Posts Tagged ‘alertness’

Full-Spectrum Light (issue 13)

Monday, January 10th, 2011

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.

WORK BETTER
Lampara UVSetting Up Your Office For “Health”

By simply replacing your antiquated fluorescent tubes with full-spectrum tubes, you can instantly enhance your environment and your well-being! Full spectrum lighting emits a natural, balanced spectrum of light that is the closest you …

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Full-spectrum lighting (issue 8)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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
Tips For Overcoming SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) | Anxiety …
In light therapy, also called phototherapy, you either go outside during bright daylight hours or sit a few feet from a specialized light therapy box or full spectrum plant light, so that you’re exposed to bright light that mimics …
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Blue-enriched white light in the workplace improves self-reported alertness, performance and sleep quality

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Energy Saving LampResearch carried out at the Surrey Sleep Centre at the University of Surrey in partnership with Philips Lighting has revealed that changing traditional white-light lighting to blue-enriched white light helped office workers stay more alert and less sleepy during the day.
 
The research also showed improvements in subjective measures of positive moods, work performance, fatigue in the evening, irritability, ability to concentrate and focus and eye strain. The workers also reported improved sleep at night.
 
The blue-enriched white light is thought to be more effective because it targets a recently discovered novel photoreceptor in the eye. (more…)


Blue Light may Improve Alertness

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Journal Sleep study Found that Color of Light Affects Performance.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School compared the effects of different colored lights on alertness and performance. They found that people exposed to blue light rated themselves as less sleepy, with a quicker reaction time than those exposed to green light. They also claimed to have fewer lapses in their attention than the others.

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