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10 Unlikely and Surprising Kickstarter Successes of 2012

LIFX is a Wi-Fi-enabled, multicolor, energy-efficient LED light bulb that can be controlled with most any smartphone. LIFX gives users unprecedented control of their lights, reduces energy costs and lasts up to 25 years. LIFX enables users to create colors to match any mood or décor and can be set to a security mode when no one is home. In less than two months, 9,236 backers helped LIFX raise more than $1.3 million.

10 Unlikely and Surprising Kickstarter Successes of 2012

January 3, 2013

If 2012 proved anything, it's that the country's entrepreneurial spirit

is alive and well. No place can that spirit be better seen than on the

online funding platform Kickstarter. The website has helped thousands of projects get off the ground.  Here are some of our favorites from the past year.

This story originally appeared as a LiveScience article.

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