Full-Spectrum Light (issue 51)

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.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Tutorial: Photographing quilts
I am not a professional photographer, but I am convinced that just about anyone can take decent pictures of their own quilts; certainly good enough for documenting your quilts.

 


HEALTH
Trying to keep SAD from keeping me sad.
I spend at least 30 minutes under a full spectrum light (before the time that the sun usually goes down). I forget where, but I read that having more light helps to elevate one’s mood. It seemed to work well for me last year, so I’ll be repeating it.

 

Lose the Winter Blues With Essential Oils
The best remedy for SAD is exposure to full spectrum lighting. If you are someone who truly suffers to the extent you are unable to function, it will be worthwhile to look into this. I have full spectrum light bulbs in my lamps at home I got at a health food store and I think they help a lot.

 

Natural Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Full spectrum light bulbs are prized in the Nordic world for their ability to mimic natural sun light. They are also popular in other places in the world such as Alaska where there is little or no sunlight throughout the winter months.

 

ART
Parasolstice at Parasol Unit – James Yamada
Just off City Road, in the backyard of Parasol Unit’s vibrant contemporary art space, one can take refuge under a roof of ‘full spectrum light’, unashamedly surrendering to light rays of a therapeutic rather than UV breed. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recognised exposure to such wavelengths as a highly beneficial treatment for SAD. So I put it to the test.

 

Suntrailer
The Suntrailer is a bike-assisted trailer that invites passersby to catch some rays, via full-spectrum light, on cloudy days

 

MISCELLANEOUS
Senior Living: Thoughtful gifts are always appreciated
Entertainment items — keep in mind physical limitations such as sight and hearing. Give large print books and crossword puzzles, a full spectrum light lamp, a folding lap table or desk, books on CD, or a headphone designed to receive TV broadcasts. Purchase a CD featuring music from their era.

 

Yes, you are! Yes, you can!
Those are my punctuated responses to those who say, “Oh, I’m not creative,” or “I could never do that.” Everyone has creativity. It’s our birthright. Here’s how you to connect with your creative side: Pick one. It only takes a minute!

 

introducing…the new golden motors cd…
Well, we’re down in the bottom of the winter trough here in the Valley–about ten days til the Solstice.  It was too cold to hit the garage studio this last week and for about three days I went without my full spectrum light, which is right here on the countertop blasting me while I doodle, scribble, and strum.  And after going those three days, I felt like I had neoprene wrapped around my brain.  Must highly recommend the light treatment for foggy valley dwellers.

 

 

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  3. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 48)
  4. Best of 2011 – Art
  5. Full-Spectrum Light (issue 43)

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