But, recently, I came across some disturbing information that, truthfully, I’d forgotten about in my zealous attempt at frugality.
If you’ll remember the studies from a few years ago of the effect of fluorescent lighting on factory workers and school children, you’ll know where I’m going with this. Those same studies have resurfaced because of the push to change every light from incandescent to fluorescent by all of us frugal folks.
Yes, fluorescent light bulbs are inexpensive to run, but they can cause some rather disturbing health issues. Studies consistently prove that standard fluorescent bulbs cause stress hormone levels to rise, causing agitation, edginess, fatigue, and general unexplained complaints of feeling ill.
How can we counteract this problem? By replacing the bulbs we are most likely to spend a lot of time under with full-spectrum fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs are often more expensive to buy than regular fluorescent bulbs, but they do have a long life span and offer relief from the bad effects caused by other fluorescent bulbs.
If you or a family member complains routinely of chronic fatigue, stress headaches, or other unexplained sickness AND are working or studying under regular fluorescent bulbs, it may be worth a change to full-spectrum fluorescent light bulbs.
There are many special desk lamps for students, but your standard lighting fixtures can be fitted easily with suitable full-spectrum lighting. There are many ranges, wattage, and styles to choose from, so do your homework before you decide to buy.
This may not be the most frugal choice you make today, but it may just make you feel better and solve those unexplained sick feelings that have been nagging you.
Start your research by clicking here to view some of the lighting options to help you start feeling better with full-spectrum, sunlight mimicking, light. You owe yourself some good lighting!