Clear Glasses Don't Block Blue Light and you Need Bright "Blue" Light During the Day to Sleep Well. 5 of 5

Clear Glasses Don't Block Blue Light and you Need Bright "Blue" Light During the Day to Sleep Well. 5 of 5

April 25, 2020

Half-readable machine-made transcription.

[01:19:22] - Original video starting at this time


[01:19:22] So most things that are called blue blockers are computer glasses. There's a couple types of lenses. One is a light yellow. Another is a clear one, which has a slightly reflective coating on it. So between those two, you're either reflecting just a tiny bit of light around the mine. So sort of like short wavelength, blue range or you're blocking. Not all but part of your short wavelength, blue. The problem is that this is very different from what I call real blue blockers, which are worn in the evening, which I'll talk about later. But the. Romi's these things are only related to eyestrain and fatigue or whatever comfort they don't help you sleep. If anything, they make your sleep worse because bright light during the day helps you sleep. Some particular yellow lenses are really bad to be wearing during the day because you're not getting enough of the blue light that you need, which is a different blue light from the light that people are worried about for macular degeneration.

So they understand blue blockers. We should look at what is blue light. People talk about blue light. But if you look at how color and wavelengths work, blue does not actually really mean much. So you really need to define that. If you want to have a meaningful product and know how to use it. So I'd say there's roughly four types of blue because you have to take in to the time of day as you're talking about daytime or nighttime. And it's really simple. It's us. You have your short dark blue and you have your light blue and then you have those two. And then in the daytime or the nighttime. So you're short. Blue. Your dark blue. That's the thing people are worried about for potentially causing damage to their eyes. And that's where there's a spike in L.E.D.. He does have a ton of light right at this at around 440 nanometres. So if you look at daytime blue blocking lassies, clear lenses, yellow lenses, they don't block all the light here, but they reduce it a bit. And then the other type of light is sort of a sky blue light, which is what you get more in the range of 450 to 500. Blue gets a little bit lighter and then you get into your Siân. Now, this sort of light is light that's missing not entirely, but there's a big dip in any indoor light that you see any sort of L.E.D. or a screen. But this is the light that that's the peak that controls the sleep response. The mellen obscene receptors in the eye just separate from color. It's a completely separate pathway. So if you don't have this light during the day, you're not triggering the wakefulness response. And if you do get this late at night, you are triggering the wakefulness response and saying, hey, it's still daytime to the brain when it's not.

And so that suppresses melatonin, pushes back your sleep and then makes you not wake up at a consistent time and forces you by it. Just try to sleep in causing what's known as phase advance to disruption to the circadian rhythm, which people know impacts just about everything. So what happens is a lot of these daytime blue blocking less, which is the biggest market. They talk about sleep just because it's a hot marketing topic, but it's complete B.S. because it actually makes your sleep worse by blocking blue light because you're not getting enough of the cyan light sort of in-between that blue and green region. So you're actually making that problem worse. And then on the other side, if you use these at nighttime, you're not blocking nearly enough light. So a few years ago, I developed a new type of blue blocker. Most them were orange before I made the color red to make them look a bit better and go all the way up through the entire green region, all the way up to 570 nanometres, which is right where the curve of your melatonin suppression Malon obscene receptors ends, says the first red lens, blue blocking glasses and something like that is really what's gonna be the most effective brazing at night. There is a downside to really dark red blue blocking lassies, the ones that actually work and are very effective. A lot of people that make these blue blocking glasses now, they're not designing anything. When I made the original carbon qaid glasses, I was taking laser lenses and getting a manufacturer to combine those with the frame.

But most blue blockers are just a a ready made product. People just order and they just choose something that looks nice and they're not doing that, getting the right  lens for the style. And then just people use anything that's slightly orangish which could have very poor efficacy. And the only way to really know is, well, you can look. Does this look dark red? And a lot of them don't. The only way to know is looking at the actual spectral transmission of the lens and looking at what light actually goes through the lens. So as you can imagine, obviously a clear lens is letting in almost all the light. You get a little bit that reflects off of the blue. But obviously, if you are reflecting all the blue light, it would look really blue, not just like a little bit of glare. So that barely blocks anything. And orange lenses, too, are letting in a ton of light. So the disadvantage with a red lens that works really well, creating the sort of artificial darkness for the brain is that it becomes harder to see things because you're only seeing red. So it becomes harder to see things because you're only seeing the color red. And you're not getting a lot of braininess because green is is typically brighter and you're not seeing a lot of color. Which, you know, if you're at a computer or something trying to watch a movie, you're on your phone. It can be a little bit inconvenient. Things are hard to see.

So one way that people solve that is by using a lens that's a lot less effective, by letting in a ton of green light, which is going to disrupt your sleep. But I figured out another way that you can actually solve this problem to tap a compromise that doesn't compromise your sleep as much, which is a Conklin's. And so can't quite tell the thought of pink unless you get the color going through there. Still look more or less red. It's a very light sort of pinkish hue rather than orange is hue to the red can sort of see what those look like. And I got these made in a carbon fiber frame just cause I thought that was fun and I like carbon fiber, but they deal with those is that instead of trying to let in more and more green light on the same side. You let in light on the other side because the curve that affects sleep is in between blue and green, which means if you go on the extreme opposite of blue light and Lennon, just a little bit of violet like you can still get a signal to the blue cone without getting very much of a signal to the curve that stimulates melatonin suppression. And of course, it's not going to be as effective as dark red, but you get a small draw in how well it works and a huge boost in the range of colors. You can see if suddenly you have combined blue. And so all those combinations make it a lot more enjoyable to watch a movie, watch TV or whatever you want to do.

