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                                                               Full Spectrum Light!

Full-spectrum light is light that covers the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared to near-ultraviolet, or all wavelengths that are useful to plant or animal life; in particular, sunlight is considered full spectrum, even though the solar spectral distribution reaching Earth changes with time of day, latitude, and atmospheric conditions.

Simulated full spectrum light is color-corrected light that operates in the range of 400 to 800 nanometers. This light will simulate the optical brilliance of outdoor light at noontime. This light can be measured by two numbers, CRI (Color Rendering Index) and Kelvin Temperature or (Degrees Kelvin). The secret to true color light and optically balanced light is how close you can get to the optics of natural light. The Sun at noon has a natural color temp of 100 CRI and between 5000 and 5500 degrees Kelvin at noon time. Both CRI and Kelvin are important for the simulation sunlight. 

Why Use Full Spectrum Lighting?

No life can exist without the presence of natural sunshine. Each spring we feel the joy and energy that longer sunfilled days bring. All of nature wakes up to the added benefit of more and more natural light.

When daylight enters our eyes, it reaches the pineal gland (also known as the seat of the soul or the third eye) and activates our Endocrine system which is connected to our immune and nervous systems. The pineal gland reduces the production of the light sensitive hormone, melatonin from 100% in the night to 10% during the day. The balance of melatonin has been proven to be a crucial element in many health related studies and has been linked to estrogen production, and many cancer related diseases. Stimulating proper production of melatonin from the pineal glad is paramount to good health.

The question is how do you do this?
The answer to that has been addressed by many photobiologists as of late. "They state that exposure to Full-Spectrum light has an important influence on the endocrine system and can reduce the risks of many diseases, including cancer. These studies have shown that the retina can, when stimulated by the proper wave lengths of light, synthesize melatonin directly to the pineal gland. Malillumination can prohibit proper secretion of melatonin. So light of a proper type and intensity can be considered a nutrient.

Known as the father of full-spectrum lighting, his research concluded that a light with the entire visible spectrum of light wavelengths was best for vision and well being, Dr. John Nash Ott.

Mal-illumination is to Light as Malnutrition is to Food

— Dr. John Ott
photobiology pioneer


         Your body is ‘chemical’ and requires food nutrition (vitamins, minerals, etc.) and your nervous system is ‘electrical’ and requires photo-nutrition
         (light energy) for wellness. 
What benefits are claimed for full-spectrum light sources (earlier research for regular bulbs)?
A fluorescent or incandescent lamp claimed to be full-spectrum can cost several times as much as one with a nearly identical spectral power distribution (SPD) that is not identified as full-spectrum. What benefits does a consumer get for that extra money? NLPIP reviewed the promotional claims for full-spectrum light sources from manufacturer and retailer web sites, and found a diversity of claimed benefits, including:
  • Improves color perception
  • Improves visual clarity
  • Improves mood
  • Improves productivity
  • Improves mental awareness
  • Improves retail sales
  • Improves plant growth
  • Improves results of light therapy in treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Improves results of light therapy for sleep disorders
  • Improves scholastic performance of students
  • Improves vitamin D synthesis in the body
  • Reduces incidence of dental decay
  • Link HERE

Pulsed broad spectrum light for eradicating microorganisms on fresh food and veggies!!!…/artic…/Pulsed-Light-Food.pdf