Artificial light and modern society
In todays society, many of us spend most of our time under artificial light - at home, in the office, in the classroom, shopping at retail stores. How does this affect us as individuals? What is the bigger impact on society?
It is well known that being in front of your computer, on your phone or watching TV late at night can support you - the blue light emitted by these devices stimulates and makes it difficult for us to sleep. Such blue wavelengths are emitted from most office lighting, under which we can spend most of our day.
The opposite is also true. When trying to relax, the warm color of a desk lamp or fireplace can set a soothing mood, perfect for reading a book or enjoying time with family. The mood light, as it may be called, is color and darkness not far from sunset or fire. It is soothing, providing a sense of comfort and relief.