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LEDs have been on the forefront of lighting technology for some time now. As with all hot new products, there is bound to be some questions about how good they really are, their unexpected downsides, and eventually, negative press. While LEDs are more often than not praised for their energy efficiency, lately there has been some buzz about their reported drawbacks, such as: In this post, we’ll take a look at whether these claims have any credibility, whether or not LEDs actually are dangerous, and what can be done to mitigate any dangers LEDs might pose. 1. Headaches and other
As we age, our bodies change and so do our physical needs. You may find new aches and pains, fine lines and wrinkles, or changes to your hearing and vision. The older we get, the more pronounced these changes become—small print might be harder to read and light may produce more glare than it used to—but the good news is that by adjusting our lighting, we can make things more comfortable for older generations and ourselves. How the eye changes By the time you enter your 40s, your eyes and eyesight have begun to deteriorate. You may not instantly notice
Have you ever noticed yourself feeling a case of the winter blues? We all feel down from time to time, especially during the cold and dark periods of the year where getting outdoors can be difficult. If you spend the months between autumn and the start of spring struggling with sadness and malaise, you could be experiencing Seasonal or the milder Subsyndromal Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD or S-SAD). Thankfully, regardless of how severely you are impacted, there are some steps you can take to mitigate the symptoms. First, let’s take a look at what SAD actually is. What is SAD?
Light is integral to human life. Our exposure to natural and unnatural sources of light significantly influences our daily lives and our overall health, including our emotions, productivity, sleep patterns, sight, and even the choices we make. We know it’s important, but why exactly does light have such a huge impact on us? Let’s find out. The Impact of Illumination Our circadian rhythms, or internal body clocks, are directed by light. Light signals to our bodies and brains when it’s time for us to wake up, when we should feel alert or tired, and when it’s time for bed. As