Lucid Co-Founder Aaron has spent the last few days in the midst of the Rise Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest start-up conferences. It was only a year ago, in the very early days of Lucid that we were there getting inspired by bio-hacker extraordinaire Teemu Arina’s tips on how to upgrade our workday.
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Aaron already shared his top picks from the Rise 2016 Pitch Competition here, but he wanted to make an extra special Lucid Smart Pill mention of a crowd-funded tech start-up that shares a similar vision to us – that there are small changes we can be making to ourselves and in this case our environment that will enable us to achieve more each day & live happier, more productive & fulfilling lives.
SVET is a light bulb that mimics natural light throughout the day, helping keep you more comfortable and your biological clock in check. It does this by closely replicating natural light properties based on time of day and seasons which in turn maintains your circadian rhythm, improving your physical & mental health. In fact, (and this is our favourite bit), recent studies show that tailoring artificial light to a body’s natural rhythm like this actually improves daily focus and boosts productivity when outside of the home & at work!
Features of SVET we love:
- A calming sunset mode to ease you to sleep.
- A sunrise simulation for a stress-free wake-up.
- A native iOS & Android app that allows you to configure individual settings based on your personal comfort & routine.
- Customised settings for different activities (work, sleep, exercise, reading, etc).
- Fits in most standard light fixtures.
- Lasts 5 years (10 x longer than the average light bulb!!!)
The light bulbs are available for pre-order for $70 which is apparently 30% less than their eventual retail price of $100. At that cost it is a little challenging to envision furnishing my entire house but I’m willing to buy one or two and place them in the important rooms (home office & bedroom) to see if they make a difference.