FAQs

Background

  • Founded in Scotland in 2013 by Sarah Morgan.

  • Based in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Sarah Morgan is an entrepreneur with a fresh perspective on innovation, leveraging her Master's Thesis in LED Lighting and Biomimicry, with her applied commercial manufacturing experience.

What is Human Centric Lighting (HCL)?

  • HCL represents the principle that the planning of artificial light should support humankind's circadian rhythm. The result should be lighting which is conducive to the health and well-being of the individual

  • Human Centric Lighting (HCL) solutions are smart and responsive, sitting at the forefront of lighting design and material applications.

  • HCL is lighting that addresses the biological and visual needs of humans.

  • HCL helps humans remain in tune with circadian rhythms.

  • Traditional lighting fixtures do not echo natural light, therefore they do not support circadian rhythms.

Is the Smart DiffuserTM true full spectrum? Does it include UV and infrared as well, just like the sun? 

We don't incorporate UV and infrared, as regulations do not currently allow for this in general lighting applications. 

We focus on creating high quality light affecting the non-visual receptors in the human eye, relevant for circadian rhythm management.

Our light is designed to be used indoors during the working day. Most people spend 90% of their time indoors, not receiving the sunlight under which the human eye and body evolved - electric lighting has only been around for 140 years. 

What are Quantum Dots?

  • Quantum Dots are nanoparticles, which are so small you can fit ten thousand of them into the width of a single strand of human hair. 
  • They're made of semiconductor materials, meaning they can be controlled or programmed. 
  • They're like phosphors in LEDs, but can be controlled with 30% more accuracy because of their size. 
  • Quantum Dots emit colours richer than anything currently possible with LED or OLED technology. 

 

 Illustration of a single Quantum Dot nanoparticle as used in electronics. Ten thousand of these can fit within the width of a human hair. 

Illustration of a single Quantum Dot nanoparticle as used in electronics. Ten thousand of these can fit within the width of a human hair.