App-controlled LED smart lamp seeks backers

May 03, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Wireless LED lighting provider VividLite is leveraging crowd-funding platform Kickstarter to raise $50,000 in funding for an app-powered smart lamp, the ShadowBox.

The campaign running until May 16, 2016 promises an all-purpose, battery-powered, colour-adjustable, wireless, LED lighting solution that can run both through a USB-AC adapter or on AA batteries. The lamp can be controlled via two distinct options: either through a customized infrared remote, or from a smartphone like the Apple iPhone or an Android device via a long range WiFi-to-radio frequency transmitter, ShadowHub.

Designed from the ground up, the ShadowBox lighting features include strobes, flashes, fades and rhythmic sound-to-light options. A "music mode," allows the light to sync with the beat of any song played via a connected audio device. What's more, the ShadowHub WiFi-to-radio transmitter can connect to up to 30 different lights by using and existing network, or its own WiFi broadcast.

Once online, the smartphone app can be used to control the ShadowBox smart lamp with a range of over 500 feet in every direction. A number of accessories are also available, including an attachable silicon diffuser, to soften the ShadowBox's light, and an O-Clamp that can be used to mount the lamp to any surface of a room. The intensity of the white-centre LED array can be effortlessly brightened or dimmed. The surrounding LED panel can be controlled to specify the fade, flash or strobe settings, including speed, as well as to create custom colour sequences.

Colour schemes can be selected based on one of the 16 pre-assigned hues or created from the colour wheel, at which point they can be assigned to one of the four available slots in the ShadowBox app.

Visit the project's official page at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vividlite/shadowbox-a-portable-wireless-led-smart-lamp.

Visit VividLite at www.vividlite.com