Just wanted to let you know the good news that the certification wrestle is over!
All tests are now passed (pending paperwork) and we’ve started the manufacturing in earnest! Thousands of heat sinks have been forged this week and Marc is headed to China Thursday to oversee the set-up of the assembly line and installation of the end of line testing gear (more pictures to follow).
This means that as long as the paperwork all comes in as we expect and Marc’s happy with the end of line testing – the line begins, along with the rolling ship date. I’ll be joining Marc in China, so will come back with more photo’s of how it’s progressing, the exact ex-factory dates; and your tracking numbers!
In the meantime the apps are complete, and this week has mainly been about bug testing and finalising, and we’re submitting the iOS app on Thursday, with the Android app to follow very soon after. The firmware guys are even starting to feel the weight lifted too, with our soft launch / test day coming up early next week and most aspects looking under control – it’s a nice position to be in.
Whilst everyone else on the team has been working hard this week I’ve been spending a bit of time with a KBS, who came out to film a story about LIFX for the Korean version of 60 minutes. Strange, but fun, and lot of the questions gave me pause for thought on what an incredible year it’s been. We’re not done until we get these to you but we’re damn close now, and really grateful to you folks for being a part of it.