Archive for February, 2011

Latest trends in lamp design

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Viva-Lite partners, Rätt Ljus and AD-Lux, recently attended the Northern Lighting Fair in Stockholm. While there, they took many photos of exciting, beautiful and interesting lamps. We’ve published these for you.
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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 18)

Monday, February 21st, 2011

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.

 

BIRDCARE

When Your Canary Molts – Care and Diet Tips | That Bird Blog
If your Canary is molting in winter or spring, try limiting its day to 8-10 hours of light, and keep the temperature at 68-70F. Full spectrum light (please see article below) is also helpful in establishing normal cycles and supports …

 

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Circadian disruption and breast cancer.

Friday, February 18th, 2011

It’s a wordy title and only part of the full-title of the research paper:  “Artificial lighting in the industrialized world: circadian disruption and breast cancer.”

 

This paper (published in 2006) was one of the early articles that started to explore the relationship between industrialisation – specifically our ability to have light after sundown – and our health.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 17)

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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

Beating the Winter Blues | Create Our World: Hitchhiking | Hoboing
Full spectrum light bulbs provide similar light as the Light Therapy lamp, yet you can put them in other lamps around your house. These are a cheaper alternative than the Light Therapy lamp and provide a similar experience. … (more…)


Is where you live making you SAD?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

We found this wonderful little app that will tell you the daylight hours in any part of the world, at any time of the year.

 

If you research your home and find a long period of little grey concerned faces or even worse the little blue sad faces, then you may want to be proactive in how you handle your next winter.

 

For those nearing the end of a current winter, this could be the perfect time to implement some of the recommendations below.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 16)

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

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.

HOME DECORATING
Lighting Windowless Rooms | Home Lighting Advice

Complement general lighting with accent lighting like table lamps and wall sconces, to avoid a cave-like atmosphere. Try full spectrum lighting, as it mimic the sun’s natural light. A little bit of maneuvering will turn any windowless .. (more…)


Raising healthy chickens – why light matters.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Research into how chickens perceive the world has given insights into how light is processed.

 

A fluorescent bulb with a flicker can cause enormous stress and lack of UV light can impact everything from choosing a viable mate to finding sufficient food.

 

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