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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 20 2016 11:06 AM UTC +00:00

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Thank you for an amazing campaign!
This was the first chapter of HEAVN and the era of healthy lighting.

If you missed the campaign to order your HEAVN One or if you are an OEM and want to build our intelligence into your design, please check out www.heavn.io or contact us.

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HEAVN One is the first refreshing Desk- and Daylight Lamp worldwide.

Press the COFFEE BUTTON and you receive a dose of energizing licht, boosting your productivity. It will increase the amount of blue, the more often you press it. This is our kind of 'Doppio' for higher effectivity. We call this VISUAL CAFFEINE. Over time, the coffee effect decays and returns the light to normal - controlled automatically.

Whats the difference to other desk lamps? Other desk lamps only illuminates the table with LEDs directing downwards. The HEAVN One has a special surface, containing worlds most premium LEDs, shining light directed towards the eyes. Emitting blue enriched light from an optimal angle, proven to make you more awake.

here to choose your version of HEAVN One. 
Starting at 295 € (Blue Edition).

 

 

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You have probably heard of Apple's Night Shift or f.lux, software that takes the blue out of your screen at night so you can sleep better. But during the day or when you want to work late, you need a lot of blue light to stay awake. Much more than any screen can ever produce. HEAVN One can achieve both things: If you want to work, you will get enough blue light to stay awake for hours. If you want to calm down, you will get a warm light.

 

 

How does this work?

In the daytime the light that we receive is mostly blue light from the sky. Our body, especially our Ganglion Cells (ipRCG's), have evolved to respond to this blue light with wakefulness. It controls our wake and sleep cycle. This is the reason why Apple's Night Shift and F.Lux removes the blue light and turns your screen yellow in the night. This prepares your body for sleep. We are using the same effect in the opposite way to get you awake at the time when you want to be productive by providing energizing light.

 

What is dynamic sunlight imitation and why is it important?

Research has shown: 

  • The brain responds to the color of light to prepare your body for either wakefulness or sleep. 
  • The sun is typically very rich in blue at daytime (high color temperature) and very warm in the evening (low color temperature). 
  • Most people are trapped in the office with artificial light. The result is that the brain gets out of sync - you are tired in the morning and can't sleep properly at night. 

Our premium LEDs have a broad spectrum, and gradually change colour throughout the day to replicate the light we receive from the sun. This supports your daily biorhythm and gets you activated.

What is Visual Caffeine and what is it good for?

Visual Caffeine uses the activating effects of blue light and bright daylight lamps. It is a bright and blue enriched light that helps you to get rid of tiredness. Either when you are tired or on rainy days. When you push the coffee button once, it provides a bright fullspectrum sunlight. If you press it twice (our Doppio) it will turn more blue for a higher effect. In our silver and gold edition the coffee effect decays automatically after a while. This is how we ensure that you don't forget to switch it off again if you want to find some sleep.

 

Three different Editions - they all are still available. 

Simply click here or on the Badges to the right and select your edition by looking up the right price. 

HEAVN One 'Blue' for 295€: made for boosting your productivity

Our desk light with the two main functionalities:
1.) Visual Caffeine shining in blue (450-490nm)
2.) A premium desk light in neutral white color (4000K)
Switched on and off manually via two buttons.

HEAVN One 'Silver' for 495€: improve productivity in a more natural way

Our desk Light with the most important premium features:
1.) Visual Caffeine from colors of pleasant white to strongly activating blue 
2.) A biodynamic premium desk light, that mimics the dynamics of the sun by changing its color temperature over the day (less blue in the evening). 
So meaning it has a automatic daylight simulation. All made intelligent via internal software controller and smartphone configuration.

HEAVN One 'Gold' for 695€: Only the best is enough!

Our desk light with all the features you've ever dreamed of:
1.) Visual Caffeine from colors of pleasant white to strongly activating blue
2.) A biodynamic premium desk light, that mimics the dynamics of the sun by changing its color temperature over the day (less blue in the evening). So meaning it has a automatic daylight simulation. All made intelligent via internal software controller and smartphone configuration. Plus an uplight that illuminates the ceiling of the room in a pleasant way. Also you have the rotation feature, that allows you to use the product in several other ways as a column or in a corner of the room.

Design & Shape
The outer design & shape of all three editions is the same.
Differences are given by the features given in the table above. All are made of the same premium materials and they all have the same finish. Minimalistic, modern and made in Germany.

 

Click here to choose your version of HEAVN One, starting at 295 € (Blue Edition).

