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$79,157
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
162
backers
21days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, August 11 2019 5:00 AM UTC +00:00.

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Photon is a fully controlled Light System with constant LED lighting. The advanced Modular Studio allows instant Light Scenes change, controllable via Smartphone or PC. Modular easy-to-install system enables you to shoot different size objects, miniature or massive.

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FEATURES 

  • Each module consists of 25 active light blocks 4x4 inches
     
  • Each block has 36 LED elements
     
  • Total 2700 LED lights
     
  • Module size: 20x20 inches
     
  • Each module has its Wi-Fi transmitter 

ADVANTAGES

  • Simple installation

Does not require any professional skills

  • Price

Much cheaper than studio equipment

  • Placing, space savings

1/4 sq.m  in contrast to 3 sq.m 

  • Speed

Instant change of lighting

  • Visibility

When lighting is constant on the object, you instantly see the result of lighting scene

  • Skills

At home, in the office or shop settings you can easily produce quality content without any dedicated photography skills.


HOW DOES IT WORK? 

1. Fully controlled Lighting System with instant change of Light Scenes

We do not relocate the light source, but we shift the light. The object is illuminated from many different angles using the optimally arranged LEDs in each module. It's all about the control over the light!

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2. Auto Mode

Shoot & Upload HQ visuals just in seconds. We created a sophisticated library of various light scenes. Enjoy results right away with 10-15 ready-to-use light scenes.

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3. Saving Light Scenes

Set up your own scenes and save them for later use or just download free pre-sets. 

Take control of every flare!

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4. Module System

Choose various ways how to install modules: from 1 up to 20 blocks.

Don't need a cube? - Build a wall with no sides!

Want to have more light from the top? - No problem - just set it!

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5. Ready-to-use solution

Straight out of the box. Get the set and immediately shoot. Modify your module system with add-ons to achieve spectacular output.

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6. Shoot like a PRO

Pre-sets provide impressive results without any dedicated photography skills. 

See how the object will look on a screen & rapidly adjust the light scene to get the most out of it. Put a Pro to work for You!

MODULE SYSTEM

Modules configuration is changed according to shooting object size, backgrounds and screens necessity. The system also allows connecting more than 3 modules:


1 Module

2 Modules

3 Modules

The module system was invented and configured to shoot objects and compositions of virtually any size. 

SOFTWARE

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Being assembled and connected to power supply, modules run test mode (turn all on) to check serviceability and welcome command (smile) to add a photo. Each module then connects to Wi-Fi, which is indicated in the App. After that you can easily manage modules from any device that’s in the same net. Modules control is managed through display of light scenes on the device screen, (Smartphone) by setting up your scenes or downloading pre-sets.  

The Photon LMS App changes light scene instantly from any device: tablet, smartphone or laptop. Lightweight and easy to use app for those who appreciate Time, Speed & Quality. The App comes with a generous introductory package of FREE pre-sets. It is simple and straightforward to use, designed to pursue top efficiency. Everything is streamlined and simplified for your convenience!

To find out more about Photon LMS products, please, visit photonlms.com
 

FACTORS

1. Price

Costs less than a set of flashes. Literally. The whole studio will cost you way less than a set of ordinary flashes and accessories.

2. Size

One easy-to-use photo studio instead of loads of equipment:

when shooting small objects, the standard equipment is too large and bulky one. Moreover, the process also requires constant control and appropriate light settings adjustments. 

3. Skills 

Take professional photos at home, in the office or shop!

You don’t need to have a wide knowledge of lighting settings or any photography skills to obtain a perfect result.

4. Time

Imagine you have ONLINE shoes shop with constantly changing product line. You’d highly likely require regular influxes of a new, High Quality content. You ask a photographer to take photos, which (objects packing — take to the photographer — shoot — edit — get objects — receive content) is definitely a TIME & MONEY consuming process. 

Photon LMS is a straight out of the box, ready to use solution for e-commerce entrepreneurs to create in-house product photos!

5. Portability

Strong & Light materials to handle!

To maintain the portable concept, we will use strong and light materials to make it easy to carry neatly.


IN COMPARISON WITH

 We know how to build a Light Box people would love to use!

Photon - is it really worth it? - Definitely!

You save Space, Time & Money

You get Quality, Speed & Visibility.

