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Daylight White Light Bulbs (6500K)

Prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Daylight white light bulbs are generally slightly more expensive than other types of white light, however with Lumena this is not the case. Our daylight lamps are available in a variety of styles, wattages and bases and are ideal for replacing standard light bulbs with attractive, energy saving alternatives. Daylight white lamps can also help to prevent symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (see below for more information on SAD.

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Many people find they eat and sleep slightly more in winter and dislike the dark mornings and short days and this is commonly referred to as 'winter blues'. For some, however, symptoms are severe enough to disrupt their lives and to cause considerable distress. These people are suffering from SAD. Symptoms tend to start from around September each year lasting until April, but are at their worst in the darkest months. Symptoms include insomnia, overeating, depression, social problems and even physical problems such as joint pain and stomach problems.

SAD can affect anybody, however it is generally more common in women and children. The standard figure says that around 2% of people in Northern Europe suffer badly, with many more (10%) putting up with milder symptoms (sub-syndromal SAD or winter blues). The problem stems from the lack of bright light in winter, but why some people suffer and others don't is not clear. Researchers have proved that bright light makes a difference to the brain chemistry, such as seretonin levels, with the preferred level of light being about as bright as a spring morning on a clear day. For most people sitting in front of a light like this for around 30 minutes a day will be sufficient to alleviate the symptoms. You don't have to stare at the light, just make sure that light reaches your eyes, therefore changing all your light bulbs to “daylight” 6500K types will help alleviate SAD. Specialist very high output  “SAD” lights are available but tend to be extremely expensive. If in doubt consult your doctor for advice.

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Eco Globe Light Bulb, 100mm, B22 / BC Daylight White Colour
SKU: LLGLOBBC15D
£3.70
inc VAT 20.00 % ( £0.62 )
Eco Globe Light Bulb, 100mm, B22 / BC Warm Colour
SKU: LLGLOBBC15W
£3.70
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Eco Globe Light Bulb, 100mm, E27 / ES Warm Colour
SKU: LLGLOBES15W
£3.70
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SKU: LLFL40
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Eco GLS Light Bulb, B22 / BC Daylight White Colour, 11W
SKU: LLGLBC11D
£3.89
inc VAT 20.00 % ( £0.65 )
T5 High Output 14W Fluorescent Tube, Daylight White 6400K - Ten Pack
SKU: LLT5142HO
£22.80
inc VAT 20.00 % ( £3.80 )
T5 High Output 21W Fluorescent Tube, Daylight White 6400K - Ten Pack
SKU: LLT5213HO
£25.20
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T5 High Output 28W Fluorescent Tube, Daylight White 6400K - Ten Pack
SKU: LLT5284HO
£27.00
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T5 High Output 35W Fluorescent Tube, Daylight White 6400K - Ten Pack
SKU: LLT5355HO
£45.00
inc VAT 20.00 % ( £7.50 )
Eco GLS Light Bulb, B22 / BC Daylight White Colour, 15W
SKU: LLGLBC15D
£3.89
inc VAT 20.00 % ( £0.65 )