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March 16, 2011

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Great to see this getting widely known.

I hope in time to stop the rush to bright blue-white LED streetlights.

Go with turtle-safe lights, and you'll get lamps covering the range people need to begin the change to sleepiness.

I put everything I knew useful about light and sleep in the responses to the article at this blog http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2007/03/12/light-and-dark/ (with a hat tip there, follow the link to Janet Raloff's articles)

Short answer: indoors
Rosco #312 Canary gel filter
blocks UV, blue, and down to 400nm;
blocks most of the range between 400 and 500nm.
http://www.rosco.com/includes/filters/SED.asp?titleName=R312:%20Canary&imageName=../../images/filters/roscolux/312.jpg

Short answer: outdoors, it depends:
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/14655564/2011/05/16/lights-out-turtle-nesting-season-underway

So true, Michael, but the cell phone may soon offer some promising innovations that may help in the treatment some sleep disorders.

See: http://sleeplessandtired.com/?p=719

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