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Lumenplay

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Product Choices

  • Holiday Starter (10')

    Ships October 2014

    $80

    Free US Shipping!

  • Holiday Extension (10')

    Ships October 2014

    $50

    Free US Shipping!

  • Luxe (10')

    Ships July 2014

    $80

    Free US Shipping!

  • Luxe (20')

    Ships July 2014

    $120

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Details

Lumenplay is a Bluetooth SMART, energy efficient, multi-colored string of lights that you control with your Android or iPhone.

As Featured On

The New York Times

"New holiday lighting systems and smartphone apps can make that inflatable Frosty look downright austere."

technologytell

"AppleTell got a firsthand look at these lights at CE Week 2013, and they’re every bit as cool as they sound."

GeekBeat TV

"LED holiday lights you can control from your phone?!?! I love these!"

TechHive

"Call it high-tech take on an old tradition."

Silicon Florist

"There's many reasons I’m psyched about Lumenplay, a local company that’s built a smartphone controllable—and hackable—smart LED light system."

Lumenplay lights are the smartest string of lights you've ever experienced! They are multi-colored, Bluetooth SMART, energy efficient, long lasting LED lights that you control with your smart phone or tablet. Lumenplay gives you unprecedented control of your decorative lighting, reduces your energy costs and is designed last to for many years! Lumenplay delivers an amazing assortment of effects, games and music visualizers that you are sure to love.

Use the app to pick your perfect color


Make your own custom displays like the windows and trim of this house


Use the lights to create a focal point for holiday gathering


Sync your lights to music


Why Lumenplay?

  • Lumenplay is customizable to your event, holiday or occasion.

  • Lumenplay is interactive: play games, visualize music, select custom colors, and control effects.

  • Lumenplay sets can be up to 340 feet long by adding extension strands onto any starter strand.

  • Lumenplay is user friendly, enabling you to easily choose from the effects and colors on a simple to use app on your smart phone or device.

  • Lumenplay is durable with a 20,000 hour life span, break resistant lights and interchangeable bulb covers.

  • Lumenplay is ecofriendly, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint.


How does Lumenplay work?

Lumenplay is a Bluetooth SMART enabled, energy efficient, multi-colored string of lights that you can control with your Android or iPhone.

Lumenplay is lights, strands, sets and a great app.

Lights

Each light can be customized to millions of colors, is break resistant, and is individually controlled. Easily changeable bulb covers are available in different shapes and holiday designs.

Strands

Lights are spaced every 8 1/4 inches on green colored strands. There are two strand lengths: 10 feet with 15 lights or 20 feet with 30 lights. Each starter strand has a Bluetooth SMART radio to talk to your Bluetooth SMART Ready device.

Sets

Each strand can be hooked together with extension strands to form a set. Up to 17 strands can be connected together for 340 feet of continuous lights. Lumenplay strands are waterproof and cool to the touch allowing you to use them indoors or outdoors.

App

The app gives you control over the following:

  • Millions of colors
  • 10 effects
  • 2 games
  • 1 music visualizer

We're aware that while the hardware is the most visible and interesting part of this project our software is the soul.

Ten Included Effects

  • Solid color - solid color(s)
  • Multi-ball - lights chase in sequence
  • Stack - colors enter the set and stack one at a time until set is full
  • Fade single - single colors fade in and out
  • Fade the rainbow - set is a solid color and fades into another solid color
  • Fade transition - color fades light to light
  • Twinkle - lights randomly twinkle
  • Cross wave - set fills from one end to the other returning a different color
  • Random color - lights randomly change colors
  • USA - scrolling red white and blue pattern

Two Games

  • Social Timer - Strand changes colors over a set time, once time runs out, an effect is played to signal that time is complete. Great for games, baking, time outs.
  • Color Spinner - Lumenplay will randomly select a color. Great setting for twister, selecting order, drinking games and present selector.

