Archive for December, 2011

Full-Spectrum Light (issue 52)

Monday, December 19th, 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
ZZ’s Haphazard Pro Tips on Winter Grad Life
Get good lights and turn them on. Most of you self-respecting graduate students aren’t waking up at 6 am (unless you are unfortunate like me) and thus are only exposed to 6 or 7 hours of sunlight per day, which is not enough to maintain sanity. To remedy this, build a ”solarium”in your house using full-spectrum light bulbs that simulate sunlight. They can be expensive, but not as expensive as a therapist.

 

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Best of 2011 – Care of Chickens and other birds

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2011, we found there was a revival of interest in raising chickens in as natural a way as possible. This may well be in response to media images of caged chickens kept in battery farms. So when so many people started to think about raising a couple of chickens at home, they needed information on best care conditions. Hence the two articles we wrote this year on care of chickens.

 

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Best of 2011 – Sleep

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Looking back on 2011 – another topic that seemed to be dear to many hearts was sleep, or the lack of it. While creating material on the subject of full-spectrum light we wrote about this topic a number of times.

 

The key out-take is that we need to alternate full-spectrum and dim light at the right times (ie full-spectrum during daylight hours and dim light in the evening) in order for our circadian rhythm to allow us to sleep soundly at night. (more…)


Best of 2011 – Art

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Given that one of the most important reasons for using full-spectrum light is to get accurate colour perception and to see more clearly – it’s no surprise to us that there are a number of artists working with full-spectrum light.

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 51)

Tuesday, December 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.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Tutorial: Photographing quilts
I am not a professional photographer, but I am convinced that just about anyone can take decent pictures of their own quilts; certainly good enough for documenting your quilts.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 50)

Friday, December 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.

 

HEALTH – EYECARE
15 Routines to Enhance Visual Fitness
Make sure you have good lighting while reading or studying. Whenever possible use natural or full-spectrum lighting.

 

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