CODLIGHT (www.codlight.com) proudly presents cPulse, the world’s first smart LED lighting case for Android smartphones exclusively on Kickstarter. With this smart, social, sleek and interactive smartphone case cPulse reinvents the way we interact with lighting. Moreover, cPulse is the very first versatile consumer electronics product printed in 3D.
Imagine that any mobile transforms into a smart source of infinite visuals, a dazzling lighting experience, and turns the classical handheld into an unparalleled communication tool made of sound and light. Imagine you communicate through immensely variable lighting effects and visuals. And what would you say if you could create your own customized cPulse lighting case printed in 3D and delivered to your doorstep - and order a new case each time you change your Smartphone, reusing your lighting system, all thanks to 3D printing. The first electronics device that lead the end of planned obsolescence movement. Lighting has never been as creative, smart, social and mobile!
What is cPulse exactly?
cPulse consists of an edge-to-edge case and a 128 LED panel. It is the very first mass-market consumer electronics product manufactured with an adaptable and replaceable 3D printed case thanks to Sculpteo.com and SketchFab.com. cPulse is a versatile new means of communication whose capabilities go far beyond the boundaries of its protective shell: It is the first product of its kind to integrate both an electronic hardware and a flexible mechanical part, which adapts to any Android smartphone from version 4.4 thanks to the 3D printing technology.
What does cPulse do?
cPulse offers a multitude of applications:
- Augmented Music Lighting Player: First of all it delivers an augmented music experience. Its new lighting file format enables the user to create, share and play a lighting track the same way we use digital music (MP3). Lighting tracks based on favourite songs can be created, broadcasted and played simultaneously on multiple cPulses. Users design and share their own lightshow with friends and family, a new concept for reinventing parties, concerts and dance floors.
- The very first Mobile Lighting and Sleeping System: cPulse can also read your sleep patterns, trigger a softly hued or flashy coloured sound and wake you up align with your sleep cycles. With slowly changing colour brightness and soothing sounds, the user gets a good night’s sleep, has a chance to complete a full sleep cycle and wakes up refreshed.
- cPulse lets the user create his Personal Lighting Ambiance, illuminate his environment and set the visual mood of a uniquely coloured scene for various occasions. The user can also personalize his smartphone with Customized Lighting Notifications and messages.
How does cPulse work?
The low-consumption LED lighting system is application controlled and equipped with an embedded 128 LED panel (10x more lighting compare to a LCD Smartphone display) powered by an ambilight sensor for high intensity and a colourful visual experience. CODLIGHT developed a hinge similar to the ones used for display rotation in some camcorders and digital cameras to position and maintain the LED panel and quickly access the Smartphone display. cPulse uses ultra-low power components to ensure the best luminous efficiency while minimizing the impact on the battery (1h of lighting for 7% of battery consumption). Communication and power feeding is done through a micro-USB port between the Smartphone and cPulse.
The Kickstarter pre-order will feature 9 levels of pledges. The MAKER’s pledge will be rewarded with an unprecedented experience: The Kickstarter members will turn into “MAKERS” and assemble this unique 3D printed cPulse. The cPulse 3D file for the case will be available on Sketchfab.com/codlight for download and personalization, a special deal with the online 3D service Sculpteo.com will offer an amazing rate for the 3D print. All components will be delivered to the Kickstarter member for assembly. The result will be a unique and customized Smartphone, which transforms into sound and light at the touch of a finger!
cPulse will be available for pre-order on Kickstarter from July 15th 2014.