The Science of Good Lighting for a Better Quality of Life
Is it possible that the absence of light in your life is to blame when you’re not feeling your best? Depressive disorders, insomnia, and skin conditions like acne and eczema can all be alleviated with regular exposure to natural sunshine. In this post, you get the science behind lighting and lamps that mimic sunshine to improve your well-being and productivity.
A sound mind necessitates the use of the proper lighting. Mental problems like depression can be treated using light therapy.
Do you receive enough vitamin D each day?
Sunlight is essential to good health. Vitamin D is a precious commodity for those who live north of the equator, especially those of us who work in a cubicle. In order to operate correctly, we require a regular intake of sunshine that provides us with vitamin D.
Our emotional and physical well-being suffers if we lack vitamin D. Oily fish (such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines), red meat, and eggs are the only additional food sources of vitamin D besides the sun.
What is the Sunlight?
The assumption that scientists know everything about the sun is widely accepted. Nobody knows for sure what the sun is. There are techniques to measure the range of visible light wedged between ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light, but no one can replicate a sun in a lab or manufacture a lamp with the same qualities as sunlight.
Making a Spectrum Analysis
A unit of measurement for the atomic wavelength of light, which is defined by its electromagnetic frequencies. A nanometer is a millionth of a meter in diameter. The shorter the wavelength, the greater the nanometer number. For example, a wavelength of 10 nm is shorter than a wavelength of 1 nm.
Types of Lighting
- UV radiation has a wavelength of 100–400 nm
- Visible light ranges from 400 nm to 700 nm
- Infrared light ranges from 700 to 1000000 nm
There are probably many more qualities of light that can’t observed or quantified by scientists. The Scandinavian market would be flooded with vitamin D lamps for the gloomy region’s light therapy treatments if they could manufacture pure sunshine in a single bulb. We’ll go back to this in a moment.
Is Low Lighting a Risk Factor for Depression?
To develop and live, nearly every plant and animal requires sunlight. When we get at least six hours of full sunlight a day, we look our best. In the absence of love, we begin to wither and die.
Biologists have studied the effects of dim lighting in the home and office extensively. Considering how little time we spend in the sun and how little attention we pay to this essential part of health, the list of detrimental effects on our mental well-being is alarming.
Listed below are a few of the drawbacks of poor illumination in the workplace:
- Productivity is low
- Human mistake is a common occurrence
- Matching or discerning colors incorrectly
- Lower levels of mental acuity
- General malaise
- Employees have a low sense of well-being
These depressive signs and symptoms are inextricably related to the lack of exposure to light. Your melancholy may rooted in a yearning for the hazy days of summer. You’re not the only one. According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people globally are depress persons of all ages.
Millions of people live in cities that are so distant from the sun that they do not receive the daily amount of light necessary for a plant in a month, which may explain why so many people are depress throughout the world.
Places with the Least Amount of Sunshine Throughout the Year
Sun Lighting hours in cities and rural areas expressed as a monthly average:
- There is no Dikson in Russia
- Faroe Islands capital city of Torshavn six and a half hours
- Russia’s Yakutsk region 9 hours and 15 minutes
- The city of Iqaluit in the Canadian Arctic 12 hours
- Moscow, the Russian capital city 14 hours
- East Russland, Tallinn – 19 hours
- Chongqing, People’s Republic of China 20 hours
- Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik There 22 hours left in the day.
- It takes 22 hours to get from Riga, Latvia, to Helsinki, Finland.
- Poland’s capital city, Warsaw A total of 25 hours