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Blue Laser Lamp- with passive cooling technology

A project in Apex, NC by Richard Redpath

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A sleek new lamp design, using a passively cooled, blue laser technology. Illuminate your world with less than 1 watt.
Backers: 7367
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68

Funded: $502,188 of $250,000
Dates: Apr 2nd -> Jun 1st (60 days)
Project By: Richard Redpath
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June 27th - via:
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Production update #9 – White Firefly

June 1st - via:
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Production update #8 – Issued Patent

June 1st - via:
In production update #8 we announce a newly issued patent. During the Kickstarter campaign another patent for the Firefly Laser Lamp was issued to our delight. This patent had already been approved and was expected for issuance but required some... (Read More)

Production update #7 – Travel to China, schedule + manual

May 31st - via:
James here again. I am traveling to China to see how things are coming along to confirm our schedule and hopefully give you a real meaningful post. I did not previously mention I have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI... (Read More)

Listen to the Podcast

May 27th - via:
DJ Grandpa’s Crib ( is an unofficial Kickstarter podcast where artist, singers, producers, entrepreneurs, game developers, and inventors of the future provide a fresh voice and inspiring interviews. Richard Redpath, the... (Read More)

Production update #6 – The Flower is in.

May 23rd - via:
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Firefly is going on an adventure.

May 22nd - via:
We've met some very creative people through this Kickstarter campaign!  One especially inspirational person has been Brian Braun, professional photographer from Dallas and fellow Kickstarter creator.  He has this amazing project (link here to his... (Read More)

Production Update #5 - Plexiglass Lens

May 20th - via:
In production update #5 we discuss the fun hologram lens concept developed for the blue laser.  Many Backers or just probing viewers wonder exactly what these lens are that we have added in pledges or developing as a stretch goal for the Firefly... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Survey Results!

May 18th - via:
The results are in!!! I want to say Thank You to all the backers that took time to cast a vote in the survey. We had over 2,000 of you submit your choice for the #1 stretch goal. This survey was created to make sure the stretch goal rewards... (Read More)

Production Update #4 - High Quality Parts

May 16th - via:
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Backer Survey #1!

May 14th - via:
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Production Update #3 - Labels

May 14th - via:
First, thank you backers for your clear communication regarding the screw mount discussed in Update #22. We did look into creating a survey. That would be the best way for us to know exactly what our backers would be most desired in the way of... (Read More)

Screw-mount Video Update

May 13th - via:
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Project motivations and specifications

May 9th - via:
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Firefly Stretch Goals Roadmap

May 7th - via:
Here you go everyone! This Kickstarter campaign has been exciting and challenging and really has stretched us - in good ways.  Please keep sharing with your friends so we can get you some of these great accessories and additions.  Thanks for all... (Read More)

Blue Laser Lamp Production Update #2

May 6th - via:
The question everyone asks whether we are ready for production. Do we really have the stuff? Well we do, we have molds in place and testing the results. The real trick is to get the edges right and making adjustments. The difficult part is the... (Read More)

Blue Laser Lamp Production Update #1

May 4th - via:
James here. Production is my focus and I'm more than happy to provide an update; however first our whole team would like to thank all backers for helping us reach $350K. This will ensure the manufacture of the lamps. Next week we'll provide a roadmap... (Read More)

Firefly the Animated Short Film

May 3rd - via:
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Our halfway giveaway

May 2nd - via:
Hello everyone! We did it!  In only half the campaign time YOU have all helped us exceed our funding goal.  We are just so humbled by this and want to thank each and every one of you for the support you have shown. For being such a great team of... (Read More)

Real-time Firefly Video Walk

May 1st - via:
Hello All! We have created a video showing what Firefly looks like as you move through spaces of the home. This walk is done in a "first-person" flashlight style, so the person filming is holding the Firefly unit as well.  You asked for it and so we... (Read More)

International adapter update

April 28th - via:
We've received a lot of questions from our international backers regarding the adapter and we wanted to address them all with this one photo in the FAQ to spare the rest of you another update. Unfortunately, the FAQ doesn't support images. So, for... (Read More)

FINALLY Stretch Goal #1!!!

April 26th - via:
Finally, our long awaited FIRST STRETCH GOAL!  First, though, we want to thank *each* of you for your patient and loyal support. We're new to Kickstarter and we apologize that we made some newbie mistakes here. Please don't doubt how grateful we are... (Read More)

Stand back

April 23rd - via:
Now we're going to open the door to the vault just a crack and give you a glimpse of the full wacky spectrum of our imagination. Please allow us to introduce you to what we term the Lady Gaga bra. (We know you're a secret geek too, Gaga, so we hope... (Read More)

Wanted features

April 21st - via:
Venus has been helping me sort through email. I'd like to focus on the features that backers want to see added to the blue laser so we can assess the engineering and manufacturing to sort out the possibilities quickly. You've given us some great... (Read More)

Shirt color

April 21st - via:
Many backers have been asking about shirt color. At the end of the campaign a survey will be sent out which will enable us to clearly get information we will need such as black or white model blue laser lamp, shirt color and size and so on. Below is... (Read More)

Add Some Star Dust

April 19th - via:
What a week! Its been incredible to achieve our goal with 40+ days to go. On the other hand, we've been busy working out our stretch goals for you. It came up on us so fast! We've been going through all your great ideas and doing some production and... (Read More)

Thank You!!!

April 19th - via:
Thanks to the help of all you amazing people, we were able to reach our funding goal even before the end of the campaign. I wanted to take the time to thank you for that effort and support in a video message.  (Read More)

Connecting with Nature

April 17th - via:
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Throwing the light where you want to

April 13th - via:
Throwing the light where you want to The Blue Laser Lamp is a self-contained mobile or stationary lamp providing a split coherent light through the use of an active blue laser. The product is a plastic hex-shaped ball with 8 regular hexagonal faces,... (Read More)

New Pledges

April 11th - via:
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Crowdfunding Roundup: 3D Printer & Scanner, Indoor Herb Garden, and Retro Gaming

April 11th - via:
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The History of Firefly

April 9th - via:
It's safe to say that Firefly is just embarking on a larger journey into the tech world as it blossoms into the beautiful product you see here; but the beginnings of Firefly stretch even further back to a small town and one man with a seed of an... (Read More)

White Shell Firefly!!

April 7th - via:
Same Blue Laser, Offered in a beautiful White shell We have added a pledge for the white version of the Firefly laser lamp, the laser color is still blue only the exterior shell is different. The white plastic is of course molded using the same high... (Read More)

Kickstarter laser lamp averaging $21,000 daily pledges

April 7th - via:
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21st Century Lighting

April 6th - via:
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Day One

April 2nd - via:
We had an amazing first day and are just absolutely overwhelmed to say the least. The response from all of our excited new backers is really creating a buzz about Firefly in all corners of the web. Thank you! We plan on sharing some insights to the... (Read More)

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