Summer Solstice Sale!

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.

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Designers: Is Your Lighting Stunting the Creative Process?

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.

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School Light Filter Donation

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.

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Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder

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.

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Do I Have Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms?

As the name suggests, Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, if you like, is a special type of depression related to seasonal changes. Like many seasonal diseases, SAD begins and ends at a certain time every year. Most people start experiencing SAD symptoms during fall all the way into winter months. Fortunately, this disorder rarely affects people during spring or summer.

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