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Vishal SandhuBy Vishal Sandhu
First created
Vishal SandhuBy Vishal Sandhu
First created
$5,023
pledged of $40,000 goal
59
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 27 2017

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About

Lights. Jackets. Action.

LitJackets are smartphone-controlled interactive light-up Jackets. You get a high quality, well tailored jacket, 16 million colors on the LEDs that are waterproof, so they'll survive spills, and full smartphone control via Bluetooth. The colors even change to the beat of music around you! Multiple LitJackets can be paired together, so you and your friends can stay in sync! PartyWear's been the same old boring for decades - now, hand someone your phone and watch them interact with your clothes!

Magic Memories

We all get together with our friends and family to have fun and create those everlasting special memories. Introducing, LitJackets to add that extra magic to make those times even more memorable! 

Be Awesome. Be Unique. Be Yourself.

Our motto is 'Do. You.', encouraging you to just be who you are and have fun!

 

  

LumoSquid LitJackets featured on Good Day Philadelphia
LumoSquid LitJackets featured on Good Day Philadelphia

  

LumoSquid LitJackets featured on NBC Chicago Tech Trends
LumoSquid LitJackets featured on NBC Chicago Tech Trends

Controlled by your phone.

You'll have the ability to change millions of colors and create custom patterns - right at your fingertips! The whole squad's going out? All your LitJackets can be paired to stay in sync! 

Sync multiple LitJackets, choose any color, control brightness
Sync multiple LitJackets, choose any color, control brightness

 

Beat to the music - Be the Party!

LitJackets have multiple modes to react to the beat of the music around you, or playing from your phone.

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Elegant Design

LitJackets create a cool glow around you, using ultrathin, ip65 waterproof RGB LED strips (5050 double density, for even more lighting!) LitJackets don't have any of those tacky in-your-face lights or cheap EL wire. 

 

 

Waterproof LEDs

With good party, comes great spills. No problemo.

 

Waterproof LEDs - don't worry about spills!
Waterproof LEDs - don't worry about spills!

 

Men's, Women's, and Kids':

  • Since this is Kickstarter, I'm trying to support all sizes - for all ages! In case you feel a size may fall out of the XS - XXXL range, please let me know in the post-Kickstarter survey (when you pick your color preference as well), and I can work that in with my manufacturer!
  • Stylized Women's Design and Traditional Men's Design
  • Initially offered in Black or White, with more colors and patterns added as stretch goals. 
  • Premium quality fabric and stitching, that feels great when you wear it
  • Made of 100% polyester, so it's durable and doesn't wrinkle too much
  • The current design has the LEDs as removable, so it is machine washable. We may work to refine the design after Kickstarter though, but will try to ensure that it stays machine washable. 

Remember, when shopping on Kickstarter - just choose your reward level for now. You'll get to choose your color and size preferences after we're funded - so, you have all the stretch goal options to choose from as well.

Wear your LitJacket Anywhere.

LitJackets are very versatile and can be worn anytime you're looking to make a splash! We suggest:

  • Nights out with friends
  • Music Festivals
  • Proms / Graduations
  • Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties
  • Crazy Wedding Parties / Birthday Parties
  • Halloween

Where will you wear yours?

Excellent Holiday Present!

LitJackets make for perfect unique, never-seen-before, thoughtful out-of-the box presents!

We're including our super cute print-at-home Holiday greeting cards with every purchase, so you can let that special someone know their present is on the way! (Includes both color, as well as black & white versions, if you'd like to color them in yourself!)

Instantly downloadable, free with every reward level
Instantly downloadable, free with every reward level

Our Story

My wife and I got married in Dec, 2015 and I was looking for something crazy to wear to match my personality and the magnitude of the occasion for me. Not finding anything spectacular (that I would/could wear), I came up with the idea of the LitJackets (talk about not being traditional!) for what my brothers and I were going to wear to the pre-party (wife wasn’t super thrilled - at the time :P). I bought all sorts of components, flew to India (for the wedding) and sitting in a tiny '1-cow' town, created the first versions of what are now LitJackets! They were the talk of the party and I thought, "Hey, maybe more people will think these are cool too?" So, here we are. Hope you like them!

The app in action:

  • Sync multiple LitJackets, choose any color, control brightness
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  • Choose from a multitude of pre-set patterns (we will make this fully customizable in our post-Kickstarter app)
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  • The LEDs are waterproof - so don't worry about spills or the rain!
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What's next after Kickstarter, before shipping the first LitJacket?

With our minimum funding goal, we're going to:

  • Create a proprietary app with more features and customizations
  • Work on refining our prototype's design, ensure any currently visible connections are concealed
  • Add some hidden pockets and our squid logo

Planned Upgrades:

  • We will add more Jacket color options
  • We will add a super slim rechargeable battery pack that can charge your phone
  • SUPER stretch goal: We plan to add Arduino support and addressable LEDs as a $500k stretch goal (this will make the LitJacket really awesome - think rainbows!)

 

Risks and challenges

We've already vetted multiple manufacturers and have found those with the latest innovations in process technology (eg. ultrathin spray-on waterproofing for LEDs) and impeccable quality.

In terms of schedule, we are bound to our manufacturer's workflow. While we have planned for unpredictable demand and holidays, should extreme circumstances arise, there may be a chance of unforeseen delays.

Thank you to Tribe Media House for helping put together our awesome videos and content!

Songs used in the above videos:

Kickstarter video backing track: Cook Out feat Henry Solomon by jazzinuf: https://soundcloud.com/jazzinuf/pineapple-hooch-feat-henry-solomon-ty-for-7k (used with artist permission)

Music Reaction video:

Song 1: Sthlm Sunset by Ehrling: https://soundcloud.com/ehrling Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/5ptXIfhUrTA

Song 2: Cool by Tobu https://soundcloud.com/7obu Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/lbMraHEhdgM

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