Working under yellow vs white lights
October 10, 2010 4:57 PM   Subscribe

Are there any major differences between working / learning under white versus yellow lightbulbs?
posted by ascetic to Health & Fitness (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This page has some pointers to get you started. One of the cited works is here (behind a pay-wall).
posted by vidur at 7:42 PM on October 10, 2010

Vidur has the right idea. The color temperature of natural sunlight is different from typical incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, and some research indicates that people function best (are less depressed, more efficient, learn better, etc.) in natural light.
posted by Chris4d at 5:10 PM on October 11, 2010

hit post too soon. Meant to say that LEED and other green building standards are promoting natural light due to the body of evidence suggesting the benefits. Here's one article: Advantages of Natural Light in Manufacturing Facilities
posted by Chris4d at 5:19 PM on October 11, 2010

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