Full-Spectrum Light (issue 44)

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.

 

RECOMMENDED READING
On Bathroom Lighting
There is hope in the form of the full spectrum light bulb, developed in Finland to cheer people up during the eternal northern winters. Available in garden and wholefood stores, these light bulbs cost about ten times as much as an ordinary 100W bulb but last four times as long. This may seem expensive but when you consider that, in the US, women spend about $6 billion per year on cosmetics and that employers carry the burden of 10 million sick days a year caused by depression, splashing out on a few tasteful light bulbs begins to look like a truly bright idea.

 

HEALTH
Full Spectrum Light Therapy for Sleep
Hannah still has sleeping issues. Her ped thought we should try a full spectrum light alarm clock to help regulate her sleep rhythm.

 

FISHCARE
Setting up a Freshwater Aquarium
Lighting is also important as fish require dark and light areas for their biological clocks and eating patterns. They need no more than 12 hours of light each day. Lighting will also make the aquarium more attractive and help the plants grow. There are several types of lighting, of which the most popular are full-spectrum fluorescent bulbs.

 

BIRDCARE
How To Raise Chickens In Your Urban or Country Backyard
I think 18 hours of light is very unnatural. Even in Michigan in the summer we have about 16 hours at the very most.
I have always had good egg production and I can say that I have only had the full spectrum light on in the coop for 12 hours at a time. Any more and they get cranky with me!

 

Parakeet Breeding – Part Two
Ensure that you cover the cage having a dark cloth as soon as it’s sundown and maintain it covered for 12 hours. Eliminate the cloth within the early morning. Offer for a full spectrum light bulb as it assists within the vitamin D formation.

 

Stellar Gamebirds, Poultry and Waterfowl
If a bird’s system is not stimulated through adequate environmental lighting to maintain proper endocrine function, it may become lethargic and not continue normal preening behaviors. A full spectrum light for birds with a CRI (color rendering index) of 88 or higher contains enough UVA to achieve this.

 

HOME DECORATING
A Few words about the Bedroom of the 21st Century
I have always had an issue with getting out of bed, I just never could get going. Once I got my Full Spectrum Light, I’ve never been the same!

 

WORK BETTER
Creating your ideal workspace: Lessons from the Freelancing Front
When you can’t have a window space or it’s too dreary outside, the next best thing is to do some light therapy with some full-spectrum lighting.

 

 

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