Colorful Lamps and Fandom Laser
Fandom Laser is a brand of The 308 Collective, a small woman-owned, queer-owned business located in Simpsonville, South Carolina. Our passion is helping fans express their passion through fun and innovative products, primarily our colorful lamps which people use for their desks, as night lights, and for mood lighting.
Lamps of Many Colors
There is a lot to love about what we do. Our customers are definitely one of the best parts though. We get asked all the time how we make these ... things.
What do you call these?
It's a good question. A great question, even. Because ... we don't know? They definitely serve as excellent nightlights. But they don't have to be a night light. Plenty of adults use them too. Gamers love them, but so do grandmas.
The lights can also be a colorful table lamps, desk lamp, mood lighting, or purely decorative shelf decor. We've even seen them be used as signage, awards, and gifts. What's your vote for what these colorful desk lamps should be called? Let us know. We always want to hear from you.
The Sum of Their Parts
Whatever you call them, our LED lights are fun to make. LED stands for "light-emitting diode," which is a type of semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current is passed through it. LED lights are highly energy-efficient and long-lasting compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. They are available in a wide range of colors and can be used for various purposes, including lighting homes, offices, and streets. LED lights are also used in electronic devices such as smartphones, televisions, and computer screens. Due to their energy efficiency and versatility, LED lights have become increasingly popular in recent years and are now the most commonly used lighting technology.
Acrylic is popularly used in home decor. We chose acrylic for its durability and price. Acrylic is a type of plastic that is lightweight, shatter-resistant, and has better impact resistance than glass. It is also easier to work with and can be easily molded or shaped into various forms. Acrylic is a great alternative to glass, especially for applications where safety is a concern, such as in households with small children or pets.
Our bases are dual power. The term "dual power" refers to devices that can operate using two different power sources or modes, such as batteries and AC power. Dual power systems provide several advantages over single power systems.
Firstly, dual power systems offer redundancy, which means that if one power source fails or is unavailable, the device can still operate using the other power source.
Secondly, dual power systems offer greater flexibility and convenience. For example, devices that can switch between battery and AC power modes can be used both indoors and outdoors, providing more versatility and convenience to users.
The remote control uses universal IR technology. A universal IR (Infrared) remote control is a device that is capable of operating multiple electronic devices using infrared signals. The term "universal" refers to the fact that these remote controls are programmed to work with a wide range of devices from different manufacturers. This means that a single universal remote control can replace multiple individual remote controls, reducing clutter and simplifying the control of all of your LED devices.
IR signals are used to transmit commands from the remote control to the electronic device. The remote control emits an infrared signal that is received by the device's infrared receiver, which interprets the command and executes it. The universal IR remote control sends a different set of IR signals for each device, based on the pre-set codes or the learned commands.
Acrylic Art Insert
The toppers (or inserts) start as a large sheet of 3mm cast acrylic. We use laser software and engraver to etch and cut the art. The art is computer generated by our team.
Micro USB Power Cord
Although the base can support AA batteries for optional powering, each set also includes a 5V micro-USB power cord which can plug into any USB power source.
LED Lamp Base
The ABS plastic base includes an RGB LED strip with capable of creating 16 unique hues for up to 30,000 hours. There is a power and color changing touch switch on the top of each base and a battery slot on the bottom that holds AA batteries.
RGB 24-Key Remote Control
The small universal IRF 24 button function remote control included with each helps set the mood. Sixteen non-dynamic color buttons stabilize the lamp to a solid color. Flash, Strobe, Fade, and Smooth buttons create unique color-changing effects.
Fandom Laser works directly with LED light manufacturers to ensure our bases are high quality and last for years. Each base is rated to last for up to 30,000 hours. If you ever have an issue with your base, cord, or remote control - just let us know. We are happy to help you with a replacement.
How We Got Started with These Colorful Lamp Lights.
Things got really dark in 2020 and we dreamt of bringing some light into the world.
Life changed so quickly during the pandemic and by 2021, we were in a position to start a new venture. So, we decided to make our dream literal.
Nowadays, we brighten up every room we walk into.
Fun With Numbers
Fandom Laser uses a variety of methods for creating the illustrations that are laser etched onto the acrylic inserts. The art, after all, is where the magic lives! The graphic design work is done in-house. The owner has a background and degree in design, after all! However, we also love working with artists around the world - licensing great art when we think it will work well as a light and meet the themes that our customers enjoy.
Speaking of themes, Fandom Laser is known for our large variety and options for designs. We try to have something for everyone! From your sports-loving brother to your anime obsessed cousin - our colorful lamps make great gifts, and we try to have one for every interest.
Don't forget, that if you have a style, design, or interest that you would like to see as a light - we can do that for you! Custom lights are available.
Since Fandom Laser is always adding new designs, this list of categories changes frequently. But, the fan favorites never change!
Includes dogs, wild animals, and zoo animals. Technically dinosaurs are animals too, but we gave them their own category.
Sports & Outdoors
A category without end. If you can find gear for it at a sporting goods store, we are working on - or have - a light for it.
Anime fans have a few things in common - mostly their obsession with anime. Most of our lights are on the theme of ... more anime.
Dragons, castles, fairies, and mermaids. Among other things. Cryptozoology is included in this category as well.
All things wild and free - mushrooms lead the way in the boho category. We keep waiting for this trend to slow down, but the shrooms must be here to stay.
X Box, PlayStation, Nintendo ... even old school arcade. We don't have a dog in this fight, we just bring the fun.
Fandom Laser wants to be known as an innovative LED light up accessory and home decor company. To that end, we are currently working on several new products to add to our lineup.
These new items will continue to utilize cutting-edge LED technology to provide unique and exciting products for fans of various genres and interests. Some of the new products in development include LED light-up keychains, wall art, and 3D figurines. Fandom Laser is committed to delivering high-quality and visually stunning products that will enhance any home or personal collection.
With our focus on LED technology, Fandom Laser is poised to remain at the forefront of the LED light up accessories and home decor industry. Wish us luck!