HERE COMES THE SUN…
Research from the University of Surrey (England) found that humans have unique cells in their eyes that track only blue light. Blue light sets the biological clock.
We receive 3 billion sensory inputs per second and of those, 2 billion are received by the eye.
98% of the sun’s light energy enters us through our eyes. Every 2 hours 99% of our blood is exposed to light through our eyes.
Sunlight is good for us, physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s covers the full spectrum of light, and we function best in this natural environment. Unfortunately, demands of a daily schedule, career, home and family put us under artificial light for most of our waking hours.
Conventional man-made illumination is less than ideal for many reasons. Ordinary incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs can’t produce the broad, consistent range of wavelengths that the sun provides. It is missing the “blue spectrum” which is vitally important to our bodies. Improper light causes mal-illumination.
No strain, no pain. A problem with ordinary lighting is known as flicker. Conventional electric lights operate at frequencies that create a rapid shimmering effect. You may not even be aware of it, but this flicker has been linked to numerous health challenges.
Scientists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lighting Research Center report that teenagers deprived of morning full- spectrum light are getting less sleep and possibly scoring below their ability levels on standardized exams. These researchers recommend the application of blue light — wavelengths that are largely absent in conventional lighting.
The advantages of full-spectrum light without the harmful side effects of flicker are…
- Decrease in stress fatigue, irritability
- Decrease in eye strain
- Increase mental focus & productivity
- Elevation in mood and learning ability
- Increased accuracy, energy and performance
- Maintenance of health
- Reduction in wrinkles and premature aging