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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 5 2015
$12,905
pledged of $70,000pledged of $70,000 goal
57
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 5 2015

About

STELLIGHT
STELLIGHT

We wanted to design bike lights because WE ARE BIKERS.

Intrigued by the speed of cycling and freed from worries brought by bike lights, we, however, were somehow frustrated by the stereotyping of bike lights. Traditional bike lights have a limited choice of light patterns for various purposes while riding and suiting our taste. Bikers’ control over the lights, especially the rear one, is not convenient either.

Aspired to work for the good of bikers, Grabo targeted at designing biker-friendly, personalized and customizable bike lights which at the same time make use of our QR code sharing system (Patent Pending) to make the whole light more helpful and enjoyable.

Putting our creativity into practice, we proudly present to you the new generation of bike lights – STELLIGHT.

Stellight - "THE FRONT"
Stellight - "THE FRONT"
Stellight - "THE REAR"
Stellight - "THE REAR"

The metal housing makes STELLIGHT strong, durable and fashionable.

Check out on the different colors to match you bike and suit your taste.

Standard Color - Silver Grey
Standard Color - Silver Grey
Special Color - Blue
Special Color - Blue
Special Color - Orange
Special Color - Orange
Special Color - Red
Special Color - Red
Special Color - Black
Special Color - Black

The prerequisite of bike light is safety for bikers. STELLIGHT has the brightness of 360 lumen (“THE FRONT”) for you to be seen clearly on the road. Enjoy carefree riding. 

As bikers, we understand it is annoying to adjust the rear light while cycling, because it isn’t convenient and does not look cool. STELLIGHT is designed to be biker-friendly. Simply rotate the FRONT KNOB to turn on and/or alter the light pattern of the “THE REAR”, without fetching your arm backwards.

Control “THE REAR” with the FRONT KNOB
Control “THE REAR” with the FRONT KNOB

Match your Bike, Match your Mood. Every little part of your bike is a reflection of your personality and deserves to be noticed. With STELLIGHT, biking will be more than enjoyable when you can show your mood and personality through self-defined light patterns. Different light patterns also go for different purposes, say high frequency alert and energy-saving patterns.

If you’re not satisfied with our six built-in customizable light patterns, why not download from our STELLIGHT WEB?

Up till now 60+ light patterns have been constructed and will be available soon on STELLIGHT WEB! Have a preview of some of them in our promotional video!

Wide range of light patterns
Wide range of light patterns

  Not content with the above? Quench your thirst by watching more!

Plus any pattern you can imagine!
Plus any pattern you can imagine!

The power of creativity lies in the human mind and can never be underestimated. Each of the “THE FRONT” and “THE REAR” consists of six LEDs. You can design the brightness of each LED and interval of flash with the user-friendly STELLIGHT APP, which supports Android and iPhone. The change of brightness for each LED can be up to 50Hz, which is adequate for smooth fade-in and fade-out patterns or high frequency flashing alert patterns.

With your creativity, there can be more than a million possible light patterns. Learn how to:

DIY whatever light pattern of your taste
DIY whatever light pattern of your taste
STELLIGHT APP
STELLIGHT APP

Fascinated by your own creation? Share your masterpiece with us on STELLIGHT WEB and enjoy the applause!

To offer you the greatest room for creativity and free you from worries, STELLIGHT APP gives you an estimate of the burn time of your designed light pattern and re-estimates it upon your every tiny change to the pattern. With the help of STELLIGHT and STELLIGHT APP, you can always design the optimal light pattern for your taste and the length of the cycling journey, but never be bothered by inability to estimate the burn time! Happy cycling!

Cycling can be more fun if you do it with friends who enjoy the same interest. If you’re generous, share your light pattern, be it hunt from STELLIGHT WEB or self-designed with your creative mind, by letting your friends scan the QR code and uploading it onto their own STELLIGHT. The sharing of light patterns among various STELLIGHT is done offline WITHOUT connection to the Internet, i.e. anywhere, anytime! The fun will be more than expected!
 

The same light pattern can also help you locate your biking friends while riding on the busy road without verbally speak to them.

System Workflow
System Workflow

The housing of STELLIGHT can resist the splash of water and free you from frustration under unstable weather. Rain? Not a problem anymore! Look cool in any ride, anywhere, anytime.