WE SAVE YOUR MONEY

We do the work of photographer faster, better and more convenient by saving his Time & Money! 


TAKEN BY PHOTON

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Gallery of Hight-Quality Photos


LET'S MAKE A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHERS!


TECH SPECIFICATION

New generation of Light Box!

Photon prototype basic electronics r.003 specification: 

  • LED Manufacturer - CREE; 
  • LED Package (mm) - 2835; 
  • LED Colour temperature - 5600K; 
  • LED CRI > 80%;
  • Light pulsations level < 5%, frequency - 400-800 kHz; 
  • Illuminance on the bottom of Photon box - 25000 lux; 
  • 1 Module input DC voltage - 24 V; 
  • 1 Module maximum input current - 3.4 A; 
  • Maximum Power Consumption (All cells at maximum brightness) 
  • 100 W per module & 300 W per basic kit (3 modules);
  • One cell power consumption - 3-3.3 W  

The MONSTER POWER lighting to draw any light scene you may need to cover objects. Energy-efficient LEDs built-in in every module.

STANDARD SET 

  • 3 light modules                          
  • 3 backgrounds (white, black, colorful)                         
  • Power supply  (USB cables)                    
  • Mounts for modules and backgrounds fixation                        
  •  Supply lead                                            
  •  Manual                                         
  •  Packaging                          
  • Software  

REWARDS & ADD-ONS

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Once you’ve backed this project, you can add additional items using a Calculator via our website. Simply increase your pledge by the corresponding dollar amount. 


STRETCHING GOALS


We don’t stop working only on one device. We aim to have a wide range of product extras for our clients! 

$50K

Bluetooth Smartphone Control

Photon Bluetooth Wireless Remote Control Camera for Smartphones: 

iPhone and Android Cellphones with our smooth design and advanced technologies.  

Product Highlights

 • The controller is small enough to have with you whenever you need it

 • Simple and easy camera shutter remote control for iPhone, iPad, Android

 • NO APPS TO DOWNLOAD when using your smartphone 

 • Operational up to 30 feet (about 10 meter)

with Photon Bluetooth Wireless Technology — create amazing Photos & Videos Hands-Free. Works with Most Smartphones and Tablets (iOS and Android).

We will show the prototype of Photon Bluetooth Camera Remote in our campaign soon and it will be available as ADD-ON to your reward.

We have some confidence we may reach our NEXT stretch goal to unlock 360 magnetic rotation module to upgrade your Photon with unlimited capabilities. But everything you can do to help would be much appreciated!



100K

  • 360 degree Magnetic object rotation module

     

THE STORY OF CREATING

We have come a long way since we first came up with the idea of creating fully controlled light system one year ago. We believed that the advanced modular studio can change the way we take photos at home.

With this in mind our team spent countless nights designing, prototyping, testing, programming, and pitching our ideas to thousands of people, receiving feedback on Photon LMS. Six month in, our product has been verified and is ready for manufacturing. 

 WE MUST BEGIN:

"At first there was an IDEA! The birth of it was quite simple: for the umpteenth time when I faced problems of object shooting, I figured out that all current available equipment is inconvenient, non-practical and not technological (flashes, softboxes, fixations,etc.), how bulky it is, and the main issue — how EXPENSIVE is all of that is combined!

Then I’ve decided to purchase standard photo boxes for detailed object shooting, however, I also found  disadvantages in them: mostly made for isolated object on the background, it was still difficult to cope with the light. That’s how I got the concept of controlled light system.

Afterwards I made 3D modeling design of the photo studio, pinned my idea in a way. 

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Since that moment I can proudly state that it was the beginning of our StartUp! 

I have started testing: proofing my theory, I bought LED lamps and black cardboard — created the first prototype by myself. Using this first sample of Photon LMS I’ve undergone the detailed object shooting for our partners. Everything worked out just right!

Thus we decided to continue working on the first prototype. In a short while, it was ready, made of plywood & metal. Software was managed exclusively on one old tablet, nevertheless, it worked!

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In August 2018 we went public with that achievement and won Concepter Acceleration program as well as CES2019 booth supported by UVCA. It was a huge success! 

Though, the real complex part was only impending, – we were to create a fully operating prototype and all we had was 2 months to figure all of that out. We got to work with all our strength. There were numerous tests with LED, frame details, mounting system, electronics schemes and software. Thankfully, we made it! 

