GreenLIGHT Lamps in the Work Place
Night Work Adversely Affects Health and Performance
Night shift workers face significantly higher levels of health problems like diabetes and heart disease. As well, the alertness and judgment of night shift workers can often be severely impaired, presenting operational risks. These health problems and impairments can be substantially reduced if the body clocks of workers are aligned to their work schedules through appropriate light exposure.
Improving Alertness and Performance on the Night Shift - Safely and Comfortably
Lo-LIGHT lamps, which effectively shift the internal body clock at low levels of brightness, are uniquely adaptable for use in the workplace, avoiding problems of glare and signal interference. Using the GreenLIGHT technology, these lamps are comfortable and do not emit the blue light rays that are hazardous to the eye, making them safer than ordinary office fluorescent lighting.
HARVARD: GreenLIGHT most effective light for regulating human circadian rhythms.
Harvard selected Sunnex Biotechnologies Lo-LIGHT lamps for a NASA study on alleviating the alertness and performance deficits of astronauts and night shift workers, and confirmed that the GreenLIGHT technology provides the most effective wavelengths for regulating human circadian rhythms.
Upon determining human circadian sensitivity to visible light wavelengths the Director of Harvard's Sleep Medicine Division explained "the most efficacious specialized light source should have a peak near 500 nm", and that in this study he would be using "new specialized light source for our studies; retrofitting our laboratory with specialized lamps (manufactured by Sunnex Biotechnologies, Winnipeg, MB, Canada) with a peak sensitivity near 500 nm."
From NASA's Advanced Capabilities Division Research and Development Task Book]
Lo-LIGHT Lamps used to develop Night Work Adaptation System by U.S. Coast Guard
Using low-intensity Lo-LIGHT
lamps the U.S. Coast Guard developed a light management protocol to regulate circadian rhythms for CEMS,
a night work adaptation program. Working with the American Waterways Operators (AWO), this program was
tested and found effective for countering adverse health and performance effects of night shift workers.
Trials with Lo-LIGHT lamps were conducted both on
Coast Guard Cutters and on commercial vessels.
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