About Us

Our Mission

To Improve Lives with Light

Throughout the ages, Man has been fascinated by the Sun. Sunshine Sciences wants to know, “What is the Science of Sunlight?” How does light influence the lives of people, plants and animals? Research already shows that light influences our health for good or ill. Light affects us physically, mentally and emotionally. We believe that light is key to life and that indoor lighting should closely match the light that we have lived under for eons.

Natural sunlight itself is the blueprint for Indoor Sunshine®.

According to Alberta Education, Alberta, Canada,

“There is no area of our mental and bodily functioning that the sun does not influence. Our bodies were designed to receive and use it in a wide range of ways. We were not designed to hide from it in houses, offices, factories and schools. Sunshine, reaching us through our eyes and our skin, exercises a subtle control over us from birth to death, from head to tail.”

Sunshine Sciences® manufactures, distributes and sells Indoor Sunshine® Full Color Spectrum light. We believe they are the best full spectrum light available plus they are long lasting and save energy. Our carefully developed Full Color Spectrum light is like a rainbow. It includes the visible wavelengths of light plus UVA and UVB in the same proportion as natural sunlight. It’s just not as strong. The light comes in compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) of various wattages and fluorescent linear lamps (tubes) of different lengths.

Guarantee

You’ll love it or your money back. Guaranteed.

Research Roots

The roots of mankind’s interest in the effect of sunlight on health dates back to Heliopolis in Egypt around 2300 BCE and ancient Greece, more recently from 1903 when The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Dr. Niels Ryberg Finsen from the Faroe Islands (later Iceland and the Netherlands) “in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science”.

He has himself given the following short description of his work.

“My disease [Pick’s disease] has played a very great role for my whole development… The disease was responsible for my starting investigations on light: I suffered from anaemia and tiredness, and since I lived in a house facing the north, I began to believe that I might be helped if I received more sun. I therefore spent as much time as possible in its rays. As an enthusiastic medical man I was of course interested to know what benefit the sun really gave. I considered it from the physiological point of view but got no answer. I drew the conclusion that I was right and the physiology wrong. From this time (about 1888) I collected all possible observations about animals seeking the sun, and my conviction that the sun had a useful and important effect on the organism (especially the blood?) became stronger and stronger. What this useful effect really was, I could not find; I have been working for this goal ever since but have not been able to find exactly what I have been seeking, though we have gone somewhat forward.”

Later Finsen said, “During the last few years, I have, however, become convinced that it does not help to wait until I find the answer I am looking for in the laboratory, but that it is justified to work also with clinical experiments. Thus both approaches can be carried out simultaneously in the effort to reach the final goal.” ~ Dr. Niels Ryberg Finsen

Physiology or Medicine 1901-1921, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1967.

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1903/finsen-bio.html

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1903/press.html

“Niels Ryberg Finsen – Facts”. Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2013. Web. 24 Nov 2013. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1903/finsen-facts.html

Personnel

Linaya Hahn, LNC, RP

CEO/President

Linaya Hahn, LNC (Licensed Nutrition Counselor), RP (Registered Psychotherapist), is CEO and President of Sunshine Science, Inc., an international light company that sells Indoor Sunshine® Full Color Spectrum lights. She was involved in the development of Indoor Sunshine light which outside testing calls the closest match to natural sunshine. Sunlight itself is the blueprint for Indoor Sunshine. This year marks 25 years of Linaya’s exploration into how light affects life – people, plants and animals.

Ms. Hahn comes to lighting from the health field: she is not an electrical engineer. As a Licensed Nutrition Counselor in Illinois, she founded the PMS Holistic Center of Illinois in 1985. Linaya became interested in the effects of light on health when she learned that improper light is one of the four main causes of premenstrual syndrome. She is author of the best-selling book, PMS: Solving the Puzzle – Sixteen Causes and What to Do about It [link to book section]. It is called the state of the art book on PMS. It is available through www.SunshineSciences.com as a paperback and an ebook, and through www.amazon.com. The book is also available in Japanese.

An international expert on full spectrum light and PMS, Ms. Hahn has addressed the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and an international PMS symposia on “A Multidisciplinary Approach to PMS.” She wrote Identifying the Etiologies of Physiologically-Based Mood Disorders and their Clinical Implications, which was published in the peer-reviewed journal, Woman and Therapy, Volume 12, Numbers 1/2, in 1992. Linaya is known for her multidisciplinary approach to health and for her depth of knowledge of full spectrum light and its effects on health. An internationally recognized holistic health educator, she is a frequent radio, television and webcast guest and has been featured in printed news articles in the US, Canada, Germany and Japan.

