You know the feeling you get when you draw back the curtains and let the bright daylight flood the room? It instantly brightens our mood and lifts our spirits. The fact is that natural daylight uses colors from all across the spectrum to produce balanced, “white” light. The typical light bulb uses mostly the red, orange, and yellow colors of the spectrum. Because of this, they lack the balance of “full-spectrum” light and are more tiring on the eyes. We’re going to explore the benefits of full-spectrum light and how you can improve the lighting in your home.
Reading with full-spectrum light
Reading in poor light can be tiring on the eyes. Especially when reading for long periods at a time. But you might not always be able to read in a bright environment. For these situations, portable full-spectrum lights are perfect. For example, the Natural Spectrum Book and Travel Light fits in your purse or pocket and can give you hours of natural light whenever and wherever you need it. Clip it to your book, e-reader, or laptop for hands-free operation. The bulb never needs replacing and, if you choose to use rechargeable batteries, you can charge the Book and Travel Light from your computer.
The Natural Spectrum PageLight provides natural light for reading, applying it evenly across the page via a flat panel LED. It’s just the right size for paperbacks, and it sheds plenty of light for hardcovers and magazines as well all without disturbing people around you.
Living and working with full-spectrum light
Verilux full-spectrum desk lamps and floor lamps set the standard for natural, “daylight” lighting. The entire line of desk and floor lamps use full-spectrum light to enhance the clarity and contrast of reading materials, projects, craft, and task work. Verilux desk and floor lamps provide optimal natural light without glare and reduce eye strain and fatigue.
Seniors and people with physical or intellectual disabilities benefit from full-spectrum light because it not only makes focusing on fine details easier by providing “indoor sunshine,” but it also brightens the mood of any room. You can work or play longer with less eye strain. In fact, Verilux full-spectrum lamps actually relax your eyes the more you use the lamps.
Light therapy with full-spectrum light
Full-spectrum light is also good for the mind. Many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD, winter blues, or seasonal depression), a medical condition caused by the seasonal change in the amount of available sunlight. Symptoms vary, but can include a lack of energy, depression, listlessness, and food cravings for sweets and carbohydrates. In more severe cases, symptoms of SAD can include problems sleeping, change in appetite or weight loss, loss of memory, lack of concentration, severe depression, and confusion. Verilux therapy lamps can help.
The Verilux Rise and Shine Natural Wake-Up Light is a simple and effective solution for mitigating the effects of SAD or for just feeling more rested and energized in the morning. The Rise and Shine Light simulates sunrise by progressively brightening and increasing sound to create a natural waking experience. And the Sleep Mode feature helps you fall asleep gradually and peacefully by gradually dimming the light.
Light, the natural way
Your work and daily activities are important and deserve to be enhanced by pure, full-spectrum light. Reduce eye strain and fatigue, make it easier to focus, and brighten your mood by lighting your working and living spaces with full-spectrum light.