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Joshua JamesonBy Joshua Jameson
First created
Joshua JamesonBy Joshua Jameson
First created
$8,551
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
69
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 27 2015

About

The Lovlit Candle is a beautiful new way for people to connect with the ones they love. We've combined the simple and symbolic gesture of lighting a candle with technology, allowing you to connect to other candles anywhere in the world.

When you know a loved one is going through a tough time and you're not able to be there with them, it can be hard to let them know you care. Words escape us, flowers die, cards don't always capture our true feelings. But the warm glow of candlelight from the gentle touch of caring hands could quite literally light up their day.

With just a gentle, prolonged hold, the Lovlit Candle illuminates like magic. It is so simple and easy, people of all ages can use the Lovlit Candle.

And if you are away from home, you can light a loved-one's candle using the Lovlit Candle's app.

Our goal is to help people fulfill the fundamental human desire to emotionally connect with others. Because the symbolism and tradition of lighting a candle is culturally grounded and widely understood, drawing upon the candle metaphor is a way of creating universal recognition.

The Lovlit Candle is easy to set-up and very easy to use. For set-up, all that is required is a WiFi router (for the internet connection) and our app (which can be used on a smartphone, tablet or a computer with WiFi). Our app guides you through the simple set-up process to enter the WiFi credentials and to choose who you want your candle connected to. 

Once it has been set-up, anytime that the candle is held, after a few seconds, it will slowly begin to illuminate. As it continues to be held it will fully illuminate and start flickering like a candle. This let you know that it will now stay lit for hours. The longer the Lovlit Candle is held, the longer both your candle and the one it is connected to will stay lit. 

The Lovlit Candle can be configured in two different ways. The first provides an exclusive connection to only one other candle and the second allows you to connect with any of your friends and family. Your Lovlit Candle can be configured using our app on either a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

This short video demonstrates how the Lovlit Candle works. 

*** Backers that contribute $50 or more and share our Kickstarter project on Facebook or Twitter will receive a FREE 3.5" x 5" picture frame with their Lovlit Candle. Simply back our project, share it, then leave a message in our Kickstarter "Comments" section to let us know to claim your picture frame! ***

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING International backers will be responsible for applicable tariffs and customs fees.

 

A strong team is the backbone of any successful project. Over the years we have forged a solid team.

Vision Bearer and Lead Designer: Joshua – As the inventor, Joshua’s passion for this project keeps us going. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Georgia Institute of Technology, he founded Devise Designs, LLC; a product development firm.

Lead Electronics and Software Engineer: Bobby – As a research engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Bobby is our technology mastermind.

Marketing Specialist and Photographer: Stephanie – With her experience as a promotional model, a photography master, and a Photoshop wizard, Stephanie brings our team to another level.

Software Systems Engineer: Vincent – With his training as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Central Florida, Vincent designs and creates embedded software systems for the aerospace industry. As our team’s “devil’s advocate,” he keeps us sharp.

Software Engineer: Stephanie – Currently a software engineer for a defense contractor, Stephanie has directed her passion for programming and creating usable technology to develop our server's back-end and mobile application. She holds a Computer Science degree from University of Central Florida.

Project Adviser: Daniel Roycroft– Currently a project manager for large-scale projects in the aerospace industry with over fourteen years in product development and multiple degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Project Adviser: Philip Ross - Inventor of Fonckel and founder of Studio Philip Ross, a design firm based in the Netherlands focused on interactive lighting products and environments.

Project Adviser: Dave Cross - A long-time entrepreneur, Dave has run his own companies in creative industries for over 18 years.

A shout out to everyone who has supported us throughout the years to help make the Lovlit Candle what it has become. A special thanks to Taylor Burch, Nick and Ashley Scout, and Deanna Fay Taylor to helping prepare our Kickstarter Campaign. Thank you all so much!

Risks and challenges

Every endeavor has both risks and challenges and our undertaking is no exception. We are a competent and persistent bunch and are confident that with your help, we can overcome the challenges that lie ahead.

Through the journey we will strive to maintain transparency with our backers and commit to keeping you up-to-date with our progress.

- Integrating the System -
The Lovlit Candle is not just a physical product; it is a complex system that involves four different levels of software that must seamlessly integrate behind-the-scenes. This is no doubt a difficult challenge for our design team, but by building functioning prototypes every step of the way, we have been thoroughly working through the technical details so that we can make it as easy to use for the customer.

- Manufacturing -
Going from prototype to production is a giant leap with tremendous challenges. Throughout the process, we have been designing the Lovlit Candle with manufacturing and assembly in mind. We have been and will continue to work closely with our suppliers and manufacturers to flesh out the details so we can maintain our design intent and produce a high-quality product.

- Shipping Dates -
Although we have built extra time into our estimated shipping dates, unexpected things happen and we may get behind schedule. We commit to keeping our backers up-to-date throughout the process.

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    BE A FAN: Join us and the Lovlit community to follow our progress and receive exclusive updates along the way. Thank you!

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    BE A SUPPORTER: Your contribution brings us one step closer to making the Lovlit Candle a reality! We will add your name to our "Early Supporters" webpage to recognize your generous contribution. Thank you!

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    EARLYBIRD - SINGLE: Receive ONE Lovlit Candle. Receive this special price for acting early! ($75 expected retail value) Way to go!

    *Give this candle as a gift and light it with our smartphone app any time you're thinking about them!

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    LOVLIT SINGLE: Receive ONE Lovlit Candle with your contribution. ($75 expected retail value)

    *Give this candle as a gift and light it with our smartphone app any time you're thinking about them!

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    EARLYBIRD - PAIR: Receive a set of TWO Lovlit Candles. Receive this special price for acting early! ($150 expected retail value) Way to go!

    *Share a Lovlit Candle with a special friend or family member and light their candle any time you're thinking about them!

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    LOVLIT PAIR: Receive a set of TWO Lovlit Candles. ($150 expected retail value)

    *Share a Lovlit Candle with a special friend or family member and light their candle any time you're thinking about them!

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    EARLYBIRD - FAMILY SET: Reach out to your friends and family members with this set of FOUR Lovlit Candles. Receive this special price for acting early! ($300 expected retail value)

    *Share these Lovlit Candles with friends and family members. Light their candles any time you're thinking about them!

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    FAMILY SET: Reach out to your friends and family members with this set of FOUR Lovlit Candles. ($300 expected retail value)

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE: Receive a set of TWO limited-edition, black walnut and white porcelain Lovlit Candles.

    *Share a Lovlit Candle with a special friend or family member and light their candle any time you're thinking about them!

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    EXTENDED FAMILY SET: Reach out to your friends and family members with this set of EIGHT Lovlit Candles. ($600 expected retail value)

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    STUDIO & PRODUCTION TOUR: Spend a day with Joshua, the inventor of the Lovlit Candle and get behind-the-scenes to see the Lovlit Candle design and production process first hand.

    You will get to take home a set of TWO Lovlit candles and a signed original sketch as souvenirs.

    Please note that the backer will need to cover their traveling expenses.

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    COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Receive TWENTY Lovlit Candles. ($1,500 expected retail value)

    *Share the Lovlit Candle within your local community or spiritual group to strengthen and encourage the members.

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Funding period

- (35 days)