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Thread: Feng Shui and Light: Use Light Energy for Good Feng Shui in Your Home or Office

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    Default Feng Shui and Light: Use Light Energy for Good Feng Shui in Your Home or Office

    Feng Shui is all about energy, and light is the strongest manifestation of energy. In fact, the light in your home - both natural and artificial lighting - greatly influences the quality of your home energy (the feng shui of your home.) Smart lighting and good quality air are the very basics of good feng shui, and should always be on top of your feng shui priorities for any space, be it home or business.

    Your body reacts to everything around you, and you either get nourished or drained by the energy that surrounds you. I strongly encourage you to become aware of the quality of light in your home or office and its influence on your health and well-being.

    Light is our # 1 nutrient and has been called the medicine of the future. Make a habit of paying attention to how much good quality light you actually enjoy throughout the day, as well as the quality and number of the indoor light sources in your home or office.

    Malillumination is the term coined by Dr. John Ott, a pioneer light researcher. He used this term to describe sunlight deficiency and the harmful effects of fluorescent lighting on human's behavior, learning abilities and overall health.

    It is interesting to note that the use of cool white fluorescent lights has been legally banned in Germany at a Federal level. There are numerous studies on the negative effects of fluorescent lighting, as well as the benefits of full-spectrum lighting; all you have to do is devote some time to exploring this topic.

    Knowing that color is light, how many colors are you actually enjoying in your space? Yes, you might not want to create an absolute rainbow of colors in your home, but the truth is that many homes are starving for beautiful, pure colors, starving for more light energy.

    Think of the happiest humans out there, the little kids; their energy is constantly nourished by an abundance of colors! Most young children are vibrant, creative, happy because they allow themselves to absorb different frequencies of light. Can you imagine a little child clinging to a beige decor scheme? It just can't happen, as children are intuitively drawn to good energy.

    Allow yourself to tap into a source of better energy, bring beauty into your home, bring more color, have good lighting. Educate yourself on how to light a home (check the IKEA site, easy and educational, and go for at least three sources of light in any room.)

    Open up the windows and let the sunlight in. Welcome beauty and good energy, it is all around you, you just have to be receptive to it.

    Have you heard of full-spectrum lights - the "super nutrient", as some scientist would call it? If you have not, I highly recommend you research the topic of full spectrum lighting, and then plan on introducing some in your home, as well as work environment.

    Go for beauty and good energy, you will have nothing to lose (except bad memories); and everything to gain.

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    I have been reading a book called "Light - Medicine of the Future" by Jacob Liberman, O.D., PH.D.

    I find the study of this subject very interesting. We have been installing many types of light kits into our showers and steam showers.

    Do you recommend any one colour for general day by day?

    Do you recommend any specific placements of lights.

    There is also some great new grab bars that have a built in LED that makes for an even safer project.

    Thanks for any information.

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    I'm not sure how much of the feng shui philosophy I buy in to, but I definitely agree that good lighting is key to health. I'm meticulous about getting natural light into every part of my house (even my walk in closet in my master bedroom has natural lighting). Natural light is the best lighting you can get, and it is well worth the hassle/cost to cut new windows and skylights into a house to bring more of it in.

    As far as florescents... is it just the cool white that you're saying is bad, or fluorescent light in general? I don't like cool white light at all, but warm white florescent "feels" almost equivalent to me to warm incandescent light. Is there a specific difference you're referring to?

    What are your thoughts on LED lighting?

    I'm also interested in some of the questions JW posted above... about positioning, temperature, etc.

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    Not sure what the original poster is going on about, other than being a full decade or more out of date (Austin Powers?) Yaaaah, baby!!!!

    Standard CFL's now aren't "cool white" and instead tend to have a warmer than normal glow ("soft white"). That is why you can also get "day light" or "bright white" types that are increasingly cooler (bluer).

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    Maaybe they can figure out how to "feng shui" water to soften it naturally, without machinery or magnets.
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    As far as florescents... is it just the cool white that you're saying is bad, or fluorescent light in general? I don't like cool white light at all, but warm white florescent "feels" almost equivalent to me to warm incandescent light. Is there a specific difference you're referring to?

    What are your thoughts on LED lighting?
    Color designation of light is measured in Kelvin. Color temperatures over 5,000K are called cool colors (blueish white), while lower color temperatures (2,7003,000 K) are called warm colors (yellowish white through red). Most people tend to prefer artificial lighting in the 3000K range, which is actually a very yellow light and nothing like natural daylight which which varies from 5000K to 6500K . Since a cool white or even higher K bulbs more realistically reproduce the color spectrum of natural light I don't see how it could be bad ?

    LED lighting is going to be even better as the technology matures. There are already specialty light where the color temp can be manipulated depending on the situation. Add that to substantially lower energy consumption, less waste heat and longer life.

    In my home higher color temp/natural daylight bulbs have been put into service where ever possible.

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