Good Light

SPY’s blue light screen protector is a different take on filtering out light from your phone. Not all blue light is created equal—some is actually helpful. This glass shield knows the difference between harmful short-wave blue light and beneficial long-wave. It only blocks the bad blue light, along with harmful UV rays. Overexposure to short-wave blue light creates fatigue and can even damage eyes. But long-wave blue light can promote happiness-inducing serotonin, as well as melatonin, which can help increase calmness and improve sleep. SPY’s screen protector is an invisible shield that protects your eyes and the screen. Its tempered glass has a scratch-resistant coating and beveled edges to help prevent nicks and chipping, but it won’t alter your screen’s clarity. A leader in optics for over 20 years, SPY knows quite a bit about lenses and light. Anyone who spends time looking at their phone—so, pretty much all of us—could benefit from some smart filtering.

SPY

Blue Light Screen Protector

Good Light

SPY’s blue light screen protector is a different take on filtering out light from your phone. Not all blue light is created equal—some is actually helpful. This glass shield knows the difference between harmful short-wave blue light and beneficial long-wave. It only blocks the bad blue light, along with harmful UV rays. Overexposure to short-wave blue light creates fatigue and can even damage eyes. But long-wave blue light can promote happiness-inducing serotonin, as well as melatonin, which can help increase calmness and improve sleep. SPY’s screen protector is an invisible shield that protects your eyes and the screen. Its tempered glass has a scratch-resistant coating and beveled edges to help prevent nicks and chipping, but it won’t alter your screen’s clarity. A leader in optics for over 20 years, SPY knows quite a bit about lenses and light. Anyone who spends time looking at their phone—so, pretty much all of us—could benefit from some smart filtering.
Tech & Innovation

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jock
    Jock

    Hey everyone! We are excited to bring SPY Blue Light Protection phone screens to Grommet today. SPY Optic’s have been in the business of protecting eye’s from the sun for over 21 years and we are proud to bring similar protection to your smartphones. Let’s stop damaging HEV and short blue light at the source! Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Jock.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/9/2016 4:58 PM

    You’re a company that specializes in “products that go on peoples’ faces.” Ion Glass is a slight diversion from that, what made you look into a phone accessory?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/11/2016 10:34 AM

    @Mike It's the same principal, for 21 years Spy Optic has been in the business of protecting peoples eyes, I guess if we could put a big pair of sunglasses on the sun and filter out the harmful rays at the source we would. In that case we can't, but in this case we can stop harmful HEV and shortwave blue at the source. It's hard enough to get my kids to wear sunglasses when they go outside, so getting them to put on blue light protection glasses every time they get on a digital device is a non-starter, much easier to take out the problem at the source!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/9/2016 4:59 PM

    A lot of people know staring at a screen is probably bad, but there is a bit of willful ignorance. What is something we should take away from the effects of a screen on our eyes?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/11/2016 10:18 AM

    @Mike When we speak with Eye Care Professionals, they get pretty passionate about the effects and nearly all of them link this to why they are starting to see much earlier cases of Macular Degeneration in their patients. For more info, The Vision Council who's sole purpose is to champion better vision for better lives has just released it's 2016 report on digital eye strain, here's the link.

    http://www.thevisioncouncil.org/sites/default/files/2416_VC_2016EyeStrain_Report_WEB.pdf

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/9/2016 4:59 PM

    Why should people switch to a blue light screen protector for their phone?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/11/2016 10:27 AM

    @Mike let me start by saying it's probably most important for kids and young adults who spend the most time on digital devices and who's eye's are still developing. There's so much we still don't know about the impact of the short wave blue light / HEV (High Energy Visible Light) but we do know it's connected AMD.

  • Natalie
    Natalie
    3/14/2016 10:26 AM

    Wish you would make one for the iPAD. Way more concerned about my kids than myself. At this point, my eyes are already bad.

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:52 AM

    @Natalie

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:53 AM

    @Jock We should have the tablet products done in the next 90 days, keep an eye out for them!

  • Laura
    Laura
    3/15/2016 12:06 AM

    @Jock I would like one for my iPad mini, I like to read ebooks at night and I think the light makes it harder for me to go to sleep.

  • Bob
    Bob
    3/14/2016 10:30 AM

    Do any of the sizes listed fit a Samsung Galaxy Note 4? If not will you be updating to do so?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:54 AM

    @Bob We currently don't have one for the Galaxy Note 4. We're working on new models right now.

  • Bob
    Bob
    3/14/2016 5:10 PM

    @Jock

    Thank you for the reply. Will you be updating your product line here or would my email be the better way to stay informed?

