Archive for October, 2010

Full-spectrum lighting (issue 9)

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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
Learn About Seasonal Affective Disorder
Ordinary lGT bulbs only emit a modest spectrum of light, where the sun on the other hand emits a wide spectrum ranging from UV rays to infrared waves. The full spectrum lights developed for lamps that deal with seasonal affective …

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Do we unconciously prefer Full-Spectrum light?

Friday, October 29th, 2010

At Viva-Lite we are always interested in hearing about customer experience with the full-spectrum lights.  We recently received this letter from a customer and thought it worth sharing.  Our distributor in the region also shared some of their observations. (more…)


Full-spectrum lighting (issue 8)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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
Tips For Overcoming SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) | Anxiety …
In light therapy, also called phototherapy, you either go outside during bright daylight hours or sit a few feet from a specialized light therapy box or full spectrum plant light, so that you’re exposed to bright light that mimics …
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Alzheimer’s and full-spectrum lighting

Friday, October 8th, 2010

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease

Special lighting and window glass can help calm Alzheimer’s patients, improving their quality of life and making life easier for their caregivers, according to a yearlong SIUC (Southern Illinois University Carbondale – Fall 2005) study.

Melinda LaGarce, an associate professor of interior design, conducted the research, a follow-up to a preliminary study she did with two other SIUC researchers.
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