Modern technology is awesome
However, our tech also has its drawbacks. Every night, artificial light bombards our eyes and tricks our brain into thinking it’s still daytime. This process shifts our circadian rhythm, resulting in poor sleep. And this isn't just from screens — light bulbs also emit harmful light.
Most people are aware of the problem, and a variety of ways to combat the negative health effects have come to market. These include common solutions like F.lux and Apple’s Nightshift, as well as less popular ones such as tinted bulbs and yellow/orange blue blockers. But all of these solutions have problems and none work very well.
That's when we realized there had to be a way to get good sleep without living in the dark. So we took up the challenge and created Carbonshade.
Why red lenses?
Turns out, red is the best color for blocking the light that inhibits sleep. That's because it's not only blue light that interferes with our circadian rhythm – it's also some green light. Specifically, it's light in the melanopic action spectrum of 400-570nm.
Orange and yellow glasses focus on blocking only blue light, which means they usually block less than half of the unwanted light. Carbonshade? Our red lenses block over 99.8% of the harmful light. Yup. No challenge there.