Real Sunlight v other products

The information below provides a comparison between Real Sunlight and other products designed to provide some of the benefits of sunlight. You can also download a pdf comparing each product here.

Real SunlightReal Sunlight

Description

Swedish new innovation safely replicating natural sunlight in beautiful multi-sensory environments

Health Benefits

  • Sun tan 100% safely promoting healing of skin conditions
  • Most effective SAD treatment on the market
  • Energises by conditioning pineal glands
  • Improves sleep
  • Detoxing
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Sooths joint, muscle pains and aches
  • Relief from fibromyalgia and arthritis
  • Helps to lower blood pressure
  • Deeply relaxing and warming
  • Vitamin D production
  • Environment to "escape from everyday stress"

Downfalls

  • Space requirement
  • Capital cost

UV levels

Small dose to meet requirement of 100% safe sunbathing

Light Intensity

Up to 30,000 Lux

Spectrum

Full spectrum sunlight from Infrared, visible light to UVA and UVB (UV reduced to safe levels compared with natural sunlight)

Summary

The only 100% safe way to achieve full spectrum sunlight with all its benefits in a wonderfully relaxing multi-sensory environment

The SunNatural Sunlight

Description

The sun

Health Benefits

Same as Real Sunlight but higher vitamin D synthesis (only in the summer)

Downfalls

  • Can cause skin cancer
  • Premature skin ageing
  • Harsh for skin

UV levels

Varying across seasons and geography

Light Intensity

Up to 100,000 Lux on a bright summer day

Spectrum

Full spectrum in summer. Little UV in winter

Summary

Great in small doses during summer. In winter much less benefits

SAD boxSAD box

Description

Small boxes designed to combat lack of light

Health Benefits

Strong SAD boxes helps against SAD but only if you sit very close to the lamp

Downfalls

You have to sit very close to the box for it to have any effect

UV levels

None

Light Intensity

2,500 to 10,000 Lux (have to sit very close to achieve above figures)

Spectrum

Only certain parts of visible light spectrum

Summary

Only beneficial against SAD. No other health benefits and not particularly pleasant light

SolariumSolarium

Description

Designed to tan with very high UV exposure

Health Benefits

Only specific solariums generate UV-B which stimulates Vitamin D synthesis.

Downfalls

  • Can cause skin cancer
  • Premature skin ageing
  • Harsh for skin

UV levels

Up to five times the natural sun. Most only have UV-A which has proven adverse effects

Light Intensity

Minimal

Spectrum

Only UV

Summary

Suntans however controversial from a health perspective

Infra Red saunaInfra Red Saunas

Description

Small cabins providing infra red heat

Health Benefits

  • Relaxing
  • Detoxing
  • Stimulate blood circulation
  • Better skin
  • Improves sleep
  • Soothes back pains

Downfalls

  • Claustrophobic and uninspiring environments to endure 30-60 mins
  • Limited light spectrum

UV levels

None

Light Intensity

Minimal

Spectrum

Only Infrared

Summary

Provides all the benefits of infrared light only in a claustrophobic environment