Lighting Services Benton AR

Light boxes typically emit white light because of its power to suppress melatonin, a hormone that’s secreted when it gets dark and that functions, for some people, as a mood'dampener.

Central Arkansas Entertainment
(501) 588-3905
PO Box 1663
Benton, AR
 
Central Arkansas Entertainment
(501) 588-3905
PO Box 1663
Benton, AR
 
Superior Lighting
(870) 774-1050
1918 East St
Texarkana, AR
 
Locke Wholesale Electric Supply
(479) 750-0744
308 S Thompson St
Springdale, AR
 
Light Innovations
(501) 223-9026
9101 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
 
Black Dog Productions, L.L.C.
(479) 373-6146
907 Raintree Ln
Siloam Springs , AR
 
Stageworks
(501) 375-2243
1510 Main St
Little Rock, AR
 
Mid-South Service & Supply
(501) 397-5145
Redfield, AR
 
Edwards & Associates
(501) 219-2399
47 Colony Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Nicely Electric
(479) 648-4004
2218 Glen W Way
Fort Smith, AR
 

A Brighter Option for the Winter Blues

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On dark and wintry days, some people are happy to curl up with a good book and a warm drink—while others, with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), feel low until the sun breaks through the clouds. For years, portable light boxes (and trips outdoors) have been used to pull these people out of the winter doldrums. Now, a discovery from Thomas Jefferson University’s (TJU) unique light research program could change the way we approach this therapy.

Light boxes typically emit white light because of its power to suppress melatonin, a hormone that’s secreted when it gets dark and that functions, for some people, as a mood-dampener. But according to the study by George Brainard, a neuroscientist at TJU, blue light is more effective at keeping melatonin in check. This discovery has several important applications, says Brainard’s coauthor, neuroscientist Gena Glickman. It provides even more impetus for SAD sufferers to head outdoors, since natural light tends to be bluer than artificial indoor light. A better light box is around the corner, and according to Glickman, the commercial lighting industry may also come on board. “The industry is just now starting to respond to research in the field,” she says, “so we can expect better products in the next five years.” All sorts of public places, from offices to hospitals, could begin to use fixtures with blue light.Dilbert and his pals will have a field day with this discovery. What to do if the employees get cranky and start demanding more vacation time? Easy: Order new lights.

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