Full-Spectrum Light (issue 42)

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

HEALTH
Late blast of summer brings feelgood factor
The full spectrum light improves the immune system and generally makes people feel happier. Even if you don’t suffer from seasonal effective disorder most people go into a kind of psychological hibernation when the days begin to shorten. When the sun shines people have fewer inhibitions, spend more time outside and become more informal.

 

Organic Wellness Therapies and Cancer Part5
Full-Spectrum Light Therapy has revealed the ability to support with improving the all round wellness. Similar to exposure to sunlight, this treatment utilizes the entire range of light such as ultraviolet. A research at Johns Hopkins College Health care School demonstrated a beneficial romantic relationship amongst entire-spectrum light and the prevention of breast, colon, and rectal cancers.

 

Hidden Secrets of Vitamin D Finally Brought to Light With Full Spectrum Lighting
Supplementing natural sunlight by using full spectrum lights. Readers are cautioned that many lights purported to be full spectrum are not; true full spectrum lighting must contain the entire spectrum of color as well as infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths.

 

PLANTCARE
Can Grass Seeds Grow Under a Black Light?
While most grass seeds need abundant amounts of light from natural sources or full-spectrum grow lights, these seeds will sprout and survive for a time under limited-spectrum lights, such as black lights.

 

EYECARE
Reading Aids for Low Vision
If you suffer from low vision, using the brightest light bulbs will help alleviate the strain caused from reading – so be sure to place high wattage light bulbs in the light fixtures in your favorite reading spaces. Full spectrum light bulbs emit light that closely mimics natural sunlight.

 

WORK BETTER
Stress-busting, natural touches for your office or workspace
Open the blinds on windows in your office or near your cubicle. Natural light gets a lot of credit for keeping busy workers more productive and in a better mood, while poor or harsh overhead lighting is blamed for everything from headaches and eyestrain to depression. For sunny summer days when it’s too hot to open the blinds, consider changing the bulbs in your desk lamps to those with full-spectrum light.

 

HOME DECORATING
Let there be light in your bedroom
Use soft white or pink-tinted bulbs in your lamps, or the full spectrum bulbs that replicate natural sunlight. They can make a huge difference in how you feel!

 

MISCELLANEOUS
Song of the Day 10/5
We should all take a cue from Stevie Wonder and find the sunshine of our lives, or make an attempt to catch a few of the real rays, especially in the fall/winter time.

 

Good morning sunshine!
So, my recent difficulty waking up early and refreshed with the changing of the seasons has prompted me to (re)apply a bit of modern technology to this biological problem. I had to bust out the sunrise alarm clock.

 

 

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  3. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 24)
  4. Full-spectrum lighting (issue 9)
  5. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 36)

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