Funding Suspended Funding for this project was suspended on August 27, 2012.
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      Creator Paul Kelly on September 4, 2012

      Just wanted to say thanks to everybody who pressed for the truth. It's reassuring that knowledgeable community members are policing the projects and that Kickstarter is willing to take action.

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      Creator Ryan Mac on August 27, 2012

      fucking losers.

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      Creator Amber Mitchell on August 27, 2012

      I'm pretty disheartened that you continue to ignore the requests of your backers. WHERE IS YOUR ORIGINAL DESIGN? Not pictures of the components, but your actual design. You claim to design this, and yet you have yet to prove that it's not just reselling an existing product. No replies, and now you update your photos with edited versions??? No design, no integrity, no innovation. This does not belong on Kickstarter.

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      Creator scorche on August 27, 2012

      Wow... Apparently the picture on the front page has not been edited to have no more ELCO LIGHTING on the LED strip with the black crossed out.

      For reference, here was the old image: http://devel.penix.org/ambiolight/files/3640009c97b2aa7a1a8abd0ef898dc6a_large.jpg

      Here is the new image: http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/130/244/336d3b1956fa8389be007cd33bae1892_large.jpg…

      @AmbioLight: I really don't see any justifiable reasoning here for you to do this. Why are you trying to cover your tracks? At least come out and admit that you didn't design this light strip. Editing this photo is really just damaging you reputation even further...

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      Creator scorche on August 27, 2012

      It looks like other people are picking up on this as well: http://hackaday.com/2012/08/27/theres-trouble-brewin-on-the-ol-kickstarter-site

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      Creator scorche on August 27, 2012

      @Jon Are you one of the project creators? If these are priced fairly, then how come the exact same LED strip is sold elsewhere for 1/10th of the price of this project?

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      Creator Jon Cranston on August 27, 2012

      If the product is good, it is worth the money. They are priced fair for high quality LED. End of story.

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      Creator Yukihisa on August 26, 2012

      @Daniel, I found an interesting article... In this project, we will share the EWP1460-24M? it is an existing product. I apologize, I feel not a innovation... Therefore, I'm going to cancel the pledge.
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      TIL: you can resell an existing product as an innovation on Kickstarter
      http://pastebin.com/index/KQqJcz8K

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      Creator chris on August 26, 2012

      AmbioLight,

      Can you show the difference you spoke of- "High quality powerful LEDs combined with the special housing allows the chips to stay cool preventing premature burnout, a common problem with current led units on the market. It took multiple prototypes to get the product just right."
      Is this product capable of a dimmer control for all colors (white especially)
      I need some clear answers in order to continue to back this project.
      thanks.
      (Another) Chris

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      Creator Mete Tüfekci on August 26, 2012

      @Daniel For me it looks more like they are buying LED Stripes from Elco Lighting and reselling them here to people...If it was only similiar it would be no problem for me.
      But in this case they are offering the same identical LED Stripes with even ELCO LIGHTING printed on them. Look at this picture they posted: http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/9238/56ea3c4273b029efdeda63f.jpg
      They clearly blurred out the bottom section of this Picture. And why you think? Look closely. ELCO LIGHTING is printed on the Stripe.

      Kickstarter is the wrong place for this guys.

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      Creator Sean on August 26, 2012

      AmbioLight,

      Can you show a clear picture of a large section of the strip?

      Thanks,
      Sean
      A backer of your Kickstarter

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      Creator Daniel Koonie on August 26, 2012

      I have owned a few led strips in the past and there is definitely a correlation between price and quality. They seem to know what they are talking about and their product looks good. Who cares if I can buy something similar on the market already. Their price seems fair for what they have explained. I'm happy to help them get started.

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      Creator Chris S on August 25, 2012

      Antagonizing your backers, ripping off other companies. Yeah, I'm out.

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      Creator Yukihisa on August 25, 2012

      ELCO White Waterproof LED Tape Lights?

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      Creator Mete Tüfekci on August 25, 2012

      Christian is right. It's really bad Photoshoping as well. Look at this Picture:
      http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/9238/56ea3c4273b029efdeda63f.jpg
      In the Blurred part of the Stripe if you look close you can actually read Elco Lighting.
      I changed my pledge to 1$ until you answer our concerns....

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      Creator Christian Hedegaard-Schou on August 25, 2012

      Kirpa, if you look at the product photo, they actually photoshopped out the "Elco" in "Elco Lighting" that's printed onto the LED strip itself. This is literally a "fund us so we can re-sell this product that already exists" type deal.

