Fires are ravaging the west, with tragic consequences from Seattle to SoCal to Colorado. Those of us not directly in harms way are dealing with smoke and ash, horrendous air quality and a dystopian red-orange glow. Smoke changes both the amount of light and the color (or [...]
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With shelter in place, most of us are spending more time indoors than ever, doing our part to ‘flatten the curve’. In addition to the social isolation, and the anxiety, staying indoors further disconnects us from the biorhythms which regulate our mood, sleep and overall well-being. We [...]
Flicker is common characteristic of most artificial (man-made) light sources, and another way that artificial light is different than natural light (which has no flicker). Flicker is due to the way light sources are powered and depends upon the type of ‘lamp’ as well as the electronics [...]
Natural Light versus bogus 'full spectrum' and 'daylight spectrum' products! Natural light pouring in through a sun-filled window is very different from the light provided by conventional Light Therapy products. Despite claims of ‘daylight spectrum’ or ‘full spectrum’ conventional light therapy products deliver an unnatural, artificial version of [...]
The Philips Somneo lamp is the coolest alarm clock we’ve tested, allowing you to wake up with a simulated sunrise (sound is optional). While the alarm clock function works well, we were surprised to discover that the Somneo does not provide the natural lighting queues our bodies crave. [...]
Orange is the new golden in California, with thick smoke blanketing much of the state. Our hearts go out to those who have lost their homes (or worse), and to the firefighters on the front lines. The rest of us are dealing with unhealthy air and a surreal [...]
The end of daylight savings signals the start to the darkest time of year. With the return of standard time, many of us will be leaving work after sunset and in some cases arriving before sunrise. And yet, our bodies depend upon exposure to bright natural light during [...]
Light has a profound impact on the way we look, and the way we see the world around us. It’s no accident that we look our best at sunset, or by candle light = natural light is beauty light! The rich red light of sunlight highlights skin tones, [...]
For those of us who struggle with sleep, lying awake at night is one of our darkest times. My mind races: why can’t I sleep, how will I function tomorrow … making an already miserable experience worse. Physicians and care providers recommend changing your circumstances when you can’t [...]
The majority of migraine sufferers experience pain and discomfort when exposed to light during an attack, which doctors refer to as migraine photophobia. Studies show that fluorescent lights, LEDs, computer screens and even sunlight, can increase both the intensity and spread of headache pain. During a migraine attack, [...]