Archive for July, 2011

Full-spectrum light (issue 32)

Wednesday, July 27th, 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
Rooster gets his full spectrum light
I try to give my birds some time under the full spectrum lamp, since I don’t take them outside much anymore. They need sunshine (or a full spectrum lamp) to produce vitamin D.

 

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Why is circadian disruption relevant?

Monday, July 25th, 2011

We recently found reference to an 2007 meeting report from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in the United States, where they discussed how best to conduct research on possible connections between lighting and health

 

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Full-spectrum light (issue 31)

Thursday, July 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.

 

HEATH
Acquiring Vitamin D through your…eyes?
According to two researchers, German Ophthalmologist Fritz Hollwich, MD as well as John Ott, Hon. D. Sci, the array of bodily organs and systems that depend on full spectrum light is astounding. “When the eyes are exposed to natural light the pituitary gland, thyroid, adrenal glands, ovaries, testes, pancreas, liver, and kidneys all function better.”
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Chickens, food miles and light quality.

Friday, July 15th, 2011

In a world where the average piece of food travels between 1,500 to 2,500 miles (4,000 km) every time it is delivered to your plate, what can you do to reduce your food mileage.

 

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Full-spectrum light (issue 30)

Wednesday, July 13th, 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.

 

REPTILECARE
How to Get Rid of Dark Colored Algae in a Tank
Provide your tank with artificial light no more than 10 to 12 hours per day. Use a full-spectrum light that is designed for aquarium use only and avoid desk lamps or decorative lighting.

 

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Why is Melatonin so important?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The New York Times recently published an article entitled “In Eyes, a Clock Calibrated by Wavelengths of Light” that looks at what impact light has on us.

 

The article discusses what our eyes do for us – not only do they allow us to see but they also house sensors that detect the rise and fall of daylight. The body uses this information to regulate an estimated 10% of our genes.

 

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Full-spectrum Light (issue 29)

Saturday, July 9th, 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
African Grey Parrot Lighting
Basically, full spectrum has UVA and UVB wavelengths of light that allow your bird to synthesize vitamin D, which is necessary for the absorption of calcium. Also, they actually can see full spectrum light, and humans cannot.

 

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – a summer or winter condition?

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is most popularly known as a winter condition or “winter blues” – the condition being bought on by the onset of shorter days and less exposure to daylight.

 

While 5% of the population are considered to be effected by the winter version, it is now estimated that up to 1% of the population have the summer variant.

 

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Full-spectrum light (issue 28)

Monday, July 4th, 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
Nature – waiting to help when we’re ready
Another bonus that comes from Nature is exposure to natural light. Not only do we re-connect with the earth but we can feed from full spectrum light.
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