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About

LumAcco- Sound Reactive Light Sculptures

High end designer lighting without the designer price tag. Made right here at our Florida studio using materials from USA manufacturers and suppliers.

Constructed out of high quality anodized aluminum and cast acrylic, these modern and elegant light sculptures can be used for mood lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere in a home, office, or spa by day.  By night they can pulse to the beat of music at house parties, weddings, raves, and other events using a small internal microphone or when plugged into an audio source such as a computer or MP3 player. When turned off they hang on your wall or sit on your desk as beautiful modern art.

Key Features

REWARDS

Reward Tier #1 (The Shout Out -$3)

A big thank you from us and shout out on our website's "Thank You" page with your name and website/blog link. (if you have one)

Reward Tier #2 (The T-Shirt -$25)

Get Reward Tier #1 and an autographed LumAcco T-shirt exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

(Actual shirt may vary slightly)
(Actual shirt may vary slightly)

Reward Tier #3 (Small Desktop Piece -$69)

This is our small desktop piece exclusive to Kickstarter backers. It features an engraved message giving you our thanks or a custom message of your choosing. An autograph from one of the co-founders will also be featured underneath the base. Measuring roughly 7" x 6" place it on your desk or table and let the soothing light accompany your thoughts with various light modes to choose from with the included remote. (9 light colors to select with brightness control, automatic cycling modes with speed adjustment)

Powered by the same sound reactive technology as our larger wall pieces you can let it dance to the beat of your music and give yourself a personal mini light show! (Sound reactive feature handled by the remote)

This prototype is powered by a cord, however we will be experimenting with a battery powered version. We will be gauging its practicality and possibly offer it over the corded design. Will include remote.
This prototype is powered by a cord, however we will be experimenting with a battery powered version. We will be gauging its practicality and possibly offer it over the corded design. Will include remote.

Reward Tier #4 (Large Desktop Piece -$125)

This is our large desktop piece exclusive to Kickstarter backers. The design is inspired by the LumAcco logo and is sure to add a bit of flair to your space. It also features an autograph from one of the co-founders underneath the base. Measuring roughly 13" x 5" (at its tallest) place it on your desk or table and let the soothing light accompany your thoughts with various light modes to choose from with the included remote. (9 light colors to select with brightness control, automatic cycling modes with speed adjustment)

Powered by the same sound reactive technology as our larger wall pieces you can let it dance to the beat of your music and give yourself a personal mini light show! (Sound reactive feature handled by the remote)

While not immediately noticeable in the photo, the spacing between each bar varies by as much as 1/16" for this prototype. With proper equipment, spacing will be even between all bars. Will include remote.
While not immediately noticeable in the photo, the spacing between each bar varies by as much as 1/16" for this prototype. With proper equipment, spacing will be even between all bars. Will include remote.

Reward Tier #5 (Medium Size Light Sculptures -$685)

Our medium size sound reactive light sculptures pack the same cool features as their big brothers with nine color lights to choose from, three light cycling modes with speed adjustment, and three music modes (DJ Flash, Dynamic Bloom, Smooth Tranquility). These sculptures measure on average 24" x 30" and feature our extended support frame design that extends the bars 4"-8" past their intersections. In total there are four medium size light sculptures to choose from.

Note: These are design illustrations, not photos of actual light sculptures. Includes one 12v DC power brick and remote.
Note: These are design illustrations, not photos of actual light sculptures. Includes one 12v DC power brick and remote.

Reward Tier #6 (The Prototypes -$699)

Receive one of three (randomly chosen) prototype sculptures with autograph, and see first hand how we started!

Please take note that these prototypes DO NOT reflect the level of engineering or quality of craftsmanship that our production level sculptures will have. While fully functional, we consider these technically defective and may require some finesse to get working properly. Flaws will be present, including cosmetic damage from being used in tests and experiments. Please only back if you are 100% OK with this and want to own a piece of LumAcco history. 

Reward Tier #7 (Large Size Light Sculptures -$1,299)

In total there are 16 beautiful large wall mounted light sculptures to choose from. Fully featured with choice of nine light colors to choose from, three light cycling modes with speed adjustment, and three music modes (DJ Flash, Dynamic Bloom, Smooth Tranquility) they are extremely versatile and can be used in various spaces and functions. Averaging 46" x 45" these larger sculptures are sure to be the center of attention.

Note: These are design illustrations, not photos of actual light sculptures. Design illustrations in image are not to scale relative to each other. Includes one 12v DC power brick and remote.
Note: These are design illustrations, not photos of actual light sculptures. Design illustrations in image are not to scale relative to each other. Includes one 12v DC power brick and remote.

Reward Tier #8 (CUSTOM ENGRAVING -$1,499)

Choose one of the 16 large wall mounted light sculptures and get custom engraving on the acrylic panels!

While all the panels of a light sculpture are allowed to be engraved certain restrictions do apply. Please read the below carefully.

  • 500 character budget per light sculpture.
  • One image is worth 125 characters regardless of size for a total of 4 images per light sculpture.
  • Images may be up to 12 x 12 inches in size.
  • You can have both text and images engraved so long as they stay within the 500 character budget.

Reward Tier #9 (SHOW US YOUR CREATIVE SIDE -$1,599)

Help us design your very own sound reactive light sculpture to hang on your wall. Your credited design will be featured on our website and with your permission included in our 2014 catalog.

The Team

Our team is comprised of three individuals. Louis Vissepo is the co-founder, design engineer, and project manager. His skills help form the backbone of the fabrication process.

Jennifer Belinda is the co-founder and artist who's in charge of interior design concepts and social media. Her ability to expand our ideas to new avenues will be pivotal to our growth and development.