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      Creator Kirpa Singh Gulati on August 25, 2012

      I think any source of funds, whether an investor, VC, Angel, etc. would be extremely critical about the project and its potential for success. While crowd sourcing your ideas can make a lot of it easier, I think as a project owner, you should still be morally obligated to answer any questions or concerns to any KickStarter regardless of whether or not they have backed the project.
      Yes, it can be annoying, but no, you still have to.

      I think you can shut up a lot of us "critics" if you will, by showing us your design process, the technical aspects of the product from the inside out, and so on. They should inspire *some* confidence to us.

      Dont get me wrong, the project IS cool. It IS fantastic. But thats maybe because I didn't know it existed. Now i'm sure there are a lot of other concerned backers out there wondering the same thing. Silence us if you will, show the proof, show ur drawings/intermediate development stages at the least...

      This claim of 4.4W/ft also (coincidentally?) is the EXACT same power consumption rating of the Elco product.

      Dubious I am...sadly...

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      Creator Amber Mitchell on August 24, 2012

      Thanks for the update. You proved that Christian did in fact find your supplier (which you still have not replied about). Yet there is still no explanation as to what it is you designed yourself. This is still just reselling parts which you put together at a higher cost than other products on the market, which do the exact same thing. Where exactly is your innovation?

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      Creator Jon Cranston on August 24, 2012

      Lookin' good guys, can't wait to get my hands on one of these. It's cool to see a video that breaks away from the normal kickstarter template (Hi... I'm ______, and this is my kickstarter project) lol. Can't wait for some backer updates.

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      Creator Christian Hedegaard-Schou on August 23, 2012

      Ok, so it looks like you guys are simply re-selling the Elco Lighting EWP1460-24M strip that you are cutting into smaller segments.
      http://www.elcolighting.com/products/waterproof-led-tape-light

      And I don't understand why you don't post a clearer picture of what you call the ballast, because it's available right here:
      http://www.elcolighting.com/products/ontroller-unit-for-rgb-tapes

      All the way down to your red button.

      This would appear to directly violate the first rule of kickstarter, which is for original projects. You guys do not have an original project here, you are simply trying to raise money in order to re-sell an already commercially-available product from a 3rd party company.

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      Creator scorche on August 23, 2012

      It isn't about not believing what you are saying. It is about providing proof to your claims.

      What about my questions have not been genuine? I am just trying to figure out what makes your product so much more expensive than others that are remarkably similar. As well, you have said you have designed the product yourself, but there are designs on ebay and other places that look so similar to yours, that they draw considerable doubt to your claims of designing the product.

      As for the IP65 vs. IP67 comment, thanks for responding to that. I wish you would respond to some of the other issues we have raised. Here is another product on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/32-Feet-RGB-Strip-Rol-IP67-Color-Changing-Kit-with-LED-Flexible-Strip-Remote-P-/180925323679 . It is IP67, appears to use the exact same strip design with regards to the LEDs, resistors, etc - just with a black backing rather than a white backing.

      Could you also respond to the other points I have brought up? Such as products with the same design, wattage, showing development process, etc.

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 23, 2012

      It would seem that no matter what we tell you, you do not want to believe us. I am not looking to swindle anybody into buying product. We are working to start a business just like anybody else on kickstarter and this funding is going to help us get our first run of product off the ground. If you are not interested in the product than you do not have to help back the project. As far as the facts are concerned, IP65 is water resistant, and IP67 (like our product) is actually water submersible up to one meter. We do not deny that there are similar looking products on the market. As we said, we have reviewed many samples ourselves when designing our product. We are happy with genuine questions but please do not make claims that we are out to scam our backers. Our project was approved by kickstarter and therefore just as legitimate as any project on the site. 

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      Creator scorche on August 23, 2012

      The 4.4 watts per foot is "by far the highest" that you have encountered? Then what about http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-RGB-5050-SMD-300p-LED-Strip-light-WATERPROOF-12V-44Key-IR-Remote-Controller-/170875594842 ? It certainly seem to have very similar specs to the ones you claim to have developed.

      I don't understand. I have backed a number of other projects. They ALL have included photos, videos, etc of the development process, yet your project doesn't include any of that. For example, I have also backed Pebble. They have shown prototype devices, dev-boards, samples from the factory, etc. From you, nothing at all from the development process...

      That isn't all either. I don't even see any photos of the entire set-up here. There is a single photo with a bit of the corner of the power-supply and/or controller, but nothing of the entire thing. All I see are pictures of the units in-use.

