Light's Color Temperature Can Change Your Health and Lifestyle
Many houses are now using fluorescent lamps or colored lighting systems. There are three major color temperatures, commonly known as “cool white”, “daylight”, and “warm white”. There may be slight differences depending on the manufacturers.
You may think that lighting is just to provide illumination to an area, but that may no longer be the case. Lighting especially the color temperature has a very important role in our living. For example a certain color temperature of light makes it easier to read books for people with cataract. Another color makes foods look tastier. Also, did you know that a certain color temperature improves the function of our stomach and intestines? One other particular color can make you sleep easily. Proper color temperature of the lights used in your room can indeed change your lifestyle, health, and wealth. For sure, no one thought how the color of lighting can change your living.
Some decades ago, when my friend came to my house, he told me that he had difficulties reading my writing. I tried to add another spotlight to make the area brighter, but my friend told me that it's really hard to read. I just laughed saying that he might have eye problems.
During the later years, I found it difficult reading newspapers with existing brightness of lights. A few days later, the fluorescent lamp busted incidentally, and I immediately replaced it. Suddenly, I found it easier to read under the same brightness of the lamp. What is the reason? The answer was so simple. The brightness or lux is the same, but the color temperature turned from daylight to warm white. The yellowish color of the bulb makes it easier for elderly people suffering from cataract-related eye problems.
I learned that it is not only the brightness that makes our eyesight better but more on the color of it. Cool white and natural daylight color have the tendency of spreading the light widely, affecting the eye lens, especially when you have cataract at old age. The reddish or yellowish color of warm white light does not scatter the light widely in the eye lens, thus, it is recommended for reading. The red color also improves digestion, taste, internal organs, and even our memory. Notice that most Chinese restaurants use red paintings in their surroundings.
However, the use of white daylight bulb when cooking and preparing foods in the kitchen is recommended. This is because the daylight color makes you sensitive to sweetness and bitterness. The reason behind how warm light energizes our stomach and intestines is the wisdom implanted by God when people and other animals were created.
For experimental purposes, we tried to light a room using warm white light for 10 people overnight, and another identical room using daylight for 10 people. People in the room illuminated with warm white light slept well easily than people in the room illuminated with daylight bulb. We did the same experiment several times with various people, and the data we gathered remains consistent.
In fact, the human body is organized by lighting. Our body structure is made for the natural phenomenon of the light in our life.
You may notice that fluorescent light is somewhat dazzling to your eyes, but the same brightness of yellowish or reddish fluorescent light does not. It is because the light yellowish glare contains hard-to-scatter properties, just like how sunset appears reddish and calm to the eyes. This yellowish or reddish color temperature prevents elderly people from having difficulty seeing especially if they are suffering from cataract.
Think of the color of lighting for your rooms, and your lifestyle will definitely change and you will get healthier than today. We are informed that many got well from conditions such as insomnia, anemia, ulcer, migraine, constipation, stress, stiff neck, headache, bed-wetting, and impotence. Find the best color temperature suitable for your lifestyle and health.
Reprint Rights: You may reprint this article within your website, blog, or newsletter as long as the entire article remains the same as well as the “About the Author” box.
Post your comment about the article below: