Posts Tagged ‘business’

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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Full-spectrum lighting (issue 6)

Sunday, September 12th, 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
This is a useful short piece on the importance of Vitamin D in our lives and how we go about getting it.


Exhibiting Viva-Lite on Auckland Business Expo

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The following pictures were taken in Auckland Greenlane, New Zealand on the Business Expo 2009.

The expo was a big success and the Viva-Lite stand received many visitors that were interested to learn more about full spectrum lighting.

Viva-Lite is looking forward to more events – in your region, too!


Solving the Business Winter Blues

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Viva-Lite LogoVero Excellence in Business Support Awards Finalist Viva-Lite has silently built a strong and loyal customer base with so-called “Full Spectrum Lights” – products aimed at solving typical effects caused by lack of natural light, often also referred to as “Winter Blues”.

Toby Ruckert and his partner Margit Brusda moved to Waiheke from Germany in 2003 and with them they brought ‘Viva-Lite’ – their light bulb producing company that specialises in full-spectrum lighting to assist businesses whose employees suffer from headaches, eyestrain and stress.

“People can get very low emotionally in the middle of winter due to the lack of natural light,” says Toby. “People feel entirely different working under these lights as they reduce tiredness and mood swings especially if it relates to the winter blues. But the lights also improve energy levels.”

The idea of Full Spectrum Lighting isn’t new. During the 20th century the US Navy was actively researching methods to combat diseases commonly appearing on submarines where no natural daylight exposure for the crew is available for many weeks – or even months. Ultimately NASA provided a solution by creating the first natural daylight simulating tubes with added UV output to help the crew stay healthy even without actual daylight access. (more…)