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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

Electronic Ballasts

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 A solid state electronic ballast has become available in recent years. This ballast is lightweight, generates very little heat. The electronic ballasts that we recommend operate at 50,000 Hz, rather than the standard 60Hz of magnetic ballasts. The high frequency cycling effectively eliminates flickering and humming. Some of the advantages of … Read more

Blue Wavelengths Suppress Melatonin

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 Several very recent studies, most notably research from a team headed by Dr. George Brainard at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, have identified the specific wavelengths of blue light, 446-477nm, that are crucial in suppressing melatonin production in humans.1,2, 3,4 As Dr. Brainard notes, “This discovery will have an immediate … Read more