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Luzi is a smart lamp that will improve your sleep

Luzi isn’t just a smart lamp that helps you sleep better, it may very well be the smartest lamp ever made.

If it’s up to one Palo Alto startup, sleepless nights may finally become a thing of the past. That’s because they have developed a new sophisticated smart lamp specifically designed to improve an individual’s quality of sleep, while giving its users bedside control of the devices around them.


The Luzi Smart Lamp is an advanced sleep system that uses the combination of therapeutic light, personalized sound and voice commands to help users ease into their nightly slumber much faster and wake up more refreshed. What’s more, its creators have put an entire control station on the nightstand, enabling its users to light up the room, tell it the time that they would like to be woken, as well as sync the tower with other smart home appliances.

In addition to a touchscreen display that doubles as an alarm and a personalized clock face that can show things such as temperature, weather reports and the date, Luzi boasts four USB ports capable of powering multiple phones and tablets, Qi and PMA-certified wireless charging capabilities, and even a charging stand for Apple Watch owners. Embedded with LEDs, the lamp can adjust between various colors from a warm, orange glow to a soft, white light. According to its creators, the accessory emulates natural daylight to keep a user’s circadian rhythm in check and assist in soothing them to sleep. Throughout the night, the system functions by maintaining the user’s ideal sleep state, whereas by morning, Luzi uses new sounds and light to gently wake the user.


“Luzi is the most advanced smart lamp ever made,” explains Joel Burke, co-founder and CEO. “Studies have found a direct correlation between the quality of one’s sleep with various health problems. Our expectation is that Luzi will help to remedy these issues and promote better sleep habits.”

Meanwhile, Luzi is equipped with a microphone that listens to voice commands and automatically detects snoring, along with built-in Bluetooth speakers to talk back and a temperature sensor for measuring the ambient temperature of a room. Designed with the Internet of Things in mind, the unit is compatible with a plethora of third party smart gadgets like Switchmate, Fitbit, LifeQ, Lockitron and Luna, which means users can interact with their connected home by voice, too.

Ready for a good night’s sleep? Head over to Luzi’s Indiegogo campaign, where the team is currently seeking $50,000. Delivery is slated for March 2016.

11 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have launched on Kickstarter and Indiegogo in the last seven days. 

EasyPlug Air


This shield enables Makers to wirelessly connect their Arduino in under a minute. inXus interactive is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.



This smart sensor plugs right into your car and gathers important data enhancing both safety and convenience. Drust is currently seeking €30,000 on Indiegogo.



This automation system wants to make smart home devices, security, and entertainment accessible for everyone. Hive is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This personal security device is designed to keep you safe in any situation by tracking your exact location and guiding you through any emergency situation. Safeti is currently seeking $60,000 on Indiegogo.



Access your smart devices with just a click of this water-resistant remote. Qblinks is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.



This mattress cover will make any bed smart, ranging from intelligently managing temperature to tracking your sleep, and integrate with your existing connected home devices. Luna is currently seeking $100,000 on Indiegogo.



The EinScan-S aims to serve as the world’s first high-resolution desktop 3D scanner that gives Makers industrial-grade resolutions. The team is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



A complete reinvention of the toolbox, this latest product packs all of the classic storage compartments a handyman would expect — along with several next-gen features. Coolbox, in partnership with Project Copilot, is currently seeking $50,000.



Read your baby’s temperature with the world’s smallest, easiest-to-use and smartest thermometer. Joywing is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.



This portable boombox projector wants you to bring the party anywhere you go with big-time video and sound. Dashbon is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



The world’s first smart headphones glow with laser light while pulsing to the beat of your music or rhythm of your heart. Glow is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Luna is turning your mattress into a smart bed

The newest sleep tracker on the market doesn’t have to be worn.

Everything in and our around our home is becoming connected, and that includes our beds. Imagine as you lie down for a good night’s rest, the lights, thermostat and music all adjust to a setting of your liking, while the doors lock themselves. Then, as you sleep, the room stays at an optimal temperature. That’s the idea behind the newest tracker on the market, one in which you won’t find adorned to any wrist.


Luna is the world’s first cover that can monitor your sleep, intelligently heat your mattress and make your bed smart. Over the course of the night, it will track everything from sleeping patterns to heart and breathing rates, let you know how well you slept, and use those insights to offer suggestions on ways to improve future slumbers.

Through its accompanying mobile app, users can control the warmth of their bed including dual-zone temperatures for those who have differing preferences from their partners. Or, when needed on those cold winter nights, Luna can be set remotely, allowing you to come home to an already warm bed. Luna is also equipped with a built-in alarm clock that wakes you up during the lightest sleep cycle along with some light tunes and a freshly brewed pot of coffee.


Luna is also integrated with a number of household devices, such as smart lightbulbs, thermostats, air vents and speakers. Meaning, through its IFTTT service, users can trigger actions like turning on a coffee machine once awake or activating a smart door lock when the user is in bed. Luna is already integrated with Nest, Philips Hue, Lockitron, Emberlight and Beep but can be connected to other Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets creating recipes on IFTTT as well.

With convenience and security in mind, the mattress cover uses public key cryptography and include HTTPS, SSL, and 128-bit encryption. “Luna stores a small amount of data locally and as soon as an internet connection becomes available, encrypts the data and sends it to our servers in the cloud,” the company writes.

Just launched on Indiegogo, the team has already well exceeded its $100,000 goal. Interested in learning more or pre-ordering one of your own? Head over to Luna’s official page here.