Most of us already know the feeling of waking in the middle of the night, fumbling around for your smartphone or watch to check the time, only to become more stressed after registering the time. To help his wife with the same problem, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg designed the Sleep Box. A bedside light that will automatically glow the colour of your choice at certain times providing a subtle yet visual notification when it is time to rise or not.
If you wake during the night and see the Zucklight has no illumination, you know you can slip back to sleep without worry. If the Zucklight is dimly glowing, you will know it is time to rise. If you happen to sleep a little longer, the light will change once again to alert you that it is now time to wake and embrace the day.
Healthy sleep improves your memory, reduces stress levels and makes you more alert throughout the day. Statistics reveal that 51% of adults don’t get enough sleep each night and many people don’t realise that a lack of sleep can trigger other issues, says the Division of Health publishing at Harvard Medical School. If you suffer from disrupted sleep patterns over time, this can lead to health issues and cause issues with your daily life such as weight gain, heart disease and depression and even exhaustion. Below are sleep cycle comparison graphs when using the Zucklight and when not.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the aptly named Zucklight which has this week launched via Kickstarter and already raised over $100,000 thanks to over 1,800 backers. Early bird pledges are now available from just $29 or roughly £23 offering a 52% saving off the recommended retail price of $60, which will take effect once the crowdfunding campaign comes to an end. If all goes to plan worldwide shipping is expected to commence sometime around November 2019.
The Zucklight is not only a bedside light but can be equipped with fast wireless charging technology allowing you to place your smartphone, headphones or smartwatch on the top of the box to charge the battery as you sleep. The minimalist bedside light is finished using natural wood, and can also be fitted with an air quality sensor if desired. That can monitor your bedroom environment and send notifications to the companion application allowing you to learn more about your bedrooms temperature, CO2 content and humidity.
To help match your interior and decor, the Zucklight is available in three different finishes, light oak, mahogany and white aspen. The light measures 12.7 x 12.7 x 8 cm in size and is equipped with 110-240v RGB LED lighting strip, and the wireless charger offers Qi fast charging technology via a 10-watt coil, connectivity to the temperature, humidity and CO2 sensor is provided via support for the latest Bluetooth 5.0/LE standard.
Thanks to early bird backers the Zucklight has already passed its $100,00 in pledge and stretch goals have already been triggered with still 31 days remaining. The first stretch goals and extra functionality to the Zucklight, enabling the integration of both Google Home and Amazon Alexa services.
Using the Zucklight companion application users can control the colour and intensity of the glowing light, setting transition times for the RGB LED strip to change and subtly remind you when it is time to wake. At a scheduled time, the Zucklight will start glowing, allowing you to see whether you need to rise or using just a glance. If you are enjoying bed a little too much and have slept past your desired waking time slot the light colour will change once again to notify you the day is passing and prompt you to rise.
The Zucklight is supplied as an easy to assemble flat pack kit, and pledges are now available from $29 for the Zucklight lite offering the basic illumination features, or $39 with an integrated Qi wireless charger and $49 with the wireless charger and environmental sensor. To learn more about the creation process behind the Zucklight and for more details on early bird pledges as well as a complete list of all available pledge options, jump over to the official Zucklight Kickstarter project page by following the link below.
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