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A light specifically engineered to render colors better.
Suited for professional photographic use. Will make you love light (again).
A light specifically engineered to render colors better.
Suited for professional photographic use. Will make you love light (again).
A light specifically engineered to render colors better. Suited for professional photographic use. Will make you love light (again).
420 backers pledged £54,617 to help bring this project to life.

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Risks and challenges

We’re doing great!

The best part: The product already EXISTS!

Relio has undergone 2+ years of development and we already shipped a bunch of units to early supporters.
100% positive feedback, no returned items and we have been overwhelmed by huge demand (and blog featuring) in early 2015!

But..

..being young (26yr old) and eager, we found out we were not ready to handle thousands of sales.
Early units were assembled in-house by the founder, at night.
Thousands of emails asking for a way to buy Relio laid in our mailbox, to no avail.

While this is acceptable for custom-made, low yield niche products, we think Relio - and its customers - deserve a better treatment, which consists of a more reliable process of production, assembling, pre- and post-sales customer support.

This Kickstarter® campaign will help us bootstrapping the project “the proper way”.

ALREADY-ACHIEVED CHALLENGES:
- securing relationships with producers for critical components (light source, electronics and lenses)
- increased brightness by +10%
- increased MTBF from 20.000 to 50.000 hours (!!!)
- TIR lenses are now differentiated between selected CCT to achieve uniform patterns across the whole product range
- external anodisation is now stronger and more durable
- completed reliability and durability test for electronics and LED light source
- production process is now 100% standardised
- product has been thoroughly validated on-field

(STILL) OPEN CHALLENGES:
- obtain required funds to automate production process
- hire professionals to closely follow the QA phase
- buy tools to make some in-house processing
- improve our distribution network
- hire many cool guys to speed-up our helpdesk
- find more efficient shipping outside Europe
- make a more intelligent packaging case

RISKS:
We consider the risks for you, pledgers, being fairly low.
The finite product is already in our hands, has been tested by professionals and used on-field for months.
We already run a small production batch with industrial standards.
We have now formed a Team comprising engineers, marketing guys, developers, media managers, filmmakers and part suppliers.
We have patented the design, won a prestigious international design award in April 2015 (see above), tested electronics reliability and product mechanical strength for months.

We are very, very positive, and - take this as a promise - deliveries will be on-time.

There’s little that could go wrong, and nothing of that will stop us, because we tried to do as much as possible **before** starting the campaign, so we have already gathered a considerable amount of experience.

This is the best we could do, and (we think) the fairest towards you.

Now it’s YOUR TURN.

Supporting us gives us a chance to continue building the things we love, for the ones who care, with the greatest passion of all.

Our philosophy will always be the same: simplicity and functionality above all.

Because, sometimes, *less* is *more*.

Marco
[founder]

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    ## Supporter - Your name *there*! ##

    As a Thank You for supporting us, your name will be printed on a leaflet inside *every* Relio sold through this campaign!

    Relio is born as a very small initiative, developed in night-time and brought to life by a team of 2-and-half people.

    It’s our way to say Thanks, and your way to be "famous"!

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    Pledge £69 or more About $110

    ## Early-bird Limited Edition ##

    Buy now, save £60 on retail price of 129£. First chance to get your Relio!
    These units will be 100% functional, production-grade items.

    Your Relio will be anodised in *silver*, and won’t feature polished edges (polishing requires a lot of time). This is a special edition, we won’t make any silver Relio in the future.

    You get:
    - 1x *warm* 3000ºK 92CRI light.

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    Pledge £69 or more About $110

    ## Early-bird 3000ºK - November tier ##

    Buy now, save £60 on retail price of 129£. First chance to get your Relio!
    These units will be 100% functional, production-grade items.

    Your Relio will be anodised in *silver*.
    This is a special edition, we won’t make any silver Relio in the future.

    You get:
    - 1x *warm* 3000ºK 92CRI light.

