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What is LightFreq?
LightFreq is designed to fit in with your lifestyle. LightFreq is a Bluetooth, WiFi, Multicolor Energy Efficient L.E.D Lightbulb (RGB-W) with Built in HD Audio. The accompanying app unlocks amazing lifestyle features that will change the way you use a light bulb and your smart device.
What Exactly does it do?
LightFreq has Amazing Features!
BUILT IN HD AUDIO: Using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi you can play HD audio through the whole house, our goal is on up to 50 LightFreqs. Utilizing Bluetooth only, you can play up to two LightFreqs at a time with the A2DP Bluetooth protocol, so you'll be transmitting in stereo. Also, with the built-in follow me feature, your audio and lighting will automatically follow you from room to room as long as you have your smart device with you. One of the more unique features is mood lighting based on the genre of music you’re listening to, whether hip hop, rock, or techno. LightFreq will automatically decide which colors to change too, and how fast to change colors.
Below is a sample of how LightFreq Sounds!!
Below is the LightFreq APP in DEMO mode, so you can get a feel of how the APP works its not connected to a LightFreq in this video.
See the Intercom In ACTION!
"Party Mode" Room Transformation at the "W" Hotel
LightFreq SoundTrack Snippet!
NOTIFICATIONS LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN! Using the app, you can drag and drop your notification icon (whether it’s a text, call, email, Facebook or Twitter) into the color wheel so your LightFreq light bulb will change color when you have a new notification. So, if you’re getting ready in the bathroom and your phone is in the living room, your LightFreq in the bathroom would change colors to notify you to the activity on your phone in the living room.
INTERCOM: Great at home or for commercial use, you can use LighFreq as an intercom. Using the app you can Tap and Speak in any individual room where a LightFreq is located or you can speak on all LightFreqs at once. This means that you no longer have to shout upstairs to your loved ones.
WAKE UP MODE: Use your LightFreq to wake up to light, sound, or both. You can set your LightFreq to turn on and turn up your music and light slowly over the course of 5 to 30 minutes. It automatically wakes you on the closest LightFreq to you, so if you fall asleep in the living room it will use that LightFreq according to your settings!
PROXIMITY ON/OFF: When you have your smart device with you, LightFreq will turn on and off automatically when you enter or leave a room. There is no need to remember to turn the lights off anymore!
AUDIO FOLLOW ME: Your LightFreq will start playing music in the room you are in. However, if you move into a different room your music will follow you while turning off in the room you just left. It makes everything simple and keeps you from having to move a bluetooth speaker around or switching to different devices.
LightFreq - The Details
HOW DOES IT LOOK? We worked hard to make sure the design of LightFreq is sleek, modern and looks great turned on and off! With an all aluminum and polycarbonate construction it is extremely durable, strong and feels great to the touch. We have already been through several designs before creating the beautiful prototype you see now. The production version will be very close to the prototype, with only small potential changes to improve weight and functionality.
HOW BIG IS IT? LightFreq fits into any standard light fitting and lamp. It is just 5mm longer than a standard CFL light bulb!
LIGHTFREQ WHERE? LightFreq works well anywhere in your home, including your bathrooms, patios, garage, and home office. Perfect for commercial space, LightFreq can be used in hotels, restaurants, car dealerships, retail locations, and offices.
LightFreq the light bulb
We want to make sure that LightFreq is a great working light bulb. It provides natural 3000k light (the same as an incandescent), RGB-W L.E.D lighting to ensure it’s energy efficient and produces the least amount of heat as well as being perfectly bright at 800 lumens.
We have also paid close attention to the CRI (color rendering index) to provide as accurate colours as possible. LightFreq boasts around 16 million color combinations. Whether you have it set to warm, cool, or color wheel modes, the light projected is bright, crisp and exciting. If you’re having a party you can set it to strobe mode or have the light dance to your music.
LightFreq’s audio changes everything!
LIGHTFREQ WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC! It brings everything into a single app and makes it easy to play your music in any room or the whole house. No more plugging in devices, messing with cables or settings on stereos — just click and play. You can also play different music in different rooms. If you love music and use streaming services, LightFreq is perfect for you. LightFreq is a space saving, seamless, and simple way to play music. Listening to music has never been so fun!
HOW DOES IT SOUND? Using acoustic suspension invented in 1954 by Edgar Villchur, we are able to use a very small space to produce deep bass response with minimal distortion. Unlike the stiff suspension of conventional speakers, the trapped air inside the enclosure provides a more linear restoring force for the woofer's diaphragm, enabling it to oscillate a greater distance (excursion) in a linear fashion. This is a requirement for clean reproduction of deep-bass tones by drivers with relatively small cones. Using a built in EQ we are to reproduce Great mid tones And highs for an amazing experience you won't believe from an enclosure the size of a CFL light bulb!
WHAT CAN I PLAY ON MY LIGHTFREQ? Through Bluetooth you can stream anything from your smart device or laptop, as long it has bluetooth 3.0 or higher. This means anything your device or computer plays, you can listen to on LightFreq. With the Wi-Fi capabilities, you can stream Rhapsody, Napster, TuneIn and SomaFM, with more to come…
How Does it Work?
LightFreq combines a hub free Wi-Fi mesh network and Bluetooth 4.0 on one chip to save space and improve efficiency. Use Bluetooth to wake up and put your LightFreq to sleep including the Audio auto on/off features. There is a built in microphone for the intercom with adjustable sensitivity. Dual RGB-W L.E.D. rings provide natural whites and stunning colors. LightFreq uses 17 watts of power when on, while still producing 800 lumens!
- 360 Degree Beam Angle
- 16 million colors
- 40,000 hours lifetime
- 800 lumens
- E26 Edison screw
- Bayonet connection (Euro number B22 or B22D)
- RGB-W dual LED light rings
- 5 watt speaker 60 hertz to 20 khz frequency response
- -40 degrees to 80 degrees celsius working temperature
- Bluetooth protocol: A2DPV1.2 AVCRPV1.0 DIV1.3
- 120 Ac to 240 voltage Lamp power 17 watts
- Utilities need to get: CE, ROHS, FCC
- 20 meters bluetooth distance
- Built in mic: sensitivity -16 to +30 decibels
- IP51 waterproof level
We have great rewards for all of our backers! With Super Early Bird and Early bird rewards we want to make it exciting for you to support us. We have great combos to fit everyone’s needs!
We will also be offering a Kickstarter Special Edition LightFreq that will come in Matte Black with a Green LightFreq Logo! It looks great and this is a very special reward so it is in limited supply! Check it out below!
Risks and challenges
Theres always some risks and challenges when introducing a new product, regardless of if you're a huge tech company or a start-up. We have put a lot of time and effort into developing a functional prototype. On this journey we have already faced a lot of challenges and found ways to overcome them, including heat dissipation, sound quality, fit and finish, and functionality.
The prototype is still in development, and we plan to make small changes to the design, to make it sleeker and ready for manufacturing. That being said, we still have a road ahead of us in ensuring LightFreq has all of its utilities, such UL, CE, and FCC. We will complete a pre-production run before mass production, ensuring our manufacturers are meeting our standards. In addition, making sure our mobile app is fully, or very close to fully functional, with reliable performance.
With your support we can overcome all of these challenges, make sure our fulfilment is in place, and get LightFreq into the world. Thanks!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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