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Alumni: Giving U of T more reasons to be proud


U of T alumni startup Nanoleaf beat funding goal for new bulb in 90 minutes

Green technology means the new bulb from Nanoleaf will allow users to hit pause whenever the light is bright enough (all images courtesy Nanoleaf)

The U of T engineering alumni behind Nanoleaf, a startup which they say makes ‘the world’s most energy-efficient lightbulb,’ blasted well beyond their latest funding goal in under two hours.

Fuelling the excitement: the debut of their latest product: a new LED bulb design called Bloom, which “transforms” any on/off light switch into a dimmable switch with the team’s innovative green technology.

Chu shared plans for the dimmable bulb in a U of T News story in March. Now that it’s launched, their latest product continues to rack up Kickstarter funding as they surpassed their original target of $30,000 in less than two hours.

“We want to inspire people to adopt more energy efficient technology into their everyday lives,” said co-founder Christian Yan. “The best way to do that is by making products that are simple and convenient to use.”

(Source: U of T News)