The varied color spectrum created by lighting fixtures can have a variety of effects on one’s cognitive function, some of these effects may be beneficial while others can be detrimental. The longer wavelengths found in orange lighting can increase your brain activity and alertness while blue and UV wavelengths can cause skin or eye damage, or have even more serious effects.
Your interior lighting may be causing more damage to your eyes than you think. According to a study by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Addressing the Concerns Over Blue Light by Bruce Kinzey, we are exposed to broad spectrum sources containing harmful blue wavelengths every time we turn on a light.
Overexposure to light at night may be contributing to breast cancer rates among women worldwide. This hypothesis is based on the idea that exposure to light at night results in melatonin suppression which could, in turn, increase breast cancer risk. According to the study Breast Cancer and Circadian Disruption from Electric Lighting in the Modern World published by the National Health Institute, “A convergence of research in cells, rodents, and humans suggests that the health consequences of circadian disruption may be substantial. An innovative experimental model has shown that light at night markedly increases the growth of human breast cancer xenografts in rats.”
The Crystallin® Orange Study Light takes the same approach to reduce exposure to harmful blue light by using an innovative liquid crystal-based film developed by Light Polymers called Crystallin. This film is what makes this study-task light the superior choice in desktop lighting for long hours of study or work. The unique orange spectrum is better for your eyes as it reduces eye fatigue.
The Crystallin® Gold97 Task Light delivers safe, comfortable and high-quality light at an affordable price. This light uses an innovative liquid-crystal based film developed by Light Polymers that is designed to reduce eye fatigue. Light Polymers’ Crystallin film produces evenly diffused lighting, making it perfect for daily use. These high-quality lights emit very uniform light, free of harsh LED glare and are flicker-free as well.
Using tuned LED lights, like the Crystallin Salon Downlights, that closely match natural sunlight allows great lighting and color appreciation in the salon. Have you ever left a hair or beauty salon and sworn that you will never come back? The hair or beauty salon business is based on your satisfaction in the way you look – so you keep coming back again and again.
The Milken Institute California Summit was held November 8th in Los Angeles, California. The Milken Institute works to support the three pillars of their mission: widening access to capital, creating jobs and improving health. Ian McEachern, CEO at Open Ag Supply, a GrowBlade Alpha test site, was invited to present at the Milken Institute California Summit.
Next generation LED lighting now makes it possible to provide plants, fish and farm animals with specially designed spectra that are significant improvements over daylight and older fixed spectrum lights. Exciting research into varied light spectra and daylight cycles is exploring the range of impacts that lighting can have on living things.
Light Polymers’ VP of Grow Products, Sandor Schoichet, has been featured in Maximum Yield magazine as a guest contributor, talking about Light Polymers’ GrowBlade product line and lyotropic materials technology. Light Polymers’ GrowBlade is a horticultural lighting product that provides the optimum light spectrum for plant growth.
On October 2, 2017, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to a team studying the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. The laureates discovered how light synchronizes the biological clock in various species. Due in part to work like this, artificial lighting has been increasingly recognized as a significant factor in our health and lives.