About this project
Last year, we created the world's most energy efficient light bulb. This year, we wanted to find a way to allow people to save even more energy. The solution was the Nanoleaf Bloom. By giving people the freedom to dim down their lights in more places, it further reduces energy usage! We hope that this will encourage even more people to adopt energy efficient lighting, and be able to indulge in living efficiently.
A Dimmable Light Bulb, that Doesn’t Need a Dimmer!
No hardware, no apps, just take the Nanoleaf Bloom out of the box, put it into any fixture and start adjusting the brightness using the light switch that’s already there! With our patented technology, we have been able to transform the switching of the light switch into a control signal for our light! With this technology, we have enabled you to dim your lights in light fixtures that were before only able to be 100% on or off.
We believe that the only way to increase adoption of energy efficient technology is to make it more convenient and more innovative than the existing products on the market. We designed the Nanoleaf Bloom to improve the convenience of being able to dim our lights wherever we are regardless of whether a dimmer switch is available.
*Possible side effect of actually having fun while turning on your lights.
How to Use the Nanoleaf Bloom
Dimmable in any ON/OFF light fixture or lamp. No dimmer switch necessary.
The customized embedded microprocessor inside of the Nanoleaf Bloom enables the user to adjust the brightness using a simple ON/OFF light switch.
Still the world's most energy efficient light bulb. Operating at 120 lumens/watt, this bulb is the most energy efficient light bulb on the market. Achieving a max brightness of 1200 lumens (75 watt equivalent) using only 10 watts of electricity!
Omnidirectional lighting. The Nanoleaf Bloom emulates the classic light bulb and directs light in all directions. This allows for light to be distributed evenly, and provide the ultimate lighting experience.
The most comfortable experience for your eyes. The Nanoleaf Bloom is designed to takes three seconds to ramp up to full brightness, which is just enough time for your retina to adjust to the brightness.
Safe for use in enclosed fixtures!
Most LED light bulbs or CFL’s have a problem of overheating within a fully enclosed fixture, which causes the LEDs to start failing well before their expected lifetime. The reason for this is that these fixtures do not allow for sufficient airflow, thus trapping the heat inside and overheating the bulbs. The Nanoleaf Bloom emits less than half the heat energy as compared to other LED bulbs or CFLs. The chance of overheating is far lessened. We have added overheat protection as a standard feature in every bulb. If the bulb gets too hot for whatever reason, it will automatically dim itself to prevent damage or shortened life.
How Will the Nanoleaf Bloom Benefit You?
Be the first to get a Nanoleaf Bloom and start saving today! Within its lifetime, the Nanoleaf Bloom will more than pay for itself, significantly cut electricity bills, and save CO2 emissions all while providing beautiful lighting for all your needs. In fact, the more you dim, the more you save!
At 100% brightness (10W), the bulb consumes $1.53 of electricity per year. That's energy efficiency! At 50% brightness (2.5W), it costs $0.38/year in electricity, uses only 25% of the full power! At 5% brightness or Night Mode (0.5W), electricity costs only $0.07/year, barely any carbon footprint at all!
July to August - Extensive product testing
September - Kickstarter Campaign Ends. Ship out initial t-shirts to backers October - Start shipping out bulbs in the order received November - Continue to ship out Kickstarter rewards
December - Complete shipping out of all Kickstarter rewards
#1: $108K - REACHED! Clear light switch covers that has the instructions printed on it for simple operations around the house. You will be able to stick them over your light switches like a cell phone screen protector. Even your guests will be able to operate the Nanoleaf Bloom with ease. :)
#2: $180K - Backers will have the choice to choose between either our Nanoleaf Tee, or this eco-friendly Nanoleaf Tote at the end of the project.
#3: $300K - We'll make the green bulb as an option for everyone who pledges for a Nanoleaf Bloom.
We are a team dedicated to creating innovative and energy efficient green technology. Our goal is to continue to create innovative energy efficient products that promote a more sustainable lifestyle, so that we can create a better world through conservation and to preserve the planet that we love.
Last year, we, the tree-hugging engineers, introduced to the world the Nanoleaf One bulb (formerly known as the NanoLight) - the world’s most energy efficient light bulb. Our project was successfully funded by over 5000 backers who believed in our dream for a greener and better world, and together we made quite the impact.
