Lights for Personal Health

lights for personal health

ProLampSales offers a wide selection of light bulbs and fixtures for personal health. Find the circadian rhythm, zero blue, vitamin D, or full spectrum bulb you need easier by clicking on one of the categories below. If you don't see what you are looking for, call 800.784.1998 to speak with one of our lighting specialists. In many cases, we can find the healthy lighting product you need at a competitive price.

About Personal Health Lighting

With the versatility of LED and the dramatic decrease in cost of the last decade, numerous solutions have been developed to promote human health with lighting. While light bulbs have been used for decades to promote health, now products exist for a wide range of personal health applications.

Circadian Rhythm (Healthy Sleep)

LED bulbs have been developed to promote healthy circadian rhythms in humans. These bulbs often have two settings. One is a brighter light simulating daylight, which is designed to promote alertness during the day. The other setting is a dimmer output which simulates the sun at sunset or dusk, which helps the brain recognize it is time to get ready to sleep. These bulbs are similar to settings on phones or computers that shift the color temperature from a blue light to a more reddish light at night.

Zero Blue (Healthy Sleep)

Soraa, a manufacturer of high-end LED lighting for museums, art galleries, and retail stores, has also developed a line of bulbs that eliminate the blue portion of the light spectrum. The Zero Blue series of bulbs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but are designed to be installed in bedrooms.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

We've written about SAD on our blog several times over the years. This condition can affect people living in higher altitudes who may suffer from depression-like symptoms in winter months where there is little sunlight. Full spectrum bulbs are designed to provide a quality of light similar to the sun at daylight. While there are specialty LED and fluorescent bulbs that are referred to as SAD bulbs, any light bulb of 5000K with a high (90+) CRI may show benefits.

Ultraviolet Applications

Ultraviolet light bulbs have a number of applications for personal health. While higher-output bulbs and fixtures may be used primarily in healthcare or commercial settings, ultraviolet fixtures and bulbs are used in a wide variety of consumer fixtures as well.

  • UVA: UVA bulbs in consumer fixtures are used in bedbug detection, mineral fluorescence, tanning fixtures, and special effects like blacklights.
  • UVB: Often referred to as Vitamin D lamps, UVB bulbs can be used for a wide range of skin problems. They are mostly used in medical settings, but consumer Vitamin D fixtures are also available.
  • UVC: Residential homes may be outfitted with UVC fixtures to improve indoor air quality. UVC water purifiers are also not uncommon in homes, especially in areas where water quality is questionable. For instance, areas that use well water can benefit from ultraviolet water purifiers.

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