Technology company LIFE to launch Kickstarter campaign for 'smart' salt lamp Zencube - a brand new take on the healthy Himalayan salt lamp without the typical drawbacks
— A conversation about positive and negative ions can quickly result in confusion. Too many positive ions in the air are a negative thing. They can lead to issues with sleep, stress and energy levels. Negative ions are a positive thing. A large national forest is full of negative ions and visiting them is a positive experience.
“What it boils down to,” says Amber Chen, Product Development Manager at LIFE, “is what might be considered basic common sense. Fresh, pure air is good for you. It just so happens that fresh, pure air contains plenty of negative ions.”
Computers and electronic devices produce positive ions and scientific research from the last 35 years suggests that too many positive ions in the home, workplace and other public buildings are taking a toll on human physical, mental and emotional health.
According to a 2013 Nutrition Review report, “…negative ions [have] long been associated with improvements in mood and physical health. Research conducted in the last decade has begun to support the view that negative ions have a net positive effect on health.”
One of the planet’s best known natural producer of negative ions is Himalayan salt. When heated, the pink crystals excavated in the Khewra salt mines near the Himalayan mountains, emit negative ions. Scientific studies have measured significant improvement in conditions like anxiety, depression high blood pressure, respiratory function and sleep quality in people who use traditional Himalayan salt lamps.
So, it’s all good, right? Not exactly, says Chen.
“Traditional salt lamps are not without their drawbacks. They are energy guzzlers, the heated salt often ‘melts,’ and the lamps can get hot enough to be a safety hazard.”
Necessity being the mother of invention, Chen and the LIFE crew set out to design a better salt lamp. Zencube uses an energy efficient LED bulb that heats the salt enough for negative ions to be released while the entire lamp stays cool to the touch.
A color control app firmly places Zencube at the forefront of wellness technology. Zencube’s ingenuous design makes it the world’s first smart salt lamp. The lamp’s RGB LED bulb can be controlled by an app to change into any color, matching mood or surroundings.
But the design team didn’t stop there. They also wanted a modernized version of what can only be called the typical lumpy salt lamp.
“We wanted a sleek design that complemented any décor,” says Chen. “A home accessory that both stood out and blended in.”
So that Zencube can make the world a better place, one negative ion at a time, LIFE is launching a Kickstarter campaign in early June to fund production.
LIFE produce and manufacture stylish, innovative, life-enhancing technology solutions to improve the quality of life and convenience of their customers. Their vision is to enhance life through the power of technology.
Their latest product, the Zencube will be launched on Kickstarter in June. For more information, visit www.thezencube.com
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