  • salim
    salim
    3/14/2016 8:11 PM

    @Bob

    android technology software has an easier way to deal with harmful blue light through an app called "f.lux", & which is customizable for period intervals in case an artist, for example, needs to have full color spectrum for his job at certain times, etc; something that can't be done as comfortably by a physical screen protector that would have to be taken out & inserted back in..

  • Wanda
    Wanda
    3/14/2016 10:38 AM

    Will this screen fit under cases for the phones?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:56 AM

    @Wanda We haven't been able to try every case out there, but it's extremely thin and shouldn't be a problem.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    3/14/2016 10:51 AM

    How does it affect the colors on the phone? I use f.lux on my mac, and at night, it alters colors. It's fine if I'm watching a movie because the color isn't all that important and my eyes adjust. However, if color is important, like shopping for clothes or interior decoration items, it just won't work - too much color alteration.

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:58 AM

    @Barbara f.lux is great but serves a different purpose, blocking the good long wave blue light at night to your body can create melatonin. The video above shows gives you some insight into the impact on color, it very minimal.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:06 AM

    @Barbara- we actually were able to test this product here in Customer Support as well and we found that the viewing experience was entirely un-altered! Hope this helps.

  • salim
    salim
    3/14/2016 8:15 PM

    @Barbara

    you can customize f.lux for any 24 hour period, besides nightime..

  • J.
    J.
    3/14/2016 10:58 AM

    Can the S6 size be cut to fit Samsung S5?

    Does the screen affect touch?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 11:00 AM

    @J. It has no impact on touch with your screen. The screen can't be cut because it's made of several layers and tempered glass. We're working on a solution for older phones.

  • Mikee
    Mikee
    3/14/2016 11:05 AM

    What a wonderful idea! And, yes, PLEASE create a screen for the iPad!

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:12 AM

    @Mikee Thank you and we hear you loud and clear. Keep your eyes peeled because an iPad version is in the works!!

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    3/14/2016 11:06 AM

    I'd also be interested if you offer one for the Samsung S5!

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:14 AM

    @Joyce Thanks for the feedback and you can expect to see new models rolling out in the future. Stay tuned!

  • RU
    RU
    3/14/2016 11:12 AM

    I'm a bit confused. What phone models are appropriate for the SPY protector. I'm especially interested in LG and Samsung.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:23 AM

    @RU Hello and thanks for the question. Currently, SPY is compatible with the iPhone 6/6S, 6/6S PLUS and the Galaxy S6. Hope this helps!

  • V
    V
    3/14/2016 11:19 AM

    How shatter proof is this? Is it easy to put on or do you have to have a special touch? Can it be used over my Zagg screen protector?

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:34 AM

    @V- It's made from scratch resistant tempered glass which makes it very durable. To answer the second part of your question, (and @Dawn's as well) installation is very easy! The tempered glass gives the sheet some stiffness so you can simply peel the back like a sticker, hold at either end and set into position.

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    3/14/2016 11:19 AM

    How does this glass attach to my phone?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 11:54 AM

    @Dawn It's very simple, you wipe your phone free from any dust or particles, remove the adhesive and hold it over to position. Once you do that you simply drop it and it self adhere, removing all bubbles.

  • jennifer
    jennifer
    3/14/2016 11:22 AM

    I can't see my screen when the sun is shining on my phone to take pics. Do you have something in the works that will take care of this?

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:46 AM

    @jennifer - This shield won't block out sun glare but I believe that any non-polarized sun glasses should do the trick to solve that problem. I'll let @Jock discuss any future products they may have up their sleeve.

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 11:24 AM

    I've watched this area for years: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2007/03/12/light-and-dark/ and know the wavelength range that should be blocked -- broadly speaking it's 400-500 nanometers, individuals vary within that range.

    Pardon me if I'm cynical but I'd like to see a spectrum showing how much of the blue is actually blocked by your product placed over a bright white phone screen.

    You can get a $40 kit spectrometer for this. I've checked a _lot_ of "low blue" light bulbs, e.g.:

    https://spectralworkbench.org/spectrums/69633

    and found they're not particularly low. A simple piece of yellow plastic (Rosco theatrical/photo filter gel) does the job perfectly -- zero blue light transmitted.

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 11:27 AM

    @Hank P.S., I have checked f.lux on several devices with the $40 kit spectrometer from PublicLabs -- you can't claim much about what it does if you haven't actually shown a spectrum. The contrast ratio of the screen makes a big difference in how much blue it lets through -- remembering all LEDs use blue emitters under phosphor layers to make the light you see. If you want to be sure what the spectrum is that reaches your eye, you have to check the actual device you're using.

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 11:46 AM

    @Hank PPS

    Check that VisionCouncil link you provided earlier. What you say on this page is flat wrong: " long-wave blue light can promote happiness-inducing serotonin, as well as melatonin, which can help increase calmness and improve sleep."

