Blast White Light Into Your Eyes With "Sun Glasses" to Help You Beat the British Winter Blues

By Sam Gibbs on at

It's that time of year again where you'll probably be getting up and into work before the Sun is really in its stride; and by the time 5pm rolls around, it's already on its way to bed. Lack of a decent dose of daylight can give you Seasonal Affective Disorder, but that's where the SEQUINTEC "sun glasses" could give you the white light hit that your body so desperately craves.

This kickstarter project aims to attach a white light to your forehead, perched on a sunglass-type bridge -- a wearable light box that you don't have to stay sat in front of. They might look a bit stupid, but I've seen more insane looking contraptions for solving SAD, and it's a hell of a lot better than pumping yourself full of drugs to get over your winter depression.

The project is currently sitting at just under $5,000 of its $8,000 target with eight days to go. The eventual retail price will be $80 (£52), but if you pledge $60/£40 or more (at the time of writing) you'll grab yourself a pair of the first run for an estimated January delivery. You might look like an absolute tit sitting on the bus with these on, but you only need around 30 mins of white light to top you up, so slap 'em on when you're scrubbing your nashers and you'll be golden. [Kickstarter via Inhabitat via The Verge]