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Last updated June 1, 2016

Lumapad V2 LED Production Light

The brightest, highest quality, lowest cost production LED lights available. Up to 10,000 lumens so no scene will be left in the dark!

Lumapad V2 LED Production Light

The brightest, highest quality, lowest cost production LED lights available. Up to 10,000 lumens so no scene will be left in the dark!

$13,519
pledged of $34,000pledged of $34,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 7 2015 2:47 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 1, 2016

About

The Story Continues....

Our last Kickstarter project, the Lumapad was one of the brightest and most advance LED studio lights made during that time.  Thanks to all the Kickstarter backers, we were able to take what we learned from our first version of this incredible LED production light and build on it substantially.  We now are able to bring you a new and improved product that makes us proud!

The LP-14 "Little Guy" is SUPER BRIGHT!

Accessories and upgrades that fit your needs and budget.

If you have a small budget production and want to start out with the best possible lighting, the "Little Guy Basic" is the perfect choice.  As your business and experience grows, you can upgrade to the heavy duty dimming power supply that gives you the same features that come standard with the deluxe LP-14 and its "Big Bro", the LP-28.  All of these lights offer the same high quality lighting in a durable, professional enclosure that will serve you for many years to come.  As a unique addition, the lighting system accents are color coded to make identification of color temperature fast and easy.

Visit the Lumapad Website for more information.

If your budget is a little higher, start off with the "Little Guy Deluxe" light or lighting kits that come feature packed with the 5000 lumen LED lighting panel (daylight or tungsten), heavy duty dimming power supply, gel holder and all other necessary cables for either 120VAC or 240VAC operation.

At 10,000 Lumen LP-28 "Big Bro" is EVEN BRIGHTER!

For those that want the biggest and brightest LED lighting system possible and a price that can't be matched without crowdfunding, the "Big Bro" is the perfect choice for that very picky and discerning production professional.   

Designed from ground up using Kickstarter community feedback.

Yes, the original Lumapad had WIFI and was open source but that's not what the community really wanted. All the feedback from backers pointed to a need for high CRI (color rendering index), solid construction and reasonable pricing on an LED light built for professionals.

Features like these usually cost much more!

  • Indestructible polycarbonate drop guards and accents.
  • Easy color temperature identification using blue (5600K) and orange (3200K) accents.
  • Separate power supply to reduce weight in the lighting head.
  • Dimming control is mounted on deluxe power supply so it can be easily reached below the light or even placed on the floor as a separate unit.
  • Heavy duty, professional power connectors for convenience and safety.
  • Worldwide automatic voltage sensing with choice of E.U or USA wall plug cables.
  • Highest CRI possible in an LED lighting system.
  • Standard 5/8" (0.625") yoke for mounting to any light stand. 
  • Available with Tungsten (3200 Kelvin) or Daylight (5600 Kelvin) LEDs.
  • Remote phosphor version available for even greater color control and higher CRI.

Visit the Lumapad Website for more information.

These lights are designed for professionals at crowdfunding prices!

The Kickstarter community loves telling stories, especially on their project pages.  The Lumapad V2 will be the perfect tool for turning a dim, poorly lit scene into one that shows vibrance, color and excitement!  We hope that even a few projects get created using these amazing new lights!

All Lumapad V2.0 use professional Neutrik power connectors.
All Lumapad V2.0 use professional Neutrik power connectors.

By using the power of crowdfunding, we will deliver a light that is higher quality for a price never before achievable. When you back this project, you will have the chance to own professional, studio grade lights at a fraction of what they will cost after this project closes.

It's all in the numbers!

The color rendering index (CRI) of a light source is a quantitative measure of its ability to reproduce the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. It is significant because it has been the most difficult metric for incandescent replacement light bulbs to match (while maintaining high efficiency) and therefore frequently ignored. For that reason, LED light bulbs with a high CRI can be worthy replacements for incandescent light bulbs. Most standard LED lights do not have a CRI above 90.  A high CRI is especially important when trying to reproduce a scene on screen.  With Lumapad V2, you will always know you are getting this best color reproduction possible from a modern, professional LED lighting system.

  • LP-28 "Big Bro" and LP-14 "Little Guy" (3200K) = 90 CRI
  • LP-28 "Big Bro" and LP-14 "Little Guy" (5600K) = 80+CRI

And if that isn't a high enough value for your exquisite taste, we are going a step further to deliver something even more amazing using a newer technology known as remote phosphor.

Available as a remote phosphor LED Studio light for even higher CRI

Think of a remote phosphor array as you would a CRT screen found in your old television set.   Remote phosphor uses a transparent plate with a special phosphor coating. The phosphors are excited at two precise wavelengths using blue LEDs, causing the plate to glow with a white, evenly diffused light.   The LEDs are completely separated from the phosphor substrate, resulting in very stable high-CRI white light in your choice of many color temperatures.

Richard holds a remote phosphor disk as the blue LEDs excite the photons in the coating.
Richard holds a remote phosphor disk as the blue LEDs excite the photons in the coating.

Previous backers of the original Lumapad are very happy.

Don't take my word regarding the quality of Lumapads.  Here is what a Kickstarter backer recently said:

"So excited to hear your announcement today on the new Lumapads. 
I have really enjoyed the three I backed on your last project. They have been reliable and put out great light. I'm looking forward to seeing what improvements besides the high lumen output these will entail. You are one of the greatest inventors on Kickstarter and I don't know when you find time to sleep with all your successful projects.