Steve Breitman, CPA

CEO/Founder, Mindful Business Solutions, Inc.

Steve was trained as a CPA and has 27 years of accounting, financial and operational management experience.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin, with a BBA in Accounting.  Steve’s career path led him to work in public accounting for four years and to hold a variety of financial and operational management positions including CFO, Regional Controller, Corporate Director of Management Reporting, Executive Director and Regional Manager.  Steve has had management responsibility for six business sites with 175 employees and $20 million in revenue as well as reporting responsibility for 25 business sites with $120 million in revenue.

Steve Miller, Director of Branding, Packaging, Media and Marketing Integration.

CEO and Founder of IdeaSource, LLC

Steve brings decades of creative marketing in broadcast and print media, promotions, graphic design, web and social media.

Steve spent 12 years working on Madison Avenue directing creative work for a wide range of national and international clients. He has won national awards for traditional design and advertising as well as promotions design. His experience includes broadcast and print advertising, promotions, graphic design and direct mail. His clients have included adidas, Air France, Coca-Cola Foods, Bristol-Myers, General Mills, National Distillers and McDonald’s.

Steve later served creative director for a boutique ad agency and marketing think tank in Denver. Clients included Candy’s, Coca-Cola USA, Nestea, G. Heileman Brewing Company, Gourmet Coffees of America, HoneyBaked Hams, Omnivest/Mr. Steak, TCBY and Taco John’s.

Steve was then Marketing Vice President of a global CPM company with retail, wholesale and franchise elements.

Steve returned to Colorado and has been consulting for a wide range of companies, fulfilling needs of strategy, branding, packaging, websites, collateral, advertising, application development, SEO and social media building.

Mark Fischer, eCommerce Manager, Inspire Commerce, Inc.

Mark Fischer is the Founder of Inspire Commerce and InspirePay. Mark has been an internet and business strategy consultant for the past decade, and has been focused for the past five years in the payments space. He has strong experience both as a Merchant Services provider on the acquiring side, as well as on the technology side as the founder of InspirePay.

Prior to being in the payments industry, Mark spent ten years as an online strategy consultant, helping companies grow their business online.  Success stories include ERGObaby, Sabrix, SkiResorts.com, Boba.com, and Grand Trunk Goods to name a few.

Christopher Back,  Director of Research, Innovation and Special Projects

Chris has been active in the lighting industry for 25 years. As his title says, Chris is the researcher and innovator in the company. When we are stuck in new product development, Chris has the ability to see things from a different vantage point and get us moving again. When we have a question, Chris is the go-to person.

Chris has also found important research for us that we were unaware of. You may want to check out the information on the new found Retinal Ganglion Cells, ipRGC that our Indoor Sunshine® lights activate. [link] Fortunately for us, he has a practical side and developed the Demo Boxes for our Sales Team.

Chris is also a professional editor and writer so he can explain things to us and others.

Michael J. Costello, Engineering and Construction Management

Michael is a seasoned professional with over 30 years’ experience in construction management. He has an extensive background in Engineering, Purchasing, Management, and Superintendence. His expertise is in engineering, cost control, scheduling, estimating, purchasing, contract negotiations, safety, codes, hospitals, laboratories, and commercial projects ranging from $20M-$500M. Michael is committed to providing quality work, on time, on budget, and to the client’s satisfaction. He is results-oriented and a “makes it happen” manager.

Michael’s core competencies include: Engineering, Estimating, Cost Control, Large Scale Projects, Code Compliance, Safety, Multi-Project Management, Problem Solving, Purchasing, Contract Negotiations, Customer Relations, Subcontractor Development, Superintendence

Return Policy

Our guarantee: “You’ll love it or your money back. Guaranteed.”

Customer satisfaction is key to our success. We are here to work with and for you.

Our Indoor Sunshine® CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) are guaranteed for two years with residential use and one year with commercial use. However, third party testing for Energy Star rated them to last 10,000 hours. Translated, that means you could use them for 5 hours a day for 365 days a year and they are expected to last 5.5 years providing they have a steady electrical supply in the building and in the fixture. This excludes fixtures with dimmer switches and touch-on or clap-on lamps since those do not supply a steady electrical current.

If you choose to return an item, please call 303 834-9161 in Colorado (Mountain Time Zone) or email us within 30 days of purchase with your name, contact information, invoice number and describe the concern. If necessary, return instructions, a Return Authorization Number and return instructions will given to you. Shipping & handling fees are not refundable.

