Full-spectrum lighting is especially important if natural light is not available.
According to Dr. Hildegarde Staninger, RIET-1 Industrial Toxicologist/IH and Doctor of Integrative Medicine, 60 watt light bulbs are the best frequency in which to produce disease.
Therefore, she strongly recommended against 60 watt lights in your environment for any reason.
Extensive research has shown that lack of natural daylight can impair our mood, health and well being in a very dramatic way. The quality of our daily lives is greatly affected by the type of artificial illumination we use, at home or at work, where we spend a great deal of our days. Unfortunately, ordinary cool white fluorescent lamps, that most of us use, have an unbalanced spectral distribution, and throw a depressing greenish yellowish hue upon a room, distorting colors, stressing our eyes, and creating a very unpleasant atmosphere.
Note: Incandescent lighting is frequently marketed as full spectrum with claims that they produce the same beneficial lighting as that by specially designed fluorescent bulbs. This is untrue: Incandescent lights provide a general lighting solution for work areas and living spaces. They are not full spectrum.
Enjoy lower energy costs, as well as the following health benefits of full-spectrum lighting:
- Winter SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
- Low moods / depression
- Fatigue caused by irregular work shifts
- Menstrual and menopause discomfort
- Excessive tiredness and fatigue
- Jet lag
- Insomnia: The Importance of Full-spectrum Light for your Sleep