PORTFOLIO > Sunn: Revolutionary LED Lighting

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When? August 2012 - August 2013
The SUNN Team
SUNN Co-Founders, Kelton Minor, John Ciecholewski, and Jeremy Blum (Photo by: Jon Reis)


Sunn is a startup that spun-off from my masters research at Cornell University.  For 99.9% of human history we’ve lived outside underneath the sun. In today’s modern environment, we now spend nearly 97% of our time indoors, under static, artificial lighting. With sunn,  my hope was to usher in a new era of transformative indoor lighting that brings the outside in, and the sun back into our lives. The sunn bulb is a “set it and forget it” solution for a dynamic lighting experience and healthy lifestyle. The lights that we designed use a fraction of the energy of a standard lightbulb, while emulating natural sunlight to mediate your circadian health.


I stepped down as CTO of sunn to join Google in 2013. Check out the video below to see what a day with sunn lights feels like, or visit the website to learn more.

One Day of Sunn from sunn on Vimeo.


During my time at sunn, we participated in a range of competitions, and fared very well.  Here are some of our notable accomplishments:


Here are some shots of the SUNN team at various events: