Archive | July, 2013

New materials could bring more natural lighting from LEDs

By Michael Keller Published July 04, 2013 at http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/07/04/new-materials-could-mean-natural-lighting-leds?page=full This story is republished with permission from Txchnologist, a digital magazine that follows innovation in science and technology. We’re at the beginning of a new lighting revolution — the world is slowly switching over from the energy hogs of the last century to efficient light-emitting diodes … Read more

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Light is for You!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 > Reduces stress, anxiety, depression & migraines Reduces sleep disorders Lowers cholesterol levels Increases calcium utilization Improves concentration & visual acuity Improves immune system function and cardiac output In addition, light reduces symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), PMS, postpartum depression, and menopause. Light is for Sales! Increases sales an average … Read more

UV Safety

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 What about UV safety? We’ve been taught that ultraviolet light is dangerous, yet our ancestors lived outside and the sun kept them well. And we love to be outside on a sunny day. It makes us feel good. Light is important, but what kind and how much? Full spectrum light has … Read more

Full Spectrum Light Is Like The Sun

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 Full spectrum light is like the sun. It consists of many colors which combines to make a beautiful white light. To be truly full spectrum, the manufacturer must create a light that looks like daylight white (the Kelvin temperature) and also contain all the color wavelengths of natural daylight (the Color … Read more

Full Spectrum Light Outshines Others in Classroom

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 “Striking new evidence suggests that children’s development may be powerfully influenced by a factor their parents rarely consider. “Academic achievement and physical development may both be dramatically affected by the type of lighting used in schoolrooms, Canadian psychologist Warren Hathaway reported at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Assn. in … Read more

Seniors and Indoor Sunshine

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 Older individuals respond to full spectrum light the same way people of all ages do: they are more alert, less stressed and see better. Because their bodies function more efficiently under full spectrum light, “Sundowners Syndrome,” a condition characterized by a lack of focus, concentration and alertness that may occur when … Read more

Light Bulb Research

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 Indoor Sunshine full spectrum light is for homes, offices, kitchens, children, plants, pets, and gifts. Better light is better for you – plus you save energy! These outstanding energy saving bulbs last as long as 13 regular incandescent bulbs and are full spectrum, 95 CRI 5500 K. Remember how good you … Read more

Productivity

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 Daylight and Productivity The Daylighting and Productivity Study by Pacific Gas and Electric examined the correlation between occupant productivity and exposure to daylight within retail and school buildings. The study demonstrates increased sales (average 40%) and better school test performance (typically 10-20%) when occupants are exposed to daylight. The study had … Read more

Additional Research

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 Full spectrum light is only produced by the highest quality blend of rare earth minerals in a fluorescent tube. To be full spectrum, the light must be very close to the same color balance as natural daylight at noon. At that time the sun is rated 100 CRI (Color Rendering Index) … Read more

Full Spectrum Lighting Increases/Decreases

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 FULL SPECTRUM LIGHTING Increases Productivity Alertness Concentration Visual Acuity Calcium Absorption Immune System Function Academic Performance Cooperation Energy Decreases Depression Anxiety/Tension Sleep Disturbances Migraines Blood Pressure Sugar and Starch Cravings Alcohol Cravings Violence and Aggression Error and Fatigue Seasonal Affective Disorder FULL SPECTRUM LIGHTING IS APPROPRIATE FOR People of all ages … Read more