It's easier to walk around outside at night. I all wear these at night if I'm going out. And so if you're walking down, a dark street can be a bit inconvenient. And in fact, these are the only ones in the world like this. And, you know, in my commercialized them at some point. But right now, I'm more focused on generating likes. I think that's a higher impact area to be focused on. So one question and people might ask about the portal, ladies. Why is it just this range of blue sky blue to trigger the cell and why not try to create something that's a pure white? I actually start with a pure white and I didn't like it as much. And I think that the reason is the 400 to 450, that short wavelength blue. That makes things harsher. And so I thought, you know, maybe I should eliminate that and do an RGB system so you can still get something that's white. So one question my thing is, why am I doing this particular range of blue if I'm saying we need to recreate that, the natural sunlight type environment, why would I not want doing white beyond just eliminating the fornot 450, which is the rest? I think it's worth compensating for that. There's a lot of ambient light that has a spike in that region. That is what light is natural.

[It's it's not actually sunlight because you're not staring into the sun when you're outside. So in order to get the spectrum of sunlight, the thing you have to be looking at is the sun, which, you know, hopefully you're not doing that. If you're doing that, you're not going to be seeing much of anything very soon.

So I looked around one day. I thought, this is completely flawed. You look down, you see the dirt, the ground, this reddish hue I was looking at what's the Flecktones spectrum of granite or dirt reflects a lot of red light back. You look at all your foliage or trees, you get green. And of course, you look at the sky and you get blue. So really no one has a clue what is needed. But the sky blue seems like a pretty good bet.

And it connects to the thing where we do know the mechanism, which is it's triggering this particular cell. So it's sort of a minimum effective dose type approach of this is the basic thing. We can add other things in later. And I will be adding other things in later. So the production version is going to have red light. It will have not 620 nanometre red, which is your typical red that use red LED, but it'll be 660 nanometers, the deep red that people use in red light therapy, which also works as being the color red. The nice thing about it is the luminous intensity. How bright it appears for its radiance is a lot lower than 620, which is of course the reason it's not used for lighting. That's for the purpose of illumination, but for hitting the face.

That's great because that's the thing people like for how their skin looks and clearing up their skin and Sir getting that right at your face, which is great, the the other thing is all include near infrared light, because why not it's right there! It's in your face and then it's hitting your head and then it can enter your brain and because you are sitting there all day, if you want to turn down the brightness. If that some point it gets a little annoying one put a little bit lower. You can do that you can keep the nearby are pumped up, hi and I haven't built. That version quite yet, but it should feel like is very light. Warmth, pleasant, sort of like being in the sun a lot less than the sun, but who knows so the key thing with how. All the seasonal, effective disorder lights are built.

Another thing is: they have light that reflects outward the way light bulbs are built, which is the way you bill the light, if you're trying to illuminate an environment they're not trying to limit environment kind of light, hit your face from a wide field of view. So when I realized is the best way to do that, is it for now once which no one else's done before, but it's just like you have a spotlight, but instead of a narrow spot way, you have a wider spotlight and then you have light that just comes in as a call which is good for a couple reasons, one you don't get that huge drop off where you get much less than ten thousand locks. In fact, you could have a lot more than ten thousand locks get a really wide area, not just a narrow spot light, so that it covers more of your field of view and instead of just being on the side, if it's above then it integrates really well into your desk environment, so you don't have to stop to look at it. It's just right now. The final thing is I know from other people and myself using lights and work environments that, because other people aren't used to it and because the light at a distance looks like an error point like a car headlight. And because the other person's peoples are not contracted, he can looking very obnoxious tell other people, even if intensity is low, but if you have a Fresnel lens all the light goes in a straight column.

So if you're using it in a work environment, then it's not going to bother people around you. In fact, one really cool thing, I'm planning on doing it, which I'll just real now is Advanta black rim around the lights, so you'll have any light. That just happens to come out will get absorbed really well by that it's just like the I'm, not a leading person. I, don't know what it's called, but that the housing that you see around spotlights, but just much nicer version, and that goes great with the portal name, because you're going to get this black band. That looks blacker than anything you've, probably ever seen, and then out of that you have light emanating and it looks really cool when you have the multi color thing by the way. So it's definitely very poorly. So if you look into the mechanisms that enabled five axis continuous carbon fiber, three D. printed, it was about the same way and construction of things in a particular way. That was the same way, the machine that could produce parts in a particular way and that's how technology really advances with taking things that sort of existed and recombining them in that particular way.

It's not so much driven by really tiny stuff. It's it's really hard to get something meaningful at scale to come out of that, but because of how their limitations in how much you can afford to deploy in terms of advanced technology and smaller systems, if you're trying to innovate with the business, it's really hard to have really low level technology have an impact. Which is why it's more of an assembly process, because if it's not something that can sort of be assembled in a straightforward way from macro components, it's not something! That's really going to inherently be scalable, it sort of it all happens at once. It's not a scaling up process that happens afterwards. So if you look at something like a Koenigsegg which is the highest performance production car available, now they even mention it. We could make it higher performance, but in some places we have to decide. You know and not visit not, and so they do that well before you get into the level of of further sub optimization, we might get to carbon nanotubes. So that's really why that doesn't pan out and that's in the Koenigsegg it doesn't pan.

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