Music Visualizer

Select a song from your iTunes library and watch as your lights react to the music. Acts as a brightness meter to the beat of the music.


Interchangeable bulb covers

Connectivity


What can I do with the lights?


How do I install Lumenplay?

Lumenplay lights have the same Plug and Play simplicity as traditional holiday lighting! Simply hang the lights on the tree, gutter, mantle or other feature and plug them in, connect up to 16 extensions strands. After your lights have been hung, download our free app from the App Store or Google Play and you're ready to go.


WHAT DEVICES DOES THE APP WORK WITH?

Don’t have a Bluetooth SMART READY device?

Not a problem! Add the ethernet bridge to your order and you can control the lights from any device with a web browser on your network. This includes all Android and iOS devices, Windows computers, Apple computers and Windows Mobile phones.


Premiums & Pledge Levels

Holiday Starter ($80)

This 10-foot-long starter strand will brighten up your Holiday! Shipping Fall 2014. Device compatibility: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPod 5, Nexus 4 & 7, Galaxy S4, Galaxy note 2, 3, Samsung 3 & 4.

Holiday Extension Add-on ($50)

Extend your colorSplash Holiday Starter 10' more feet with this add-on! Shipping Fall 2014. Device compatibility: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPod 5, Nexus 4 & 7, Galaxy S4, Galaxy note 2, 3, Samsung 3 & 4.

Luxe 10 ($80)

Light up your next party with 10 feet of Luxe Lanterns! Shipping Summer 2014. Device compatibility: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPod 5, Nexus 4 & 7, Galaxy S4, Galaxy note 2, 3, Samsung 3 & 4.

Luxe 20 ($120)

Light up your next party with 20 feet of Luxe Lanterns! Shipping Summer 2014. Device compatibility: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPod 5, Nexus 4 & 7, Galaxy S4, Galaxy note 2, 3, Samsung 3 & 4.


Choosing the Right Length for You

To determine what length is right for you, use this as a guide for decorating the following combo kits:

10' Strand

  • Table front
  • Apartment patio
  • Dorms
  • Cubicles
  • Light posts
  • Mantelpiece
  • Centerpiece
  • Mailbox

20' Strand

  • Door Frame
  • 12' wrapped garland
  • 1 side of RV
  • Wreath
  • Window frame
  • Mini-Christmas tree
  • 6' diameter patio/beach umbrella
  • Kitchen lighting

30' Set

  • Single car garage
  • Sliding door
  • Tiered roofs
  • Night clubs
  • Dorm room
  • Eves
  • Retail store windows
  • Living room accent

40' Set

  • 5-6' Christmas tree
  • Deck/patio railing
  • Trim gutters
  • 10' diameter gazebo
  • Double car garage
  • Small outdoor tree
  • To make 6'x10' light grid
  • Trim 10'x10' room

60' Set

  • 6'-7' Christmas tree
  • Event centers
  • Trim gutters and eves
  • Outdoor tree
  • Trim up to 20'x10' room
  • Custom installations
  • Railings and banisters

80'+ Set

  • 8' Christmas tree
  • Trim the roof
  • Large outdoor trees
  • Event centers
  • Custom installations
  • Fences
  • Trees > 8', add extension per vertical foot

We Need Your Help

As you can see from our videos and photos we are almost there, but we need your help to take this project to the next phase. We have a solid design, proven prototype, a reliable manufacturing plan and a distribution system lined up. What we are missing is customers. To drive the price down we need you and your friends to back our project and come up with clever ways to use Lumenplay lights. We are excited about seeing the ways you use the lights, incorporating your ideas and making these lights the best light strands you will ever own.

Lumenplay is financing the following activities ourselves:
Research & Development Support
Electrical Engineering
$57,500
Customer Service
$20,000
Software Development
$50,600
Branding & Communication
$6,250
Mechanical Engineering
$43,600
Package Design
$2,000
Project Management
$10,000
Insurance
$5,000
Trip to Manufacturer (x2)
$10,000


Manufacturing Plan

We have lined up suppliers for end manufacturing and are currently going through the final review process. We are still designing new bulb covers and are seeking input from the community on which bulbs you want us to manufacture first.

