Full Spectrum Light
Light Retreat Transitions into Total Full Spectrum Light!
Full-spectrum light is light that covers the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared to near-ultraviolet, or all wavelengths that are useful to plant or animal life; in particular, sunlight is considered full spectrum, even though the solar spectral distribution reaching Earth changes with time of day, latitude, and atmospheric conditions.
Simulated full spectrum light is color-corrected light that operates in the range of 400 to 800 nanometers. This light will simulate the optical brilliance of outdoor light at noontime. This light can be measured by two numbers, CRI (Color Rendering Index) and Kelvin Temperature or (Degrees Kelvin). The secret to true color light and optically balanced light is how close you can get to the optics of natural light. The Sun at noon has a natural color temp of 100 CRI and between 5000 and 5500 degrees Kelvin at noon time. Both CRI and Kelvin are important for the simulation sunlight.
Why Use Full Spectrum Lighting?
No life can exist without the presence of natural sunshine. Each spring we feel the joy and energy that longer sunfilled days bring. All of nature wakes up to the added benefit of more and more natural light.
When daylight enters our eyes, it reaches the pineal gland (also known as the seat of the soul or the third eye) and activates our Endocrine system which is connected to our immune and nervous systems. The pineal gland reduces the production of the light sensitive hormone, melatonin from 100% in the night to 10% during the day. The balance of melatonin has been proven to be a crucial element in many health related studies and has been linked to estrogen production, and many cancer related diseases. Stimulating proper production of melatonin from the pineal glad is paramount to good health.
The question is how do you do this?
The answer to that has been addressed by many photobiologists as of late. "They state that exposure to Full-Spectrum light has an important influence on the endocrine system and can reduce the risks of many diseases, including cancer. These studies have shown that the retina can, when stimulated by the proper wave lengths of light, synthesize melatonin directly to the pineal gland. Malillumination can prohibit proper secretion of melatonin. So light of a proper type and intensity can be considered a nutrient.
Right light fixture is the LED Full Spectrum Light~5000 Kelvins Called Daylight or Sunlight at Retail! Info 704-241-6103 Ask for Carol Calvert
|This research poll from mfgs was from 2003. Now we have LED, Folks! Game Changing Living for Wellness right in Your home! Carol Calvert|
What benefits are claimed for full-spectrum light sources?A fluorescent or incandescent lamp claimed to be full-spectrum can cost several times as much as one with a nearly identical spectral power distribution (SPD) that is not identified as full-spectrum. What benefits does a consumer get for that extra money? NLPIP reviewed the promotional claims for full-spectrum light sources from manufacturer and retailer web sites, and found a diversity of claimed benefits, including:
The Light Retreat has turned its Lights ON!
Creating an environment inside that gives us all the light colors, the full spectrum of 7 colors and infrared and ultraviolet just like the sun is so far reaching the mind can't wrap around the benefits in one thought! Imagine! Just imagine a futuristic approach to health and wellbeing with soft light with frequencies of perfect sunlight for you and the ones you love. All light and holistic events at the Light Retreat now give you so much more to take with you!
Bright Light Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease in Research with
Full Spectrum Lighting
An increasing amount of evidence shows that bright, full spectrum light, on the magnitude of 5000 LUX to 10,000 LUX, can reset the circadian rhythm in people suffering from Alzheimer’s. Daily exposure to this type of light helps dementia patients with sleep disorders sleep longer and spend more time in deep sleep. As an added benefit, cognitive deterioration slowed with regular exposure to bright light, and symptoms of depression decreased. http://www.best-alzheimers-products.com/light-therapy-for-alzheimers.html