What are sunlight lamps? Does it mean they have more light? Are they better for our vision?

I see that sunlight lamps are marketed for those of us who would like more light at home. Are they brighter or is it that natural light is already brighter?

Asked on September 7, 2016 in Healthy Aging,   Lamp,   Light,   Sight,   Vision.
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Sunlight lamps refer to artificial lighting that provides light of the closest possible spectrum as provided by the Sun. This technology is called full-spectrum lighting, which they say is the best for our vision since it’s the closest to sunlight. I’ve read some on the subject because I just installed a new lighting system at home, and the general opinion is that full spectrum lighting ensures good color discrimination and greater brightness because of its higher color temperature. After doing my research, I bought full-spectrum light bulbs and I feel my vision has improved overall when I’m in my house.


Answered on September 7, 2016.
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My daughter was the one who told me I should get sunlight lamps for the house because I was complaining that I needed more light for for reading, knitting and playing on my computer. I’m not very tech savvy, but I went online to check them out and I found that because they simulate natural light, they’re used for light therapy or phototherapy, which provides benefits for mental and physical health. They’re used to treat depression, mood disorders (like SAD), skin conditions and even premature babies. I was confused at first, but then I read that they’re also great in terms of increased brightness and color improvement. I ended up buying one for my living room and I can;t believe how natural the light is! It doesn’t give me the glare that my other lamps did and it doesn’t give me a headache. I’m even thinking of buying two more for my desk and bedside table…

Answered on September 9, 2016.
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