Updated: Jul 20, 2021
Many people often ask us for references to scientific studies and articles that explain the beneficial effects of good light on health and well-being of humans. There are hundreds of articles and publications about this theme. In order to get a quick overview, we recommend the following two review articles.
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Our colleagues of the Daylight Academy, published in 2017 a supplement to Science: “Changing perspectives on daylight: Science, technology and culture”. It gives a comprehensive and worthwhile overview of the diverse aspects of daylight. Especially Chapter 3: “The effect of light on humans” gives a concise and clear overview of how light influences our circadian rhythm.
In a recent news post we already paid attention to the consensus recommendations of 18 renowned scientists, who published: “Recommendations for Healthy Daytime, Evening, and Night-Time Indoor Light Exposure”.
Both articles explain what good light is, how it works and what the benefits are. If you still want to know more about good light, feel free to contact us.