    No -- the VisionCouncil page explains it correctly. The range up through about 500 nanometers (blue-green) BLOCKS melatonin synthesis, not promoting it.

    You may be confusing two very different things here. Blocking shorter wavelength higher energy blue is a good idea to protect the retina, more so for younger people whose natural lenses haven't yet gotten yellow over time. Blocking longer wavelength blue-green is a good idea starting a couple of hours before bedtime -- not just from digital devices but from electric lights too -- because that lets the body begin producing natural levels of melatonin and you get sleepy. I've given yellow/orange/amber Rosco filters, and yellow "night driving" glasses and yellow $2 polycarbonate safety glasses -- all of which block the band that inhibits sleep -- to people for years. Those work well.

    If you're selling a filter glass that only blocks the higher energy blue, great, that's needed -- I'm buying that kind of eyeglasses myself. But don't mix that up with a confusion about sleep, blue-green light, and melatonin inhibition.

    Please. Get this right.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:53 AM

    @Hank Thanks for sharing your feedback and your extensive knowledge on the subject. Very interesting stuff! I'm going to leave this one to the expert @Jock for clarification.

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 12:00 PM

    @Hank, great stuff. Our glass blocks the HEV and short wave blue protecting the retina. And yes this is definitely more important for younger people who's lenses haven't yellowed. There is a spectrum of long wave blue that creates seratonin and will also prevent the body from creating melatonin. We don't block out that spectrum.

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 12:41 PM

    @Jock OK. So will you correct the text above?

    "long-wave blue light can promote happiness-inducing serotonin, as well as melatonin"

    You should say long-wave (blue-green) blocks, not promotes, melatonin and that's why it interferes with sleep.

    I'd really like to see a spectrum showing the light from the iPhone -- and comparing that to the light after adding your filter glass.

    Show us how much of the short wavelength blue gets through. Don't just claim it "blocks" those wavelengths.

    I'd bet it reduces those wavelengths by about 50 percent.

    Please show the spectrum.

    For comparison, here's the spectrum through a simple sheet of Rosco #104 amber filter gel:

    https://spectralworkbench.org/spectrums/36502

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 2:56 PM

    @Hank I see what you are saying, long wave blue does promote serotonin which in turns promotes a healthy circadian rhythm helping your body thus create melatonin at the correct time. But you are correct that if you are looking at long wave blue it will prevent the production of melatonin at the time you are looking at it. As for the spectrum we're blocking 100% up to about 430 nm's.

  • John
    John
    3/14/2016 11:37 AM

    A LOT of people don't use Apple products due to their unrepentant use of child labor at near slavery wages in China.

    I am one of them. I buy Korean made or Japanese made, but not Chinese. Even their routers have secret backdoors (ref: PC World reports).

    So, I have An LG Power model. Please advise when you make this for the LG Power and other LG models.

    I'm also wondering how well the screen touch mode works through your glass?

    Sign me,

    Not a Fan Of Apple

    John

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 12:01 PM

    @John Has no impact on the touch mode on your phone.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:02 PM

    @John Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure you will be pleased to know that this protector is made in Japan. You're also absolutely right that many people prefer non-Apple products. Currently, SPY is offering this screen protector for the Galaxy S6, with plans for more options to follow. Stay tuned!

    Lastly, I agree with @Jock. We were lucky enough to get to try the product ourselves and it works great! Its very smooth and didn't affect the touch screen what-so-ever.

    Hope this helps!

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    3/14/2016 11:38 AM

    Hi, do you have these for an 8 inch screen? It would be nice to have one for my fablet.

    Kathy

  • Carrie
    Carrie
    3/14/2016 11:44 AM

    I would love to see this available for the iPads. My toddler loves playing educational games but I worry about his eyes and would love something like this.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:03 PM

    @Carrie Stay Tuned.. The folks over at SPY are rolling out new models soon!

  • nancy
    nancy
    3/14/2016 11:51 AM

    millions of iphone 5s users still out here. I'd buy one in a second.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:09 PM

    @nancy I'm right there with you.. Unfortunately, it isn't available at this time but stay tuned for new models that SPY will be rolling out.

    Thank you

  • Ronald
    Ronald
    3/14/2016 11:54 AM

    Do you make it for Samsung Note 4?

    Thank you, Ron

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:11 PM

    @Ronald Just the Galaxy S6 at this time.

  • Pat
    Pat
    3/14/2016 11:57 AM

    Question for you, will you be offering this product for iPads in the future? I would be very interested in that too!

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 12:05 PM

    @Pat Yes, in development now. Thanks!

  • Shurrenda
    Shurrenda
    3/14/2016 12:15 PM

    Need this for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:19 PM

    @Shurrenda If anyone can make it happen.. SPY can. Stay tuned to the Grommet for updates! Thank you!

