Got any questions? Here we cover the most frequently asked questions about how to use HiLo for mindful breathing, along with its technical info.
1. How to use HILO
Does HiLo work with an app?
Do I have to hold the HiLo in my hand to use it?
For instance, to do a discreet few minutes of calming breathwork on the metro, before an important meeting, or in the hallway before going in to an exam. Slip the HiLo into your pocket or bag, or keep it in your hand, and simply let the silent vibrations tell you when to inhale, hold your breath, and exhale.
You can use HiLo to help you get off to sleep, by placing it on your bedside table so it projects a light onto the ceiling that will guide you to regulate your breathing.
HiLo tailors itself to your needs and preferences, fitting in with your timetable and the place you find yourself in. It’s up to you to use it in whatever way suits you.
How do I bring a breathing exercise to a halt?
Which stimulus should I choose to follow the breathing patterns?
What’s the Alarm setting on my Hilo for?
To keep yourself on an even keel, you can ask your HiLo to give you a gentle nudge when it’s time to take a little breather.
2. Mindful breathing with HiLo
How do I breathe right?
Make sure you breathe in through your nose, drawing the air down first into your stomach and then letting it fill your rib cage.
What if I have trouble following the suggested breathing pattern?
Why is abdominal breathing better than breathing from the chest?
3. Technical Info
Why is the light red?
The red wavelength has virtually no effect on the secretion of melatonin and other sleep hormones, unlike blue, for instance.
For the same reason, we opted for orange to indicate how long to hold your breath in. Orange light is born of the fusion of red and green light, which doesn’t disturb melatonin secretion.
Does the HiLo switch off by itself?
Can I use it in Light mode without disturbing my partner?
What safety standards does the HiLo light meet?
The HiLo rigorously adheres to the EN 60598-1/EN 62471 lighting safety standards drawn up by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). These set out safe levels of exposure and benchmark measuring techniques, and offer a classification system for evaluating and limiting any photobiological hazard from optical radiation sources.
The standards identify four groups, from 0 (Exempt, meaning no photobiological risk) to 3 (high risk). France’s Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety recommends that products for use by the general public must fall within groups 0 or 1 (no or low risk).
After testing, the HiLo was rated 0 or Exempt (no risk).
If your question is not listed in the FAQ above, you can always contact our team who will answer you with great pleasure.