Sunlight Therapy

Are you getting enough light? SunSprite can tell you. After studying dozens of clinical studies showing bright light can help boost energy, positively impact your mood, and reset Circadian Rhythms for improved sleep patterns, Harvard trained doctors and engineers, Jacqueline Olds, Richard Schwartz, Thomas Hayes, and Kasey Russell teamed up to invent SunSprite—a wearable device that tracks your daily light and sun exposure. Made in the USA, SunSprite measures both visible and UV light so you can soak up just the right amount of the sun’s health benefits through your eyes without over exposing yourself to harmful UV rays. If it’s bright enough, you only need 30 minutes of light per day and you don’t even have to go outside to get it. Small lifestyle changes like eating your breakfast or reading the paper facing a sunny window can make a difference. SunSprite is flexible, magnetic, works on any material, and doesn’t leave marks. Its mobile app lets you track your progress, get scientific coaching based on your schedule, view historical data, and more. Solar powered and Bluetooth enabled, SunSprite syncs wirelessly to your mobile phone. Sunnier disposition possible. No batteries and no cords necessary.

SunSprite

Personal Light Tracker

Sunlight Therapy

Are you getting enough light? SunSprite can tell you. After studying dozens of clinical studies showing bright light can help boost energy, positively impact your mood, and reset Circadian Rhythms for improved sleep patterns, Harvard trained doctors and engineers, Jacqueline Olds, Richard Schwartz, Thomas Hayes, and Kasey Russell teamed up to invent SunSprite—a wearable device that tracks your daily light and sun exposure. Made in the USA, SunSprite measures both visible and UV light so you can soak up just the right amount of the sun’s health benefits through your eyes without over exposing yourself to harmful UV rays. If it’s bright enough, you only need 30 minutes of light per day and you don’t even have to go outside to get it. Small lifestyle changes like eating your breakfast or reading the paper facing a sunny window can make a difference. SunSprite is flexible, magnetic, works on any material, and doesn’t leave marks. Its mobile app lets you track your progress, get scientific coaching based on your schedule, view historical data, and more. Solar powered and Bluetooth enabled, SunSprite syncs wirelessly to your mobile phone. Sunnier disposition possible. No batteries and no cords necessary.
Crowdfunded
Made in the USA
Tech & Innovation

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kasey
    Kasey

    Hi Grommet -- We're excited to share with you SunSprite, a wearable light tracker invented by doctors. SunSprite is small, 100% solar-powered, and syncs to an easy-to-use mobile app based on decades of scientific research. As fall approaches (with winter close behind), SunSprite will help you make sure you're getting enough sunlight, which is important for setting your body's circadian rhythm and improving your energy and sleep. We believe in a brighter, healthier world. I'm here to answer any questions you may have!

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    9/22/2014 12:00 PM

    Oh, so is this like a fitbit for the sun? Very clever. I own a happy lamp that I use in the winter time to feel better. Does Sunsprite work with artificial light or does it only track pure sunlight?

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 12:07 PM

    @Suzanne Thank you for the question! Yes, SunSprite accurately tracks light boxes. The most concentrated bright light comes from the sun; however, using light boxes can be a great way to supplement your daily intake (as we know, since we live in Boston and it gets dark here in the winter).

    SunSprite also increases your light box’s overall effectiveness by measuring how much bright light you’re getting from your light box, accounting for its intensity, effectiveness, and distance to your eyes (suffice it to say, not all light boxes are the same).

    Basically, whether it’s from a light box or the sun, SunSprite makes it easy to track your daily bright light exposure.

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    9/22/2014 12:17 PM

    @Kasey Thank you for the fast response. Best, Suzanne

  • Ken
    Ken
    9/22/2014 12:32 PM

    I see in the product details that SunSprite tracks both "bright light" and "UV." Is there a difference between the two? I thought it was all just sunlight.

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 12:39 PM

    @Ken This is a good point. Sunlight contains both UV and "bright light". UV is invisible, and when it hits your skin it generates vitamin D and, if you get too much, causes sunburn. The part of sunlight you can see (which is called "bright light") is what sets your circadian rhythm so you can sleep better and feel more alert and happy.

    SunSprite tracks both types of light so you can get enough bright light to be happy and healthy while avoiding high UV intensities.

