Blys - the solution for a good night's sleep



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  • Blys - the solution for a good night's sleep
  • Blys - the solution for a good night's sleep

In our view

The Blys™ concept is derived from findings of 'SomnIA'; a four year research programme undertaken by a consortium of universities as part of the 'New Dynamics of Ageing' initiative. The main research partner was the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (now called Designability)

“Home furnishing combining style and simple functionality ... and the particular needs of the elder community”

Blys™ is a sleek, modern light source designed with the specific needs of elderly people. Blys™ can be used as a nightlight or gentle bedroom lighting, and enables access to essential personal possessions during the night, aiding peace of mind and restful sleep.

As a nightlight it provides a low-level glow which allows un-interrupted sleep, but on waking it provides a focus in a room, allowing items such as bedside lights, spectacles, water, phone, and other personal items to be easily identified without switching the main light on.

A low level of light from the tray provides an immediate focus and sense of security if wakened during the night, whilst preventing the shock experienced when turning on conventional lighting, or the frustration of finding the light switch.

It is controlled by means of a simple touch panel. Hand contact anywhere along the main edge the unit switches on or off, and the brightness can be altered by touching two small 'bright' and 'dim' zones. Blys™ remembers its previous light setting when it's switched off.

>Blys is available in two colour tones : Cool White Light for displays and work surfaces, and Warm White Light for in the home or as a nightlight. The choice is yours.

  • Blys™ measures 400mm by 400mm square and is only 25mm deep. It has four non-slip feet and is spill proof
  • Blys™ is available for delivery worldwide - it has a universal power supply with mains plugs to suit your country.
  • Power consumption is very low; less than 700mA at 5V. The unit does not get hot, even at the maximum brightness