  • Julia
    Julia
    3/14/2016 12:36 PM

    You mention that you are developing a model for the iPad. What about Kindles? I bought my Kindle especially to read in bed before I go to sleep at night (so I don't keep my husband awake with a lamp on), but I have been concerned about the light from it actually hindering my sleep.

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 12:42 PM

    @Julia Our screen protects your eyes from the damaging short wave blue and HEV that comes out of digital devices and can cause AMD. This is different from than the long wave blue light that can disrupt your circadian rhythm, or sleep habits.

  • Bev
    Bev
    3/14/2016 1:03 PM

    Any chance of a screen coming available, for an IPad Air, in the future?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 1:05 PM

    @Bev Yes, shortly!

  • Pat
    Pat
    3/14/2016 1:19 PM

    Is there a future product for iPad or notebook screens? I have a sleep disorder and can't use a computer for at least an hour before bed. I wonder if this would help with that as well?

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 1:31 PM

    @Pat There sure are! Although it isn't available yet, please stay tuned as iPad versions are being developed.

    In regards to sleep patterns, it certainly sounds as though this may be the perfect product for you! The glass shield is designed to protect from harmful short-wave blue light which causes eye damage and fatigue. It does however let in long-wave blue light which is actually quite beneficial. Long-wave blue light can promote happiness-inducing serotonin, as well as melatonin, which can help increase calmness and improve sleep.

    I hope it does the trick for you!

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 1:56 PM

    @Alex No, this

    "blue light can promote ... melatonin, which can help increase calmness and improve sleep."

    is just plain wrong and backwards.

    The amount of blue from the little white LEDs in the iPhone is probably trivial for eye damage, compared to daylight and white LED and fluorescent room lighting.

    And the long-wavelength blue-green from the little white LEDs in the iPhone is only a concern exactly because it inhibits the body's natural evening production of melatonin.

    So this product is doing a tiny bit to protect the retina -- but using blue-blocking eyeglasses is much more protection.

    And this product is passing through exactly the band that is responsible for all the warnings about sleep problems from night-time use of electronic devices (and artificial lights generally)

    You really need to rethink this.

    Show us the spectrum please.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 2:35 PM

    @Hank I appreciate the information and your concern. I would think that any preventative measures that one can take is a step in the right direction. Particularly for parents and their children. The shield certainly boasts long term benefits to the younger generation who are clearly spending more and more time staring at their mobile phone screens. (I believe its an average of 4 hours per day and climbing.) Jock mentioned this earlier after your first inquiry and it seems to me that 4 hours a day or more would make this not so trivial after all.

    Another great question so thank you but I'd like to turn it back over to @Jock to handle the in-depth, technical stuff as I am but a humble customer support guy.

    That being said, if you end up making a purchase and need a tracking number... I'm your man.

  • Susan
    Susan
    3/14/2016 1:23 PM

    Do you have an item for people who must look at computer screen all day for their job?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 1:55 PM

    @Susan - Not at this time.

  • Linda
    Linda
    3/14/2016 1:38 PM

    How thick is this screen protector?

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 1:52 PM

    @Linda- It is 0.02 inches thick (thinner than a credit card) Thanks for the question!

  • S
    S
    3/14/2016 2:16 PM

    Any chance you'll be making these for computer screens sometime in the future? I get eye fatigue so bad from staring at my screen all day that my left eye actually starts to slide in and out of focus.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 2:43 PM

    @S I'm right their with you and I sure hope so! We have the iPhone 6/6S, 6/6S Plus and Galaxy S6 available at this time but please stay tuned for new versions of the product with other applications in the near future.

  • Vicki
    Vicki
    3/14/2016 2:16 PM

    Will this work under an otter box?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 2:45 PM

    @Vicki Yes

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    3/14/2016 4:39 PM

    I watched the video, read all the comments, and now I'm confused...What exactly will, and more importantly, WON'T, this product do? It seems I should just wear yellow tinted glasses to cover all the bases--protect my eyes and still allow for natural serotonin production at night.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 5:43 PM

    @Kathryn- Great question! It protects your eyes from long term damage caused by staring at the light from your phone for hours a day and over the course of a lifetime.

    We’ve been discussing how blue light (like the light from your smartphone) comes in two forms, short wave and long wave. Short wave blue light is bad. Overexposure creates fatigue and can cause damage to your eyes. If you have ever stared at a computer screen or smart phone for hours on end, you may have felt these affects. On the contrary, long wave blue light has actually been shown to promote better moods, calmness and improved sleep!

    In short, it's a scratch resistant screen protector that prevents harmful blue light from doing long term damage to your eyeballs. All the while giving your eyes the added benefits of long wave blue lights at the same time.

    Hope this helps!

