Lighting Services Petal MS

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.

Franklin Designs
(601) 853-9005
208 Industrial Dr
Ridgeland, MS
 
Universal Lighting Technologies
(601) 782-4938
Highway 35 S
Raleigh, MS
 
Light Bulb & Lighting Supplies Inc
(601) 362-9223
315 Commerce Park Dr
Jackson, MS
 
Thomas Lighting
(662) 842-7212
Tupelo, MS
 
Nassaw Lamp
(601) 798-9571
106 Williamsburg Rd
Picayune, MS
 
Cook Hartwell Manufacturing Representative & Warehouse
(601) 355-6485
1237 Vine St
Jackson, MS
 
Shades by Sheila
(662) 289-1609
828 N Jackson St
Kosciusko, MS
 
Central Lighting Inc
(601) 956-5930
5846 N Commerce Plz
Jackson, MS
 
Faubourg Lighting
(601) 894-9090
Hazlehurst, MS
 
Copper Sculptures
(601) 992-9955
5230 Highway 25
Flowood, MS
 

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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