The Sky Portal device is the ideal light device for students and professionals looking to maximize their productivity and focus throughout the day and into the night when needed. Using both 480nm sky blue and 810nm Near Infrared (NIR) wavelength light, the Sky Portal helps you achieve better wakefulness every day, and better sleep every night, keeping you naturally energized and ready to tackle your work.
Most lights are designed to be only bright enough to illuminate your environment, at Chroma, we design lights with human biological needs put first.
Studies have shown that adequate restful sleep improves human performance by helping to increase attention, focus, and alertness. Whether due to a late-night study sessions or a busy schedule, college can often be hard on your sleep cycle—that’s why we created the Sky Portal light device & Carbonshade glasses. These two devices work exactly the opposite, both focused on our melanopsin receptors. This is the system that influences wakefulness and promotes healthy sleep cycles in response to the amount of melanopic (blue and green) light in your environment. It's about 100x darket inside than outside, but now you have a way to tell your brain the sun is shining even while indoors.
The Sky Portal provides natural sky blue melanopic light for the morning and daytime to encourage wakefulness, and our Carbonshade blue & green blocking glasses are intended to block this same melanopic light in the evenings. It's important to get enough melanopic light during the day and just as important to avoid exposure 2-4 hours before going to bed. This combination of devices is designed specifically with human biological needs in mind, providing maximum circadian rhythm support.
Humans perform and feel better in the presence of Near Infrared (NIR) light. Research has demonstrated that exposure to NIR light can lead to more efficient cell operations and improved cognitive function. Furthermore, there are also potent local anti-inflammatory effects associated with NIR light therapy, which may help to reduce stress levels and improve general health. The Sky Portal offers a solution to the lack of NIR light indoors. This type of light is healthy from sun up to well into the night, especially when you're also using a screen. There's thousands of studies that show the effects of NIR light, but what they all boil down to is this: NIR light makes your mitochondria work better, and when mitochondria are working better, you feel, perform, and even sleep, better.
"A significant interaction in memory-related frontal activation was found. Additionally, the memory-related frontal activation was significantly correlated with the immediate and delayed recall of the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test assessed at baseline."
"Our findings revealed that hippocampus-related mitochondrial damage and extensive oxidative stress contribute to the occurrence of memory impairment. In contrast, NIR PBM reduced hippocampal oxidative damage, supporting the ability of 810nm light to improve the antioxidant defense system and maintain mitochondrial survival."
"Our results demonstrated that NIR had an anti-anxiety and anti-depressive effect... which is probably linked to increasing 5-HT and decreasing NO levels in the PFC and Hipp areas."