This year, we have pushed the boundaries of innovation once again to bring the world an even more efficient way to light up our lives - the Nanoleaf Bloom. While there are many more innovations in the works, this is our second finished product ready to further cut down on those high energy bills and carbon emissions. We are more ready than ever to further reduce energy usage on a global scale.
Join us, and let’s take care of our planet together!
Risks and challenges
With any project, there are always unexpected hiccups. However, we will mitigating these risks through careful planning!
Some of the lessons learned from our previous Kickstarter project:
There is nothing more important than ensuring that our product is of high quality. We have learned this the hard way with our previous KS project. We now have a Quality Assurance expert within our team to help us design a better quality control process to ensure the highest quality during mass production.
With international shipping, there is always a risk of rejected items at customs or returned packages, this became apparent to us during our last Kickstarter project. To mitigate this risk, we have decided to place more money into shipping and upgraded to a world class courier service that will improve our world-wide delivery service and provide a much better experience for our backers.
We built our data exporting program last Kickstarter, but did not catch a bug early on that caused some delivery issues. Since then, that program has been tremendously improved and perfected. We are now ready with our well-oiled database system to keep all of our backer pledges and information with top accuracy.
[GENERAL] Is there a purpose to the different colored bulbs? or are all the lights the same and the color is just for aesthetics.
The colors are purely fun aesthetics for when the bulb is not in use, they do not affect the functionality or appearance of the lightbulb when it is on. However, the colored bulbs may result in added cool life points and looks of admiration from friends.
The Nanoleaf Bloom bulb has a 2 year warranty.
[REWARD] I backed your project, and the reward says that I could choose the colour of bulb I wanted. There was no place to make the selection. Is it random? or can I actually choose the colour I would like?
Yes, you can definitely choose the color you prefer. Once the project ends, we will send out a Kickstarter Survey to you. The survey will be getting shipping information, your color preference, and all things we will need to ship you your reward, so be sure to answer the survey as soon as you receive it!
As soon as our campaign is finished (Sept. 12), we will be sending out a survey where you can indicate your preferred fitting.
At the moment, we have a version that works with a dimmer switch, and we have a version that works with a regular on/off switch. We are working on trying to get the bulb to detect whether it is in a dimmer switch or a regular switch but there are still a couple technological hurdles that we will need to overcome. In the meantime, we are encouraging people to plan on putting the Nanoleaf Bloom bulbs into a regular on/off switch.
Yes it does! As long as it is a three way light switch, and not a three way lamp. The difference is that the three way light switch is one light fixture being controlled by multiple light switches, and a three way lamp is the special lamps that supports three different brightness levels, and those require specific three way light bulbs to work.
No, the Nanoleaf Bloom is not compatible with three way lamps because it is programmed to work in regular light fixtures and lamps. The three way lamp is the special lamp that supports three different brightness levels, and those require specific three way light bulbs to work.
[SPECIFICATIONS] Can multiple Nanoleaf Bloom bulbs be installed into a multiple fixture set up that is controlled by a single light switch?
Yes the Nanoleaf Bloom bulbs can be installed into multiple fixtures controlled by a single on/off light switch. The light of all of the Nanoleaf Blooms in the fixtures will be adjusted at the same time using the single light switch, and will function just like it would if a single Nanoleaf Bloom was being control by a light switch.
Yes, as long as it is an on/off switch that can turn the light on and off within half a second like a normal on/off switch.
[SPECIFICATIONS] I live in a place with lots of power brown-outs, blackouts, surges etc. Can the Nanoleaf Bloom handle this type of power fluctuations?
Yes, the Nanoleaf Bloom is designed to be globally compatible, meaning that it can handle voltages from 110V all the way up to 270V. It was designed to be able to take power spikes and fluctuations, so rest assured that your Nanoleaf Bloom will stay alive even if there’s crazy power surges/brownouts etc in your area.
The Nanoleaf Bloom is an A19 bulb, but just slightly wider by a milimeter or so, so the long tube fixtures that is exactly snug for the A19 size may have difficulty, but as long as the fixture opening is slightly bigger than the exact A19 size, it will have no problem fitting through.
The base is available in both standard Edison E26/27, or bayonet B22.
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