Beautiful, intelligent, connected light. Open hardware, open software, endless possibilities for play and delight.
This project's funding goal was not reached on December 21, 2012.
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I'm super-glad to hear!
@Matt - Third quarter, yes. :)
Matthew - Actually, our Light runs rings around the Philips Hue. Have a look at this - http://vimeo.com/55989184 - our Light is much smarter than any light from anyone else.
You're trying to sell your light for more than Philips charges for their offering, which has a wider feature base. I guess I know why the campaign was a flop..
What happens if funding at the new crowdfunding site goes through?
Will you still be shipping in July?
Interesting ideas that could be combined... :)
Hi MooresCloud would you be interested in integrating with our new opensource RGB iPhone software that we have made http://www.limitlessled.com
@Michael - We're pressing on at http://store.moorescloud.com - support us there!
It makes me sad that this didn't get enough funding to go through.
Awesome! As soon as I'm not broke, I will be throwing money at one of these babies.
I'm sorry this didn't work out. Please let me know if you try to pursue this in the future! I would love to see this on the market.
@Chris - Check our latest update -- http://store.moorescloud.com
I had high hopes for this! Hopefully you guys will be able to come up with another way to make this happen!
I really wanted one of these :(
Doubled my pledge too! Hope this all works out..
Well, I hope that you repost this offering after the Christmas season, after the people who just backed LIFX, or any other light fixture Kickstarter (like Spark) and see if you can gather more backers and possibly lower your pledge goal.
I really do think this product has some fun, playful potential than "just another night light"
Damn i really wanted one.
@Donny - You mean professional accountants? Or professional business people? Or...?
We passed these numbers around; Tiller Associates in particular has a lot of background in these kinds of development projects and these numbers were well within normal budgets for them.
Is there something about the numbers that you're pointing to?
If I may make a suggestion, instead of inviting your backers to look over your numbers for you, maybe you should have had a professional firm give them a once over?
@Paradiso - Yes, ZeroConf is already implemented; but since everything is on WiFi with IP it can be significantly more straightforward than that.
Reading-up on the latest developments with Light and various reactions and responses, I get the sense that the fact Moore's Cloud are explicitely making an effort to communicate everything out in the open makes people distrust more than if they were to stick with a 20th century-style business model. It's unfortunate pioneering companies willing to take the first steps into a new frontier have to endure the scepticism and scorn of those content with cathedrals, silos and walled gardens. It's a learning curve that, if endured, will open-up an ecosystem of reciprocal benefit not only to everyone involved, but to the greater market where newcomers will be able to start-up much more confidently.
If I could triple my pledge again, I would, and eventually I'd like to have a cluster of Lights as nodes on a MAAS with juju...the ultimate Light-as-a-Service! That's obviously a bit of a gimmicky setup, but full of amazing potential. The demos that are being shown don't even scratch the surface of what Light can do to be a complete game-changer, and it's that disconnect between everyone who can "see the Light" for what it can become, and everyone else who simply sees a LAMP, that's stopping this from being a smashing Kickstarter success.
Yeah, I've read the refrains about not seeing a 'Plan B' anywhere, and so on...well, we're all still following through to the end of this campaign one way or another, so what's the problem with waiting it out and seeing how the chips fall once the clock runs out, and then addressing what the next step will be at that point? I, for one, will continue to follow developments either way, and commend the entire team for all the work that's already been put into this fenomenal project!
Congratulations, and keep it going...your vision is worth the effort, and much more!
I wish I had the money to jack up my pledge, its just rough with it being Christmas. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a christmas miracle and I will also keep my eyes on you guys if it doesnt happen and hope that some time in the future I will still be able to get my hands on this awesome project.
Just bumped-up my pledge from LIGHT WORKS to LIGHT BOTH WAYS...
...then tripled it, FTW!!!
It's been a good run. but I think it's time for some R&D.. and consider another run next year.
I've tripled, but I doubt you'll find thousands of people with a spare $400...
That said, how would the multiple lights communicate? somekind of zeroconf connection?
I love the "Light" and really want to own one. But I don't need three and none of my friends are geeky enough to want one. With that said, it is highly unlikely you will meet your goal. Is there a Plan B? Or is that it for Light?
I've tripled my pledge, come on everyone, lets get this off the ground!
@Alex - THANKS MUCH!
I have doubled my pledge and 'sold' two to colleagues yesterday (signed them up on the spot at our company Christmas lunch - via iPhone. . Fingers crossed!
@Jean-Francois THANK YOU!
@Lark2002 Thanks so much!
Emptied my wallet and upped to 2 lights. I really want this kickstarter to succeed! Bee spreading the word for you guys. Good luck with the last 58 hours!
Just increased my pledge for 2 Light, its all I can do, beside pushing the idea onto my collegues :D
Wish you luck on the funding.
