It has been about 6 weeks since my last update and we’re still pulling out all the stops to get the Luminodes out the door and into your homes! It turns out that designing and building (and redesigning and rebuilding) a UL-approved electronic dimmer switch is no small roller coaster ride. The details required to meet specified guidelines and pass important safety testing go on and on and on, the extent of which we underestimated at the outset, but we are still determined to satisfy.
Since receiving 100 newly updated Luminodes from our manufacturer about 2 weeks ago, I have replicated the UL tests the best that I can (without the benefit of a full-fledged UL test facility). Through my testing, I have learned that an early design decision created a bottleneck due to the placement of the primary heat generating-component that will likely limit our rating to 400 watts for incandescent bulbs. Fortunately this will not effect our originally planned 150 watt rating for LED bulbs which is still in line with industry standards.
We are currently communicating with UL about test scheduling and will announce when we have that new schedule finalized.
As always thank you for your patience and support!
- Team Think Automatic