Lighting Services Terre Haute IN

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.

ABI® LED
(317) 576-3701
5601 Fortune Cir. S. Ste B.
Indianapolis, IN
 
National Handicapped Workshop Inc
(765) 287-8331
5900 W Kilgore Ave
Muncie, IN
 
Associated Controls & Design
(317) 298-3961
6850 Guion Rd
Indianapolis, IN
 
196 Light Infantry Brigade
(812) 836-2941
8280 E State Road 66
Rome, IN
 
D & D Repair
(317) 467-1700
3527 W US Highway 40
Greenfield, IN
 
Light Choice the
(812) 231-0111
3407 S 7th St
Terre Haute, IN
 
A Homestead Shoppe Inc
(574) 784-2307
Lapaz, IN
 
Dekker Lighting
(219) 947-9777
5198 E 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN
 
North Coast Lighting
(219) 947-4789
5500 E 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN
 
Indiana Lighting Centers Inc
(317) 888-5025
645 US Highway 31 N
Greenwood, IN
 

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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