A few months ago we realised, by going to different events regarding lighting fixtures and comparing it to other lamps, that the Lampsters/ Lightsters first lights couldn’t be upgraded to keep up with other lighting products. So, because the product was top notch from a design point of view, we consider that we have to make the lights top notch as well, therefore, a few months ago we started developing a new electronic board from zero.
We had an idea about the lighting system, and with the help of specialised engineers, we managed to make it a reality.
Imagine that we started from a simple white and coloured LED bulb, with limited functionality, like the colour change, and after a few tests and prototypes, we managed to create a new lighting fixture worthy of the Lampster/ Lightster.
The new lighting system is not just a bulb, is an electronic lighting system build around the Lampster/ Lightster, with an enormous amount of new features, improved light, and triple the initial power of the Kickstarter Lampster/ Lightster.
You might even say that at 15W of power, it’s one of the most powerful desk lamps in the world. The reason we kept it quiet this entire time because there were some patents involved.
The light board consists of 120 LED lights, with a total power of 15W. 9.5W for the white light, and 5.5W for the RGB light. The LEDs will be are arranged in such a way that no matter wich ones you turn on, the light spreads equally around the glass. A bulb placed in the middle, no matter how powerful, wouldn’t have been able to do that, because LEDs are more focused to spread the light in one area and not spread it all around like a halogen bulb.
There are 48 white LED lights split in 24 with cold lights, and 24 with warm lights. When you light them together, you will have a neutral light. After that, by increasing or decreasing either of them, you will be able to have the exact white colour light you want. From 100% warm to 100% cold light.
The RGB light has 72 RGB LEDs arranged in a ray pattern, and that’s a huge increase over the initial design.
Another key feature wich we wanted but wasn’t possible in the old version is that, now, the Lampster/ Lightster will have over the air firmware upgrade, so, if we will add new features, or fix possible bugs, you will be able to update the latest software version.
We also switched from Bluetooth 3.0 to 4.0. The new hardware and Bluetooth chipset lets us add new features like multiple Lampsters/ Lightsters control! Now, you can control as many Lampsters/ Lightsters as you want, have a wake-up alarm, message or call notifications, power boost and endless possibilities of new functions wich will be added for free in the future, and everyone will be able to upgrade to them.
Another upgrade is the temperature sensor; wich is used as a safety feature. If the lamp overheats it will automatically reduce the power or it will shutdown.
To get a better, and cleaner light, we added a light dispenser, wich filters and spreads the light, so there are no unwanted patterns from the glass of the headlight.
Please take into consideration that the entire board of the Lampster/ Lightster has 237 components, so it’s no longer just a bulb. This part of the project was taken from zero, and this is a completely new product development, but totally worth it.