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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by hamilton, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. hamilton

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    Light is an effective treatment for SAD:
    Bright white fluorescent light has been shown to reverse the winter depressive symptoms of SAD. Early studies used expensive "full-spectrum" bulbs, but these are not especially advantageous. Bulbs with color temperatures between 3000 and 6500 degrees Kelvin all have been shown to be effective. The lower color temperatures produce "softer" white light with less visual glare, while the higher color temperatures produce a "colder" skylight hue. The lamps are encased in a box with a diffusing lens, which also filters out ultraviolet radiation. The box sits on a tabletop, preferably on a stand thatraises it to eye level and above. Such an arrangement further reduces glare sensations at high intensity, and preferentially illuminates the lower half of the retina, which is rich in photoreceptors that are thought to mediate the antidepressant response. Studies show between 50% and 80% of users showing essentially complete remission of symptoms, although the treatment needs to continue throughout the difficult season in order to maintain this benefit.
    http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Seasonal_Affective_Disorder_(SAD).htm
     
  3. On Thu, 6 Dec 2012 15:55:13 -0800 (PST), the renowned
    Or just buy/make one of these:
    http://www.costco.ca/Philips®-goLITE-BLU-Energy-Light-.product.10329590.html


    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
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