Testimonials

Annabel uses the HEAVN One to stay bright and cheerful, even during rainy days

Annabel
Annabel

Annabel is a recruiter at the fashion company Stylight. Her main goal is finding the best talent for this really awesome workplace. Whenever the sun is not out, Annabel quickly starts feeling tired. She has tried various lighting therapy products to brighten up her office on dark or rainy days, but none of them really fit her desk and working habits. Now, she uses the HEAVN One as a daylight lamp. Independent of the weather and season, its automatic sun gives Annabel enough bright light to enjoy the summer sunshine each day on her desk, and to support her daily biorhythm.

Click here to order your HEAVN One Silver Edition, just like Annabel.

Thorsten uses Visual Caffeine to stay productive in the evening 

Thorsten
Thorsten

Thorsten is a startup developer who sometimes works very long hours. Since he wants to work with maximum productivity, even late in the evening, he uses Visual Caffeine to help him stay focused after a long working day. He also likes its unique design.

“I like how it looks, and how it just works.”

Click here to order your HEAVN One Gold Edition, just like Thorsten.

A lot of Features

  • Three Lamps In One: In the Gold Edition HEAVN One combines a glare free desk lamp, a panel for direct daylight (daylight lamp) and a ceiling spot in just one device. Do not pay for three devices when you can have it all in one!
  • Coffee Button: Feel like you need a coffee? Press the coffee button, and you'll receive a 30 minute dose of energizing blue-enriched light, boosting your productivity. In the silver and gold edition it is more natural. Depending on your preferences it can vary from a pleasant white to strongly activating blue. Over time, the coffee effect automatically decays and returns the light to normal.
  • Automatic Sunlight (Silver & Gold Edition): Just like the real sun, Visual Caffeine gives you a bluer light in the morning and a warmer light in the evening. It all works automatically. 
  • Personalization Through App (Silver & Gold Edition): Want to enjoy the sun of Barcelona, Stockholm or San Francisco? With Visual Caffeine, you can! Quickly change the location of the sun on your iPhone to imitate the effect of the sun cycle in any location. Perfect for people working night shifts, or for those adjusting their sleep cycle due to jet lag.
  • Many use cases (Gold Edition): With our stunning rotation feature, the lamo can be rotated in different positions. Turning into a phenomenal illumination device. 

  


Scientific Background

"we often work in offices that seem bright but give us too little light.”(Mariana Figueiro, Light and Health Program Director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York)

"Usually we do not get enough light. With light I mean natural light, sunlight. So we are all are deprivated of light. [...] Usally the tiredness in the morning [...] can be improved [...] if we have enough light."
(Prof. Dr. med. Dipl. Ing. Herbert Plischke, Professor for Light and Health at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich)

"Bright light is the most powerful way of shifting the body clock"(Russell Foster, professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford University)

Less daylight put us into a kind of hilbernation ["Weniger Tageslicht bringt uns in eine Art Winterschlaf"] (Prof. Jürgen Zulley, Professor for Biological Psychology at the University of Regensburg)

"German Engineering shining at it's best"
(Prof. Dr. Till Roenneberg. Vice-Chair, Head of Human Chronobiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich)

We have studied the most recent research publications and worked with leading researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and at UC Berkeley to build a product that will help you to be more awake in the morning and sleep better at night.

For millennia, mankind has been living outside and has thus received consistent exposure to natural daylight. Daylight varies regularly over the course of the day and our bodies' biorhythm has adapted to this variance.

Our Cortisol and Melatonin production in context with natural lighting 

About 80% of this information is retrieved through our eyes. In particular, our ganglion cells play a crucial role in processing the important blue light. Sitting in the back of the eye, these cells regulate our circadian rhythm and act as on important regulator for our body. In designing the HEAVN One, we have taken this into account. The necessary blue light comes in the perfect doses and from the correct angle to improve your performance and wellbeing.

 

 

Studies and papers

Viola, A. U., James, L. M., Schlangen, L. J. M., & Dijk, D. J. (2008). Blue-enriched white light in the workplace improves self-reported alertness, performance and sleep quality. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 34(4), 297–306. http://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.1268

(German) Nino Wessolowski. Wirksamkeit von Dynamischem Licht im Schulunterricht. Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, -psychotherapie und -psychosomatik.
http://d-nb.info/1051935520/34

Vandewalle, G., Maquet, P., & Dijk, D.-J. (2009). Light as a modulator of cognitive brain function. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13(10), 429–38. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2009.07.004

Vetter, C., Juda, M., & Roenneberg, T. (2012). The Influence of Internal Time, Time Awake, and Sleep Duration on Cognitive Performance in Shiftworkers. Chronobiology International, 29(8), 1127–1138. http://doi.org/10.3109/07420528.2012.707999

Development Process

Visual Caffeine Began In California

Visual Caffeine started in 2014 as a very personal story: One of our founders, Raphael, was spending some time in California as a visiting researcher. Raphael experienced a strong difference between being inside and outside. Whenever he was outside he was super awake and energized, but once back in the office he became tired pretty soon. 

