Bulbs in different colours deliver a rainbow of health benefits that make you feel strong, rested, and focused. Here’s how to activate their power.
Activate the power of different-coloured bulbs to feel strong, rested, and focused.
FOR ENERGY: BLUE LIGHT
Exposure to blue light during the day can make you feel more alert and improve reaction time, focus, and productivity, according to research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “Photo receptors in the eye, which link to the areas of the brain that control alertness, are most sensitive to blue light. Therefore, when blue light hits them, the receptors set off activity in those brain regions, making you more energised,” says Shadab Rahman, the study’s author. Another perk: Daytime exposure may protect your z’s from the disruptive effects of blue light at night, a study from Uppsala University in Sweden found. “When you get a lot of bright light during the day, levels of melatonin, a hormone that makes you sleepy, are suppressed,” study author Frida Rangtell says. “In the evening, melatonin increases sharply and nighttime blue-light