Full-Spectrum Light (issue 52)

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
ZZ’s Haphazard Pro Tips on Winter Grad Life
Get good lights and turn them on. Most of you self-respecting graduate students aren’t waking up at 6 am (unless you are unfortunate like me) and thus are only exposed to 6 or 7 hours of sunlight per day, which is not enough to maintain sanity. To remedy this, build a ”solarium”in your house using full-spectrum light bulbs that simulate sunlight. They can be expensive, but not as expensive as a therapist.

 

Tis The Season(al Affective Disorder)
My seasonal affective disorder is back. I thought I had outgrown it. Nope. I had just been living in California for the past six winters. ….I love where I live, even if I’m currently getting a little bonkers. And after I get my full-spectrum light lamp, things should go back to normal.

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder – what it is and how to deal with it
So what can you do? If you want to avoid SAD, one of the best things you can do is to get as much full-spectrum light as you can. If you live in an area where there’s no sun this time of year, you might want to invest in a full-spectrum lightbulb and use it for a couple of hours in your day.

 

Local professionals offer tips for keeping stress levels low during holiday season
The shorter days provide a smaller opportunity to get the necessary amount of vitamin D, Dr. Osentoski said. “The Midwest area seems to be quite (vitamin D) deficient, which can add to being sluggish,” she said. “A full-spectrum light gives off light similar to the sun without the bad rays, (which) can help.”

 

BIRDCARE
What can you do when your parrot won’t stop screaming?
Is the parrot getting regular sunshine? Window glass blocks the UVA spectrum rays that many parrots need for superior feather health and overall vitality. A daily dose of full spectrum light from a lamp can help some parrots to calm down. Depending on the size and needs of your bird, just two hours of light a day can brighten up a moody parrot over time.

 

REPTILECARE
Do blue tongue lizards need any light source ?
Yes they need full spectrum lights

 

WORK BETTER
Gallery Lighting
I manage a retail gallery, and we’ll be updating over the next few months. We want to light it in a way where we can rearrange the pieces and be able to either move the lights or have the lights work with every arrangement. Right now we mostly stock wall art and ceramic pieces (pots, vases, etc.). What types of lights do you recommend? 

 

PLANTCARE
How to keep your flowers and plants healthy over the winter
Gardeners need to invest in a grow light, he says, which will give out the full spectrum of light needed to help foliage grow and flowers bloom. It may even benefit people who feel dreary from lack of sun.

 

MISCELLANEOUS
Why winter can be the most romantic season (first date ideas!) + beating the winter blues!
If you’re like me, the cold, dark wintery days can sometimes make you feel depressed and unmotivated. Some of you may even experience what doctors call “Seasonal Affective Disorder”, where a person…

 

 

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