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We are down to only a handful of units. Remember, all pre-orders and those willing to wait can pay the original pre-pre-pre price of $249.99

We are officially out of the backlog and now doing standard shipping.
We're really happy with the responses we've received for these lenses, we tried really hard to get them right. You buy, we ship



When we started this project, no one was even considering it. We proved that the market was there and we built you a great product. We built it to be subtle without any wackadoo writing on the lenses, it's properly packaged, and most importantly,it's very high polish OE quality without the OE defects.

We're pretty proud, and hope you guys will appreciate these lenses for many years to come.

We really couldn't have done it without the support of this community, thanks!!!!


Existing thread in C6 Z06 and C6 General
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...post1593257285


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COMMENTS ABOUT OUR PRODUCT/SERVICE
We think our product and services speak for themselves and we want to make a case for it here. Buy your lenses here
  • A) We promised you a product and we are delivering it. We have shown you real products, real manufacturing, real packaging, and real shipping. We are not selling you vaporware.
  • B) You have purchased or will purchase a clean, highly professional, OE looking product, with minimal fuss or extra branding on the lenses
  • C) You are working with a company that is capable of doing a soup to nuts approach
  • D) We have a professional web site, where you can select options that work for you.
  • E) We have been doing professional lighting since 2001, and will be around to help you as time rolls forward - along with our partners.
  • F) We offer a great price. It will go up, but it will still be less than anywhere else.
  • G) We built the mold to handle 5000+ units, so don't worry if you don't get into this batch coming, the next one is right around the corner, and the next one, etc.
I know you guys haven't heard from us in a while. Please don't worry, we're still here, still monitoring the sea shipment and still working our butts off on 2 more installations we should be completing later this week.

We will always err on the side of too much communication vs no communication.

Details
Do you have any emergency units left?
The initial batch of 16 sets of lenses are making their way into the hands of their pre-order buyers from September and October. The short answer is no, all the 16 units are in usage.

So if you are in November, December, January, etc. your lenses will ship on or around April 7th-10th, this may be delayed due to some customs issues as usual, but we have already pre-cleared the shipments and have a telex release done.

DOT
There are some positive DOT developments with a local DOT certification lab in our area. We will have those posted when ready. But suffice it to say, we're going to have some info for those of you worried about Canadian DOT/US DOT.

Who is the lucky one?
The lenses we did received have been shipped out, so you should start seeing some reviews shortly, especially from John T who just received his today, he's the first.
Then we should have a few comments from some of the ones we've shipped very soon.

I WANT TO SEND MINE IN ASAP
Please be patient here, we will be offering 3 tier approach to installation services.
Tier 1 - Standard install services slotted into the normal workflow of our headlight building services. Cost ranges from $250-450 for work.
Tier 2 - Expedited/Scheduled install services. This will include Tier 1 pricing structure but will have a $150 scheduling priority fee - we will schedule a date and after 5pm, our installer will put your order as high priority completing it in the evening with no distractions. This will basically be like a 24/48 hour turn around vs up to 3 weeks with Tier 1 (estimated).
Tier 3 - Custom - encompassing many options like custom painting, lens etching, projector improvements, dual projector installation, angel eyes, DRL/Sequential LED strips, etc. All options we currently do for other cars (we'll show you options at a later date once we get closer.

IMPORTANT MILESTONE LINKS WITHIN THE MAIN THREAD
A) First prototype revealed
B) Zen6 prototype officially received
C) Zen6 prototype official tested
D) Zen6 production line photos released
E) Zen6 production packaging and first actual product
F) Zen6 production samples shown
G) Zen6 production begins transit
H) Zen6 first 16 unit pairs arrive.
I) Zen 6 first official install photos

*this is the last week for $299.99 price.


UPDATE: "Stardate" 4/13
Xray hold has been removed, the container is cleared customs hold and will be available for pick up shortly.

We spoke to the warehouse handling the container transfer and they said that by 2pm they will inform us if we can go pick up the freight.

They said there is a 5% chance they will be able to let us pick up today because they have to "devan" the container for pick up and their last available pick up time is 4:15pm, so since it takes about 1 hour usually to undo, we're cutting it close today.

However, 90% chance to pick up tomorrow barring any unforeseen issues - and more importantly, our container has been flagged as "HOT" due to our sugary requests to clear to make you guys happy

We're almost there.

PS: y'all will start seeing email notifications of shipments pretty much once we get the freight.

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Possibly due to this thread, but 3 more people have committed pre-orders yesterday.

If you want to pre-order, we're offering $100 place holder pre-orders for all customers not wishing to do Kickstarter or commit the full amount.

We figure this way, you will be assured a spot and we will be assured a commitment
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Wanted to clear the air a little further on this.

