Archive for August, 2011

Full-Spectrum Light (issue 37)

Tuesday, August 30th, 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.

 

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.

 

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A sun map of the world

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

We all know that there is day and night. We all know there is summer and winter.

 

But sometimes seeing these concepts in a visual manner at a global level, can present them in a different light.

 

We found this real-time illustration of the sun rising and falling around the world. It is a perfect graphic illustration of how the days are currently longer in the Northern Hemisphere (summer) and shorter in the Southern Hemisphere (winter).

 

 


Winner of $100 of full-spectrum lighting announced!

Friday, August 26th, 2011


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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 36)

Wednesday, August 24th, 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
Home Improvement | Lighting Your Basement Home Office
Ambient light can come from several sources, including ceiling fixtures, and daylight if you happen to have windows in your basement. If you don’t have windows, you can still make your space more habitable by using what’s known as “full spectrum” light bulbs.

 

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How accurate is your colour perception

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Our ability to perceive colour in the world around us is a combination of our ambient light quality and the state of the cones in our eyes.

 

These cones in our eyes specialise in perceiving any one of the three different colour groups – red, green or blue. If any group is damaged then we cannot properly perceive that particular colour.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 35)

Monday, August 15th, 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.

 

HEALTH
Seeing the light: Shedding full-spectrum light on ADHD
One of the most surprising ways to help reverse ADHD is actually the simplest–and it’s something you can do on your own at home right away. All it involves is changing light bulbs.

 

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Jet Lag and Light

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Anyone who has suffered from trying to drag themselves through a normal workday after a long international trip, knows the discomfort caused by crossing time-zones. And yet it appears there is a simple remedy available.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 34)

Wednesday, August 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.

 

REPTILECARE
Lack of UV light harming tuatara
Without full-spectrum lighting, tuatara can suffer nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism (NSHP), which causes bones to break and other painful conditions.

 

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Light exposure and carcinoma development

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

In the early 1960s, experiments were conducted to see what impact light had on the development of cancer. A 2-year pilot study was undertaken by S.L. Gabby MD to determine the effects of different lighting regimes on C3H mice.

 

C3H mice are chosen for these studies as they are prone to tumor development. 98% of males and females will typically develop breast carcinoma.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 33)

Thursday, August 4th, 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
Night and Day, and Day and Night
Today will be a beautiful, sunny day (even by non-Portland standards) — and yet my curtains are closed and I’m typing by my full-spectrum light because, well, it gets hot when the sun blazes through a 10′ by 15′ window bank.
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