Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions Using LEDs #1: The One Where You Vow to be Healthier
We all make tons of New Year’s resolutions on January 1st, but by the next day we’ve usually forgotten about them. Well, here at LED Monkey, we've come up with a fool-proof method of ensuring that you stick to every resolution you make. All you’ll need to do is read this, and you'll know how to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions Using LEDs #1: The One Where You Vow to be Healthier
The One Where You Vow to be Healthier
This must surely be top of everybody’s list of New Year’s resolutions, especially following the excesses of Christmas! But did you know that you can look after certain aspects of your health simply by using LED lighting?
Ditch the Hg!
While other types of “energy-efficient” light bulb such as the CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) contain hazardous substances like mercury, a neurotoxin which is poisonous to nerve tissue, LEDs contain none.
Mercury is completely harmless when it’s contained within an intact bulb. However, the moment the bulb’s broken, it can leak out into the environment.
Old school bulbs like CFLs are notoriously easy to break, sometimes taking only the merest nudge to shatter.
Obviously, no-one wants a leaked, toxic substance hanging around in their home, so LEDs are definitely the healthiest, safest and most environmentally-friendly option.
For more details on this particular topic, you may want to take a look at our blog: Why LED is the Safest Type of Lighting for Kids
Give your skin a treat
LED light can also be used to treat certain skin conditions. In fact, a great many beauty salons and skin clinics around the UK now offer LED Light Therapy as part of their catalogue of skin treatments!
LED Light Therapy is completely pain-free and non-invasive. So, take a look at the benefits that can be achieved with each individual colour:
- Blue LED light can kill acne-causing bacteria. So, if the season’s excesses have left you feeling a bit spotty, blue’s the one for you!
- Red LED light can stimulate collagen production and hasten the skin’s healing processes. In the skin, collagen, a naturally-occurring structural protein, provides elasticity and replaces dead skin cells. Replenish your collagen and start the new year looking younger than you did in the old one!
- Green LED light can help to improve your skin’s pigmentation and make it look brighter. So, you won’t have to return to work looking like an extra from The Walking Dead!
- White LED light is perfect for boosting cell energy. It thereby revitalises the skin, and that’s always a good thing, right?
For full details of how this works and where you can access it, check out our blog: LED Monkey Explores How LED Light Therapy is Used to Improve Skin Condition
Don’t be SAD
If the deep midwinter doesn’t suit you and the dark mornings and darker evenings get you down, you might benefit from exposure to an LED SAD Lamp.
SAD or “Seasonal Affective Disorder” is no laughing matter for sufferers. They often experience a drastic dip in mood when they’re not getting enough natural daylight.
The light that LED SAD Lamps emit closely mimics natural daylight and can have the effect of brightening not just the room, but also the user’s mood.
For a more in-depth look at LED SAD Lamps and treatment of SAD, check out our blog entitled: Could LED Lighting Be A Solution to Beating the Winter Blues?
We’ve long been annoyed and irritated by the noise emitted when we switch on our fluorescent tube lights and even CFLs. Their constant buzzing can be very distracting, even causing headaches from time-to-time.
This incessant buzzing sound in fluorescent tubes and CFLs is caused by the ballast. Also known as the transformer, the ballast operates at a frequency of 60 hertz, which creates the familiar, infuriating sound.
LEDs, by contrast, run completely silently. And, unlike fluorescents, they emit constant, non-flickering form of light. This light is a great deal kinder to the eyes…and the temper!
For another perspective on why LEDs are the healthier option, you could try reading another of our blog articles, the appropriately-named LED Monkey Explains Why LED Lighting is Healthier
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this, the first blog of our new series. If you did, why not check out our others and cheat very slightly on your New Year’s resolutions. There’s…
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