Lumenator LED project fails to meet funding target

LA LED Inc has failed to attract enough interest in its portable LED on Kickstarter, raising less than a third of its $60,000 funding goal.

Lumenator CAD render

LA LED Inc has failed to attract enough interest in its portable LED Kickstarter project, raising less than a third of the money needed for production.

The American lighting manufacturer launched a crowd-funding project last month for the ‘Lumenator’, a modular portable LED lighting system made up of stackable, colour-changing light bars. The product was to be aimed at “on-the-go photographers” not served by existing products on the market.

When the funding deadline passed last weekend, the community had pledged just $18,214, well short of the firm’s $60,000 goal. As the project missed its target LA LED will receive none of the money and the 72 ‘backers’ who promised to put money behind it will not be charged.

You can find out more in the video above, our original article or the Lumenator Kickstarter page.

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David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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