Archive for September, 2009

Sun helps to battle skin cancer?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

SunA research team from the University of Leeds working with the US National Institutes of Health found a high level of vitamin D – suggestive of high sun exposure – protected patients with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Those with the lowest levels of vitamin D in their blood at diagnosis were 30 per cent more likely to suffer a recurrence of the disease after treatment than those who had the highest levels. (more…)


Whom to call first in an Emergency?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Not a typical entry about light this time, but a hopefully helpful hint anyway: Rescue workers often don’t know whom to call in case of emergencies. Even though most people have a mobile phone, it usually has so many entries that it is difficult to decide, whom to call FIRST.

Therefore it is an international recommendation to use the short “ICE” (for: In Case of Emergency) and connect it with the phone number of the first person you wish to be called in an emergency. If you want more than one people to be contacted, you can save them under ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 and so on.

This is free and doesn’t cost anything. The more people do it, the better it will be recognized internationally. Therefore please pass this information on to your friends, family and collegues.


Organic Goat Farm Lighted With Viva-Lite

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

In the Netherlands there is an organic goat farm which is now lighted with Viva-Lite.

The farmer wanted to light up the barn with daylight so the milk production goes up. She also painted the ceiling which in combination with Viva-Lite it makes a huge difference as you can see for yourself in the following before / after pictures:

Thanks to our distributor in Holland who made these pictures!