- Mar 1, 2013
I don't think a little blue light is a bad thing. It seems important to maintaining circadian rhythm, and we're naturally exposed to it with sunlight. Artificial lighting with excessive amounts of blue light and little red is an issue, though. The UV from halogen would worry me more if not properly filtered, assuming we're talking about hours of exposure.And we don't want blue. So why is halogen good?
I don't think a little blue light is a bad thing. It seems important to maintaining circadian rhythm, and we're naturally exposed to it with sunlight. Artificial lighting with excessive amounts of blue light and little red is an issue, though. The UV from halogen would worry me more if not properly filtered, assuming we're talking about hours of exposure.
For someone spending a substantial amount of time under artificial blue light, it's probably a good idea to balance it with red light (assuming the blue light can't be avoided). I'd also use only red light for spot treatments. However, for someone trying to replicate sunlight to a degree during the cold winter, I don't think halogens would be a bad choice. I don't avoid going outside because I'll get too much blue light, in fact the more time I spend in natural sunlight the better I feel. Even red light, especially infrared light, can be damaging in excess.I don't think it's a good thing at all. We get enough blue light. Supplementing with red light is the key, not blue light. I think it could nullify the positive effects of red light. UV would be even worse.
I did supplement with blue/red light and felt not good at all. An experiment.
I believe halogen has a higher orange and a lower infrared, which makes it more efficient than the incandescent. They may be close in the amount of red. That chart you posted is a bit confusing and it's easier to tell on a spectral curve.
It appears the halogen peaks around the well studied nm wavelengths; around 600
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yes this pic says it all.
both are. You linked to the same graph. If you mean the other graph that shows the higher wavelengths then I would say they are close enough. Probably used a different halogen type since that looks like the main differenceWhich one of these graphs is true?
I don't understand why 4100k would be great less red. you want long kevlin aka "k" as possible to a point that all other colors are pushed out but orange to deep red. the red leds usually have 600-700 prefect spectrum sunligth still better usually higher lumen rate.
thanks tripleog I just don't get it as the warm the more red you should get and infared. as you push out violent blue. It may be true that less visible light comes out but that could be the non ideal colors blue then later on green depending on how dim the bulb is. If heat issue bulb further away would help. Also if we talk about leds then no infared so warmer the better as long as there orange to deep red. but if you are right and I am open to 4100 or 4300k then i am very interested in xenon bulbs for light thearpy.
both are. You linked to the same graph. If you mean the other graph that shows the higher wavelengths then I would say they are close enough. Probably used a different halogen type since that looks like the main difference
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