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Natural light in the Evening/E-candles/Simulated Flame/Fire/Melatonin and Colour

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 10, 2012 at 1:17 AM

I have been thinking about the issue of natural lighting recently, and looking into soft lamps, flameless candles (Using candles themselves seems a bit hassley and messy), even some sort of simulated fire or fire effect heater.

I also am wondering what colour temperature effects melatonin, or suppresses it the least?

Basically, I wondered does anyone have any experience with flameless candles, what ones have the most realistic flicker and colour or best other features (rechargable/timers)?

Are there any other good fire simulations that one could use for lighting?

Basically evening light. Good ideas to create something more "paleo", without mess or fuss that will interfere with my sleep less?

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on April 17, 2013
at 09:38 AM

Dude that's funny :)

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on April 16, 2013
at 09:53 AM

You don't have to put on that red light. Those days are over, you don't have to sell your body to the night.

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on July 10, 2012
at 09:48 AM

Started on regular candles and a single desk lamp this evening. So tired tonight for a change *yawns* Think I am definately going to try this out. Be great if anyone had any feedback or ideas here..

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Wow, auto knocked to the second page by other posts. I wonder will anyone end up answering this?

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Wow, auto knocked to the second page by other posts. I wonder will anyone else up answering this?

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on March 18, 2013
at 11:45 PM

There's research suggesting that low red light has some of the same anti-inflammatory benefits as the paleo diet. Any standard flickering electronic candle will emit more blue-shifted light because visibility makes it more marketable. Paleo = light a fire. Paleo hack = 670 nm LED + resistor + power source + harmonius thought-of-fire-evoking enclosure.

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on April 16, 2013
at 09:47 AM

I use red lightbulbs in the evening. Put me to sleep fast.

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on April 16, 2013
at 09:53 AM

You don't have to put on that red light. Those days are over, you don't have to sell your body to the night.

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on April 17, 2013
at 09:38 AM

Dude that's funny :)

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on April 16, 2013
at 09:26 AM

I started using candles for all my evening lighting about a month ago and I have to say it's made a huge difference to my quantity and quality of sleep.

I also use an app on my phone called Lux (for Andorid) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux&hl=en

and some software on my laptop called f.lux http://stereopsis.com/flux/

These both tone down the brightness of your screen and remove the blue light, giving the screen a nice warm redish glow. It's much easier on your eyes.

Before doing all this I used to get to sleep around midnight, now I'm fast asleep before 10pm every night...other than the weekend.

If I were you I'd give candles a go as you can't beat a real flame and if you get a few of the big, thick candles they last for ages and make no mess at all.

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on April 16, 2013
at 12:38 AM

I can't claim any hard science, or effects on melatonin levels, but just switching a lamp in the bedroom to a 40W amber bulb has made it much easier to fall asleep at night than when I had normal lights on in there.

I also have one of those fake fire places that can either just be a simulated flame or a heater, and it feels all warm and cozy too. Makes the brain happy.

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on February 04, 2013
at 08:36 PM

Interesting idea. I've been trying to find out if any normally available bulbs, like bug lights for example, are low blue. I hadn't thought of those little flickering fake candle lights.

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