Full-spectrum Light (issue 39)

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
How To Cure The End-Of-Summer Blues
To try this out, get a lightbox or a lamp designed to mimic full-spectrum light. Expose yourself to the light early in the day to see the most effective results. Many people feel better within one week of light therapy.

 


WORK BETTER
5 Tools To Make Going Back To The Office Suck Less
If you work indoors all day, grab yourself a full spectrum light bulb for you desk lamp. They’re pretty cheap, and at the very least I’ve noticed they reduce eye-strain and in-office suicidal urges.

 

FISHCARE
Freshwater Tank
One of the easiest ways to get started setting up these fish tanks is to purchase a tank with a hood and light already included. You will want to make sure that the light is a full spectrum light. If it isn’t, you will want to go ahead and change it to one.

 

ART
Setting up a Still Life
Lighting is also important. If you want dramatic lighting, you can choose to set up near a window for natural light, or create your own dramatic lighting with the use of lamps and spotlights. Spotlights are especially good for glass or shiny objects as they will “twinkle” in bright light. Spotlights can also cast unwanted shadows, so be careful about placement. You will want to use full spectrum or “daylight” lamps for that purpose.

 

Architectural Color Specialist’s Blog
What is needed to perceive color, which is part of the visual-at least to us-spectrum? Light, an object that reflects it, and an instrument for perceiving it (in our case our eyes and brain). Above all, we need light. Light not only effects our perception of color.

 

CRAFT
Creative Needlepoint: Benefits of Full Spectrum Lighting
In addition to these benefits, full spectrum lights improve vision and create less glare and eye strain than other lighting. Also the light reduces fatigue as compared to incandescent light or fluorescent light which is a big advantage at work or at home

 

Headaches
Q: I had my eyes tested in May, but just reccently I’ve been getting headaches before I go to bed. I mentioned it to my brother and he said he wasn’t surprised as how dark and dingy the flat looked with the new lightbulbs I was using. A: Inadequate lighting may well be aproblem especially if you are trying to read or sew …worth trying a full spectrum bulb in the area you sit even if the rest of the flat is dark.

 

REPTILECARE
How to Raise Terrapin Turtles
Most light bulbs should have enough power to get the basking spot to the right temperature. A full-spectrum fluorescent light also needs to be attached to the aquarium. The fluorescent light source will provide the light needed for vitamin synthesis to take place.

 

PLANTCARE
Growing Verbena Imagination From Seeds
If you have a bright, sunny window, move the seedlings there. If not, you’ll need to screw hooks into the ceiling above a table, and suspend chains from the hooks. Clip-on light fixtures are available at most hardware stores. These can be clipped to the chain, plugged into an available outlet, and moved up the chain as needed. Full spectrum bulbs work best for indoor lighting.

 

 

Related posts:

  1. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 38)
  2. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 18)
  3. Who’s talking about full-spectrum lighting – issue 3
  4. Full-spectrum light (issue 32)
  5. Full-spectrum lighting (issue 7)

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