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Recommended LED Lights for Basement Fluorescent Replacement
What would you recommend for me to improve lighting in my basement family room? At present, there are 2 four foot long fluorescent long outlets (2 bulbs each) installed in the 80's. We like reading and I like to draw. I am more aware now about the necessity of healthy lighting choices.
We've reviewed your requirements for your basement, and understand that you have two primary concerns:
(1) Increase of daylight-like lighting to use during the day, due to the limited amount of natural daylight available in a basement.
(2) Reduction of blue-light intensity during evening hours to reduce impacts on melatonin and circadian rhythm cycles.
Blue light vs natural light can get a bit tricky, since natural light has lots of blue light, and it is not so much the case that "blue light is bad" but "blue light during evening hours can be bad."
For additional background reading, you might find the following article helpful: https://www.waveformlighting.com/human-centric/blue-light-melatonin-and-circadian-rhythms
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