      You have also said that other units were not waterproof. The ebay link I pasted above that Christian pasted as well is waterproof: Waterproof degree: IP65(waterproof)

      It's design is *identical* to yours as well. The LEDs, the resistors, the look of the strip. Well, I take that back - it isn't identical. It has 3 lights per segment as Amber mentioned instead of your 6 lights per segment - making it more customizable.

      Most projects are on Kickstarter to - you know - KICKSTART their business. This does not mean that you are taking pre-orders. This means that you need money for further development of the product and need the help of other to get things into the production run, etc. If you have just bought a bunch of these strips in bulk from China, that's fine. However, it doesn't belong on Kickstarter. Keep your AmbioLight website and sell them. Just don't claim that they are your own innovation when they obviously aren't.

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 23, 2012

      Right now I have about twenty samples on my desk of similar LED products that we used to conduct research while designing the AmbioLight. Other similar looking LED solutions do exist, however, we have fine tuned the AmbioLight to outperform the competition and ensure the best product to our customers.

      We designed the product to produce significantly more lumens/watt (efficacy) than other products on the market. What this means is that for the small amount of energy it consumes the AmbioLight produces an extraordinary amount of light. This in turn makes the ambiolight a very energy efficient lighting solution.

      Our attention to detail is something that we take very seriously. We use high quality LED chips that produce deep rich colors. We are proud to say that the 4.4 watts per foot is by far the highest we have encountered anywhere. High quality powerful LEDs combined with the special housing allows the chips to stay cool preventing premature burnout, a common problem with current led units on the market. It took multiple prototypes to get the product just right.

      Additionally, while all the led boards are manufactured overseas, all our products are hand cut, wired and final inspected in our warehouse in Los Angeles California. That's right. Hand finished in the USA. It is costly for us to do it this way but we feel that it really puts our product on another level.

      We feel that the money we charge is well justified and we hope that this explanation helped clarify our position. Feel free to spend your money as you wish however I would seriously consider investing in quality product. 

      With only gratitude, 
      The AmbioLight Team

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      Creator Amber Mitchell on August 23, 2012

      The layout of your product is not as aesthetically balanced as the versions found all over e-bay. The one Christian was referring to shows three lights per segment, which evens out the over all spread of light cleaner than 6 lights per segment. Did you design this strip your self? Can we see some development process here, instead of blurry party pics? If this product is worth the cost you are going to be charging, please explain why. Which parts are you using that make the high cost explainable.

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      Creator Christian Hedegaard-Schou on August 23, 2012

      Oh that's no problem. If you look at the page it says 72 watt's total for 5 meters. 5 Meters is 16.4 feet. 72 watts divided by 16.4 feet is almost exactly 4.4 watts per foot. If you need electrical and/or power supply help you should check out our hackerspace. We have engineers and EE's who would love to help you guys out. And you're even local!

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 23, 2012

      Also if you can please clarify for me and the backers where it says 4.5 watts per foot, i didn't see that anywhere on the page. It seems something is off about the multiple claims you have made.

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      Creator Christian Hedegaard-Schou on August 23, 2012

      For $25 shipped I found this one:
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-RGB-5050-SMD-300p-LED-Strip-light-WATERPROOF-12V-44Key-IR-Remote-Controller-/170875594842…

      Looks like it's identical to yours. Probably made in the same factory and everything. Also runs 4.4W/foot just like yours. And it comes with a power supply and controller. No minimum quantity order or anything. Also waterproof and a full 16 feet. You charge more than triple that for only 4 feet. I'm still curious why. Are you importing these from china for us, or are you actually giving us a value-add? If there's a value-add I'm curious as to what it is. At our Hackerspace in LA we alread have a couple of these strips for ambient mood-lighting installed and the work great. And at less than a 10th of what you're asking for!

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 23, 2012

      Alibaba.com has a minimum order quantity of 50 meters. This light also does not come with a ballast or controller. You also need to pay for shipping from china and customs- so the price point is a lot higher than ours. This does not show anything about being water submersible or 3m tape. If you want to continue to discuss this you are welcome to email us at light@ambiolight.com. Anyone who wants is of course welcome to order a more expensive, and less practical LED strip from alibaba. Our light is simply the strongest with 3m tape while being water submersible.
      We truly appreciate your concern and questions. Thank you for reaching out to the team

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      Creator Christian Hedegaard-Schou on August 23, 2012

      This light, for example, runs 4.5 watts per foot: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/342543946/high_density_RGB_led_strip.html

      It's also cuttable and uses 3M adhesive backing. How is it any different from the one you are selling?