Orders will be placed as soon as the project is funded to allow for the earliest delivery date to you. The first volume order will be shipped before black friday to allow you to decorate for Christmas!

GEEK ALERT!!!!!!! For the Makers

We believe Lumenplay lights should enable you to create stunning visual effects and be tailorable to your needs. With this vision we will be releasing software and code to permit fully addressing each light individually through software. Whether you want to upload a comma separated value file with each pixel defined by its HTML color code or you need to turn your building into a giant interactive Tetris game, we want to enable your creativity. To best support the community and sharing, code to control the lights will be released under the GPL 2.0 Open Source license.

We are releasing 4 ways for you to do this

  • Raspberry Pi image with precompiled software for reading CSV files (Coming soon!)
  • Debian VMware image with precompiled software for reading CSV files (Coming soon!)
  • Python script samples for driving each LED in Linux using Bluez (Coming soon!)
  • C code for updating the lights in Linux using Bluez (github)

All of these options will require a Bluetooth 4.0 SMART READY capable Bluetooth radio, if you don’t have one, USB dongles are available.

The fun doesn't end with software

Custom bulb covers are one of the aspects that sets Lumenplay apart from any other light strands on the market. We know we will not be able to keep up with all of the great ideas that you can come up with. With that in mind we have chosen release the bulb cover snap features and a selection of our bulb designs as Open Hardware. We have provided STEP, IGES, STLPRT and STL files to let you design your own bulb covers and print them out on your 3D printer.

Meet the Creators

Rigado is a product development company in Oregon that in the last year alone has completed over 15 design projects for top named companies. The team’s brilliant imagination and passion for innovation are the driving force behind Lumenplay.

Chris Corrado

Chris is an entrepreneurial-focused product designer, and the Director of Business Development at Rigado. At 16, Chris designed and hand-made Santa and Nativity figurines, culminating in the sale of 48 designs to Designer Studios in a 2010 licensing contract. With further product development experience at American Trim and during his time at Rigado, Chris is the inspiration behind Lumenplay and will oversee design, functionality and marketing.

Ben Corrado

Ben has built Rigado to be an experienced low-power wireless engineering resource for startups and Fortune 500 companies. Ben gained experience as project manager, specializing in reliability and supply chain optimization of consumer goods at Garmin and Andrews-Cooper Technology. Ben will focus on the electrical engineering design and UL certification requirements, while managing the manufacturing and supply chain efforts of Lumenplay.

Justin Rigling

A 2008 graduate of MIT, Justin joined Ben in Oregon to pursue a dream to start an engineering firm that was sparked as the pair lead a team of high school seniors to break the world record for longest (distance) Wi-Fi connection. Justin has gained valuable experience in consumer product design and engineering during his years at Redwire, Garmin and Rigado. Justin will lead the engineering efforts of control board design and Bluetooth connectivity while ensuring efficient design for cost reductions.

Eric Stutzenberger

Rigado’s ‘Software Guru’, Eric has years of experience in software development and coding of back-end applications for low power devices during his time at Honeywell and Garmin before joining Rigado. Eric will focus on creating the code for the controller that facilitates the communication between the lights and the mobile-device, as well as writing the fundamental logic of the Lumenplay App.

Other Rigado Team Members

  • Donald Chen – Software engineer, Donald will support Eric in back-end app and firmware development.
  • Paul Briskey – Hardware engineer, Paul has extensive experience in control board design and signal processing from his time at Intel, Garmin, and Rigado, and will support Justin with hardware design, review, and testing efforts.

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Rigado

Rigado is a multi-discipline engineering design firm that provides full turnkey electronic product development.

Ben Corrado

Justin Rigling

Chris Corrado