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    Pledge £79 or more About $125

    ## Early-bird 3500ºK - November tier ##

    Buy now, save £60 on retail price of 139£. First chance to get your Relio!
    These units will be 100% functional, production-grade items.

    Your Relio will be anodised in *silver*.
    This is a special edition, we won’t make any silver Relio in the future.

    You get:
    - 1x *neutral* 3500ºK 96CRI light.

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    ## Early-bird 4500ºK - November tier ##

    Buy now, save £60 on retail price of 139£. First chance to get your Relio!
    These units will be 100% functional, production-grade items.

    Your Relio will be anodised in *silver*.
    This is a special edition, we won’t make any silver Relio in the future.

    You get:
    - 1x *cold* 4500ºK 96CRI light.

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    Pledge £89 or more About $141

    ## Premium Edition - 3000ºK ##

    Buy now, save £40 on retail price of 129£.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 1x *warm* 3000ºK 92CRI light.
    If you are unsure which color temperature to choose, go with this.

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    Pledge £99 or more About $157

    ## Premium Edition - 3500ºK ##

    Buy now, save £40 on retail price of 139£.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 1x *neutral* 3500ºK 96CRI light.
    This color temperature is for specific uses.

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    Pledge £99 or more About $157

    ## Premium Edition - 4500ºK ##

    Buy now, save £40 on retail price of 139£.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 1x *cold* 4500ºK 96CRI light.
    This color temperature is for specific uses.

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    Pledge £99 or more About $157

    ## COLOR Edition - ONE (1x) Color ##

    Buy now, save £40 on retail price of 139£.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 1x *color* light. You choose the color.

    Available light colors are: Hyper Red (670 nm), Green (535 nm), Royal Blue (455 nm), P.C. Amber (595 nm).

    We'll ask you the color you want at the end of the campaign.

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    Pledge £259 or more About $411

    ## Premium Bundle (3x) - 3000ºK ##

    Buy now, save 128£ on retail price of 387£.
    Same shipping cost as the single unit.

    3x units bundle, each with its case and accessories.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 3x *warm* 3000ºK 92CRI lights.

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    Pledge £269 or more About $427

    ## Premium Bundle (3x) - All CCTs ##

    Buy now, save 138£ on retail price of 407£.
    Same shipping cost as the single unit.

    3x units bundle, each with its case and accessories.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 1x *warm* 3000ºK 92CRI light
    - 1x *neutral* 3500ºK 96CRI light
    - 1x *cold* 4500ºK 96CRI light

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    Pledge £289 or more About $459

    ## Premium Bundle (3x) - 3500ºK ##

    Buy now, save 128£ on retail price of 417£.
    Same shipping cost as the single unit.

    3x units bundle, each with its case and accessories.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 3x *neutral* 3500ºK 96CRI lights.

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    Pledge £289 or more About $459

    ## Premium Bundle (3x) - 4500ºK ##

    Buy now, save 128£ on retail price of 417£.
    Same shipping cost as the single unit.

    3x units bundle, each with its case and accessories.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 3x *cold* 4500ºK 96CRI lights.

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    Pledge £349 or more About $554

    ## COLOR Edition - RGBA Bundle (4x) ##

    Buy now, save £207 on retail price of 556£.
    Same shipping cost as the single unit.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 1x *color* light - Hyper Red (670 nm)
    - 1x *color* light - Green (535 nm)
    - 1x *color* light - Royal Blue (455 nm)
    - 1x *color* light - P.C. Amber (595 nm)

    With this bundle you can mix all the colors and generate White light.

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    Pledge £479 or more About $761

    ## Custom Mega-Bundle (6x) ##

    Choose the color of *every* Relio [warm - neutral - cold].
    Get them for as low as 79£ each!
    Same shipping cost as the single unit.

    6x units bundle, each with its case and accessories.

    You’ll get the premium, award-winning black exterior.

    You get:
    - 6x *any CCT* lights.

    You have to specify the CCT of each Relio (3000K, 3500K, 4500K) by sending us a message after you have pledged.

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