Lighting Services North Wilkesboro NC

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.

Carolina Fixture Sales
(704) 335-2186
1310 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC
 
Long Life Lighting Inc Of Raleigh
(919) 833-1292
8000 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC
 
Carolina Tiffany INC
(919) 899-3880
1505 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC
 
Dilworth Antique Lighting & Gifts
(704) 376-5799
307 W Tremont Ave
Charlotte, NC
 
Southern Lighting Co
(919) 772-5483
831 Purser Dr
Raleigh, NC
 
House of Lights Incorporated
(919) 231-2001
3300 Yonkers Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
(919) 854-5566
4915 Waters Edge Dr
Raleigh, NC
 
Hunts Landscaping & Maintenance
(919) 266-0081
4505 Watkins Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
Angel's Place Lighting Repair
(704) 370-7636
2212 Hawkins St
Charlotte, NC
 
Blankenship Electric Inc
(704) 523-6462
4637 Nations Crossing Rd
Charlotte, NC
 

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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