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Postoperative Pain Reduced

Sunlight may reduce postoperative pain and need for pain-relieving medications. Scientists enrolled 89 patients who had spinal surgery into a study and randomly assigned the patients to rooms that were sunny or dimly lighted. Subjects in the lighter rooms received 46 percent more sunlight per day than those in the darker rooms. Patients in the … Read more

A Study into the Effects of Light on Children of Elementary School Age – A Case of Daylight Robbery

Executive Summary Yes! Light affects people in some surprising ways. Some would even go so far as to say that light is nutritious. In order to get a firmer grasp on some of these effects of light on people, a study of the effects of light on children of elementary school age was undertaken by … Read more

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Full Spectrum Classroom Light & Sickness in Pupils

Sir, – The number of days children at the Green Street Elementary School, Brattleboro, Vermont, were off sick fell significantly after distorted spectrum fluorescent (DSF) was replaced by full-spectrum fluorescent (FSF) light. As an experiment the DSF light in three classrooms at this school, where pupils are 5-9 years old, was replaced by FSF light … Read more

Indoor Sunshine® CFLs Support Immune System Function

A study with five 30 wt Indoor Sunshine® CFLs suggests an increase in immune system function in 30 days. In 7 out of 9 subjects, blood tests showed a 22-79% increase in the most common white blood cells, the Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC). One subject went down 1% and one went up 1%. The study … Read more

Study by the US Navy

Sunlight is an essential nutrient of life on this planet. Unfortunately there are myriad ways in which we separate ourselves from natural light – buildings, tinted windows, sunglasses, and sunscreen, to name a few. We have only a fraction of the exposure to natural light that our ancestors had. In recent years another obstacle has … Read more