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      Creator Christian Hedegaard-Schou on August 23, 2012

      I posted the same question on your facebook page but it seems like you guys have deleted it. Any comment as to why? Thanks!

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 23, 2012

      Hey Chris i just messaged you, please send us any light you want us to do a side by side comparison with, there is nothing on the market as strong as our light. The rest can barley light up a small space and very cheap quality.

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      Creator Christian Hedegaard-Schou on August 23, 2012

      So what I would really like to know is, what makes your $220 (16 feet) RGB LED light strip any different than the $15-25 (16 feet) RGB LED light strips available on ebay? Looking at your photos in fact it looks like you're using the identical strands that I have at home and at my hackerspace. We're talking a 10X-15X cost increase for, well, no added value that I can see. Can you tell me why your product is so different and so much more expensive? With the RGB LED strips I can find on ebay I even have more than 7 modes. Some of them offer up to 44 different modes including RF remote control. Yours just has a pushbutton. So, as a backer, can you tell me how I'm not actually being screwed by you guys? Thanks!

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 18, 2012

      Hey guys we are working on the update now. There is just some stuff we need to verify before we send it out. It will be out in less than a week with some cool information. Be excited. Thanks for your patience.
      The Ambio team.

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      Creator Jo on August 18, 2012

      @AmbioLight instead of inboxing you our e-mail addresses (not that I mind), do you think you could put together an update with all the requested pictures? I think it woul save you a lot of time and answer a lot of our questions. Thank you!

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      Creator Professor Snake on August 17, 2012

      Couldn't you add an update showing us how everything connects to each other?

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 15, 2012

      We can not post pictures in this comment section but we love all the questions and we love taking pictures of the AmbioLight. If you would like any pictures for clarification of the product inbox us with your email and we will take some shots for you. We also wanted to take this opportunity again to thank all of you for your support. You guys are the best. :)

      Best Regards,
      The AmbioLight Team

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 15, 2012

      @Mark - The Strip is very flexible, turning at a 90 degree angle shouldn't prove to be much of a problem at all. The strip connects to the controller with an adapter that is built into the light and then the ballast connects into the controller the same way. We took some 90 degree angle pictures as well as some pictures of the connectors for you. Please provide us with an email if you would like to see them.

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 15, 2012

      @Brendan - We took some shots for you with the full setup in one picture. Please give us an email to send it to you at.

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      Creator Mark S on August 14, 2012

      I was thinking of using this outside under my deck railing - is there a way to make it turn 90 degrees with a connector of some type? How does the strip connect to the ballast? What's the distance between the ballast and where the LED lights start?

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      Creator Brendan James on August 13, 2012

      Can you please post a picture of the ballast, controller and Ambiolight in the same picture?

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 7, 2012

      You can not cut it into multiple strip, you can cut it to make it fit in space. If you want more than one strip the best way to do it is to order multiple strips as each comes with a ballast and controller to give power and change settings.
      Q. Can I cut the light to make it shorter for a custom fit? A. Yes. The ambiolight can be cut every 4 inches in order to make the perfect length to fit your space.

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      Creator Tom on August 7, 2012

      If you cut this into smaller strips, how do each of the strips continue to get power? Do I need to create my own plugs for each?

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 7, 2012

      Not for the early bird, but you can do that for the double package. Just make a note of it when we send out the survey at the end of the project.
      Make it a bright day.

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      Creator Kirpa Singh Gulati on August 7, 2012

      Can i double my pledge amount in either the $79 or $185 packages and get double the rewards??

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 7, 2012

      We just created a packaged for 2 4 foot packages- The Double 4 foot package. Check it out.

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      Creator mastrtonberry on August 7, 2012

      Is there a way to pledge $200 and get two 4 foot strips?

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      Creator AmbioLight on August 7, 2012

      Q. Do i need to buy a different strip for every color or setting? A. No. The AmbioLight has all 7 colors and 3 transition setting in one strip. The light can be static on one color or in any of the 3 transition settings with the push of a button.

      Q. Can I cut the light to make it shorter for a custom fit? A. Yes. The ambiolight can be cut every 4 inches in order to make the perfect length to fit your space.

      So yes you can cut it and it will work as well as leave it on a single color.

      Please let us know if you have any more questions.

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      Creator Professor Snake on August 7, 2012

      Two questions:
      1) Is it possible to leave the AmbioLight on one specific color without it changing?

      and

      2) If I were to cut the AmbioLight shorter, would it render strips of the leds unusable?

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