Canadian Team Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign for Buildable LED Lights Dodecado

A Canadian team has launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter for its Dodecado, a dodecahedron light with magnetic properties that allows it to be attached to another light, and rearranged or sculpted according to the user’s needs. The lights are scheduled for production in Oct. 2013 with first delivery scheduled in Dec. 2013. So far the Canadian team has raised CA$ 5,214 (US$ 5,069) for its project on Kickstarter.

Six Dodecado lights in an arch arrangement. (Photo Courtesy of Kickstarter)

At first glance Dodecado’s resembles Taiwanese luminaire manufacturer Qisdesign’s Crystal LED luminaires. Similar to Crystal it can be freely attached and sculpted according to the user’s needs, and can emit up to 15 different colors including green, orange and blue light, but that is about where the similarities end. Under closer inspection the Canadian light fixture has some very innovative properties. For instance, the lights come with a battery rechargeable option DodecadoPlus, which can be used as a single portable unit that can be used in the outdoors, or for emergency lighting.

A DodecadoPlus used as a bedside lamp. (Photo Courtesy of Kickstarter)
Dodecado Fusion, and the colors they can emit. (Photo Courtesy of Kickstarter)

The 1.05 watt LED luminaire made entirely out of recyclable materials gives a light output of 149 lumens and weighs about 137 grams (0.3 lbs). The lights come with a standard lifetime of 50,000 hours, which could last five years if the luminaires were on 24 hours, according to Dodecado. The company’s eco-friendly design concept extends beyond the product itself, though, even the product’s packaging can be reused and serve a second life whether its as a pencil holder, or for makeup brushes.

Dodecado's packaging can be reused to serve other purposes. (Photo Courtesy of Kickstarter)

The fundraising campaign for Dodecado will last till Oct. 25, 2013, and the company will only receive funding if it achieves its CA$ 61,000 pledged goal.

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