Posts Tagged ‘see better’

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.

 

 


Hotel horror: Mirror, mirror, who’s that in my bathroom?

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Source: Detroit Free Press

 

Title Hotel horror: Mirror, mirror, who’s that in my bathroom?

 

Gray skin, haggard wrinkles and bags under the eyes. It’s like watching a horror movie, except it’s me. What kind of sadist puts overhead fluorescent lights in a hotel bathroom to terrify the guests?

 

At least install lights on both sides of the sink, not above. Use regular incandescent lights, or halogen lights, or indirect lights, or LED lights, or at least those full-spectrum, natural daylight fluorescents instead of those glaring, hideous old-fashioned models.

 

Hotel managers, I will tell you why you must invest in this. A hotel guest who thinks he or she looks good is a happy guest. Happy guests complain less. Happy guests leave better tips. Happy guests will probably come back.

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Comments: This author is observant enough to notice the difference in light quality in the hotels she has stayed. Her point – don’t make clients suffer through cheap inferior lighting, they’ll be happier if they have full-spectrum light available. Next time you stay in a hotel – take a note and see what you notice.

 

 


Jumping Spiders Use Image Defocusing For Depth Perception

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Source: Webvision

 

Title Jumping Spiders Use Image Defocusing For Depth Perception

 

The experiment was one of those experiments that is elegant in its simplicity. When using just green light to illuminate prey, the spiders were always accurate in their strikes, just light in full spectrum light. However, when green light was excluded and red light exclusively was used to illuminate prey, the spiders attacks on prey were typically short.

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Comments: While nominally about how spiders hunt, we were interested in this article for the information contained on how the eyes of one particular species have evolved to take advantage of different spectrum within the light we see and how they are disadvantaged when even one colour is removed from their available light spectrum. And to think we see all those options as simply white.

 

 


Stop Flirting & Commit : Rules of Engagement With Colour

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Source: those3chicks

 

Stop Flirting & Commit : Rules of Engagement With Colour

 

Just as with any budding attraction, should you bring it home with you, you might be surprised how it looks like in a different light. Colours which look great on the colour chart under fluorescent lighting in the paint store will look much different at home in a sunny room or lit by incandescent lighting. Tungsten bulbs give a slightly yellow light; halogen gives white light, while some fluorescent bulbs can give flat, cold light. All these lights can all affect how the colour looks. Your best bet is full spectrum lighting, which mimics daylight, to show a colour at its’ best.

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Comments: In this long(ish) post, the authors advise on ways in to include colour in your home design choices. In terms of making your colour decisions, the best piece of advice they give, is to make sure you’re looking at it under the right light.

 

 


Snippet: Bookstore bucks recession …

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Source: KSL.com Utah

 

Bookstore bucks recession trend with innovation…and psychics

 

It is also one of the first stores in Utah to install “mood lighting.” Full spectrum lighting is typically used as light therapy for those with seasonal or mood disorders, but in this case, they are used to set a healthful tone in the store, LaSalle said.

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Comments: We were pleased to find this example of a retail store using full-spectrum lights instore. One of the lessor known uses of full-spectrum lighting is in making the most of a retail showroom. With full-spectrum lighting you can be sure that the colour of your wares are being displayed accurately.

 

 


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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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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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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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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