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Experience beautiful, healthy natural light with mySun = look, see and feel your best with natural light!
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beautiful, healthy natural light = mySun desk lamp

mySun is a revolutionary new desk lamp that delivers beautiful, healthy natural light!   

experience the beauty of natural light 
mySun is the closest you can get to sitting next to a sun-filled window.  Look your best and see colors and details at their finest with true full-spectrum natural light. 

ENHANCE VISION, AESTHETICS, COMFORT


experience
the health benefits of natural light 
  
mySun automatically delivers the daily and seasonal cycles of natural light.  Boost your productivity and lift your mood with extra sunlight during the day, work safely with candlelight in the evenings, and signal your body to recover and sleep with fire light at night. 

IMPROVE ENERGY, MOOD, SLEEP


mySun is light the way nature intended
!

 

We look and see our best with natural light. Sunlight, candlelight and firelight contain all the colors of the rainbow.  Skin tones, colors and details look their best when illuminated with natural full spectrum light.   If a light source has too much of one color, and/or lacks certain colors, then people, places and things don't look right.  Fluorescent light makes everything look unnaturally green, and LED's give everything a bluish hue.  Check out our blog post on artists exploring how light impacts aesthetics, or ask any designer about color theory. mySun uses a new light engine technology which actively mixes together all the colors of the rainbow to deliver the perfect balance of natural full spectrum light.  Look and see your best with mySun!

We are programmed to respond to the daily and seasonal variations of natural light. Until 100 years ago our days were filled with bright sunlight, and our evenings were lit with the soft warm glow of a flame. We feel bright and energized on a sunny day, and down on rainy days, during dark winter months or when we’ve been stuck inside for too long. Exposure to light is what drives our hormone cycles and synchronizes our circadian rhythms – profoundly impacting how we feel, work, play and rest. For more on how light impacts our health and wellness check out our science page.  Unfortunately, most of us don’t get enough natural light during the day and get too much artificial light at night. The science linking light and health is clear, and the technology to recreate natural light is now available. Feel better, be more productive, and rest easier with mySun!

 

Testimonials from bottled sunshine users:

natural light enhances vision and aesthetics

natural light improves sleep

 natural light boosts mood and energy

natural light is ideal for new parents

 

 

Natural light changes with the time of day, ranging from bright and cool during the day to soft and warm in the evenings. These daily cycles of sunlight (rich with bio-active blue) and candle or fire light at night (reddish light with no bio-active blue) are a cornerstone of our health and wellness. For the first time, a new class of LED light engines makes it possible to deliver the daily and seasonal cycles of natural light by actively mixing together the different colors of the rainbow!  These next-generation light sources are now being adopted in high-end design projects around the world – unfortunately you can’t get this technology without talking to an architect or lighting designer and hiring contractors. We founded Sunlight Inside to make natural light available in simple, easy to use products which you can buy direct!

Sunlight Inside's products harness a new class of LED light engines which actively mix together all the different colors of the rainbow to create beautiful, healthy natural light.  This year we need your help to bring beautiful, healthy natural light to your desk, work space, or favorite reading chair with mySun!   We believe that natural light is the smartest light - so we have designed a custom controller which we preset to your address before it ships.  You get beautiful, healthy natural light right out of the box – just plug it in, there is nothing to install and nothing to set-up!   Our products come with a simple dimmer control, you don’t ever need to connect to a smartphone or wifi router!  Now if you want more control than Mother Nature provides, our products are Bluetooth enabled.  Our Apps provide unlimited control, but remember they are entirely optional - our products deliver natural light right out of the box - just plug them in and enjoy the perfect light at every time of day! 


Today's lighting products are optimized solely for energy efficiency at the expense of light quality and health benefits. Fluorescent lights don't contain all the colors of the rainbow, it's no accident that we look green and feel off under fluorescent lighting. Most LED light sources emit too much blue light, delivering a cold and unnatural light. Today's artificial light sources do not provide enough light during the day to make us feel 'awake and alert' and provide too much light at night for us to naturally relax and sleep. Check out this blog post for more on the difference between natural and artificial light. The good news is that we no longer need to settle for artificial light, we can have energy efficiency without sacrificing the beauty or health benefits of natural light!

We've been shipping natural lighting solutions around the world since December 2016.  Do you know someone who works in a windowless cubicle, or spends their day under fluorescent lights?  Is there someone in your life who struggles with sleep, or has the winter blues?  Is your family blessed with a new baby or a moody teenager?  Is it difficult for you to get outside regularly, or do you live in a climate with limited sun?  To read more about how light can help support your mood, productivity and sleep check out our blog. Our mySun and bottled sunshine lamps automatically produce sunlight during the day (to boost your mood/energy) and then switch to candle light at night to make it easier to unwind and sleep. Our lamps are hand-made in California from locally sourced materials, order now so you don't miss our limited 2017 vintage production!

Meet Sunlight Inside's passionate and experienced TEAM!

 

Risks and challenges

We're a small company doing our best to build a business the old-fashioned (honest) way. We are dedicated to delivering quality products made of natural materials (glass, wood and metal) which are energy efficient and built to last 10-20 years. We hand build all of our products, and source sustainable materials and labor - all right here in California. We're a small and experienced team, and we have done this before!

Last year we launched bottled sunshine, a simple and elegant table lamp which automatically delivers the daily and seasonal cycles natural light right out of the box. We now have hundreds of users enjoying beautiful, healthy natural light around the world. We learned a lot building and shipping our first products last year, extra special thanks to our early adopters who were very patient and provided great feedback. Check out the user testimonials on our website and the reviews on our Facebook page. We've incorporated our 'lessons learned', optimized our supply chain and tweaked the design of our custom controller. Our experience building and shipping bottled sunshine has prepared us for the launch of mySun. Please help us bring beautiful, healthy natural light indoors!

For the launch of mySun we're limiting our pre-holiday deliveries to 50 mySun desk lamps and 50 bottled sunshine table lamps to ensure our shipments go out on time. Parts are arriving now and we have high confidence we'll be able to deliver these initial pre-holiday units. We're offering discounts for those of you who don't mind waiting for a January delivery. Our custom electronics have been in customers hands for over a year now with excellent reliability, our biggest 'issue' has been breakage of the glass shades. We took some pain last year, ironing out last minute production issues which delayed our shipments, but we've learned our lessons and are proactively managing this risks, while also limiting the size of the first production batch. We are offering lower prices for those that don't have-to-have a lamp before the holidays, and the second batch of shipments is scheduled for January - so you won't have to wait long. We approach this differently than other kickstarter campaigns in that we will start shipping product BEFORE our campaign ends. Please help us deliver light the way nature intended!

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