The Illuminator is a patent-pending, revolutionary light that allows you to decorate your world with 1,000's of lights in just minutes. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 11, 2013.
About this project
Interior showroom at our workshop, fake plants, vines, grass, several Illuminators.
Portable, durable and versatile. Made of aluminum casing.
Green shown on a date palm tree. 2 Illuminators used in this photo.
Green shown on two Texas Fan ash trees. 1 Illuminator on the left tree, 2 on the right.
Coves and pathways on a home add dimension to the effect. 2 Illuminators in use.
A towering 35' tall tree. 2 Illuminators used in this photo.
3 medium sized Shamel Ash trees, 1 Illuminator for each tree used here.
Daytime interior showroom, Multiple Illuminators on approximately 7 fake trees.
While it’s difficult to shoot nighttime photographs of the Illuminator's dazzling effect, we've done our best to capture the laser light’s mesmerizing nature. These are actual photos of the Illuminator in action.
The Illuminator Laser in 3 Colors
Green Illuminator, our most intense color.
Red Illuminator, more subtle on trees, great on buildings.
Blue Illuminator, second most intense color, great on trees and buildings.
Our research and design team spent over 18 months developing the first Illuminator Laser prototype, but didn't stop there. Over the last few months, we have figured out how to make the second generation illuminator brighter, more portable and less expensive.
Our patent-pending all-weather lens cap protects the Illuminator against the damaging effects of harsh weather, and we've engineered it with high quality, durable components that will allow the Illuminator Laser Light to provide years of enjoyment.
We have refined every detail of the second generation Illuminator Laser Light, researched and chosen our manufacturers, and the laser is currently in a production-ready state. Now, all we need is your help and support!
How to Install the Illuminator Laser Light
Just plug in and point, we aren't kidding about how easy it is to set up the Illuminator Laser Light. Here's a video from Jim Breen, the inventor, showing you how to work with our different mounting options.
From Concept to Fruition, the Development of an Idea
As revealed in the opening video, this journey began in 2011 with a grand idea. The inventor collaborated with an electrician on some basic design concepts to explore the possibilities (see photos and diagrams below). When it became apparent that a little hard work and ingenuity could bring his vision to reality, he began putting real energy and resources into the development of the yet unnamed first generation prototype in 2012. By 2013 he had a functional, production ready, second generation prototype.
Sparkle Magic was officially incorporated on January 30, 2012 and trade names were established in July (Sparkle Lab) and November (Sparkle Magic) of 2012. Patents on the device and its suite of mounting components were filed in 2012 and 2013.
In 2013 our quest to find a reliable manufacturer and supplier brought us to China where we visited various manufacturing facilities. While there, we attended an optical trade show to cast the widest possible net in the field of laser manufacturing, thinking it would help us find the front runners and innovators. After researching, vetting, testing, and relationship building, we have selected a reputable supplier to build our patent-pending prototypes. The large facility with 85 employees specializes in optical and electronic products and is known for its cutting edge technology. We have personally visited and inspected the plant, met key staff members, and feel confident we have partnered with an organization that can deliver our product.
Our chosen supplier is prepared to fulfill orders of up to 10,000 laser lights and correlating accessories per month. This negotiated turn-around time ensures that fulfillment obligations to our valued Kickstarter funders will be satisfied in time for Christmas. As a back-up, we have another manufacturer on stand-by that can produce up to 5,000 units per month.
We have recently secured a workshop located in Chandler, AZ. The workshop doubles as a retail store front, which is an ideal cost saving arrangement for a start-up like ours.
The rear of the facility is where R & D and safety testing is performed, and where supplies, tools, packaging and inventory are stored. This is also where orders will be processed. The inventor has an eager team of Alta Cima employees primed and ready to assist with the order fulfillment process. At any given time up to 15 hands are ready to put in the extra hours as needed.
Out front is our showroom, where several laser lights are on display so that customers and visitors can see our Illuminators in action. Additionally, we have the infrastructure in place to process point of sale transactions and receive internet orders.
Custom packaging designs have been finalized and sit ready for production.
Inventor-Owner: Jim Breen is an Arizona native and owner of Alta Cima Corp. Alta Cima’s largest company is Factory Expo Home Centers, a national operation that retails manufactured homes and park models in forty five states https://www.cimacorp.net. Jim has held leadership roles in various industry associations and is considered a respected advocate of the factory built home community. Always seeking new challenges, he continues to pursue diverse interests, while discovering unique methods to improve and enhance business practices. This desire to explore possibilities at a deeper level has turned a curiosity into a groundbreaking new business.
When the laser light idea began to materialize into something tangible, he immersed himself in the world of optical engineering, relying on technical resources, books, outside consultants and mentors for guidance. Mr. Breen’s primary role as President will include developing and implementing strategy, oversight of operations and staffing, managing resources, and setting the general agenda and framework for the growth of the organization.
Director of Product Development: Steve Provencio is an experienced Product Development Manager who attended Northern Arizona University and holds a degree in Business Administration and Management. Mr. Provencio specializes in high volume manufacturing and quality control, and has been instrumental in the launch of several successful products into both US and Canadian markets. Mr. Provencio brings expertise to the Sparkle Magic team and will play a key role in bringing the Illuminator Laser Light to market. For product related comments and questions he can be reached at 480-397-9923.
Chief Marketing Agent: An Arizona native, Ms. Janes is a professional website developer with advanced skills in web-based marketing, SEO, web analytics and freelance writing, and has been involved in several business start-ups. As Chief Marketing Agent, she will act as primary liaison for Sparkle Magic’s internet marketing endeavors (including this Kickstarter campaign), social networking and press releases. For marketing and press related questions, Ms. Janes can be reached at email@example.com, or 1-800-965-6817.
Our Class IIIa lasers conform to Federal standard safety provisions US 21 CFR 1010.10 and 1040.11. Our product labels and packaging contain operating instructions, device specifications, safety warnings and company contact information (see below for label diagrams).
International Supporters: Please check your local laws regarding class IIIa lasers before pledging. If we find that your country prohibits ownership or operation after we receive your pledge, we will refund your money in full.
Thank you very much for supporting our Kickstarter project. With your help, we will be able to launch the first production run of the second generation Illuminator Laser Light and help dress the world in sparkle.
Risks and challenges
While there are always risks and challenges associated with bringing a new product to market, we have done a lot of work to make sure the Illuminator Laser Light is ready for production.
We've minimized the possibilities of delays in production and delivery by streamlining our processes during the production of the first generation Illuminator. Our testing and development phases are complete and the Illuminator Laser Light currently sits at a production ready state. Our materials have been sourced from manufacturers that we already have a relationship with, and we are ready to purchase the materials needed to create the Illuminator Laser Light. Now, we just need your help!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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