Monday, January 20, 2014

Blue Monday - Blue Light Blubs

Welcome! It's Blue Monday! For complete instructions, just click here.

Brr. I hope you're staying warm. Even Florida is chilly with three cold fronts in this past week!


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Make someone's day by leaving them a comment and wishing them a Happy Blue Monday!
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Relax--increase your happiness and get smarter. How?

Simply change your light bulbs to Blue!

According to research, high wattage light raises stress levels and makes you hungry. If you change normal white light bulbs to blue-enriched light, it'll decrease fatigue, elevate your mood, and improve your sleep. I discovered this bit of "magic" in my local newspaper, and then I searched for additional information.


In this article, I discovered that among other benefits, 20 seconds of blue light will increase your IQ by 5 points!




(PET Brain Scan of an Awake Brain: Blue Light of wavelength 460nm switches the brain into 'awake' mode.)




We recently bought this box of Blue bulbs. I know they look kinda white, but believe me, they're really Blue.





By switching your light bulbs to Blue bulbs, you'll smile more and make the world a better place.

Who Knew?


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36 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for the "enlightening" lesson on blue bulbs, Sally.

Happy Blue Monday!

Annesphamily said...

Gosh Sally that is a great, informative post! I am going out to find some blue light bulbs. Have a great week!

Pondside said...

How interesting - and I just love blue!

Hazel Ceej said...

Next time I buy bulbs,I know what color will it be. I'm also telling my mother about this. I'm writing this right now at home. Thank you Susan.

Chubby Chieque said...

Another beautiful and educational post.

And I came in the right time, LoL*

Happy Blue Monday.
/CC girl

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was interesting, Sally! I never knew there were blue light bulbs--I'll have to try them. Happy Blue Monday!

My name is Riet said...

That is true Sally. Blue lights are uplifting but I thought they were very special blue lights. I must go and look further and go to the lampshop. Thank you for the tip.Happy Blue Monday

Neabear said...

I never knew that about Blue bulbs. I think I will need to get some. Next is to decide where to put the blue bulbs.

Linnea

travelwithintent.com said...

Very interesting. Happy BLUE Monday

Maria Kristina Maano said...

Amazing tip, Sally!

I'll remember this when I move into a new apartment in March or April.

Lola said...

So informative - we all love blue!

Shira S. said...

Wow, will add my IQ to 5points? Why not give a try?! :)
Thanks for sharing an interesting topic Sally! <3

Hazel Ceej said...

Hi Sally, I'm back to say I'm afraid I could not link up. It may be something technical. But this is the URL of my post

http://hazelceej.blogspot.com/2014/01/boracay.html

Thanks,
Hazel

The Quintessential Magpie said...

The blue light info is good to know. Thanks, Sally!

Happy Blue Monday!

xo

Sheila

Jim said...

Interesting post.

Anni said...

Well, that one's easy! The more blue we get into the world, the better we feel! Let us all spread the blue colour!

Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Nick V. said...

Well, blue is my fave colour, so here I go, looking for blue lightbulbs!
Thanks for hosting, Sally.

Ileana said...

I did not know that! Thank you! :)
Have a nice day!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Interesting! Will have to check out some blue bulbs.

Savannah Granny said...

Thanks for hosting Sally. I still cannot upload my photo. Maybe someday, I will learn.
xo

evao28269 said...

oh, I've change to light bulb a while ago but still waiting for mood improvement. Happy Monday :)

Leovi said...

Wonderful blue bulb, I like, I also use!

LV said...

Just goes to show, you can learn something everyday. If I saw a blue bulb, never paid it any attention. Will check them out next time.

Ann said...

Well I've heard about painting your walls a certain color to create a relaxing mood but never heard of light doing the same. Maybe putting them in your bedroom would be best.
Ann

bj said...

Hello to my smiling friend,
I must try these blue bulbs...I heard one time that PINK bulbs made one look much better as pink is a softener.... so I bought a whole bunch....nope....didn't make me look a bit better. hahhaa.....
hugs and hope you and your Johnny have a great day.
xoxo

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

A bit of blue in the plaid for Robbie Burns Day. Thanks you for hosting Sally. Now I wonder if blue light bulbs are sold in Canada, will have to look.
Denise

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Very interesting, who knew! I will have to look into it. Thank you for hosting, have a great week.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm sorry dear Sally, but I follow the instructions very well and to no avail...in fact I see the pic I choose for my thumbnail and mark enter and nothing comes out! Thank you so much for hosting this great BLUE party; I have lots of blues today,lol!
Have a lovely week.

FABBY

Maria Gagliano said...

Interesting
AND I have always loved the blue bulbs.

jeannettestgermain said...

Didn't know all these health benefits from blue! Since ultramarine blue is my fave color, I am prejudiced anyway! Have a great week, Sally:)

Grandmother Wren said...

Oh! I want blue light bulbs and a garden goose! Life is good...
Happy Blue Monday, Sally

MyJourneyBack said...

Interesting! Cool and informative. And Blue.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

yupiiii...here is my thumbnail, alright! Thank you sweet lady!
Hugs,
FABBY

edenhills said...

I used to use blue lights for my plants in the winter. I guess I should have been basking in their light as well.

Sara Chapman said...

Hi Sally,

Yet again, I've missed Blue Monday linky. The hours it is open are so very short. I am at my computer in the evenings only, and on Sunday evening it's not yet open and on Monday evening it's closed already. So frustrating! Isn't there any way it could open earlier or stay open later? I am on the West coast, so am on Pacific time.

My link is so very blue, too: http://www.lovethatimage.com/blog/2014/01/hydrangea-photo-print/

bettyl-NZ said...

The things we learn! I might have to try that.