Korean Startup Lumir: Lamps Powered by a Candle

Korean Startup Lumir

Over 1.5 billion people around the world are living in darkness.  Most use candlelight as their light source at night.  However, in many cases candlelight is just not bright enough.  Korean startup Lumir has created a lamp that is operated by a candle.  By placing the tea candle in the Lumir lamp, people will be able to maintain brightness for up to 4 hours!  Therefore Lumir can illuminate an entire room with a single candle.  Lumir requires no cords and no batteries.  It is light and stylish.

korean startup lumirLumir will be valuable in developing countries that don’t have access to artificial light.  However, because it is so stylish it can be used as a side bedlamp for late night readers in developed countries.

Lumir was a huge success on Kickstarter in January of 2016 getting $133,565 from over 1,000 backers from 56 different countries.  Here are the light products that Lumir has to offer.

Lumir C

Lumir C is a LED lamp which uses the thermal energy from a tealight candle.  You can get the Lumir C Mood or the Lmir C spot.  The Spot has a stronger light and is the one we would recommend.  However, the mood is great for aesthetics for those looking to use it as a cool display.  It uses LED technology that increases the candlelight by up to 60 times.

Lumir K

Lumir K is designed more of the desk working experience.  It uses the same technology as Lumir C but a more focused approach.  Compared to kerosene lamps, Lumir K reduces up to 88% of black carbon emissions.

Lumir S

Lumir S is a glass table light that takes Lumir C to the next level.  It was designed to resemble a lighthouse to give your living area a warm and cozy ambiance.  The light is distributed evenly along the glass cylinder.

John Yoon

John Yoon is the Editor in Chief at Startup Radar, Organizer for Startup Festival 2017, Head of Operations Korea at EOS Asia and the Global Marketing Director for Foresting.io. Email = john@startupradar.asia if you are interested in guest contributing and helping the Korean startup ecosystem. Wechat, Kakao, and Line user ID is jswy315

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