Winter and long dark days are on the way as the Sun sleeps in later and goes to bed early. Our bodies want to do the same, but we live in a world of artificial light.
Natural sunlight nurtures. Vitamin D is created in our bodies when skin is exposed to the light. The UV from Sunshine metabolizes Calcium and increases the body's use of Vitamins C and A. I do not know of any bulb that is advertised to provide vitamin D. Full Spectrum bulbs do help with S.A.D and are great for plant growth.
Our farmer ancestors were said to get up with the chickens and bed down at dark. The colors of natural sun activate our bodies to wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. Morning light has a yellow color, and so does Halogen. Halogen is a wonderful bulb to wake you up and a great bulb for active work as it is about 98% the color of the morning sun.
Neodymium infused in the glass of a bulb creates a light color that is close to afternoon light. It is a softer, calmer light, great for evenings. Moon light is a mellow yellow, a light that allows us to sleep, yet see in the night. I find the new Edison bulbs to provide a light that is very comfortable for evening.
For office lighting, I use an American made Fluorescent tube lamp that is 92% of the light of a September day. Standard fluorescent lamps give me headaches, stress me out, and make it hard for me to read. Come to Sunlan and experience the best office light yourself.
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