Square One is Morning!
Square One is not just your average alarm clock. Not only does it have a pleasant bird call alarm, but it also uses increasing light output to simulate the sunrise, preparing your body to wake up restfully. 15 minutes before your desired wake up time, the LED light panel turns on and gradually increases in intensity until it reaches a full 10,000 LUX, signaling your body that it is time to rise.
Square One is Light Therapy!
Not only does Square One serve as an alarm clock, but it also provides prescription strenth light therapy benefits. With the 15 minute dawn simulation, the Square One simulates sun rise, ultimately improving sleep and enhancing mood and energy throughout your day. The unit emits 10,000 LUX, equal to that of professional light therapy boxes, providing you with light therapy on the go. Perfect for everyone, the Square One produces no UV rays, providing a chemical free remedy for SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
Circadian science behind design
Over the last 100 years we have stopped being sunlight creatures and started being artificial-light creatures until NOW. From the cutting edge LED technology and dawn simulation, this state-of-the art Wake-Up Light is designed and created based on circadian science. Clinical studies sponsored by Nature Bright prove that dawn simulation can reset our body’s inner clock for better sleep and activities. This holistic approach to bettering everyday life was aimed at creating a light that will wake you up naturally as well as improving overall health and wellbeing.
Whom does the Square One benefit the most?
Square One is designed with everyone in mind. For anyone who ever feels unrested after waking up, Square One is the solution. Its portability is ideal for travelers with jetlag, patients with SAD, people who want to improve their sleep patterns, or even those who simply just want a sleek alarm clock that will pleasantly start their day off right.
Portable, deluxe wake-up light with prescription strength light therapy
Light Therapy Technology That Touches You
It was no accident that solar deities figured in practically every ancient religion. By the later periods of Roman history, sun worship was so prevalent that it ultimately led to what has been called a solar monotheism. Nearly all the gods of the period had solar qualities ascribed to them.
By the time we began to develop technology to deliver the highest quality, most efficient and effective light therapy, we were already looking beyond the sun. We discovered that, although the sun was the ultimate origin of light and heat, it was the entire sky — from its color to the illumination it refracted, reflected and absorbed — that actually affected the human body most vividly.
This led to our origination of Sky Effect™ technology, which capitalizes on a revolutionary scientific discovery. Simply put, it stimulates a special receptor in the human eye, one that was found in 2002. This retinal receptor is sensitive to light frequencies and responds to different light wavelengths, particularly to the blue light found naturally in the cloudless sky.
Why is this so important? Because it allows us to use light therapy to recalibrate, or set, our internal body clock based on the information it receives. Think of it: nothing could be worse than a clock that doesn’t tell the correct time. Conversely, nothing could be better than accessing the key to keeping that clock honest.
Sky Effect™ technology has been clinically proven by the University of Texas Medical Branch and featured in FOX News, Chicago Tribune, and BBC News. The results consistently bear out our running hypothesis that well-being is in our nature, and that light may restore it.
We believe that everyone is born with optimism, rhythm, the impulse to smile, appreciate and embrace the world. Our lives, for myriad reasons often outside our immediate knowledge, often knock us off-balance and deprive us of these gifts.
Outdoors Is In … Thanks to Our Sky Effect™ Technology
It wasn't so long ago, if you wanted to enjoy the effect of a bright blue sky, on demand and with regularity, you had to book a ticket for the tropics. Hardly an unappealing idea, but for most people (with pesky things like families, jobs, homes, responsibilities) not exactly practical. Now, thanks to the latest scientific light therapy breakthrough, all you have to turn is turn on the light.
By harnessing the healing powers of the blue sky — Nature Bright's gold standard — Sky Effect™ technology produces a prescription strength light — an optimized amount of blue light rated at 17,000 degrees Kelvin. It's cool, safe, and comfortable. When you think about how many medical experts are recommending light therapy, it's hard to argue: This technology is just what the doctor ordered!
Okay, so studies have proven that our highly refined, clinically tested branch of light therapy works…but how does it work? The basic idea is that the eye's retinal receptor senses blue light and sends signals to the hypothalamus, that area of the brain where sleep and emotive functions are regulated. Extra blue light signals can help us get back on track if we're restless, nervous, or have just travelled across time zones.
This recently discovered receptor also affects the secretion of a hormone that is key to regulating our circadian rhythms: MELATONIN. When it senses darkness coming on, melatonin goes into production and signals to our body that it's time for sleep. It even dips our blood pressure. This could be why it is often referred to as the "hibernation hormone."
As you can imagine, daytime melatonin can present challenges, such as depressive disorders, irritability, moodiness, disorientation or energy drains. You certainly don't want to hibernate your day away! Almost everyone with a mood disorder suffers worse in the winter because of excess melatonin in his or her system.
NatureBright's bright light therapy™, which is light therapy that leverages their Sky Effect™ technology, does a spectacular job of suppressing melatonin - on schedule, even on dark days or when the body's clock seems to have a mind of its own. This fact has led many clinicians to use light to treat depression successfully. It often outperforms standard antidepressants.
When you think about how noninvasive this method of treatment is, you might want to call Sky Effect™ technology "no side-effect technology" instead!
Sky Effect light therapy technology
Naturalistic wake up light
Universal adaptor - 100 - 230V 60/50Hz
Dimensions – 4.82"W x 4.72"H x 1.25"D
Weight - 2 lbs
What is Square One?
Square One is the world’s smallest and portable Wake-Up Light! The Square One has the capability to wake you up feeling rested and energized. With its desirable light therapy attributes, it also decreases depression, improves irregular sleep patterns and will act as a natural re-set for your body.