07 Oct '11, 12pm

Green Blog: A New Use for LEDs: Mind Control

NASA NASA will use this LED light to adjust astronauts’ circadian rhythms. Fred Maxik wants to make a light bulb that will help you sleep. “Biological specific lights,” tuned so as not to interfere with an individual’s normal production of melatonin, the hormone secreted from the pineal gland linked to sleepiness, could begin to hit the market in about two years, according to Mr. Maxik, a founder of the Lighting Science Group , which specializes in LED bulbs. With a biological bulb, you could read at night without experiencing the nagging irritability that can occur after using a computer or sitting close to a lamp near bedtime. And other bulbs — or the same bulb programmed via a network— could help make consumers feel more refreshed in the morning by choreographing their wake-up ritual. “We could even do things like lights for sterilization, with photo catalysts” for bath...

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