  • Judith
    Judith
    3/14/2016 7:21 PM

    Will this work with an Otterbox cover? I have the Otterbox that has the internal battery.

  • Penny
    Penny
    3/14/2016 8:55 PM

    Will there be one for a Samsung S5?

  • Loel
    Loel
    3/14/2016 11:26 PM

    How is the protection glass installed?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

SPY

Blue Light Screen Protector

Good Light

SPY’s blue light screen protector is a different take on filtering out light from your phone. Not all blue light is created equal—some is actually helpful. This glass shield knows the difference between harmful short-wave blue light and beneficial long-wave. It only blocks the bad blue light, along with harmful UV rays.

Overexposure to short-wave blue light creates fatigue and can even damage eyes. But long-wave blue light can promote happiness-inducing serotonin, as well as melatonin, which can help increase calmness and improve sleep.

SPY’s screen protector is an invisible shield that protects your eyes and the screen. Its tempered glass has a scratch-resistant coating and beveled edges to help prevent nicks and chipping, but it won’t alter your screen’s clarity.

A leader in optics for over 20 years, SPY knows quite a bit about lenses and light. Anyone who spends time looking at their phone—so, pretty much all of us—could benefit from some smart filtering.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jock
    Jock

    Hey everyone! We are excited to bring SPY Blue Light Protection phone screens to Grommet today. SPY Optic’s have been in the business of protecting eye’s from the sun for over 21 years and we are proud to bring similar protection to your smartphones. Let’s stop damaging HEV and short blue light at the source! Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Jock.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/9/2016 4:58 PM

    You’re a company that specializes in “products that go on peoples’ faces.” Ion Glass is a slight diversion from that, what made you look into a phone accessory?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/11/2016 10:34 AM

    @Mike It's the same principal, for 21 years Spy Optic has been in the business of protecting peoples eyes, I guess if we could put a big pair of sunglasses on the sun and filter out the harmful rays at the source we would. In that case we can't, but in this case we can stop harmful HEV and shortwave blue at the source. It's hard enough to get my kids to wear sunglasses when they go outside, so getting them to put on blue light protection glasses every time they get on a digital device is a non-starter, much easier to take out the problem at the source!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/9/2016 4:59 PM

    A lot of people know staring at a screen is probably bad, but there is a bit of willful ignorance. What is something we should take away from the effects of a screen on our eyes?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/11/2016 10:18 AM

    @Mike When we speak with Eye Care Professionals, they get pretty passionate about the effects and nearly all of them link this to why they are starting to see much earlier cases of Macular Degeneration in their patients. For more info, The Vision Council who's sole purpose is to champion better vision for better lives has just released it's 2016 report on digital eye strain, here's the link.

    http://www.thevisioncouncil.org/sites/default/files/2416_VC_2016EyeStrain_Report_WEB.pdf

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/9/2016 4:59 PM

    Why should people switch to a blue light screen protector for their phone?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/11/2016 10:27 AM

    @Mike let me start by saying it's probably most important for kids and young adults who spend the most time on digital devices and who's eye's are still developing. There's so much we still don't know about the impact of the short wave blue light / HEV (High Energy Visible Light) but we do know it's connected AMD.

  • Natalie
    Natalie
    3/14/2016 10:26 AM

    Wish you would make one for the iPAD. Way more concerned about my kids than myself. At this point, my eyes are already bad.

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:52 AM

    @Natalie

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:53 AM

    @Jock We should have the tablet products done in the next 90 days, keep an eye out for them!

  • Laura
    Laura
    3/15/2016 12:06 AM

    @Jock I would like one for my iPad mini, I like to read ebooks at night and I think the light makes it harder for me to go to sleep.

  • Bob
    Bob
    3/14/2016 10:30 AM

    Do any of the sizes listed fit a Samsung Galaxy Note 4? If not will you be updating to do so?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:54 AM

    @Bob We currently don't have one for the Galaxy Note 4. We're working on new models right now.

  • Bob
    Bob
    3/14/2016 5:10 PM

    @Jock

    Thank you for the reply. Will you be updating your product line here or would my email be the better way to stay informed?

  • salim
    salim
    3/14/2016 8:11 PM

    @Bob

    android technology software has an easier way to deal with harmful blue light through an app called "f.lux", & which is customizable for period intervals in case an artist, for example, needs to have full color spectrum for his job at certain times, etc; something that can't be done as comfortably by a physical screen protector that would have to be taken out & inserted back in..

  • Wanda
    Wanda
    3/14/2016 10:38 AM

    Will this screen fit under cases for the phones?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:56 AM

    @Wanda We haven't been able to try every case out there, but it's extremely thin and shouldn't be a problem.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    3/14/2016 10:51 AM

    How does it affect the colors on the phone? I use f.lux on my mac, and at night, it alters colors. It's fine if I'm watching a movie because the color isn't all that important and my eyes adjust. However, if color is important, like shopping for clothes or interior decoration items, it just won't work - too much color alteration.

