Better Light

Let there be light

Human beings weren’t meant to be indoors all the time.

Why? Because sunlight is good for us, physically and mentally. It’s the natural form of light, and we function best in a natural environment.

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Unfortunately, most of us can’t enjoy that environment as often as we should. The 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. For one, it emits energy in an
unbalanced or incomplete portion of the light spectrum. Ordinary incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs can’t produce the broad, consistent range of wavelengths that the sun provides.

Some evidence suggests that the application of balanced full-spectrum
light can promote a healthy, normal sleep/wake cycle. Research supports
the hypothesis that exposure to this light in the early evening can help older adults sleep better at night.

Other studies indicate that full-spectrum illumination may help in improving sleep and learning ability in adolescents. 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.

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 can cause eyestrain and add to the feeling of fatigue.

Suzanne’s Solution For Better Light

Kenko in Japanese means health. The Kenko Light II incorporates the beneficial aspects of the sun, removes the negatives aspects (UV rays) and provides you with a more balanced and constant range of visible light across the spectrum, augmenting the amount of available blue light.  The 3 images below shows the similarity between the Kenko Light and the Solar spectrum, unlike traditional lighting.

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The Kenko Light is LED so it is non-flickering and has less eye strain.

I knew it was different when I turned it on the first time and my indoor cat Abby put her face towards it!

Click the image below to visit my shop, if you have any questions feel free to contact me here.

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Give your eyes a break…..they will thank you!

~ Suzanne