Light at night not a ‘bright’ idea

16.01.2012                      21.Tewet. 5772

Gesundheit:

Light at night not a ‘bright’ idea

White LED light suppresses the body's production of Melatonin five times more than orange-yellow light of traditional bulbs.

Moonlight and starlight aren’t just romantic, according to a new international study with Israeli input. This natural nighttime light is also healthier than harsh artificial light – especially LED (light-emitting diodes) white light, which suppresses the brain’s night time production of Melatonin needed to regulate our biological clocks, behavior and health.
“Light is beneficial, but dark is also beneficial,” says Prof. Abraham Haim, head of the Center for Interdisciplinary Chronobiological Research at the University of Haifa….