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 10:58 AM

    @Barbara f.lux is great but serves a different purpose, blocking the good long wave blue light at night to your body can create melatonin. The video above shows gives you some insight into the impact on color, it very minimal.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:06 AM

    @Barbara- we actually were able to test this product here in Customer Support as well and we found that the viewing experience was entirely un-altered! Hope this helps.

  • salim
    salim
    3/14/2016 8:15 PM

    @Barbara

    you can customize f.lux for any 24 hour period, besides nightime..

  • J.
    J.
    3/14/2016 10:58 AM

    Can the S6 size be cut to fit Samsung S5?

    Does the screen affect touch?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 11:00 AM

    @J. It has no impact on touch with your screen. The screen can't be cut because it's made of several layers and tempered glass. We're working on a solution for older phones.

  • Mikee
    Mikee
    3/14/2016 11:05 AM

    What a wonderful idea! And, yes, PLEASE create a screen for the iPad!

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:12 AM

    @Mikee Thank you and we hear you loud and clear. Keep your eyes peeled because an iPad version is in the works!!

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    3/14/2016 11:06 AM

    I'd also be interested if you offer one for the Samsung S5!

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:14 AM

    @Joyce Thanks for the feedback and you can expect to see new models rolling out in the future. Stay tuned!

  • RU
    RU
    3/14/2016 11:12 AM

    I'm a bit confused. What phone models are appropriate for the SPY protector. I'm especially interested in LG and Samsung.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:23 AM

    @RU Hello and thanks for the question. Currently, SPY is compatible with the iPhone 6/6S, 6/6S PLUS and the Galaxy S6. Hope this helps!

  • V
    V
    3/14/2016 11:19 AM

    How shatter proof is this? Is it easy to put on or do you have to have a special touch? Can it be used over my Zagg screen protector?

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:34 AM

    @V- It's made from scratch resistant tempered glass which makes it very durable. To answer the second part of your question, (and @Dawn's as well) installation is very easy! The tempered glass gives the sheet some stiffness so you can simply peel the back like a sticker, hold at either end and set into position.

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    3/14/2016 11:19 AM

    How does this glass attach to my phone?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 11:54 AM

    @Dawn It's very simple, you wipe your phone free from any dust or particles, remove the adhesive and hold it over to position. Once you do that you simply drop it and it self adhere, removing all bubbles.

  • jennifer
    jennifer
    3/14/2016 11:22 AM

    I can't see my screen when the sun is shining on my phone to take pics. Do you have something in the works that will take care of this?

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:46 AM

    @jennifer - This shield won't block out sun glare but I believe that any non-polarized sun glasses should do the trick to solve that problem. I'll let @Jock discuss any future products they may have up their sleeve.

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 11:24 AM

    I've watched this area for years: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2007/03/12/light-and-dark/ and know the wavelength range that should be blocked -- broadly speaking it's 400-500 nanometers, individuals vary within that range.

    Pardon me if I'm cynical but I'd like to see a spectrum showing how much of the blue is actually blocked by your product placed over a bright white phone screen.

    You can get a $40 kit spectrometer for this. I've checked a _lot_ of "low blue" light bulbs, e.g.:

    https://spectralworkbench.org/spectrums/69633

    and found they're not particularly low. A simple piece of yellow plastic (Rosco theatrical/photo filter gel) does the job perfectly -- zero blue light transmitted.

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 11:27 AM

    @Hank P.S., I have checked f.lux on several devices with the $40 kit spectrometer from PublicLabs -- you can't claim much about what it does if you haven't actually shown a spectrum. The contrast ratio of the screen makes a big difference in how much blue it lets through -- remembering all LEDs use blue emitters under phosphor layers to make the light you see. If you want to be sure what the spectrum is that reaches your eye, you have to check the actual device you're using.

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 11:46 AM

    @Hank PPS

    Check that VisionCouncil link you provided earlier. What you say on this page is flat wrong: " long-wave blue light can promote happiness-inducing serotonin, as well as melatonin, which can help increase calmness and improve sleep."

    No -- the VisionCouncil page explains it correctly. The range up through about 500 nanometers (blue-green) BLOCKS melatonin synthesis, not promoting it.

    You may be confusing two very different things here. Blocking shorter wavelength higher energy blue is a good idea to protect the retina, more so for younger people whose natural lenses haven't yet gotten yellow over time. Blocking longer wavelength blue-green is a good idea starting a couple of hours before bedtime -- not just from digital devices but from electric lights too -- because that lets the body begin producing natural levels of melatonin and you get sleepy. I've given yellow/orange/amber Rosco filters, and yellow "night driving" glasses and yellow $2 polycarbonate safety glasses -- all of which block the band that inhibits sleep -- to people for years. Those work well.

