Love your art after dark

By Jon Lambert

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Love Your Art After Dark

Project 2015-07-03 22:10:56 +1200

Excuse the pun, but picture the scenario… You find the perfect place for a work of art that looks great in the day, but at night it's too dark to show off.

You can't just install a traditional accent light wherever you want. They need cables inside the wall meaning expensive electricians and inconvenience.

Introducing my new remote accent lamp: AccentMe. This put-anywhere lamp lights up your art from across the room with even tone. Adjust it to fit your picture border with no overspill of light onto the wall, ceiling or floor. 

I'm focussing on picture lighting here, but you can light up anything you want. You can crop the light beam to fit any 4-sided shape, or use interchangeable slides to project a round beam. The beam edges can be sharp-focussed or left soft. 

All this for the cost of that electrician unloading his tools…

  

Why am I doing this?

Quite simply, AccentMe provides all the answers to this question:

 

Why do I need to meet my target?

To accelerate this product to market. In order to legally sell, the lamp (like any piece of electrical equipment) needs to pass electrical safety testing . I’ll build a fully functioning prototype and send it to a test lab to ensure it meets NZ safety regulations. Once passed, I’m free to start marketing and manufacture.

This has been a few years in development. I’ve spent hundreds on prototyping to date, but now I need a cash injection to get it to the next stage quickly.

I sold an early version of this lamp on craft website Felt. Here, it was picked up by Air New Zealand's  Kia Ora magazine’s Art Director and featured in their ‘Hot News’ segment (Sep 2014). This was a great accolade giving me the confidence to develop the concept.

 

What does it look like?

The actual embodiment is secret until I release it after product testing, but it’s like no accent lamp you’ve seen before. It’s slim, discreet & bright and you choose a colour to tone in with your décor. Here is what it does:

 

 

 

It can adjust to fit the picture frame from pretty much any position in the room.

For sculptures, you can adjust the light right down to a tiny pin spot, emphasising the smallest of features.


Don't let your room layout limit your design vision. Choose AccentMe for a light that's as free as your imagination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pledgers 7

louisehhill
2015-08-11 00:31:21 +1200

"Good effort on the opening pun. What a great product (and best of luck canvassing support for this idea)."

Sarah Hill
2015-08-04 02:25:05 +1200

"come on people, get behind this great idea and make it happen!"

Rosemary Lambert
2015-08-01 08:16:04 +1200
Philippa Lambert
2015-07-31 09:38:57 +1200

"Good luck Jon! The lights look amazing, very clever idea!! "

Phil and Fran
2015-07-25 20:25:18 +1200

"Jon is an innovative and highly skilled engineer. This project has immense potential. He deserves to succeed. "

Steph Jacobs
2015-07-25 20:12:56 +1200

"A fantastic project. Wishing you the very best of luck!"

Lindsay Thornton
2015-07-25 19:36:29 +1200

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Love Your Art After Dark

Project 2015-07-03 22:10:56 +1200

Excuse the pun, but picture the scenario… You find the perfect place for a work of art that looks great in the day, but at night it's too dark to show off.

You can't just install a traditional accent light wherever you want. They need cables inside the wall meaning expensive electricians and inconvenience.

Introducing my new remote accent lamp: AccentMe. This put-anywhere lamp lights up your art from across the room with even tone. Adjust it to fit your picture border with no overspill of light onto the wall, ceiling or floor. 

I'm focussing on picture lighting here, but you can light up anything you want. You can crop the light beam to fit any 4-sided shape, or use interchangeable slides to project a round beam. The beam edges can be sharp-focussed or left soft. 

All this for the cost of that electrician unloading his tools…

  

Why am I doing this?

Quite simply, AccentMe provides all the answers to this question:

 

Why do I need to meet my target?

To accelerate this product to market. In order to legally sell, the lamp (like any piece of electrical equipment) needs to pass electrical safety testing . I’ll build a fully functioning prototype and send it to a test lab to ensure it meets NZ safety regulations. Once passed, I’m free to start marketing and manufacture.

This has been a few years in development. I’ve spent hundreds on prototyping to date, but now I need a cash injection to get it to the next stage quickly.

I sold an early version of this lamp on craft website Felt. Here, it was picked up by Air New Zealand's  Kia Ora magazine’s Art Director and featured in their ‘Hot News’ segment (Sep 2014). This was a great accolade giving me the confidence to develop the concept.

 

What does it look like?

The actual embodiment is secret until I release it after product testing, but it’s like no accent lamp you’ve seen before. It’s slim, discreet & bright and you choose a colour to tone in with your décor. Here is what it does:

 

 

 

It can adjust to fit the picture frame from pretty much any position in the room.

For sculptures, you can adjust the light right down to a tiny pin spot, emphasising the smallest of features.


Don't let your room layout limit your design vision. Choose AccentMe for a light that's as free as your imagination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

louisehhill
2015-08-11 00:31:21 +1200

"Good effort on the opening pun. What a great product (and best of luck canvassing support for this idea)."

Sarah Hill
2015-08-04 02:25:05 +1200

"come on people, get behind this great idea and make it happen!"

Rosemary Lambert
2015-08-01 08:16:04 +1200
Philippa Lambert
2015-07-31 09:38:57 +1200

"Good luck Jon! The lights look amazing, very clever idea!! "

Phil and Fran
2015-07-25 20:25:18 +1200

"Jon is an innovative and highly skilled engineer. This project has immense potential. He deserves to succeed. "

Steph Jacobs
2015-07-25 20:12:56 +1200

"A fantastic project. Wishing you the very best of luck!"

Lindsay Thornton
2015-07-25 19:36:29 +1200

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