  • Lindsay
    Lindsay
    9/22/2014 3:38 PM

    SunSprite on The Grommet?!? Swoon! I looove my SunSprite (I got mine from your IndieGogo launch) and am already deeply bonded to the little guy. I had every intention of giving it to my friend who occasionally struggles with insomnia... but then I got too curious and kept it for myself :D

    Seeing you on here is just the little nudge I needed—I just snagged another one for her. I've loved my first few weeks with it, and the one tiny issue I had when I first started it up was immediately addressed by your lightning-fast customer service team, who helpfully guided me toward brighter light (which, I suppose, is pretty fitting).

    Here's to your continued success—it's such a kick seeing you on here! Go, SunSprite!

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 3:57 PM

    @Lindsay Thank you very much! We're really excited to join all of the amazing products that launch on The Grommet.

  • Deidre
    Deidre
    9/22/2014 4:31 PM

    What a great idea! Traveling to other parts of the U.S. and Canada where the weather is overcast a lot of the time, I always observed people were less friendly or moody. I bet this makes a great difference!

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 5:02 PM

    @Deidre Thank you for your comment! Our mission is a moody-free world. ;-) We've already heard from a lot of our SunSprite community that this small product is making a big difference in their lives -- everyone from kids to grandparents!

  • Gail
    Gail
    9/22/2014 6:29 PM

    Great idea! I'm really interested in buying this for my elderly mother who suffers from insomnia and mild depression. Is the "coaching" app easy to understand? I don't want to introduce another technology problem. Also, what if she misses a day with the device, does that affect the tracking? Is the gadget easy to connect to clothing especially for a person with reduced flexibility? I might have missed that detail. Thanks for advancing a non-drug solutions to this big health concern!!

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 6:47 PM

    @Gail Hi Gail, sounds like a great application to us! We've had dozens if not hundreds of "non-techies" purchase and use a SunSprite, and one thing we hear over and over again is how easy it is to use.

    We designed SunSprite to have one simple side button and very clear LEDs to check your progress. Here is a video showing the local display: http://bit.ly/1tW2Aql

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 6:54 PM

    @Gail - If she misses a day syncing the device, no problem! Your SunSprite actually stores a full two weeks of data without needing to rely on the app. So if you go on a camping trip and want to leave your smartphone at home, SunSprite can still track all of your daily bright light without missing a beat.

    And lastly, SunSprite uses a flexible magnetic attachment so you can clip it anywhere--purse, shirt, pocket, winter jacket--it all works. There are no clasps, gears, or hard-to-close snaps like other wearable devices. We wanted to make it as easy and flexible as possible. It's also 100% solar powered--our favorite ;-)

    Thank you for your kind words and supporting our mission!

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

 

SunSprite

Personal Light Tracker

Sunlight Therapy

Are you getting enough light? SunSprite can tell you.

After studying dozens of clinical studies showing bright light can help boost energy, positively impact your mood, and reset Circadian Rhythms for improved sleep patterns, Harvard trained doctors and engineers, Jacqueline Olds, Richard Schwartz, Thomas Hayes, and Kasey
Russell teamed up to invent SunSprite—a wearable device that tracks your daily light and sun exposure.

Made in the USA, SunSprite measures both visible and UV light so you can soak up just the right amount of the sun’s health benefits through your eyes without over exposing yourself to harmful UV rays. If it’s bright enough, you only need 30 minutes of light per day and you don’t even have to go outside to get it. Small lifestyle changes like eating your breakfast or reading the paper facing a sunny window can make a difference.

SunSprite is flexible, magnetic, works on any material, and doesn’t leave marks. Its mobile app lets you track your progress, get scientific coaching based on your schedule, view historical data, and more. Solar powered and Bluetooth enabled, SunSprite syncs wirelessly to your mobile phone. Sunnier disposition possible. No batteries and no cords necessary.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kasey
    Kasey

    Hi Grommet -- We're excited to share with you SunSprite, a wearable light tracker invented by doctors. SunSprite is small, 100% solar-powered, and syncs to an easy-to-use mobile app based on decades of scientific research. As fall approaches (with winter close behind), SunSprite will help you make sure you're getting enough sunlight, which is important for setting your body's circadian rhythm and improving your energy and sleep. We believe in a brighter, healthier world. I'm here to answer any questions you may have!

