Plum (formerly Ube)

Affordable and Intuitive Home Lighting Control on Your Smart...

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Funded!
$693,000
Fundraise Status
Closed
Goal Amount
$500,000
Amount Raised
$693,000

Plum (formerly Ubemakes lighting and appliance control easy and affordable.  Our Wi-Fi enabled lightpad is the first product of its kind.  Competitively priced, easy to install, and provides the incredible convenience of controlling your lights from your smart phone from anywhere in the world.

Invest in Our Equity Round - Convertible Debt Round is Closed

Thanks to everyone who participated in our convertible debt round.  We have now closed the convertible debt and are raising a Series Seed round.  Please visit our equity fundraise page (link to be inserted within 24 hours) and consider owning a piece of Plum.

The Plum LightPad

Plum has completely reimagined the light dimmer.  We've created a connected device that not only dims lights, but creates a completly new user experience.

The Plum LightPad connects directly to your home WiFi network without the need for additional bridges, dongles or gateways.  The initial setup of the dimmer is as easy as sending or receiving a text message.  You simply launch your Plum app and answer two questions to provision the dimmer.  

The Plum LightPad features an intuitive, multi-touch, touch pad interface. Simply tap or on off.  Use one finger to swipe up or down to change the intensity of the light.

 

But, if you use two fingers, you can simultaneously control all the lights in a room.  Multiple dimmer communicate with eachother directly over WiFi.

 

Or, when you go to bed at night or are leaving the house, just use the pinch gesture on any Plum TouchPad to turn off all the lights in the house.

 

With the Plum app, you can quickly program scenes that control multiple dimmers throughout your house.

 

The Plum Lightpad has an illuminated ring around the touchpad.  When you approach the dimmer, it detects your presence and glows in your choice of colors.  

 

Plum has built-in sub-metering in each dimmer.  This allows you to know how much you're spending for your lighting or that your kitchen lights cost you 10% more this month.

Plum has a full line of energy management and convenience products.  In addition to the Plum lightpad, we also have the Plum SmartPlug and the Plum Smart Outlet which allows you to control table lamps or electrical appliances.

Plum's CEO is the former CEO of CEDIA - the global organization which represents the connected home industry.  For the past decade, Utz Baldwin has been the face and the voice of the connected home.

The executive team is seasoned and experienced in the consumer electronics field.  All execs are former executives at both startups and for large corporations.  Three of the five have served on the e-staff of another successful startup.

The Plum team has been hard at work on this dimmer for over a year. In this time we have achieved impressive traction and had remarkable success in bringing our home automation devices to a broader market base. Our accomplishments so far includee:

 

Nearly $500,000 in Pre Sales Since March 2013

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28th Highest Kickstarter Raise in Technology Products

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$1000 Per Day in Sales in Q2-3 2013 

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Over 1800 Customers Since March 2013

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Signed Amazon.com as First Volume Reseller

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Over 200 Dealers Eager to Resell The Product

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Winner of 2012 Demo Startup Peoples Choice Award and $1M in IDG Advertising

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Accepted into and Completed Techstars Austin Inaugural Class

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Selected as Finalist in Upcoming SXSW Startup Accelerator

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Our product will be shipping in September, and will be in stock on Amazon

What Our Customers are Saying

I think your product is the best on the market by far…”  Freddie V

"I've been looking for something like this for a while. All the other vendors have some inherent limitation...   It looks like you have exactly what I need!" joseph85750

"I find your system very revolutionary." Alvaro M

"Your products look great.” Jason B

"This just what I am looking for." Matthew B

“...awesome Idea, finally what I and miilions have been waiting for, and it is genius design too..” Steve H

"You can go to lowes or home depot and you will not find anything similar." Jorge O

"I'm sure once all my lights are converted my friends will be wanting some, too." Carl W

"It's you're own fault for creating such great products, now you've created a monster out of me and I want more! =)" -Shai L

"Very excited about this and can't wait to install the dimmers in my house!" Jaime P

"I like the belkin lights, but yours are a heck of a lot better." Brian G

I was looking into buying the new belkin wemo light switch when i came across your site, i believe you have a much better product…” Gaetano 

"I have seen the device Belkin recently marketed but I like your approach" M.A

Love this product... I think we can move a lot of it for you here in Eastern Canada. Pat S

"I was going to buy the WeMo Light Switch but saw this and put that purchase on hold."  Nick 

"I've been looking at WeMo and others but Plum seems to offer more than they do." condorone

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