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Sitler’s Blog Capsule: LEDs and Health

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For today’s blog, we are creating a space for you to find all of our information regarding LEDs and Health. Find our archive on LEDs and Health related articles below!

LEDS in Hospitals: A New Wave in Healthcare

You’ve heard the phrase before. “You’re not feeling well, get some rest.” The phrase is common enough you may have never stopped and asked yourself, “Why rest?” Whether or not your illness kept you up all hours of the night, there is a greater reason your body needs rest when under the weather. The majority of doctors will tell you the key to healing and feeling better is linked directly to deep and restful sleep. To achieve deep and restful sleep, you must be able to regulate your body’s circadian rhythms. The best way to regulate circadian rhythms? Light.

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Alzheimer Patients Benefiting from LED Human Centric Lighting

When you think of the benefits of LED lighting, does Alzheimer’s treatment come to mind? Well now it should! LEDs have great monetary value, saving business owners and homeowners money with energy efficiency and long lifespans. Now, more and more research is being conducted in the field of LED human centric lighting to test the benefits LEDs may have on a person’s health. Human centric lighting (HCL) works to improve circadian rhythms, short and long term alertness, sleep, mood, visual acuity, perception and performance–productivity. HCL accomplishes these goals through varying lighting to mimic the sun’s position in the sky throughout the day, by changing colors to increase awareness or increase relaxation, etc… Studies have been conducted in hospitals, schools, office buildings and now nursing homes.

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Can LEDs Help Fight Against Zika?

Zika has been at the forefront of our news cycle for the past few months, with talks of the danger it presents to pregnant women or women of childbearing age. You may be wondering, “What exactly is Zika?” The Zika Virus Disease is spread through a mosquito bite. The most common symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis or red eyes. While Zika is not a fatal disease and many people may not realize they are infected at all, the virus poses a great threat to mothers and their unborn children. If a pregnant woman was to contract the Zika virus there is an increased chance her child may be born with microcephaly and other brain defects. Microcephaly is a birth defect that causes a child to be born with a smaller skull which can lead to a smaller, less developed brain.

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LEDs and SAD: Fight off the Winter Blues

Many of us have experienced the winter blues. The struggles of getting up in the dark mornings, or trying to stay productive as the sun sets at 5 p.m. Cold weather drives us indoors and away from our favorite outdoor activities, and sunlight. We often don’t realize the large impact natural lighting has on our overall mood and happiness, and if you suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), its affects are that much more impactful.

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National Epilepsy Month: LEDs & Photosensitive Seizures

November is National Epilepsy Month and we at Sitler’s wanted to take the time to talk about how fluorescent lighting may contribute to increasing the risk of photosensitive seizures. It is important to state that epilepsy cases differ person to person and not all people who suffer from seizures are photosensitive. Around 1 in 100 people suffer from photosensitive epilepsy, which can be triggered by many circumstances, such as strobing or flashing lights, flickering lights, or contrasting light and dark patterns.

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LEDs and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

In the past, we have covered how LED lighting is benefiting patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Today we are going to dive a little deeper into how LEDs could be beneficials for patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

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LED Innovations: LED Sterilization!

LEDs have proven themselves to be better and brighter than traditional bulbs, as well as much more multifunctional. LEDs, in numerous studies, have shown to help patients improve when in the hospital, increase learning in classrooms, even open the doors for urban farming. LEDs appear to be an amazingly versatile product. So what’s up next on its docket? According to Yole Développement, sterilization!

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Stay tuned for more LED blog capsules in the future!

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