the day, I'm anxiously waiting for night ;)

    43. Robert Segal on

      Got my light. It's blinding bright.
      Nice work Barry!
      Thank!

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      Charlie, Sally, James & Wells Moravitz on

      Just got my two lights in mail! Thank you Barry!

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      Jerry Taylor on

      Where is my reward?

    46. Adam Mellor on

      Still have not received my reward of : One Barry Beams bicycle and tactical beam, battery and charger, plus two spare batteries, and a huge thank you for your support. Let's you give more support than just the standard pledge amount.

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      Charlie, Sally, James & Wells Moravitz on

      Hi Barry. Do you have any update on my order status. We preordered two lights. Thank you. Ben, Charlie & Sally

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      john shields on

      Where is my refund Barry?

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      Fjelddahl on

      Please crank the 1% to 2%. I want a refund too.

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