We have already funded 15K of this project ourselves. The parts are in the hands of the factory (original) and will be finished shortly.

The Kickstarter campaign is a better way to speed up this project.
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I can't tell from reading the description, but do these come with everything needed? I mentions that it doesn't come with weather stripping. I'm assuming this requires the same method of baking the headlights in the oven to get the old sealant/stripping off?
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I can't tell from reading the description, but do these come with everything needed? I mentions that it doesn't come with weather stripping. I'm assuming this requires the same method of baking the headlights in the oven to get the old sealant/stripping off?
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The old sealant should be ripped out and you should use new sealant. We offer that for only $20 for the whole headlight pair.
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I didn't see anything mentioned about the headlight gasket that is required..Are you going to have them also?. WW
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That is something we are exploring. The contributing factors will depend on the expense to add those to the existing manufacturing process for the lenses AND the extent to which factory units are NLA/available.

Our focus is on getting these lenses at the lowest possible price point with the highest possible quality. The lenses will be better quality than the OEM units.
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While we are still aiming for January production cycle, we've just had a good meeting with our team and we're hoping to ramp that up to early December time frame.
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will you offer headlight servicing? Example, send in headlights, get halos installed, possible bezel color change, and new lenses...............
Yes, the video you have been privy to is something we created in house.
We offer halos - we believe to be the brightest and best in the world
https://www.umnitza.com/orion-v2-led...2005-2013.html
We offer Carbon Fiber inserts - though often out of stock, we can offer a group buy to forum members if enough are interested as part of this service:
https://www.umnitza.com/cfwerks-c6-c...ht-insert.html
We offer new seals (when you do it in house with us).

And we'll offer all those doing this job 2 price levels that are a little bit better than usual as part of this production - as you know Corvette's come with 2 different types of sealant - one that takes 1 hour to open and one that takes 3+
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Update 10/28/2017
Due to SEMA please allow a little time to reply.
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We have 10 "official" backers on Kickstarter.
We have 16 committed backers through other vendors
We have 4 formal full price deposits on our site.

We are continuing to work with vendors and won't be disclosing actual numbers of those yet.

We have a rapid prototype being completed end of next week as a preliminary "something to show you" and then we'll do some final mock ups and do a finished rapid prototype.

Things are rolling along!

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Just signed up! Excited for this project.


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Update 10/28/2017
Due to SEMA please allow a little time to reply.
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We have 10 "official" backers on Kickstarter.
We have 16 committed backers through C6Performance
We have 4 formal full price deposits on our site.

We are continuing to work with vendors and won't be disclosing actual numbers of those yet.

We have a rapid prototype being completed end of next week as a preliminary "something to show you" and then we'll do some final mock ups and do a finished rapid prototype.

Things are rolling along!
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Just signed up! Excited for this project.
and we had another 2 orders yesterday through the site too.
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12 Kickstarter backers
1 more direct order

RP#1 should be ready next week - a little delay due to SEMA

This is just ours, our partner has more of course. Keeping you in the loop
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12 Kickstarter backers
1 more direct order

RP#1 should be ready next week - a little delay due to SEMA

This is just ours, our partner has more of course. Keeping you in the loop
KS and preorders are growing first RP coming soon and some exciting possible developments at SEMA
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umnitza.com says the lenses are in stock. True or false?
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umnitza.com says the lenses are in stock. True or false?
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It is the only way to keep the product live on our site.
First line on the page shows the kickstarter link explaining all the details.
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The prototype has finally been completed.
It's much better than we expected. We've got a scheduled test fit next Wednesday/Thursday.

Some comments about the current prototype, they are going to be called "Zen6 Lenses" to differentiate these from anything made by anyone else. They will mimic but not duplicate the factory ones and they will likely have very small etched branding in the corner - we haven't yet decided exactly where but we want to keep it relatively unobtrusive unless you specifically look for it. We though we were going to get only 1 side, but we got a pleasant surprise

Once we make final approval on the lenses, we expect 30-45 day production and ready to ship Mid January.

We currently have 35 pre-ordered, 13 KS backers that have their names in there, and 2 pending commitments for 10 lenses + 1 commitment for more from another vendor.

All pre-orders from now moving forward will have 1 of 2 options before final production.


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30 Day Refund from date of receipt, not date of purchase if you are not satisfied with the quality of the product upon receipt.

And finally, some photos:


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It looks like the kickstarter is saying this project did not meet goals and the project is dead?
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It looks like the kickstarter is saying this project did not meet goals and the project is dead?
Project still going forward, they already have some prototype lenses on hand and will update further after additional testing on their part.......

still looking at Jan. '17 for availability to public.................
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