Lumaelite Desktop Lamp on Indiegogo
Lumaelite Desktop Lamp now being crowdfunded on Indiegogo
Its that time of year when we spend time with our families and our new tech toys, this year I was a very lucky man and received a new 15″ Apple Toucher MacBook!
As I sat at my desk working on some review ideas, it struck me just how outdated some of my office equipment is looking when sat next to my shiny new MacBook.
I decided it was time to start looking for a replacement for my boring old desk lamp and I hit up Google to see what I could find.
Looking at most of the lighting retailers online I soon realised that it was going to be very expensive to get something stylish over here in Blighty.
Soooo I did what comes natural to me now and started looking at retailers across the pond in China.
When I still could not find anything that caught my eye I took a look on Indiegogo (if you enjoy new technology and wonder what might be coming soon, its a great place to check out).
Not only is it a sexy looking desktop lamp, Bestek are using the same CMF design as Apple meaning they will perfectly replicate the colours, materials and finishes used, as well as the same CNC based machining techniques used for the lamps manufacturing process.
The design is elegant in its simplicity, with iPhone style curves on the edges of the base a simple touch interface as well as a detachable lamp head which is a real bonus!
The amount of times I have searched under my desk for things that have fallen off my desk is just silly, it will also be great to know exactly where I can find a torch in my house should I need one! (with built in rechargeable 1600mAh Lithium-Ion battery).
The lamp head features patented gliding metal terminals, these will allow the torch head to be effortlessly removed and returned in seconds and in both orientations.
The main body is to be manufactured from Aluminium Alloy making it sturdy yet light weight (and hopefully looking very sexy on my desk).
At the moment only a silver option is shown, but I am really hoping that they will also look at providing space grey units (perhaps this could be a further funding goal?).
The controls on the Lumaelite desktop lamp will be accessed via a touch interface on the base of the lamp, providing easy access to four modes/functions.
The modes are
Reading (which defaults to 75% brightness)
Study (which defaults to 100% brightness)
Relaxing (which defaults to 75% brightness)
Sleep (which defaults to 25% brightness)
There is also an additional 60 min mode, according to the research carried out by Bestek’s engineers, this is the optimum amount of time that humans can concentrate for.
For me this is probably about right, any longer and my thoughts start to turn to food!)
Just below the dedicated function buttons are a set of brightness buttons, allowing you to easily select the required level.
(without having to go through each one in turn till you get to the one you want & if your like me going past it several times in a loop).
The Lumaelite will also serve as a USB hub providing 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (5v/2.4A) and one Type c 3.1 port (5v/3.0A)
Indiegogo campaign and Perks
The Indiegogo campaign for the Lumaelite desktop lamp is set to run for two months with a flexible goal set at $50,000 (41,000).
Bestek are estimating that the lamps should be ready for April 2017 with a retail price of approximately $100 (£80)
There are a selection of perks for early adopters to take advantage of
$60 Super Early Bird Special offers a 40% saving but is limited to just 200 backers (well 198 soon as I will have taken one 🙂
$70 Early Bird Special offers a 30% saving but is limited to just 200 backers
$80 Lumaelite desktop lamp indiegogo Special offers a 15%
$120 Lumaelite desktop lamp 2-pack family bundle offers a 40% saving
$240Lumaelite desktop lamp 4-pack family bundle offers a 40% saving
$360Lumaelite desktop lamp 6-pack family bundle offers a 40% saving
Check out the campaign on Indiegogo here and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Regards and a happy new year Shane