Archive for September, 2008

Blue-enriched white light in the workplace improves self-reported alertness, performance and sleep quality

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Energy Saving LampResearch carried out at the Surrey Sleep Centre at the University of Surrey in partnership with Philips Lighting has revealed that changing traditional white-light lighting to blue-enriched white light helped office workers stay more alert and less sleepy during the day.
 
The research also showed improvements in subjective measures of positive moods, work performance, fatigue in the evening, irritability, ability to concentrate and focus and eye strain. The workers also reported improved sleep at night.
 
The blue-enriched white light is thought to be more effective because it targets a recently discovered novel photoreceptor in the eye. (more…)