The sun affects our bodies more than what we see through our blind eyes. Whether radiated by sunlight or LED light, the 480nm wavelength controls our melatonin levels in every light spectrum. As the intensity of this wavelength increases, our production of melatonin is suppressed to feel more energized. Likewise, we feel more relaxed when this wavelength’s intensity is decreased.
We should be exposed to more of this wavelength during the day so that our bodies do not produce melatonin when we need to be at our most alert state. Once we wind down for the day and approach bedtime, we should be exposed to less of this type of wavelength during the night so that our body can begin to produce more melatonin.
When compared to the most natural source of light, sunlight, Olly’s light will get you a lot closer to the natural pattern of melatonin production instead of only using regular LED light.
Of course, it’s not the same as being exposed to real sunlight. But instead of advising you to spend all day basking in the sun, Olly offers a more realistic solution. You’ll experience the effects of natural light while still being able to go about your regular, productive day.