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Why so SAD?

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For many, the season of snow, ice and freezing cold is a welcome treat. A winter wonderland full of snowmen, icicles, and hand-knit scarves. For others, it is a months-long battle with fatigue, irritability and depression.It’s kind of like the difference between this…and this…Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as the Winter Blues, is a kind of depression that occurs at certain times of the year, usually during winter. (Go figure.)SAD often affects people who live in climates with long [Read More...]

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508 Technology Explained: Part Three

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If you missed our first two installments, click here for Part One, and here for Part Two.Part 3: OttLite designs a better light bulbSo now we know the 3 characteristics of a perfect light bulb: • Good s/p ratio, including scotopically rich area of the spectrum • high CRi (true-white light) • CCT close to natural sunlightAll compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) have a CCT close to natural sunlight, but they do not always have a true-white light. And very few of them include the scotopically rich area [Read More...]

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508 Technology Explained: Part Two

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If you missed last week's installment of 508 Technology Explained, click here.Part Two: But wait, there's more...Last week we learned what light is and how our eyes perceive it. But, the scotopic/photopic sensitivity ratio (s/p) isn’t the end-all be-all of proper lighting. There is also Color Temperature (CT) and Color Rendering (CRi) to consider.Color Temperature The CT of a light is the calculated measurement relating the color of a light source to the temperature of a Black Body Radiator. [Read More...]

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508 Technology Explained: Part One

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Ever wonder what makes OttLite lighting superior to the competition? Well, wonder not! This 3-part blog series is going to tell you all you need to know about OttLite’s 508® Natural Daylight Illumination.The science behind our 508® Natural Daylight Illumination starts not with our unique blend of rare-earth phosphors, or the tiny dot of mercury found in all CFL bulbs, or even the sun. It all starts with the human eye. In order to develop the perfect light, our scientists first had to understand [Read More...]

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2012 is looking bright

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The change is coming. Are you ready? Do you know what I’m talking about? 2012! It's probably not the end of the world for us, but it is for old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs, thanks to the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 (EISA).The EISA's stated purpose is “to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean, renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, [emphasis added] buildings, and [Read More...]

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Photo negative candle holders

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Here's a quick and crafty solution for all you shutterbugs wondering what to do with the neglected negatives taking up space in your closets. Negative candle holders are simple, fun, and add a nice photog-touch to any decor.A big shout-out to Photojojo for this nifty idea!Negative Candle HoldersWhat you need: Photo negativesGlass candle holdersGlue dots, or double-sided tape Step 1: Measure AroundMeasure your strip of photo negatives around the candle holder to see how many frames you need to [Read More...]

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