In a recent study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it was found that lighting design can improve office worker’s health. The study, which was published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine contains some surprising results.
For professional software and web developers, proper lighting is a critical component of the workplace. Typical offices with overhead fluorescent lighting can strain the eyes of those who spend a lot of time in front of a screen. Optimal lighting for developers is as crucial as an ergonomic workstation.
This June 2oth marks this year’s summer solstice, an annual event marking the first “official” day of summer. To celebrate, Make Great Light is having a summer solstice sale. For a limited time, we are offering great discounts on our fluorescent light filters. From June 21st on, the days get shorter. Make sure that you start a plan for getting your daily exposure to full spectrum light during the fall and winter months.
Are your graphic designers, artists, copywriters, or other creatives struggling to generate truly innovative ideas or even to meet deadlines?
Do these employees complain about frequent headaches, burnout, or afternoon slumps?
Believe it or not, these problems may be directly related to the lighting in your office space. In this post, we’ll look at how fluorescent lighting can hinder your employees’ (or your) creative process, and how making a simple change to more natural lighting can help. Then we’ll introduce a simple, cost-effective way to provide that natural lighting without breaking the bank.
NaturaLux™ vs Educational Insights®
Let’s take a moment to compare NaturaLux™ classroom light filters and the current leading brand, Educational Insights®. Both help diffuse the harsh light generated by fluorescent ballasts. But that is where the similarities end.
As the incidence of obesity rises in the U.S. and around the world, weight loss has become a hot topic. Though the debate often focuses on exercise, food and eating habits, a study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has revealed that exposure to bright natural morning light can influence your weight.
There are many variations of fluorescent light fixtures in office spaces, but all of them have one common goal: to light the workspace efficiently for optimal worker performance. There are two common styles of workspace lighting; prismatic and parabolic.
In early September, Make Great Light donated classroom light filters to Ms. Boresma’s 4th grade class. The classroom was located in the interior of the school with no windows or access to natural lighting. The full spectrum light filters, which turn harsh fluorescent light into natural “almost sun” light, went over in a big way for the students and Ms. Boresma. We were delighted to receive a box of thank you cards from the students.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a specific type of depression brought on by seasonal changes. It affects approximately 500,000 people in the U.S. with symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, lethargy, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, SAD can be treated in many ways, the most notable methods being medication, psychotherapy, light therapy, lifestyle changes and home remedies. Read about each of these treatments below to help find the best treatment for your unique symptoms.