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L8 connects via bluetooth to your smartphone to displays by light codes everything that happens through the internet and in your life.
L8 connects via bluetooth to your smartphone to displays by light codes everything that happens through the internet and in your life.
2,021 backers pledged $203,677 to help bring this project to life.

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Shipping Report


Hi all, 

We want to inform you that we’ve already shipped more than 1000 units!

We started with small batches to different locations word wide to have everything under control and be sure that all of them arrived to their destinations. We’ve now increased our shipping rate to 300 units per week and we hope to keep increasing this rate.

We’re receiving a lot of feedback about the mobile apps and we’re already working in each of them. Most of them will be solved in the following versions of the apps.

A new version of the Light OS (v1.08.46) has just been released, which fixes the issues with mobile notifications in iOS devices.

Also, a new version of the iOS app is in revision now, which also fixes some of the issues with the Bluetooth connection.

The Android App has also been updated this week with some new awesome functionalities:

- Text to light (Labs section): Use your L8 as a text display 

- Chained L8ies: compose a message with multiple L8ties (paper plane icon) 

- Integration with Philips Hue (Labs): Change the Hue colors with the L8 

- Sensors notifications: changes on the sensors generates an app notification in your phone. 

- Filter Whatsapp and incoming call notifications by contact.

Also, we want to share with you some of the new developments we’re working on and that will be released very soon: 

- Chrome App for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, through USB and BT. Chrome Apps are native that use the Google Chrome browser multiplatform capabilities. With our Chrome App you'll be able to control your L8, read it's sensors, run apps, and many other features that we'll be releasing regularly.

- Multicontrol. Android and iOS apps will be able to control multiple L8s simultaneously.

- iBeacons: We’re implementing the iBeacon protocol inside the L8 software so that it can behave as an iBeacon. This open up a lot of possibilities and futures uses of the L8.

Along the coming weeks we’ll go on with the shipping's and implementing these features.

We also want to introduce the new support forums where we want to unify all the support information and make it the place where you can solve all your questions.

You can access now following this link:

Thank you very much to all of you, to those who have already received your L8s for your feedback and suggestions, and to those who are still waiting for it, for your patience and understanding. We hope that when you receive it, it meets your expectations.

Kind regards, 

 The L8 Team.

We've started the shippings :)

Dear Backers,   

We've finally received some of the final enclosures and we've started the shipping phase!! 

We'll be making regular shippings in the following weeks to complete all orders. International orders will also be included from the begining. We'll be sending your shipping information as the order is processed. 

We know it's being a long wait, and it will still be for some of you, but your L8s are already on their way. 

We're very happy about this, and so seem to be the first backers that received their L8s. You can see some of the pictures they've shared with us on our Facebook page: 

We'd like to take this opportunity and this special moment to thank all of you for your support and patinet. It's been a hard way, but thanks to you L8 SmartLight is now a reality.


:: L8 Team ::

L8 Progress

Dear Backers,

After our last update, we received the first final enclosure units(about 100 of each) for us to give final approval and finalize production. We did give approval for final production and when injecting all units, the transparent mold got some damage the manufacturing engineers are fixing right now. We were truly in shock, but we could not give an update until the engineers were able to perform a complete damage analysis. Due to the Holidays, that assessment took 2-3 more days than usual, but they have just communicated us that the mold damage is really minor and the mold will be completely fixed this coming week to finalize injection.

During this setback time we have NOT relaxed at all and we have continued working on the App and software development to support all devices(mobile , PC and tablet ) and operating systems.

For iOS devices , we have integrated the L8 SmartLight with the Apple Notification Service Center so that all notifications coming to your phone can be displayed on your L8 automatically without using the App. Here are among other, some of the supported notifications : Emails ,Facebook ,Twitter , Instagram ... and device native Apps such as : incoming calls, text message ,and calendar.

For Android devices, we've also integrated the notification system and added a menu to our app so that you can select those events you want to be notified of.

 On top of that, we have also developed a new App for Windows that will allow you control your L8 via USB or via Bluetooth from your computer.

In addition, we have integrated new functionalities to the mobile App, more specifically, illumination modes, and we have improved significantly the sensors calibration.

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Long story short, everything is ready on the hardware side except for the molding piece that got damaged and it is currently being fixed, and we keep improving the App and software as you can tell every day.

We take this opportunity to wish you a happy 2014 full of light and color and thank you again so much for your patience and support.

:: L8 Team :

L8 Development


Dear Backers,

As mentioned in our last update, we have been working in parallel with the final enclosure piece and the L8 App, and so, it is time now to finally share with you a video with the latest improvements!

One of the major improvements of the L8 development has been the integration with the Apple Notification Center Service (ANCS) included in the new iOS7 operating system. This provides a way for the L8 to access many kinds of notifications generated on an iDevice through a Bluetooth Low-Energy link without the interaction of an app. The L8 receives notifications directly from the iOS7 device and reacts accordingly depending on how it's been previously configured.

The following video shows how the L8 alerts you of any notification you might receive on your phone: Facebook, Gmail, WhatsApp, Calls, Text Messages…

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Regarding the case, we received the latest molding injection test last week, and the results were really good :) Today, Monday December 16th, we are going to be injecting about 100 pieces with minor tweaks to try to achieve perfection, and if so, we could be sending the first units by the end of this week!!!

We truly appreciate your time, support, patient, trust, and criticism over this journey. Thanks to all of you, we have been able to grow as a company on a professional and personal level, and as a result, we have created a much better product than we originally devised.

We can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.. and this light us a smart one!!


:: L8 Team ::

Final Injection Test and a Preview of the App


Dear backers , 

We have finally received the last injection test, and although at first sight the results are quite good, there are some small details to improve. 

The base sidewalls are not yet 100% aligned. The deviation is minimal but when inserting the electronics components, they must be perfectly aligned to hold them properly. Luckily, the modification is relatively simple and we hope to have it ready by next week.

We have also added a Teflon coating to the slider in order to minimize the friction during the extraction step. The result has been great. You can appreciate the color change of this coating in this image below:

Also, we textured the mold to achieve a better finish.

As you can see, except for tiny details, the enclosure is almost ready for final production, and once we fix those details, the finish will be perfect.

As for the App goes, we have made much progress. Here is a sneak peek of some of the functionality the App will initially include: lighting control, L8ties management , social notifications and use of sensors. Find below a few screenshots of the App running in both iOS and Android devices.

Thank you very much for your support and patience. We have overcome all the problems , and we are closer than ever to finalize production.


:: L8 Team ::