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US start-up requires funding for LED controller innovation

In international news, a Florida-based technology start-up, iTHINGS4, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance its innovative LED controller titled DLIGHT4.

Engineered with unique features, the advanced controller enables one to adjust the sequence, brightness and colour of lights in any room using various technology applications such as WiFi or voice-activated technology, a company statement explained.

The company’s CEO, Fraga, said: “We are excited to introduce our game-changing LED controller DLIGHT4 to kickstarter this month. Designed to delight, our fully connected and customisable controller is powered with tons of exclusive features to ensure a new dimension to the world of LED control.”

LED controller technology

Elaborating on the inspiration behind the innovation, Fraga highlighted the lack of reliable and functional LED controller in the market.

He said there is no dearth of LED controllers in the market but most of them are mere toys.

“Our innovation makes things better and exceeds expectations. It’s the first of its kind to allow users to connect LED strips to their WiFi network in just seconds. You can use smartphones, IFTTT, tablets or even your voice command to change the pattern and colour light instantly,” Fraga stated.

He continued: “But such a revolutionary project demands massive financial backup for mass production. Hence, this crowdfunding campaign.”

Unique features

According to the technology company, the device is designed to integrate smoothly with all major home automation systems including Crestron, Lutron and RTI.

The product is said to also be able to connect to various LED strip standards such as APA102, SK6812, WS2801, WS2811 and WS2812. Read more…

Fraga stated that the prototype has unique features that distinguish it from all other regular LED controllers in the market. The features include the following:

  • Solid connectivity equipped to work with all most used protocols for home automation communication, WiFi and Serial.
  • Easy colour temperature control allows users to choose between warm and cold colour tones.
  • Open API allows anybody to develop integration, webApps, APPs and sensors.
  • Open for all digital LED works with various LED strip protocols or standards.
  • Power Modes where one can define how the system will function after a power outage.

“Our product comes with a five pin connector where you can connect two buttons with several behaviours (each) and sensors to recall scenes. It’s also the first in the market with parallel output that will allow one to connect two LED strips simultaneously and enjoy the same behaviour,” Fraga said.

He concluded: “Our backers would be getting a true innovative lighting technology that assures the most convenient and meaningful adjustment of LED lighting. Let’s join hands to bring the innovation to life.”

Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.