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Best light bulb for bedroom at night?

Discussion in 'Beginners Area' started by Eilee, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Eilee

    Eilee New Member

    I am trying to get a bulb for my bedroom at night and confused as to whether I would want a red bulb or a black bulb? Also confused whether I would wanted incandescent or LED?

    Also, any links to specific bulbs would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    You can use a UVA light 13 W or 26 w black bulb and a infra red bulb that they sell in home improvement stores for infra red sauna's.

    You dont need the bulbs to be close to you either. In fact it would be more wise to have them further from you.
  3. JasonW

    JasonW Silver

    So no concern about any blue light from the black bulbs?
  4. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Salutary Light

    The positive thing is that we do not have to wait for tomorrow’s inventions: we can start right now in improving the artificial lighting conditions, if we respect the chronobiologic effectiveness of the different lamp types. Chronobiologically effective blue light does not always mean healthy; in fact in most cases it means an ROS stimulus to the RPE. Depending on the intended purpose it might often be more nonhazardous to use the chronobiologically neutral light sources. Avoiding mercury- based light sources and white LED lights (both show high color temperatures) may be a rough rule of thumb. Another sign for unnatural light is the difference between color temperature and true temperature.

    You worry about blue light in any light after dark............that is why you need eye protection if you see any light at night. Why do you continue to make the same errors in judgement?

    In a good black light there is very little blue. Not sure buy a spectrometer.......stop speculating or relying on someone else's numbers, factory or not.
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  5. Eilee

    Eilee New Member

    I found a 23 W black bulb (sunlite) . Would I want to sleep with that on all night ( the IR bulb too) or could that be problematic?
  6. JasonW

    JasonW Silver

    Spectrometer ordered
  7. seanb4

    seanb4 New Member

    Aren't the things like £1000??? Care to share a link?
  8. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  9. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    Before you buy,it does not detect UVA/B from artificial sources as it cannot "Read" through glass . Natural UV yes.
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  10. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    always shoot for the sun...........Its clear in Q & A's
  11. JasonW

    JasonW Silver

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  12. JasonW

    JasonW Silver

  13. seanb4

    seanb4 New Member

    Thanks for the links, don't think my phone will be able to handle it though, it's very old android...

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