Where is Nano-Lit based?
We lassies, we’re actually Scottish, please don’t hold it against us. Sarah Morgan founded Nano-Lit in 2013 in Scotland, but we’re based in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Full disclosure: there was also an 18-month stopover in Amsterdam 😉 along the way to the Pacific Northwest.
Who’s Sarah Morgan?
Sarah Morgan is a New York handbag designer turned industrial designer. Since earning her Master's Thesis in LED Lighting and Biomimicry, with her applied commercial manufacturing experience, she’s been lighting (ha!) the world on fire with her human-centric designs. Read about her impressive work (hyperlink to About Sarah Morgan page)
How does circadian lighting affect my life?
Mentally, physically and emotionally. Humans evolved under sunlight over thousands of years; today we spend 90% of our time indoors *gasp* and we aren’t moving back into the wild anytime soon. We’ve been in the dark (oh, the irony) since Edison invented the lightbulb 150 years ago.
That’s why we pay lots of money to fly to sunny vacation spots - sunlight makes us happy ☀️
Is it a big deal if my eating or sleep patterns are kinda off?
In the short term, we suffer from terrible sleep, poor concentration, disrupted eating (3pm sugar indulgences, anyone?) and mood patterns. These subsequently have had an impact on our mental health: anxiety, depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
In the long term, getting less than 7 hours of sleep each night accumulates in our bodies like a carcinogen. Way to undo all those 90s 🚬 anti-smoking ads, eh? Additionally, having an off-kilter internal clock increases our risk of depression, diabetes and cancer.
We think it’s a big deal!
So you’re telling me we’re like moles living in the dark?
Not quite. People are more like plants - we’re happier and healthier with regular access to sunlight, food and water. Living indoors under unsuitable electric and fluorescent lighting has had a snowball effect on our mental and physical wellbeing.
What else are Quantum Dots used in today?
TV manufacturers like Sony, Samsung and LG have been using quantum dots in their QLED displays to get the best picture on the thinnest display, for years. The TV giants love quantum dots because they emit colours richer than anything currently possible with LED or OLED technology.
Why is Quantum Dot technology a game changer?
Quantum dots can be precisely controlled and programmed - boosting accuracy by 30%. They emit rich, saturated colours which is how the dots are able to mimic real sunlight. For context, it’s possible to fit 10,000 quantum dots into the width of a single strand of human hair.
Are the lights easy to install?
As simple as plugging in a lightbulb and flipping a switch. Set it, forget it, bask in its light.