Raphael wanted to create a technological recreation of the sun for indoors, imitating the Californian sun for every office in the world, anytime and everywhere. Two years later the solution has finally arrived. The HEAVN One combines the Visual Caffeine embedded control software with an excellent design on your desk.

Prototyping

We spent a lot of time building up prototypes to find the perfect shape. Starting from scratch, we built up various proportional models, constantly refining them. Not only did our product have to hit your eyes from the angle that is most effective by not disturbing your field of vision, it also had to look good. We eventually arrived the HEAVN One, with its simple, aesthetic and effective design.

... and a proper evaluation of each design
... and a proper evaluation of each design
...continued with prototypes for different designs, software and electronics
...continued with prototypes for different designs, software and electronics

 

...and ended up in building three iterations of prototypes for HEAVN One
...and ended up in building three iterations of prototypes for HEAVN One

  

Technical Details

HEAVN One Dimensions
HEAVN One Dimensions

 

 

Light:
 The HEAVN One contains up to three lights in one. Containing 3 different LED Panels with about 200 of the world's most premium LEDs

1. A glare free desk lamp, illuminating your desk for sketching, writing notes, reading or just having pleasing illumination of your desk.

Power Consumption: Not exceeding 22.5W, with the worlds most premium high efficiency LEDs. Providing up to 2000 Lumen. Reaching CRI > 91. Color temperature: changing over the day from 2200 K to 6000 K. Illuminance level: up to 1200 Lux on the table (blue edition 650 Lux) 

2. A daylight lamp which provides you with energizing light out of the right angle.

Highly energizing blue light. As efficient as 10.000 Lux at a distance of 30 cm. For Gold and Silver Edition additionally bright white sunlight reproduction with a illuminance level up to 3000 Lux at the level of the eye for a more pleasant boost and wellbeing.

3. A ceiling spot that illuminates the space around you with indirect light that creates a pleasant atmosphere of your environment. Ranging from 2200 K to 6000 K. Reaching CRI > 91. Luminous flux up to 2000 lm (only for the Gold Edition)

Electronics: Power supply: 110/230V AC, Internal Voltage 24V

Connectivity: Smartphone configuration via Bluetooth Low Energy

Touch Buttons:
All the main functions are accessible through touch buttons on the HEAVN One. If you want to be activated, press the coffee button and you will get a light shower for activation. If you want to relax, just press the Relax button and you will receive a calming, warmer light.

We have tested a few working prototypes with various people including ourselves, constantly refining our product to meet all of our high expectations. The HEAVN One delivers all of these, with a slick, aesthetic design. However, production is expensive and in order to cut costs of manufacturing our product, a minimum of 100 orders is necessary for certain parts of the HEAVN One to be feasible for production. Kickstarter helps us make this possible, by collecting pre-orders to make that rich Californian sun, and all the benefits that it brings, available to workplaces everywhere around the world.

You can now help us to realize our dream of bringing the sun into your office, by ordering the HEAVN One today. You will be amazed by the quality of our premium product - it is designed, manufactured and assembled in Germany.

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Risks and challenges

Our team has been working on the HEAVN One for over a year now. We put a lot of effort into the development of this device and we are really looking forward to delivering your lamp to you and bringing the sun back into your office!

However, like with every hardware product, some delays might occur even with the most accurate planning. Potential risks include manufacturing errors, component shortages or simply delivery delays. Some potential risks might also be related to the exporting of our product to your country.

To minimize these risks as much as possible, we chose our suppliers carefully and went through several days of testing with prototypes. While we can't guarantee that there won't be any design changes and delays, we promise to keep you updated immediately if we see any changes coming.

Note: Visual Caffeine has no medical product certification yet, therefore we are still not allowed to make any health claims about our products. This means that we can not promise you any health benefits of our product at all, even though we believe in them ourselves. However, we personally believe in the product making you more awake and being good for you and your productivity, due to the conclusions we have drawn when testing our own product.

Call us for FREE advice: +49 89 28952847 (German Landline) or Skype: HEAVN.io (Search for "HEAVN.io"). Wir sprechen auch Deutsch.

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