Full Spectrum Lighting
OttLite’s full spectrum lighting is a healthy way to light up your world.
Dr. John Ott, founder and inventor of OttLite lighting, researched alternatives to unhealthy artificial lighting and the affects different wavelengths of light have on health. His pioneering work is the basis for OttLite lighting – full spectrum lighting specially engineered with a precise balance of contrast and brightness. It’s like natural daylight indoors.
Today, OttLite has developed specially designed lamps equipped with OttLite’s full spectrum lighting bulbs.
Here’s a look at Dr. Ott’s amazing work:
Bringing Daylight Indoors
Dr. Ott observed that we were not meant to live and work indoors under artificial lights. We were meant thrive outdoors in sunlight – the world’s #1 power source.
The Walt Disney Company asked Dr. Ott to record the growth of a pumpkin through time-lapse photography. Animators would use this footage to draw Cinderella's magical carriage. Dr. Ott found that under some lighting conditions, male plants grew, but no females. After adjusting the lighting, females grew, but no males. Following several experiments, Dr. Ott discovered that he needed a full spectrum of light wavelengths to successfully grow the pumpkin indoors.
Full Spectrum Lighting and Education
In a study on the effects of lighting on school age children, Dr. Ott found that using full spectrum fluorescent lighting actually decreased hyperactive behavior of students. The results of his study found that several extremely hyperactive children with confirmed learning disabilities calmed down completely and rapidly overcame their learning and reading problems while in the full spectrum lighting environment.
“… behavior and classroom performance, as well as overall academic achievement, improved markedly within one month after the new (full spectrum lighting bulbs) were installed,” according to Light: Medicine of the Future by Dr. Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D.
The Chicken and the Egg
Which came first, the sun or the artificial light? Obviously the sun is the answer to this riddle. Now which is better? Studies revealed that chickens raised under full spectrum lighting bulbs lived twice as long, lay more eggs, are calmer and less aggressive and produce eggs that are approximately 25% lower in cholesterol.
“When we speak about the quality of light and its importance to the well-being of all living organisms, the contributions of Dr. John Ott Stand out above those of other researchers in the field. His pioneering work on the effects that different light sources have on plants, animals, and humans may prove to contain some of the most important discoveries of the century.” according to Light: Medicine of the Future, Dr. Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D.
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