Looking forward to seeing these on Kickstarter.  Thanks for all your hard work sir."

Shane K

Thank you Shane for the nice compliment.  I love inventing and wouldn't be able to do it without support from people like you.

What's Left to do?

The Lumapads shown in the video and here on the webpage are finished working prototypes.

Once this project is successfully funded, there are only a few minor things we need to complete.  All the electronics are designed and tested, injection molds for rubber bumpers made, and metal extrusions are completed.  The only things left are as follows:

  • Finalize and polish injection molds.
  • Add textures to mold/plastic surfaces.
  • Order circuit boards, components, custom extruded heat sinks, cables, etc.
  • Build, assemble and test all Kickstarter rewards.
  • Ship Kickstarter rewards.

Teaming up with the right people.

A project this big takes more than one person to see through to a reality.  That is why I have teamed up with lighting designers and fellow inventors John and Jim Audette.  They each bring years of experience in studio lighting design and large scale manufacturing to my latest Kickstarter project.  I have enjoyed working with them to deliver you a truly unique and high quality studio lighting system that we all know you will love.

left to right: John Audette, Richard Haberkern, Jim Audette
left to right: John Audette, Richard Haberkern, Jim Audette

Risks and challenges

This project is my seventh here on Kickstarter. All backer rewards have shipped as promised on projects that were successfully funded. While there are risks when backing products or ideas that don't exist yet, we have already built fully functional prototypes and simply need to manufacture the rewards once the goal is successfully reached.

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    Early Bird LP-14 "Little Guy" BASIC SINGLE LIGHT KIT - 5,000 Lumen output - An incredible deal on a great high-tech production light. This early backer special includes either a daylight (5600K) or tungsten (3200K) LP-14 "Little Guy"and non dimming power supply with choice of US or EU power cable. This LED lighting system is compatible with all Lumapad accessories and can easily be upgraded as your budget and production needs grow. If you decide to upgrade at a later date, this pledge includes a discount on the purchase of a dimming power supply and other accessories once we successfully fund.

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    LP-14 "Little Guy" BASIC SINGLE LIGHT KIT - 5,000 Lumen output - A professional production light and an entry level price - includes either a daylight (5600K) or tungsten (3200K) LP-14 "Little Guy"and non dimming power supply with choice of US or EU power cable. This LED lighting system is compatible with all Lumapad accessories and can easily be upgraded as your budget and production needs grow. If you decide to upgrade at a later date, this pledge includes a discount on the purchase of a dimming power supply and other accessories once we successfully fund.

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    Early Bird LP-28 "Big Bro" SINGLE LIGHT KIT - 10,000 Lumen output - This is the real deal and a very professionally built light. Save money over our planned retail price by becoming a Kickstarter backer. This early backer special includes one (1) Big Bro Deluxe light with dimming power supply, power supply hanger, one (1) gel filter holder, all cables. Choice of 3200 or 5600 Kelvin color temperature and US or EU power cable.

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    Two (2) LP-14 "Little Guy" DELUXE DOUBLE LIGHT KIT - Includes two (2) Little Guy Deluxe lights with two (2) dimming power supplies, two (2) gel filter holders, all cables. Each light has a 5,000 lumen output. Choice of 3200 or 5600 Kelvin color temperature and US or EU power cable.

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    LP-28RP DELUXE REMOTE PHOSPHOR SINGLE LIGHT KIT - Want the latest technology at a price not possible without crowd funding? This remote phosphor light will be the envy of all your colleagues. Remote phosphor offers the quick selection of color temperatures, ultra-high CRI and the most even lighting possible. Includes one (1) LP-28 "Big Bro" Deluxe Remote Phosphor Light, dimming power supply, power supply hanger, choice of 3200 or 5600 Kelvin phosphor screen, all cables and US or EU power cable.

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    LP-14 "Little Guy" TRIPLE LIGHT KIT. Includes three (3) Little Guy Deluxe lights with three (3) dimmable power supplies, three (3) gel filter holders, all cables. Each light has a 5,000 lumen output. Choice of 3200 or 5600 Kelvin color temperature and US or EU power cables.

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    LP-28 "Big Bro" DOUBLE LIGHT KIT - Includes two (2) Big Bro LP-28 lights with two (2) dimmable power supplies, two (2) power supply hangers, two (2) gel filter holders, all cables. Choice of 3200 or 5600 Kelvin color temperature and US or EU power cables.

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    LP-28RP REMOTE PHOSPHOR DOUBLE LIGHT KIT - Want the latest technology at a price not possible without crowd funding? These remote phosphor lights will be the envy of all your colleagues. Remote phosphor offers the quick selection of color temperatures, ultra-high CRI and the most even lighting possible. Includes two (2) LP-28RP remote phosphor lights, two (2) dimming power supplies, two (2) power supply hangers, choice of 3200 or 5600 Kelvin phosphor screen, all cables and US or EU power cables.

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    LP-28RP REMOTE PHOSPHOR TRIPPLE LIGHT KIT. - Want the latest technology at a price not possible without crowd funding? This is the ultimate lighting kit. Remote phosphor offers the quick selection of color temperatures, ultra-high CRI and the most even lighting possible. Includes three (3) LP-28RP remote phosphor lights, three (3) dimming power supplies, three (3) power supply hangers, choice of 3200 or 5600 Kelvin phosphor screens, all cables and US or EU power cables.

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