    If you're selling a filter glass that only blocks the higher energy blue, great, that's needed -- I'm buying that kind of eyeglasses myself. But don't mix that up with a confusion about sleep, blue-green light, and melatonin inhibition.

    Please. Get this right.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 11:53 AM

    @Hank Thanks for sharing your feedback and your extensive knowledge on the subject. Very interesting stuff! I'm going to leave this one to the expert @Jock for clarification.

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 12:00 PM

    @Hank, great stuff. Our glass blocks the HEV and short wave blue protecting the retina. And yes this is definitely more important for younger people who's lenses haven't yellowed. There is a spectrum of long wave blue that creates seratonin and will also prevent the body from creating melatonin. We don't block out that spectrum.

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 12:41 PM

    @Jock OK. So will you correct the text above?

    "long-wave blue light can promote happiness-inducing serotonin, as well as melatonin"

    You should say long-wave (blue-green) blocks, not promotes, melatonin and that's why it interferes with sleep.

    I'd really like to see a spectrum showing the light from the iPhone -- and comparing that to the light after adding your filter glass.

    Show us how much of the short wavelength blue gets through. Don't just claim it "blocks" those wavelengths.

    I'd bet it reduces those wavelengths by about 50 percent.

    Please show the spectrum.

    For comparison, here's the spectrum through a simple sheet of Rosco #104 amber filter gel:

    https://spectralworkbench.org/spectrums/36502

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 2:56 PM

    @Hank I see what you are saying, long wave blue does promote serotonin which in turns promotes a healthy circadian rhythm helping your body thus create melatonin at the correct time. But you are correct that if you are looking at long wave blue it will prevent the production of melatonin at the time you are looking at it. As for the spectrum we're blocking 100% up to about 430 nm's.

  • John
    John
    3/14/2016 11:37 AM

    A LOT of people don't use Apple products due to their unrepentant use of child labor at near slavery wages in China.

    I am one of them. I buy Korean made or Japanese made, but not Chinese. Even their routers have secret backdoors (ref: PC World reports).

    So, I have An LG Power model. Please advise when you make this for the LG Power and other LG models.

    I'm also wondering how well the screen touch mode works through your glass?

    Sign me,

    Not a Fan Of Apple

    John

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 12:01 PM

    @John Has no impact on the touch mode on your phone.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:02 PM

    @John Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure you will be pleased to know that this protector is made in Japan. You're also absolutely right that many people prefer non-Apple products. Currently, SPY is offering this screen protector for the Galaxy S6, with plans for more options to follow. Stay tuned!

    Lastly, I agree with @Jock. We were lucky enough to get to try the product ourselves and it works great! Its very smooth and didn't affect the touch screen what-so-ever.

    Hope this helps!

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    3/14/2016 11:38 AM

    Hi, do you have these for an 8 inch screen? It would be nice to have one for my fablet.

    Kathy

  • Carrie
    Carrie
    3/14/2016 11:44 AM

    I would love to see this available for the iPads. My toddler loves playing educational games but I worry about his eyes and would love something like this.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:03 PM

    @Carrie Stay Tuned.. The folks over at SPY are rolling out new models soon!

  • nancy
    nancy
    3/14/2016 11:51 AM

    millions of iphone 5s users still out here. I'd buy one in a second.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:09 PM

    @nancy I'm right there with you.. Unfortunately, it isn't available at this time but stay tuned for new models that SPY will be rolling out.

    Thank you

  • Ronald
    Ronald
    3/14/2016 11:54 AM

    Do you make it for Samsung Note 4?

    Thank you, Ron

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:11 PM

    @Ronald Just the Galaxy S6 at this time.

  • Pat
    Pat
    3/14/2016 11:57 AM

    Question for you, will you be offering this product for iPads in the future? I would be very interested in that too!

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 12:05 PM

    @Pat Yes, in development now. Thanks!

  • Shurrenda
    Shurrenda
    3/14/2016 12:15 PM

    Need this for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 12:19 PM

    @Shurrenda If anyone can make it happen.. SPY can. Stay tuned to the Grommet for updates! Thank you!

  • Julia
    Julia
    3/14/2016 12:36 PM

    You mention that you are developing a model for the iPad. What about Kindles? I bought my Kindle especially to read in bed before I go to sleep at night (so I don't keep my husband awake with a lamp on), but I have been concerned about the light from it actually hindering my sleep.

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 12:42 PM

    @Julia Our screen protects your eyes from the damaging short wave blue and HEV that comes out of digital devices and can cause AMD. This is different from than the long wave blue light that can disrupt your circadian rhythm, or sleep habits.