Just updated my pledge from 1 battery powered Light to 3! I really wish I could do more, but I'm just one person. I just hope there is a Light (or 3) at the end of the tunnel.
@Daniel Foote - According to previous posts by @Moore'sCloud, you can increase the pledge to the total value of both battery powered lights (and just to be safe, send a message to explain how many of what type of light the pledge covers) and you will be set. I increased my pledge to get 2x as well but will be sending a message after the campaign ends successfully. I got the LIGHT KIT and am wanting an extra battery-powered light for redundancy purposes.
Rosemary: this almost certainly only gets you three wavelengths - red, green, and blue. The color shift is going to be achieved through primary color blending (think TV pixels,) not through wavelength availability.
Avast ye scallywags! I want to change my pledge from 1 to 2 x Battery Powered lights. How can I do this?
Do I just leave my pledge as selecting a battery powered light ($129) then add $10 because I live in Brisbane Australia, and then add another $139 to my pledge, without changing my reward selection?
Just wondering how it will be clear that the $278 is for 2 x Battery lights....or will it just be assumed?
Thanking you :) Hoping for a pledge landslide!
@Scott - In Australia we have a saying, "Crash through or crash." We won't be canceling the campaign.
Well, from the very beginning, I have been a supporter of multiple lights (4 at last count). I just can't afford any more at this time. If it were not the holiday season though, I may be able to go higher, which may be the dark force at work here (I have seen a few good projects fail in the last few days because of the holidays). My suggestion, as much as I want to getw my hands on these things, would be, cancel the campaign at this point, wait a month or two and retry (after people have had a chance to recoup from the holiday-spend-a-thon). Just a thought......
Greg, you can't argue with math. If it doesn't happen this time, I'll be keeping my eye on you guys hoping I get another chance to get one
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Alright, have pledged for the $999 advice session, I'd like to use a version of this thing in the lab. We work on plants and are very interested in light effects but it's hard to get light banks with variable wavelength and intensities. OK so this may not be the answer but at least we'll learn something. I come up to Sydney from Canberra fairly regularly. Hope this gets over the line.
@Greg - There's no pressure here. We're simply laying out the arithmetic transparently for all to see. Any pressure you feel is not coming from us. We have invited you to contribute more. We have *consistently* - from the very first update - invited you to spread the word amongst your friends, family and colleagues. To do otherwise on either account would be negligent on our own party.
As for the funding goals, we invite you to have a long, hard look at the financial statements we published when we launched this campaign 8 weeks ago. It is not possible to move the Light into mass production *and* mass produce the Lights you all want for a sum less than $700,000. Asking for $250,000 would have meant that we would have had money to move into mass production, but no money to manufacture Lights -- which backers would not have found acceptable. The number is the number. We have always been clear about this, and have always invited people to examine our numbers closely. Have you done so?
As to getting the word out sooner - we have had coverage in the Australian Financial Review, Boing Boing, Engadget and many, many other sites. We have worked very hard to get the word out. We are satisfied that while not perfect, we haven't really left any stones unturned.
We do apologize for any offense you feel we have caused, but we are sticking with this course of action.
First I would like to say I would enjoy having a product like the Light. That is why I'm a supporter. I take exception to your resent update. Pushing your backers to provide additional funds or pressure their friends and love ones to sign up for this project at the last minute leave a sour taste in my mouth. There are many reasons creative projects fail on Kickstarted. First and foremost over projecting the public's desire for your project. If you had set your goal at $250,000 there wouldn't be an issue. There is example after example of projects on Kickstarter where the public overwhelmingly supported the project funding them at multiples of 100%. But those were great projects with huge support from the public. Many other projects fail out of the blocks because the project doesn't make any since to anyone but the designer. Your project is somewhere in the middle. If you hadn't set your sites so high and worked more at getting the word out sooner you would have succeeded. Coming to your backers and putting all the pressure on them to pull a rabbit out of a hat is just not fair. Re-submit your project at a much lower goal and I'm sure you will succeed next time.
Nice write up Alex...man I want one of these!!!
Hi all, here's a post on some brief time I spent connected with the Light! http://www.alexmanchester.com/alexmanchester/2012/12/seeing-the-light-moorescloud-kickstarter.html
I hope something magical happens so that the goal is reached.
I really think Light is REALLY cool!!
If this campaign doesn't work out, but you end up refining it and trying again on Kickstarter or a similar site please email us (or me at least) I will back it again, and again, until it's in my house.
Now that Christmas shopping is done, and finances are returning to normal I think I'm going to have to get 2 - 3 of them if possible in the future.
If the goal isn't reached please please please don't let it discourage you from trying to get this to market. It's too awesome to give up on.
yeah. 2k people are hoping for one ;)
I am going to be totally bummed out if the goal isnt reached. Hope you guys have a fall back plan. I really want one!
what's the plan if the goal isn't reached?