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£51
pledged of £60,000pledged of £60,000 goal
2
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 27 2019

About

Parents, do you want more Sleep?

Get the best nights sleep possible with our unique baby comfort light, any music selection, any sounds, record your voice or read a bedtime story. This works in any language in all countries.

We have a unique algorithm designed to hear your baby crying, once activated, sounds will play for up to 30 minutes, with the highest quality sounds from our superior speaker. We also have a light only option, if want to use this in a quiet setting.

Sounds U Like also works as a Bluetooth speaker when not in use as a comfort light, with a rechargeable battery the Sounds U Like can be used inside or outside for up to 15 hours.

Charging the Sounds U Like is easy using the included magnetic micro USB cable, which makes the connection easy and protects the internal contacts.

Sounds U Like has a 3 year manufacturers warranty, we only use the best LED lighting to give a full lighting spectrum.

The Sounds U Like gives your whole family the best night's sleep possible.

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We will keep you up to date with our blog on the status of our project.

facebook.com/eggcellentlighting/ 


See a video showing one of our prototypes in use  

Following testing, some changes have been identified and the promotional cartoon at the top of this page now contains the features that will be on the final version.


Some photos showing possible uses of the Sounds U Like   

Sounds U Like in a bedroom setting
Sounds U Like in a bedroom setting
Sounds U Like using the rechargeable battery feature (up to 15 hours from charging).
Sounds U Like using the rechargeable battery feature (up to 15 hours from charging).

Actual photos of some of the colour spectrum available.   

all the colours in between are also shown.
all the colours in between are also shown.

Sounds U Like being connected as a Bluetooth speaker   

Sounds U Like now connected as a Bluetooth speaker
Sounds U Like now connected as a Bluetooth speaker

Product Registration and Forum

We have designed our website so that customers can register to take full advantage of the  3 year warranty, and provides a forum so parents can share advice and tunes that have been particularly effective at sending their children to sleep.

Visit our website www.eggcellentlighting.com 

Whilst there help spread the good news to all your friends and families, please also share this Kickstarter link so any friends with babies can also get a great nights sleep.

Check out our Facebook page facebook.com/eggcellentlighting/ 


Review of the Sounds U Like Product by baby sleep consultant

Eggcellent Lighting Ltd

June 2016

Having had the privilege to meet with David to discuss and review his designs.

My initial thoughts were that there are many products on the market that act as a night light for babies and children. As a parent and an early years educator I have purchased and used these personally.

Looking through the designs and discussing the product with David I found uniqueness in this design. Many of the similar products on the market are pre-described.  Being able to download your own personal music to the night-light makes this a personal product that parents can use music that they find soothing to their child. It could even be a parent singing to their child. Many theorist advocate this such as Molokwu who states “Many babies come out of the womb leaning towards the kind of music heard while in the womb” she goes on to say “On occasion an agitated baby calms down when they hear a particular type of music”. 2015, Chapter 4. This supports the notion of this product that music used preterm can comfort a baby once born.

The other unique features in this design is that it can grow with the child from pre birth onwards as the designs allows for three products that can grow with the child’s abilities. Where this product provides soothing music to comfort a new baby, it would be of no benefit to a newborn baby to have an image projected on a wall. Lindon (2003, pg 249) explains, “The newborn baby can see well at a distance of about 25 centimeters”. But as babies motor and sensory systems mature they are able to see images projected around three months old and would be ready for the next stage in this product.

Having a product help to sooth a baby back to sleep would help a baby establish a sound routine of learning how to self-sooth and develop a good sleeping habit.

Personally I think this product has a nice compact design and features unique to the market. I wish David well in his pursuit to manufacturing this product.

Michelle McDougall BA CCLD, EYPs

References 

Lindon, J. 2003. Childcare and Early Education. Thomson Learning. London

Molokw, V  2015 (eds) Catch them Young, Catch them Now. WestBow Press, Bloomington.


The Eggcellent Lighting Team: 

A Photographic history of the Sounds U Like Product

One of the first impressions of our original idea.

An early prototype 3D image with our distinctive button design, but only 4 buttons on this one.
An early prototype 3D image with our distinctive button design, but only 4 buttons on this one.
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The above video shows the early impression of this product.

A working lunch whilst reviewing a small 3D printed version of the prototype
A working lunch whilst reviewing a small 3D printed version of the prototype

After doing more detailed drawings and engaging a factory we realised that this design was overly complicated, the designs below show the revised drawings which are now much closer to the final product.

Above & front aspect of the Sounds U Like, now identifiable to the final version
Above & front aspect of the Sounds U Like, now identifiable to the final version
Above & rear view of the 3D images for the Sounds U Like.
Above & rear view of the 3D images for the Sounds U Like.

After we had the drawings signed off, we started work on the tooling, below are some images and videos of the tooling:

2 of the segments from mould family tool
2 of the segments from mould family tool
The impression of the microphone and button surrounds are clearly visible in the bottom of the moulds
The impression of the microphone and button surrounds are clearly visible in the bottom of the moulds
Our Operations Director Rob observing the tooling modifications
Our Operations Director Rob observing the tooling modifications
David with the first frosted dome that meets his standards
David with the first frosted dome that meets his standards
design  discussions with the factory
design discussions with the factory

Risks and challenges

We have successfully completed the prototype with our own tooling, during the trial period we have identified a number of design changes, we require one month to update our tooling, and also amend our algorithm with the electronics factory.

The manufacturing process will take two months with a further month for shipping.

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    Help us get more sleep for parents

    We cannot give any reward at this level, but you will help us get the Sounds U Like product into parents hands, bringing them the gift of more sleep. For this both the parents and us will be extremely grateful as regular banks will not provide funding for startup companies to buy stock.

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    Get one Sounds U Like Baby Comfort Light

    Get the best nights sleep possible when you pledge £40 to receive a Sounds U Like baby comfort light. We want to be able to sell this direct through our own store. Your pledge will help us do this, if it goes to retail it will be at a RRP of £60.

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