  • Bev
    Bev
    3/14/2016 1:03 PM

    Any chance of a screen coming available, for an IPad Air, in the future?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 1:05 PM

    @Bev Yes, shortly!

  • Pat
    Pat
    3/14/2016 1:19 PM

    Is there a future product for iPad or notebook screens? I have a sleep disorder and can't use a computer for at least an hour before bed. I wonder if this would help with that as well?

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 1:31 PM

    @Pat There sure are! Although it isn't available yet, please stay tuned as iPad versions are being developed.

    In regards to sleep patterns, it certainly sounds as though this may be the perfect product for you! The glass shield is designed to protect from harmful short-wave blue light which causes eye damage and fatigue. It does however let in long-wave blue light which is actually quite beneficial. Long-wave blue light can promote happiness-inducing serotonin, as well as melatonin, which can help increase calmness and improve sleep.

    I hope it does the trick for you!

  • Hank
    Hank
    3/14/2016 1:56 PM

    @Alex No, this

    "blue light can promote ... melatonin, which can help increase calmness and improve sleep."

    is just plain wrong and backwards.

    The amount of blue from the little white LEDs in the iPhone is probably trivial for eye damage, compared to daylight and white LED and fluorescent room lighting.

    And the long-wavelength blue-green from the little white LEDs in the iPhone is only a concern exactly because it inhibits the body's natural evening production of melatonin.

    So this product is doing a tiny bit to protect the retina -- but using blue-blocking eyeglasses is much more protection.

    And this product is passing through exactly the band that is responsible for all the warnings about sleep problems from night-time use of electronic devices (and artificial lights generally)

    You really need to rethink this.

    Show us the spectrum please.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 2:35 PM

    @Hank I appreciate the information and your concern. I would think that any preventative measures that one can take is a step in the right direction. Particularly for parents and their children. The shield certainly boasts long term benefits to the younger generation who are clearly spending more and more time staring at their mobile phone screens. (I believe its an average of 4 hours per day and climbing.) Jock mentioned this earlier after your first inquiry and it seems to me that 4 hours a day or more would make this not so trivial after all.

    Another great question so thank you but I'd like to turn it back over to @Jock to handle the in-depth, technical stuff as I am but a humble customer support guy.

    That being said, if you end up making a purchase and need a tracking number... I'm your man.

  • Susan
    Susan
    3/14/2016 1:23 PM

    Do you have an item for people who must look at computer screen all day for their job?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 1:55 PM

    @Susan - Not at this time.

  • Linda
    Linda
    3/14/2016 1:38 PM

    How thick is this screen protector?

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 1:52 PM

    @Linda- It is 0.02 inches thick (thinner than a credit card) Thanks for the question!

  • S
    S
    3/14/2016 2:16 PM

    Any chance you'll be making these for computer screens sometime in the future? I get eye fatigue so bad from staring at my screen all day that my left eye actually starts to slide in and out of focus.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 2:43 PM

    @S I'm right their with you and I sure hope so! We have the iPhone 6/6S, 6/6S Plus and Galaxy S6 available at this time but please stay tuned for new versions of the product with other applications in the near future.

  • Vicki
    Vicki
    3/14/2016 2:16 PM

    Will this work under an otter box?

  • Jock
    Jock – Special Guest
    3/14/2016 2:45 PM

    @Vicki Yes

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    3/14/2016 4:39 PM

    I watched the video, read all the comments, and now I'm confused...What exactly will, and more importantly, WON'T, this product do? It seems I should just wear yellow tinted glasses to cover all the bases--protect my eyes and still allow for natural serotonin production at night.

  • Alex
    Alex – Grommet Team
    3/14/2016 5:43 PM

    @Kathryn- Great question! It protects your eyes from long term damage caused by staring at the light from your phone for hours a day and over the course of a lifetime.

    We’ve been discussing how blue light (like the light from your smartphone) comes in two forms, short wave and long wave. Short wave blue light is bad. Overexposure creates fatigue and can cause damage to your eyes. If you have ever stared at a computer screen or smart phone for hours on end, you may have felt these affects. On the contrary, long wave blue light has actually been shown to promote better moods, calmness and improved sleep!

    In short, it's a scratch resistant screen protector that prevents harmful blue light from doing long term damage to your eyeballs. All the while giving your eyes the added benefits of long wave blue lights at the same time.

    Hope this helps!

  • Judith
    Judith
    3/14/2016 7:21 PM

    Will this work with an Otterbox cover? I have the Otterbox that has the internal battery.

  • Penny
    Penny
    3/14/2016 8:55 PM

    Will there be one for a Samsung S5?

  • Loel
    Loel
    3/14/2016 11:26 PM

    How is the protection glass installed?

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