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BlockBlueLight is New Zealand's premium supplier of blue and artificial light blocking products. We ship all over the world from both Sydney, Australia, and Hamilton, New Zealand.
Founded by Daniel Ebbett in 2016, BlockBlueLight was born out of a need to fix his worrying health issues.
Suffering from chronic insomnia, as well as eye strain and migraines during the day, Daniel’s overall health and wellbeing was declining—and he had no idea why. There were many frustrating and failed attempts to try and fix his declining health. He tried everything under the sun—different sleeping pills, natural herbs, breathing techniques—though nothing seemed to help. At his wits’ end, he was referred to specialist doctors, but even they couldn’t help.
Deciding to do his own research, he stumbled across how light (specifically, blue light) impacts circadian rhythms by suppressing melatonin secretion, which in turn can cause sleep issues. He also discovered how chronic exposure to artificial light during the day could also cause eye stain, migraines, and even lead to permanent eye damage.
Realising that over exposure to artificial light could be the root cause of his problems, he bought some blue blocking glasses online and found it made a small difference—enough to believe in the merit of the theory of blue light.
Because all of the glasses available were completely focused around style and appearance at the expense of function and effectiveness, no research had gone into the lenses to block the correct amount and wavelengths of blue light. Those blue blocking glasses also allowed a lot of blue light to leak in around the sides and top of the frames, which defeated their purpose.
Dan knew what specific wavelengths of light he needed to block and that specifically-designed-and-engineered frames would fit the bill. And yet, he found no glasses on the market that came close to being optimal. So, he quickly went about researching and designing the ultimate pair of blue blocking glasses backed by science that address the exact frequencies of blue (and green) light required to be blocked after dark to optimally produce melatonin for restorative sleep and health.
The design came back and worked like a dream, and BlockBlueLight was born! Dan started selling these blue light glasses online to provide people with the very best in blue blocking technology that was not widely available to the general public. Customers soon started flooding in and began reporting profound benefits to the quality of their sleep.
Dan spent has now done years of research, looking at studies and clinical tests on how to optimally manage light. What did he discover? Well, to actually see any notable health benefits you need to block specific frequencies of light at specific times of day. Unfortunately most blue light glasses available today have been created with no understanding of the science of how light impacts our biology.
“I am passionate about helping other people. Hearing from so many satisfied customers about how their lives have been transformed just goes to show that something simple can have a relatively massive impact on our overall quality of life.” – Dan Ebbett
We have a passionate and dedicated research and development team that has since developed a wider range of glasses for different situations along with a suite of various lighting products to cut out additional sources of blue light and improve overall health, including nursery night lights, blue blocking torches, reading lamps, and a wide range of different blue blocking light bulbs for different situations. In fact, today, our specialty non-blue light emitting light bulbs are some of the products that our customers love the most! Rather than block certain spectrums of light, it’s often far more efficient to just not emit blue light at all.
Research shows that blue light from our modern LED and fluorescent lighting, combined with using computers and looking at phones all day, can cause eye strain, headaches, and migraines. In our efforts to promote wellness in this area, we have also invested in expanding the booming market for computer glasses specifically designed to reduce these symptoms.
We have kept the momentum in our research and have expanded into a full suite of blue blocking solutions and other accessories, such as complete black out eye masks to promote good quality sleep.
From our humble beginnings to now being recognised as one of the most trusted international brands and leaders in all things blocking blue light technology, we have proudly retained our personal approach to each customer. Whether you have questions on blue light, health, or any of our products, our friendly team is always available to chat.