Full-Spectrum Light (issue 37)

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
What’s Causing My Aging Parent’s Afternoon Anxiety?
Keep the rooms well-lit by adding light fixtures and using full-spectrum light bulbs. And this might sound obvious, but turn them all on before it starts to get dark. Light (or lack of) really is a significant trigger here, so you may notice a big difference with this one.

 


How To Cure The End-Of-Summer Blues
Light therapy is typically the main treatment used for SAD. It replicates outdoor lighting, causing a biochemical change in the brain that naturally lifts your mood.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Straight from Heart
I am really lucky to have this full spectrum lamp. So this is the true color under the white light.

 

China Ball Light
Lighting plays a major role in the aesthetics, atmosphere, and mood of a scene. A light with a cooler color temperature can help portray a calm, sterile, or cold scene, while a light with a hotter color temperature can portray a stuffy, intense, or angry scene.

 

PLANTCARE
Why Do Pea Plants Grow More Efficiently in Artificial Light?
Not every climate is suitable for growing the vegetable, and not everyone has the outdoor space in which to grow peas. In this situation, growing peas under artificial sunlight, or grow lights, provides indoor growers with full-spectrum light option for their peas.

 

REPTILECARE
Box Turtle Enclosure Tips
Full spectrum lighting is needed for indoor enclosures. Full spectrum light mimics the advantageous effects of natural sunlight, enabling the turtle to metabolize vitamin D3. With out the particular wavelengths and correct diet plan, calcium deficiencies will result which might ultimately prove fatal.

 

HOME DECORATING
Feng Shui for Troubled Times
Let the sunshine in! Sunlight actually stimulates the optic nerve and tells the brain whether to produce serotonin (the wake-up, feel-good hormone) or melatonin (the time-to-sleep hormone). Sunlight is also a natural disinfectant that warms, brightens, and kills mold, mildew and germs.

 

MISCELLANEOUS
30-Second Science: Applied Math
To aid frequent flyers and future Marstronauts, researchers at the University of Michigan and Harvard Medical School wrote software that models complex internal timing systems like our circadian clock. Based on variables such as light and number of time zones crossed, the software will determine how much and how often to expose travelers to full-spectrum light to reset their brain.

 

What Soviet Research Shows
In another Soviet study, N. M. Dantsig and his associates established that profound physiological changes occur in human beings deprived of full-spectrum light for long periods.

 

 

Related posts:

  1. Full-spectrum light (issue 32)
  2. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 47)
  3. Full-spectrum Light (issue 29)
  4. Who’s talking about full-spectrum lighting – issue 2
  5. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 15)

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