Archive for May, 2011

Light quality and the relationship to fertility

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Several recently published articles have looked at the relationship of light to the female ovulation cycle. From the anecodotal description of the Burnett Park Zoo in Syracuse installing sunlight-simulating bulbs to reduce vandalism and then discovering the subsequent increase in animal birth rate to more formal studies.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 23)

Thursday, May 26th, 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
Popcorn Seed | Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark: 12 Natural Ways To …
That’s why full spectrum light and energizing your body for greater absorption of light is essential. Whether it’s winter or just feeling dark, this article will give you some natural modalities to absorb more light! Light is one of the …

 

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Full-spectrum Light and Colour Perception

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Each year in Hungary, the Costruma expo welcomes over 60,000 visitors to meet more than 600 exhibitors from over 19 countries.

 

This year, Viva-Lite partners, FL TRADE Kft. exhibited Viva-Lite full-spectrum bulbs. The stand, which focused on showing the quality of light that could be achieved with full-spectrum bulbs, produced serious interest amongst visitors.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 22)

Wednesday, May 18th, 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
Top 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
Use light therapy which should elevate your mood. This is the standard treatment for SAD. Purchase special full spectrum light therapy bulbs and fixtures engineered to simulate natural light. These lights are very similar to sunlight. …

 

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Vitamin D and Pneumonia

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

A new study publicised in the New Zealand Herald this week looks at the relationship between severe Vitamin D deficiencies and deaths from pneumonia.

 

The study completed at Waikato Hospital looked at blood samples of the 112 patients hospitalised with pneumonia. They found that the death rate was 29% for those with very low levels of Vitamin D compared to only 4% amongst those with normal or slight deficiencies. While this was an observational study, it suggests avenues for research on whether Vitamin D is a viable treatment option for respiratory diseases.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 21)

Thursday, May 12th, 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.

 

PLANTCARE
Growing vegetables indoors in winter | Make it and Mend it
If you do decide to supplement with artificial light you need to invest in proper grow bulbs that emit full spectrum light. Another reason to go for smaller containers is that you may have to rotate pots to ensure everything you’ re …

 

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The most artistic house in the world!

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Built in Turku, Finland for artist Jan-Erik Andersson’s Doctorate in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, the Life on a Leaf house has been described as unique.

 

“The form of the Leaf House is unique. By day it resembles a strange hat or misshapen boat; by night a Jack O’ Lantern, glowing from within, its windows evoking the abstracted eyes and mouth of some Finnish folklore giant. Though the structure appears quirky and follyesque – modernism goes Moomin – it is far from haphazard.”

 

Viva-Lite partners Ad-Lux were responsible for the full-spectrum lights throughout the house and reported from the opening party that under the Viva Lite lamps the colors of the house are real and beautiful.

 

You can watch a video of the house here.

 


Full-Spectrum Light (issue 20)

Monday, May 2nd, 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
Color Loss in the Strawberry Finch or Red Avadavat – Part 2 | That ...
Full spectrum light may also play a role. For some reason, breeders considered this to important to the Strawberry Finch’s care years before its role in bird husbandry was fully appreciated. Certainly, many have noticed that the plumage …

 

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