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.
FLUXO is an award winning design pendant lamp that allows you to move the light in any direction using simple paint gestures on your phone! Instead of dimming the light in your room, you adjust the direction of your light to place it where you need it. With FLUXO, any light setting is possible using just one pendant lamp! Direct light can sometimes be too bright or create unpleasant glare. Indirect lighting via the ceiling can create a very pleasant light ambience. However, currently available solutions can be very expensive and difficult to install. FLUXO is the first lamp where you can easily upgrade any room to get indirect light with just one lamp! You can even choose multiple colors for the indirect light, to create the perfect mood for any situation. With FLUXO you don’t need additional colored mood lights anymore.
The adjustment of the light is very easy with FLUXO’s free companion app. Just pick a color and paint the light in the desired direction. The more you paint, the brighter it gets, while the other parts of your room will stay dimmed. To give you a real-time feedback, FLUXO will light-up immediately while you paint. They use so-called “light scenes” to store your favorite light settings. You can store any setting as a light scene and come back to it with just one swipe in the app. The app also allows you to control several FLUXOs and switch between them easily. They believe that smart lighting products must be visually appealing and built with high quality materials. This is why they put a lot of effort into FLUXO’s design. The heat sink is made from anodized Aluminium and the powerful LEDs are covered behind a durable anti-glare diffuser. The lamp is designed and manufactured in Europe. FLUXO’s design already won the Silver Award at the 2015 London Design Award.
As of December 16th, this project has raised around $200,000 of their $54,266 goal. This project only has 26 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $400, you will get one Fluxo light. For a pledge of $776, you will get two Fluxo lights. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2128753402/fluxo-the-worlds-first-truly-smart-lamp