Products must be shipped prepaid to the address on the authorization form. Please write the authorization number clearly on the package. You, the customer, are responsible for possible breakage during transportation to us.

Upon receipt of the authorized return products, we will issue a refund or ship the agreed upon replacement products within 10 business days unless otherwise notified. If a credit card was used to purchase products, the refund will be credited to the original credit card number.

Core Values and Beliefs

We believe that lives can be improved with light. In this statement, we include people of all ages around the globe, animal life, and plant life.

We believe that excellent lights should be included in our personal at-home lives as well as our businesses and schools.  We believe that light is too often taken for granted. We believe light creates a positive or negative impact on our lives. We believe that excellent light is as important to life as good food, clean water, and clean air.

We are driven by research into how light affects people, animals and plants. The results of that research will drive our product development and our marketing.

We strive to create products that reduce the environmental impact of lighting and reduce energy costs.

We are dedicated to quality: quality of each product, quality of service, quality of relationships within and without the company, and quality and clarity of communication.

We choose to be a company where all can realize their potential.

We believe that by holding ourselves to the highest internal standards of integrity, our customers will have the highest quality products.

We choose to work with integrity with other companies, from the acquisition of materials, to manufacturing, to advertising, to sales and delivery of the finished products. We will work together to resolve possible differences with integrity and respect.

We choose to donate a portion of our profits to endeavors that value life.

We also choose to make a profit so that we in turn can reward our employees and those who believe in us and have invested in us, such as our stockholders.

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us.  To better protect your privacy we provide this notice outlining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Sunshine Science, Inc. website, www.SunshineSciences.com, and by telephone contact.  The types of personal information collected are:

Name

Address

Email address

Phone Number

Credit / Debit Card Information


How We Use Information

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete the order.  We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive.  Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. If you choose to be on our information opt-in email list, that information is not shared with others.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our site is encryption-protected with an SSL certificate which ensures your purchases are safely processed.  SSL allows us to establish a secure encrypted connection between your browser and our website and protects sensitive data, such as your name, address and credit card information during transfer to our secure servers during your visit.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important.  For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13. No part of the website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How to Update or Correct Your Information

If your user information changes, such as your address or telephone number, the information can be changed, updated or deleted by visiting your account section, by emailing us, or by calling us.

How to Contact Us

Should you have another question or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at info@sunshinesciences.com or mail us a Sunshine Sciences, PO Box 19917, Boulder, CO 80504, USA.

Limited Rights to Use of Information

The content (e.g., text, photos and information) of this site is proprietary to Sunshine Sciences. You may download and use site content for personal, informational, non-commercial use only. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost or use any of such materials for commercial purposes without Sunshine Sciences’ express written permission. All copyright and other proprietary notices contained in downloaded materials must be retained.

You should assume that all contents of the Site are copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided herein and without Sunshine Sciences’ express written permission. Neither Sunshine Sciences nor any third party has conferred upon you by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right under any patent, trademark or copyright (except as expressly provided herein).

The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on the Site are registered (where indicated) or unregistered trademarks and/or service marks of Sunshine Sciences or of their respective owners. Nothing contained in this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right in and to the trademarks or logos without Sunshine Sciences’ express written permission. Any misuse of the trademarks or logos on the Site and in its contents is strictly prohibited.

User Submissions

Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary information. Sunshine Sciences and any of its affiliates may use such communication or material for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publications, broadcast, and further posting. Further, Sunshine Sciences and its affiliates, are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication or material you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever.

Warranty Disclaimer

Sunshine Sciences provides the site “as is,” without any warranty of any kind, express, implied, or statutory. Sunshine Sciences specifically disclaims any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Sunshine Sciences does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on the site. Sunshine Sciences does not warrant that use of this site will be uninterrupted, secure, or error-free, that defects will be corrected, that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components or that any requested email alerts will be delivered in a timely manner. Some jurisdictions do now allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights, which vary from state to state.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Sunshine Sciences and its personnel and suppliers be liable for lost profits or any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the products or the website (however arising, including by negligence). Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

Governing Law

The Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, as such laws apply to contracts between Colorado residents performed entirely within Colorado. You agree that upon Sunshine Sciences’ request, all disputes arising hereunder will be adjudicated in the state and federal courts having jurisdiction over disputes arising in Denver County, Colorado, and you hereby agree to consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. If any provision of the Terms of Use shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

Sunshine Sciences may, at any time, revise this notice and disclaimer by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should, therefore, periodically visit this page to review the then-current conditions applicable to your use of this Site.