Before our pitch at CES2019 we have already had a fully working prototype with complete Software and original electronics (only the frame details were custom made).

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In January we revealed our creation on the world’s largest Tech conference in the USA, where we got acquainted with Funded Today crowdfunding agency and decided that Kickstarter is a most suitable funding option for our project.

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Back home we started with pre-launching campaign:

NOW WE ARE HERE! WE ARE SUPER STOKED TO PRESENT PHOTON LIGHT MODULE SYSTEM TO ALL OF YOU!"

TIMELINE


MEET THE TEAM

Our team is a tight-knit tech international startup with members from the USA, Ukraine and China.

We have many types of specialists in different fields: electronics, developers, sales and marketing managers.

We are a strong team of passionate engineers and designers who are experienced professional open source hardware, industrial design and photography. 

Our passion is all about creating products that help bring ideas and creativity to life.

We have been working hard to make Photon LMS a reality.  We would like to express gratitude to all friends, supporters, backers and team members!

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

We unveiled Photon LMS to Tech World at CES 2019 in fabulous Las Vegas. It was a great event to start a campaign!

CES 2019, Las Vegas
CES 2019, Las Vegas

This way or another, our product was among the projects that set the course of the industry over the year. Participating in CES was an amazing experience which left us in WOWs, opening up opportunities to meet numerous likeminded individuals.

CES 2019, Las Vegas
CES 2019, Las Vegas
CES 2019, Las Vegas
CES 2019, Las Vegas
CES 2019, Las Vegas
CES 2019, Las Vegas

Although there are many other reasons why you’d end up loving CES.

As of now, we are READY to HIT the market!

PARTNERS

WHY KICKSTARTER? 

We launch our project on Kickstarter because true innovation takes nothing for granted. 

First of all, we consider it to be a magnificent platform to assess our idea, get feedback from different people and make a better product for them! We are here to create a community around the project, a community of such a kind that will grant us a chance to focus our vision on doing what we love doing: building HQ products. We are looking for friends all around the globe, professionals & amateurs, who will support our concept and want to be a part of this campaign. Kickstarter is exactly the place where we can find them! 

The funds we generate here make it possible for us to continue developing products without seeking venture capital:

  • production technology & frame facilities
  • further Software development (Android/Windows/iOS)
  • spare parts purchase
  • new modules development
  • team maintenance costs 

Our minimal set goal is $25K that will helps us start production process. However, we aim to raise more, because the figure will speak for the real demand of the product we’ve so carefully nurtured.
 

We will be updating the FAQ’s as the project continues, adding stretch goals if project funds optimistically. Drop us a line, if you have any questions, we are opened for all inquiries.

THANKS FOR SUPPORT! 

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WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

DOMESTIC: If you're in the USA, we will be shipping your package out of our fulfillment center using a ground service (USPS priority or FedEx depending on destination and shipment volume). These packages will have tracking details. FREE US SHIPPING!

INTERNATIONAL: Non-US orders will be shipped from one of our international warehouses.

Risks and challenges

Any project might encounter unexpected obstacles, and this possibility is even more likely in the case of a hardware technology project that requires manufacturing. Keeping this in mind, we have already started to tackle some of these obstacles early on in order to minimize any delays.
We will focus on the software that we think to be the most crucial part of the development and keep the software development progress run parallel with our hardware manufacturing.
We are fully aware that unexpected bumps in the road may raise, but our team is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to keep our promises. We will update you on our progress; we are very much looking forward to hear feedback from our backers, daily, we are getting more and more prepared to deliver Photon LMS on your desks.

Supply Chain Risk: Anything can happen during production process, a machine or tool breaks, temperate factory power loss may occur. There is always a chance of getting wrong parts or materials in. All these factors can affect how long it takes place to produce our products.

Shipping Risk: Providing global shipping and warehousing logistics risks we outsource that stuff for experts. But even in this case there may be some unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions, port congestion and etc. If all goes according to a plan, we will be shipping Photon LMS to our backers by the end of June 2020. Please NOTE that this is our target timeframe and you should keep in mind that unforeseen delays might take place. It is an estimated date but not a guarantee. Remember we will not ship products out unless we know everything is of High-Quality!

We will keep you closely updated and communicate with our backers in a totally transparent way.

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