Full-Spectrum Light (issue 47)

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
Retirees bask safely in artifical sunlight
When he feels like it, Terence Bredin, 82, can put on his shorts, grab a straw hat and head to the beach to soak in some rays — without leaving the building where he lives. The computer and light system technology reproduces the sun’s full spectrum, without the harmful effects of UV rays — allowing people to bask without tanning or burning. The system includes a background sound system of breaking waves, rustling palm trees and tropical birds.

 


The Healing Path
Two things come to mind when I think about spending the winter months inside: 1) We can look forward to more colds from breathing recycled dry air that dehydrates our nasal passages. We also come in contact with germs and bacteria, which grow freely in the warm climate. 2) We do not get the full spectrum light that we get from being in the sun and this causes many to come down with a depression called SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

 

Lighten Up to Combat SAD Symptoms
For those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, the symptoms of depression are more acute at this time of year. A report by the Lighting Research Center in New York makes it clear that people need bright days and dark

 

Tips on how to head off the winter blues
Millions of people hate to see the “change-your-clock” Sunday come along. They know that shorter days of sunlight can bring on SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but like it or not, we make the change tonight. What is SAD and what are some of its symptoms and solutions? Get as much light as you can, real daylight or maybe a full-spectrum light.

 

Beating the Winter Blues: Seasonal Survival for Sensitive Souls
For those affected by the milder winter blues, consider using full-spectrum light bulbs throughout your home or office, particularly in the spaces where you sit for longer periods of time.

 

HOME DECORATING
Basement Lighting Tips
Since you are cut-off from natural sunlight in the basement, you should give serious consideration to full-spectrum light fixtures (they used to be known as grow-lamps) that simulate natural sunlight and usually provide a warm sense of well-being particularly to those suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

 

PLANTCARE
Growing Dwarf Rangpur Lime
Citrus trees love sun. Place your Rangpur lime in the sunniest spot your home has. If you don’t have a window that receives direct sunlight, supplement the sunlight with a grow light or full-spectrum light.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
How To Take Good Pictures Of People And Pets
Whenever possible, always use natural light. If using indoor lighting, try to use lamps with full spectrum light bulbs. Try to avoid low ceiling light as this creates bad shadows.

 

MISCELLANEOUS
As long as you hate, there will be people to hate
The Sun This is our most important energy source. Through light all the seven color energies flow from the sun’s rays to the earth. People, animals, plants, minerals, water and our chakras receive energy from the sun’s light. (If you are not able to enjoy the sun for a few hours daily, add a quality full spectrum light bulb to a light source in your work area or in a lamp at home.)

 

 

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  2. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 52)
  3. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 49)
  4. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 48)
  5. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 51)

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