Lys: how to prioritise your exposure to natural light



Based on the latest research in sleep science, our technology focuses on the most important factor for your sleep-wake cycles – your exposure to light. We believe that light is vital to peoples’ health and wellbeing, and yet in the modern world light is an overlooked and untapped resource.

Founded by an innovation designer and a biomedical engineer, LYS combines a human understanding for good design with evidence-based technology. What began as a Kickstarter in 2016 has grown to global, award-winning business. LYS can now be found in 53 countries worldwide, from Nuiqsut, Alaska all the way to our southernmost user in Christchurch, New Zealand. Although we might just be the next big breakthrough in human-centric lighting, we stay true to our simple calling which is to make healthy light available to everyone.

5 ways to prioritise your exposure to light

1- Start your day brightly

Morning light is crucial to feeling energised throughout the day. Exposure to bright and natural light in the mornings will activate your circadian system and start a cascade of events that are happening within our bodies. Starting the day right is useful for those who feel slow and tired when they first wake up.

2- Set your workspace around light

Research has long shown that light can improve alertness and cognitive performance. Placing the table by the window and having good lights around will help you boost productivity during work hours.

3- Counter mid-afternoon energy slump with light

Feeling sleepy and out of energy after lunch? Getting more light in the afternoon will help you avoid the midday slump. A short walk outdoors is a great trick for those who struggle with low energy levels during the day.

4- Create light habits that demarcate the end of your workday

Change the light around you to warmer shades of colour once you finish your workday. At this point, the body no longer needs the stimulation it receives from light. The warmer shades of colour will also create a cosy atmosphere at home.

5- Use light to wind down before bed

A few hours before bedtime are crucial for a restful night’s sleep. Research has shown how light can influence sleep hormone melatonin production and negatively interfere with sleep. Remember to dim the lights and avoid screen-time 2 hours before bedtime.


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In Danish LYS means light. Short, simple and straight to the point. Our name carries not just our Scandinavian heritage but also a promise that we never take light for granted — it’s too important. LYS looks beyond the lifespan of a lightbulb, aesthetics of a lamp, and the technology of smart lighting. Instead, we focus on what should always come first: people and supporting their healthy livelihood. We’re here to enable personal light adjusted to people’s inner rhythms and daily routines.

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