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    9/22/2014 12:00 PM

    Oh, so is this like a fitbit for the sun? Very clever. I own a happy lamp that I use in the winter time to feel better. Does Sunsprite work with artificial light or does it only track pure sunlight?

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 12:07 PM

    @Suzanne Thank you for the question! Yes, SunSprite accurately tracks light boxes. The most concentrated bright light comes from the sun; however, using light boxes can be a great way to supplement your daily intake (as we know, since we live in Boston and it gets dark here in the winter).

    SunSprite also increases your light box’s overall effectiveness by measuring how much bright light you’re getting from your light box, accounting for its intensity, effectiveness, and distance to your eyes (suffice it to say, not all light boxes are the same).

    Basically, whether it’s from a light box or the sun, SunSprite makes it easy to track your daily bright light exposure.

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    9/22/2014 12:17 PM

    @Kasey Thank you for the fast response. Best, Suzanne

  • Ken
    Ken
    9/22/2014 12:32 PM

    I see in the product details that SunSprite tracks both "bright light" and "UV." Is there a difference between the two? I thought it was all just sunlight.

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 12:39 PM

    @Ken This is a good point. Sunlight contains both UV and "bright light". UV is invisible, and when it hits your skin it generates vitamin D and, if you get too much, causes sunburn. The part of sunlight you can see (which is called "bright light") is what sets your circadian rhythm so you can sleep better and feel more alert and happy.

    SunSprite tracks both types of light so you can get enough bright light to be happy and healthy while avoiding high UV intensities.

  • Lindsay
    Lindsay
    9/22/2014 3:38 PM

    SunSprite on The Grommet?!? Swoon! I looove my SunSprite (I got mine from your IndieGogo launch) and am already deeply bonded to the little guy. I had every intention of giving it to my friend who occasionally struggles with insomnia... but then I got too curious and kept it for myself :D

    Seeing you on here is just the little nudge I needed—I just snagged another one for her. I've loved my first few weeks with it, and the one tiny issue I had when I first started it up was immediately addressed by your lightning-fast customer service team, who helpfully guided me toward brighter light (which, I suppose, is pretty fitting).

    Here's to your continued success—it's such a kick seeing you on here! Go, SunSprite!

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 3:57 PM

    @Lindsay Thank you very much! We're really excited to join all of the amazing products that launch on The Grommet.

  • Deidre
    Deidre
    9/22/2014 4:31 PM

    What a great idea! Traveling to other parts of the U.S. and Canada where the weather is overcast a lot of the time, I always observed people were less friendly or moody. I bet this makes a great difference!

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 5:02 PM

    @Deidre Thank you for your comment! Our mission is a moody-free world. ;-) We've already heard from a lot of our SunSprite community that this small product is making a big difference in their lives -- everyone from kids to grandparents!

  • Gail
    Gail
    9/22/2014 6:29 PM

    Great idea! I'm really interested in buying this for my elderly mother who suffers from insomnia and mild depression. Is the "coaching" app easy to understand? I don't want to introduce another technology problem. Also, what if she misses a day with the device, does that affect the tracking? Is the gadget easy to connect to clothing especially for a person with reduced flexibility? I might have missed that detail. Thanks for advancing a non-drug solutions to this big health concern!!

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 6:47 PM

    @Gail Hi Gail, sounds like a great application to us! We've had dozens if not hundreds of "non-techies" purchase and use a SunSprite, and one thing we hear over and over again is how easy it is to use.

    We designed SunSprite to have one simple side button and very clear LEDs to check your progress. Here is a video showing the local display: http://bit.ly/1tW2Aql

  • Kasey
    Kasey – Special Guest
    9/22/2014 6:54 PM

    @Gail - If she misses a day syncing the device, no problem! Your SunSprite actually stores a full two weeks of data without needing to rely on the app. So if you go on a camping trip and want to leave your smartphone at home, SunSprite can still track all of your daily bright light without missing a beat.

    And lastly, SunSprite uses a flexible magnetic attachment so you can clip it anywhere--purse, shirt, pocket, winter jacket--it all works. There are no clasps, gears, or hard-to-close snaps like other wearable devices. We wanted to make it as easy and flexible as possible. It's also 100% solar powered--our favorite ;-)

    Thank you for your kind words and supporting our mission!

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