Posts Tagged ‘full-spectrum’

Aging Eyes Blamed For Seniors’ Health Woes

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Source: Slashdot

 

Title Aging Eyes Blamed For Seniors’ Health Woes

 

Dr. Martin Mainster has written extensively about the effects of the aging eye on health, estimate that by age 45, the photoreceptors of the average adult receive just 50 percent of the light needed to fully stimulate the circadian system, by age 55, it dips to 37 percent, and by age 75, to a mere 17 percent and recommend that people should make an effort to expose themselves to bright sunlight or bright indoor lighting when they cannot get outdoors and have installed skylights and extra fluorescent lights in their own offices to help offset the aging of their own eyes.

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Comments: Many of us do not realise that our requirements for light change as we get older. For those planning the lighting for a house for the elderly, they would do well to pay attention to the statistics given above and ensure that sufficient light is available.

 

 


Read faster!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

We live in what is known as the “knowledge economy”. That means there is an incredible amount of material to read and absorb on a daily basis.

 

Because of this there is a vibrant speed-reading industry where you can pay money to take courses that offer to increase the number of words per minute that you can read.

 

What if there was another, simple answer? The Viva-Lite Finnish partners – AD-Lux – did some simple tests of reading times and found that most of the subjects were reading 20% faster under the full-spectrum bulb than they were under standard bulbs. It’s a simple yet effective change you can make in your work and home environment today.

 

 


Full-Spectrum light on TV

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Recently Viva-Lite partner – AdLux were interviewed on Finnish TV. We have the video (in Finnish) here and the English translation below. If you’d like to skip ahead to the demonstration of how the colours look under different lights – this starts at 0:50.

 

Lighting designer Ilkka Pekanheimo, Autumn has come and the days become shorter, now would be the right time to buy day light illumination. Why?
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Full-spectrum Light (issue 27)

Saturday, June 25th, 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.

 

Light Health For Pet Birds
Exposure to natural light is very important for the proper absorption and utilization of calicum in pet birds.

 

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4th International Full-Spectrum Light conference

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The 4th Annual Viva-Lite International Partners conference is being held in Budapest, Hungary on the 18th of June, 2011. Viva-Lite partners from around the world will be meeting shortly to discuss latest research and studies on full-spectrum lighting usage. The partners will be sharing case studies from many different countries from people who have found benefit from full-spectrum light in their lives.

 

Viva-Lite has long been at the forefront of full-spectrum lighting technology and this conference will see the launch of the first real full spectrum daylight LED series in the world, amongst other innovations.

 

Press/Media/Journalists welcome. To apply for your Media Pass please contact us at marketing at viva-lite.com.

 

 


Full-Spectrum Light (issue 26)

Monday, June 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.

 

WORK BETTER
Empirical Studies on the Effects of Lighting in the Classroom
Information compiled by the National Clearing House for Educational Facilities supports the idea that there’s a correlation between student achievement and the quality of their physical environment — which includes lighting sources.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 25)

Tuesday, June 7th, 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
What is “seasonality”? | Total Health, Naturally.
Due to the decrease in the intensity and duration of sunlight and hence our overall bodily exposure to light of the full-spectrum, levels of both hormones may be reduced to below optimal levels in susceptible individuals (due to …

 

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Art, light and sound

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

We previously looked at the most artistic house in the world – designed by Finnish artist Jan-Erik Andersson.

 

Today we feature another work by this artist – the Sounding Dome Sauna.

 

The Sauna – located in Finland’s oldest and largest city park, Kupittaa Park, is innovative in its design, its use of full-spectrum lights and the soundscape which varies depending on the sauna temperature and humidity.

 


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.