Joshua Alltop is the software developer and electrical engineer. He's the go-to guy for solving technical problems and is constantly thinking of new innovative advancements.

We've brought our creative minds together in conjunction with our technical wizardry to design original, hand crafted, light sculptures that we know you'll love.

Prototyping

We've spent over a year researching and developing our technology and design principles. Below is a snippet of what went on behind the scenes.

Testing rare earth magnets for use as electrical conductors.
Testing rare earth magnets for use as electrical conductors.
Soldering wires to a LED strip that will later be soldered to rare earth magnets.
Soldering wires to a LED strip that will later be soldered to rare earth magnets.
Part of an internal panel assembly to be used in one of our tests.
Part of an internal panel assembly to be used in one of our tests.
This is a fully assembled panel. We plan on making these from sheets of aluminum. This will allow us to create a seamless front face and eliminate the problem of light bleeding through.
This is a fully assembled panel. We plan on making these from sheets of aluminum. This will allow us to create a seamless front face and eliminate the problem of light bleeding through.
Designing a test support frame with our in-house software.
Designing a test support frame with our in-house software.
Cutting one of many aluminum bars for use in a support frame for testing.
Cutting one of many aluminum bars for use in a support frame for testing.
Drilling holes for wire routing and screws.
Drilling holes for wire routing and screws.
Our support frame, ready to be hung on a wall to test our panel designs.
Our support frame, ready to be hung on a wall to test our panel designs.
This is the brains of the operation. It controls all aspects of the Light Sculpture, including the sound reactive feature.
This is the brains of the operation. It controls all aspects of the Light Sculpture, including the sound reactive feature.
One out of a few test panels magnetically secured to the support frame. No nuts or bolts to secure and no wires to connect. On the bottom right corner you'll notice some light bleeding through. With new equipment this problem will be a thing of the past.
One out of a few test panels magnetically secured to the support frame. No nuts or bolts to secure and no wires to connect. On the bottom right corner you'll notice some light bleeding through. With new equipment this problem will be a thing of the past.

Below are our full scale prototypes that we've spent a great deal of time designing and engineering. We've learned a lot from these and they serve as an excellent foundation to build and improve upon for our upcoming production pieces.

Prototype #1: "Moving Ladders" from the "Drifting Oblong" Collection.

This is the first full scale prototype we built. Many design elements that we learned from smaller working models were implemented in this prototype. One such design element was using rare earth metal magnets as fasteners for securing the panels onto the frame as opposed to nuts and bolts. The magnetic fasteners double as electrical contacts to power the LEDs inside. 

Brief specs:

Dimensions: Approx 40" x 48" x 4" - 5.5" (some panels protrude 1.5")

Power Consumption: Max 60 watts, Average 25-30 watts.

Prototype #2: "Spiral" from the "Kindred Tetragon" Collection.

This is the second full scale prototype we built. We decided to be more ambitious with our design and see how well our new fabrication and design conventions would hold up. They were a great success and we are confident we can make almost any design.

Brief specs:

Dimensions: Approx 46" x 43" x 4"

Power Consumption: Max 60 watts, Average 25-30 watts.

Prototype #3: "Eye of the Storm" from the "Convergence" Collection.

This is the third full scale prototype that is currently being built. We decided to be even more ambitious with our design and experiment with overlapping panels. 

Moving Forward

We are ready to take our fabrication to the next level and offer virtually flawless pieces. We need your help to raise funds to purchase high precision tools and a small inventory of parts and materials for fulfilling rewards. 

Currently we're using refurbished low budget tools that are not suited for high accuracy applications or long hours of operation. Without proper tools we will not be able to continue with this amazing project. Our project is also on "Kicking it Forward", check them out: http://kickingitforward.org 

The main tools we need to purchase are:

1. CNC Router Machine. This will be used for cutting out critical parts that require ultra-high precision from sheets of aluminum and poly-carbonate as well as make etchings on acrylic panels.   

2. Professional Grade Drill Press: This will be used to drill holes on the aluminum square tubes with the utmost precision to allow proper alignment with wire routing and frame assembly. Our current drill press is old and worn. It exhibits drill bit flexing and the chuck occasionally falls out potentially causing bodily injury.

3. Professional Grade Miter Saw: This will be used to cut aluminum square tubes to their final dimensions. Our current miter saw is small and is unable to cut perfectly straight lines. Deviations can be as much as a few degrees which leads to assembly problems.

Production and Fulfillment 

When we're funded it will take around 1-2 weeks after the campaign is over for the funds to be deposited into our account. Once there, we will order the needed equipment and inventory to fulfill rewards. These will take an additional 2-3 weeks to arrive at our studio. We expect to have all that we need by mid to late December. At this point we will spend 1-2 weeks familiarizing ourselves with the CNC machine and modifying our software to work with it while we go through the holidays.

Initial production for reward tiers 3 and 4 will begin January 2nd 2014. Reward tiers 5, 7, and 8 will be fulfilled afterwards and are expected to be shipped out starting in March and continuing through May. We will be making weekly updates on our progress and status on the production of rewards.

Have a question about this project? You can discuss it here at crowdfundingforum.com

Risks and challenges

All of our Light Sculptures will be made to order, by hand, at our design studio. We do not mass produce our products or outsource production. With that said with any new project there will be challenges to overcome. One challenge that we may face after we are successfully funded would be keeping production smooth and shipping our rewards out in a timely fashion.

Based on our time with the prototypes, the fabrication process is currently at a predictable and consistent state. We have spent over a year developing our technology and design principles. However, as we step away from R&D and into production we will have to adjust and adapt to the new production equipment. This may lead to revisions on how certain parts are made, slowing our production. If this occurs we will make any adjustments or revisions needed as quickly as possible. Time may be our biggest challenge, but we are confident we will ship rewards out on time.

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