For many people with lupus, the quality of light in the outdoors and indoors matters. Exposure to UV rays causes photosensitivity, which causes flare-ups such as rashes, headaches, fever, fatigue, joint pain and other symptoms. The relationship between indoor lighting
Fluorescent light bulbs can emit high levels of UV radiation
Fluorescent light is not only ugly and hard on the eyes, but can be extremely harmful for your body.
Fluorescent light emits dangerous ultraviolet radiation, which accumulates in your body over time.
There are two parts to this radiation, UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are the ones that cause sunburn, while UVA rays are responsible for aging skin.
Health Risks from UV Exposure
- Premature skin aging and wrinkling
- Stronger allergic reactions
- Weakened immune system
- Skin cancer and deadly melanoma
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Material Damage from UV Exposure
The UV rays emitted by fluorescent lighting can also damage or fade materials. UV rays are known to cause fading to photographs, paintings, carpet, draperies, clothing, etc.
From the graph, you can see that UV is a significant factor in material and fabric fading. Our UV sleeves help reduce material fading.
Lighting affects more parts of our lives than we tend to realize. The right lighting can improve the appearance of a room, our moods, and even our overall health. On the other hand, lighting can create migraines, increase depression symptoms,
Now more than ever, companies have been increasingly committed to providing a healthy workplace. While much of the focus over the years has been on posture and position, experts have come to realize that lighting plays a crucial role in a healthy and productive work environment.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression. It’s a mood disorder that’s linked to changes in seasons. Its symptoms start in the fall and can continue throughout winter – zapping your energy and making you moody.
Chances are you keep the lights on whenever you’re indoors, but are you aware that fluorescent lighting affects mood, concentration, and overall productivity? According to the CDC, light affects circadian rhythms, ultimately affecting your feeling of health and well-being.
While they may seem the same to those not in the know, full-spectrum bulbs and daylight bulbs have a number of differences. Here’s some information on each type of bulb and how they are different.