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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The LightBox


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

LightBox is a wireless, interface-free light controller made from a solid chunk of real wood.  The LightBox was born out of the frustration in achieving a desired room lighting situation which often means a lap around the room navigating a variety of hard to reach or tedious switches on the lamps you otherwise love.  With one simple, elegant motion it will control as many lamps in a room as you like. It’s a joy to use, beautiful to look at and a compliment to the lights it controls.  To turn lights on with the LightBox – simply pick it up and turn it on its end. To turn lights off – just lay it back on its side. It will control as many lights in a room as you like.

Setup is simple – All you need to do is plug one of the supplied receivers into your electrical wall outlet and plug your lamp into that receiver.  LightBox has been in development and testing for over a year. During this time they have built numerous prototypes and have worked hard to optimize both software and hardware design.  They love where they are with the current production prototype – its reliable, beautiful and fun to use. Now they’re excited to take the next step which is to begin manufacturing LightBox in volume and share it with the world.  Support this Kickstarter and be among the first to own a LightBox!

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As of October 19th, this project has raised around $15,000 of their $65,000 goal. This project only has 27 days left to raise the $65,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $58, you will get one LightBox and one receiver.  For a pledge of $78, you will get one LightBox with five receivers.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fearghal/the-lightbox-a-wireless-interface-free-light-switc

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