What is Light Therapy?

full spectrum. Simply stated, full spectrum light simulates natural daylight around noontime
without emitting harmful UV. What is Kelvin temperature?
What is BlueMax™ HD Lighting?
BlueMax™ HD lighting products are designed to replicate natural sunlight around noontime
without emitting harmful UV. Our lighting products produce a high quality of light that
reduce glare and eye strain when doing tasks like reading, studying, sewing, jewelry making, and other hobbies that require good visual acuity
and color detail.
BlueMax™ HD lighting technology was designed based on extensive research throughout the
various fields of lighting technology, the science
of vision, and human physiological factors. With
a unique six-color phosphor blend, BlueMax™
lights produce a scotopically enhanced light that
is proven to stimulate photoreceptors in the eyes,
resulting in increased visual acuity.
What is full spectrum light?
Full Spectrum Light refers to a light bulb or lamp that produces a light spectrum that covers
the entire range of visible light (400-700
nanometers) without gaps in its spectral output. Light sources that have a Kelvin temperature
ranging between 5000-6000K and a CRI (color rendering index) of 90 or above are considered Kelvin is a measurement of the color of a light
source relative to a black body at a particular temperature expressed in degrees Kelvin
(K). Incandescent lights have a low Kelvin color temperature (approximately 2800K) and produce a red-yellowish tone; whereas daylight has a high Kelvin color temperature
(approximately 5900K) and appears white. The phosphors used in fluorescent lamps can
be blended to provide any desired color
temperature in the range from 2800K to 6000K. Lamps with color temperatures below 5000K produce a red-yellowish color and lamps yellow/red, lamps 5000K-6000K are viewed as white (full spectrum) while lamps above 6000K tend to have a blue cast. (Talk more about how the phosphors used determine the color of light?)
What is CRI?
CRI (Color Rendering Index) is a measurement of
the quality of light and represents the amount of
color shift that objects undergo when illuminated by a light source as compared with the color of those same objects when seen under a reference light source of comparable color temperature.
CRI values range from 0 (worst) to 100 (best). CRI is very similar to your contrast knob on your TV set. High CRI equates to sharper, crisper, more natural colored pictures while at the same time reducing glare. The CRI on our BlueMax
Lamp is 96, unmatched in the lighting industry.
What is Light Therapy?
The Mayo Clinic defines light therapy as “a way to treat seasonal affective disorder, depression
and certain other conditions by exposure to
bright artificial light. During light therapy, you
sit or work near a device called a light therapy box. The light therapy box gives off bright light
that mimics natural outdoor light. Exposure to
bright light from a light therapy box is thought
to alter your circadian rhythms and suppress
your body’s natural release of melatonin. Together, these cause biochemical changes in
your brain that help reduce or control symptoms
of seasonal affective disorder and other mood
conditions. Light therapy is also known as bright light therapy or phototherapy.”
How do I use the BlueMax™ 70w Lamp
for light therapy?
Light therapy is most effective when used for approximately 30 minutes a day, preferably in
the morning. The lamp produces 10,000 Lux
at 18” and 5,000 Lux at 28”. Simply stated, if you sit further from the lamp, you may need
to sit in front of it for a longer period of time in
order to get the full benefits of light therapy.