Everyone deserves the right to have fun. STELLIGHT is designed with love and care, and can be mounted and dismounted no matter you are left-handed or right-handed. The FRONT KNOB can be rotated with either hand.

Flexible Mounting - Leaving space for other gadgets
Flexible Mounting - Leaving space for other gadgets
For Left-handers & Right-handers
For Left-handers & Right-handers

The magic is, even when STELLIGHT is mounted at different orientations, say upside down for left-handers or right-handers, the set light pattern will remain unchanged in terms of its direction. The rotation direction for the FRONT KNOB for turning on "THE REAR" or altering light patterns is also the same in whatever orientation STELLIGHT is set. We keep everything simple for you! Be worry-free!

Who wants to be upset by running out power? STELLIGHT keeps going with AAA alkaline or rechargeable batteries. Simply grab equivalents in nearby convenience stores and keep going in your cycling journey.

STELLIGHT offers flexibility in terms of number of batteries used:

At least 2 batteries: to maintain optimal performance, for longer rides.

1 battery: for emergency use

To ensure stable brightness of the light, three individual power channels are used and each supplies current to two LEDs. Each power channel has its exclusive power management IC and power circuit.

STELLIGHT adopts the latest BLE technology (Bluetooth Low Energy Connectivity) to maximize the convenience for bikers. The upload of light patterns from smartphone to “THE FRONT” and “THE REAR” is done wirelessly by BLE.

While bikers may like to make everything simple and be carefree while riding, the use of smartphone is NOT a must once light patterns have been uploaded to “THE FRONT” or “THE REAR”. Patterns of “THE FRONT” can be changed by rotating FRONT KNOB, and those of “THE REAR” can be changed also by rotating FRONT KNOB since the two lights are connected wirelessly by BLE. We make everything simple for you!

To design a bike light best for biker’ use, we have poured hours into researching and surveying a large number of bikers. What’s good about the current bike lights? What needs to be improved? What do they look for if they buy a new bike light? If they can be a little bit greedy, what funny points would they like to add to the light?

There have been a lot of changes from the very first design of STELLIGHT.

Initial Designs of STELLIGHT
Initial Designs of STELLIGHT

And here comes the final version.

Final Design
Final Design
CNC Prototyping
CNC Prototyping
Field Testing and Photo Shooting
Field Testing and Photo Shooting
Dimension of "THE FRONT" and "THE REAR"
Dimension of "THE FRONT" and "THE REAR"
Size Comparison with Garmin Edge 510 Bike Computer
Size Comparison with Garmin Edge 510 Bike Computer

(#)For reference. The actual burn time depends on the light pattern customized and adopted by the biker.

(*)Available upon meeting USD 100K stretch goal

Super early birds will enjoy our Kickstarter Limited Edition which has the eye-catching color of metallic “Kickstarter” green for both the housing and the mount. Each of the 99 limited edition STELLIGHT is also marked with a serial number which shows its uniqueness that is incomparable by any other lights. Such limited editions will be exclusive for Kickstarter supporters, and will not be available in the retail market.

Kickstarter Limited Edition
Kickstarter Limited Edition
Unique serial numbers marked on battery covers
Unique serial numbers marked on battery covers

The Grabo Team, a team of energetic and devoted electronic and software engineers, have had several years of experience in electronic engineering and product design projects, one of which being GestureR, our former successful project on Kickstarter. STELLIGHT is our first product designed not just for electronic DIY lovers but also the general public.

Keith Tung

Software Engineer and Product Development Manager

Sammel Tung

Electronic Engineer and Production Manager

Dan Yan

Mechanical Engineer and Production Manager

 Mouse Ho

Software Engineer (smartphone applications)

 Jonathan Yip, WingPui

Software Engineer

Risks and challenges

CNC machined housing is used for STELLIGHT to make it durable and fashionable. Though its production time is longer than plastic counterparts, we are confident that the manufacture of STELLIGHT will be on schedule since they will be produced by CNC factories which we have partnered for years.

For the good of early backers, the assembly and packing procedures will also be split into smaller lots instead of one big lot. The shipping will be done in the order of backing.

Given the years of experience in developing innovating new products, we are confident about managing the production process and any issues that may arise.

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