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A dimmable LED light designed to turn almost anything into a lamp – handmade in New York and built to work anywhere in the world.
A dimmable LED light designed to turn almost anything into a lamp – handmade in New York and built to work anywhere in the world.
663 backers pledged $81,832 to help bring this project to life.

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Mmmm, so much lampy goodness
Mmmm, so much lampy goodness

Follow me on Instagram @lukelampcompany for more updates and scroll on down for the full Baselamp story : )

 (This is how we won't be delivering your Baselamps.) )

A sweet whiskey lamp for those Kickstarter-stress filled nights
A sweet whiskey lamp for those Kickstarter-stress filled nights
The super cool Oregon Pint glass by North Drinkware
The super cool Oregon Pint glass by North Drinkware
This is the only plant I've been able to keep alive in my apartment
This is the only plant I've been able to keep alive in my apartment
This was so I can write off a new quadcopter as a business expense
This was so I can write off a new quadcopter as a business expense
Ain't nothin more pineappley than a pineapple soda lamp
Ain't nothin more pineappley than a pineapple soda lamp

Meet Baselamp – an effortless way to turn almost anything into a lamp.

Whether it's your favorite bottle of whiskey, a glass incense burner, a vintage notebook, a flower-filled vase, a particularly imposing action figure, or even your amazing quadcopter (while you wait for the batteries to charge) – the uses for Baselamp are endless, and limited only by your imagination.

 
I can't do yoga like that
I can't do yoga like that
That sandwich needs more bacon
That sandwich needs more bacon

Baselamp was designed and refined over the past year and a half with a focus on versatility and ease of use – with an integral chip-on-board LED and a recessed touch-capacitive dimmer switch, we've created a lamp that is not only super bright (410 lumens!) but also doesn't create too much heat or any UV light (a particular concern for the aforementioned whiskey application). 

The real beauty of Baselamp lies in the details. With countless prototypes and more redesigns than I can remember, we have truly refined every aspect. Here are some technical details, but feel free to message us with any questions and we'll do our best to promptly respond.

  • a solid walnut or bamboo body CNC machined in NY
  • total dimensions: 6.5" by 4" by 1" tall
  • a natural linseed oil hand-applied finish
  • a solid aluminum heatsink base extruded in New Hampshire
  • a 4 watt chip-on-board LG LED providing 410 lumens at 80 CRI
  • a Makrolon Lumen XT polycarbonate diffuser
  • a touch-capacitive aluminum dimmer switch to easily adjust brightness
  • a plug-in power adapter that will work on all voltages around the world

I can assure you that we are very prepared to see this project through to completion – I'm the guy behind Luke Lamp Co. and I've been designing and building lights for clients ranging from interior designers and restaurant owners all over the world to commercial clients as big as Twitter and Urban Outfitters. I've also been fortunate enough be featured on some pretty sweet websites:

We're so excited to bring Baselamp to life and we truly appreciate all of your support – every single pledge will help us to meet our goal, and if we can raise enough funds we'll be able to meet our manufacturing minimums and start ordering the parts we need to start production.

So now it's up to you, loyal Kickstarters. Without you, none of this would be possible – every person you tell about Baselamp, every Facebook mention and tweet and Instagram shout out and Pinterest pin and Tinder connection and Tumblr gif and Reddit front page post will give us the support we need to make this happen. And just to make things even easier, here's a super simple Google drive link to all the photos, videos, and .gifs you'll need to spread the word!

And, thanks to our talented in-house computer expert, we even have a technical CAD drawing that's already in the hands of our CNC fabricator (who is eagerly awaiting our final word to begin production):

Risks and challenges

While we have diligently prepared every step of the way with Baselamp, launching a real life product into the world comes with its fair share of challenges.

To make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible we have already lined up suppliers and back-up suppliers for all of the components needed, as well as sourcing local manufacturers to help with the CNC fabrication of the solid wood body, and we have a ton of people ready and willing to help us build and fulfill every order. We also have more than four years of experience working with customers all over the world, so this isn't our first rodeo : )

As soon as this project reaches its funding goal we will start bringing in the parts and prepping our assembly line – we promise to keep you updated every step of the way and do everything we can to meet our deadlines.

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    We'll post your name to our final backers list and add you to our VIP list so you can stay updated as the project progresses. Thanks for the support : )

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    Early Bird Round Two – Bamboo Baselamp

    Made from solid bamboo (the lighter wood seen in the photos) and ready to use out of the box with the included power supply that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

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    Early Bird Special – Walnut Baselamp

    As a thank you for being some of the first to pledge you'll not only receive your very own walnut Baselamp (from our initial production run), you'll also get them delivered even earlier : )

    Made from solid walnut (the darker wood seen in the photos) and ready to use out of the box with the included power supply that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

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    Early Bird Round Two – Walnut Baselamp

    Made from solid walnut (the darker wood seen in the photos) and ready to use out of the box with the included power supply that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

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    Walnut or Bamboo Baselamp – October Shipment

    Made from solid walnut or bamboo and ready to use out of the box with the included power supply that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

    A survey will be sent out at the completion of the project so you can tell us which wood you prefer : )

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    Walnut Baselamp – October Shipment

    Your very own Baselamp – made from solid walnut (the darker wood seen in the photos) and ready to use out of the box with an included power supply that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

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    Two Baselamps For You – December Shipment

    That's right – thanks to one of our supporters (shout out to Earl!), this option means you get two whole Baselamps (you choose the wood options in any combo) – made from solid walnut or bamboo and ready to use out of the box with the included power supplies that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

    (We'll gather your selections upon completion of the project in a super convenient emailed survey.)

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    Walnut Baselamp Super Pack (5) – December Shipment

    Here's a pledge for you enterprising folks who wanna give Baselamps to all your best friends (but prefer the sultry look of American walnut) – five whole Baselamps made from solid walnut and ready to use out of the box with the included power supplies that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

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    Pledge US$ 99 or more About US$ 99

    Early Bird Special – Bamboo Baselamp

    As a thank you for being some of the first to pledge you'll not only receive your very own bamboo Baselamp (from our initial production run), you'll also get them delivered even earlier : )

    Made from solid bamboo (the lighter wood seen in the photos) and ready to use out of the box with the included power supply that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

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    Bamboo Baselamp – October Shipment

    Your very own Baselamp – made from solid bamboo (the lighter wood seen in the photos) and ready to use out of the box with an included power supply that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

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    Walnut Baselamp – October Shipment

    Your very own Baselamp – made from solid walnut (the darker wood seen in the photos) and ready to use out of the box with an included power supply that'll work anywhere in the world (simple plug adapters will be needed outside of the US). No batteries required.

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