SPRING LAKE, MICH.—Norb, LLC introduces the Norb (Nutri-Orb) brand of LED light bulbs. The Norb line of Wellness Lighting for Better Working, Learning and Living includes:
NorbSMILE—The “Feel Right” Light illuminates with a white-color light designed with the sun’s “happy” light spectrum that awakens and energizes. It is available as an A19 LED bulb with 11 watts and as a tube light with 18 LED watts. In contrast to regular indoor lights which may cause drowsiness, lethargy or agitation, NorbSMILE supports a positive mood, alertness, energy and productivity. NorbSMILE is the healthy building light for daytime illumination in company offices, the lobbies and meeting rooms of office buildings and hotels, and school and university hallways and classrooms.
NorbSLEEP—The “Sleep Right” Light provides a soft, warm, white-color light with the wavelengths of natural evening light. Like sunset and twilight, NorbSLEEP prompts the body to produce melatonin, the natural hormone that signals it is time to relax, feel drowsy, and fall asleep. It is a dimmable A19 LED bulb with 9 watts, similar to a 40W incandescent bulb, and it fits standard sockets. When used for illumination in fixtures such as bedside table lamps and bedroom overhead lights, NorbSLEEP helps people fall asleep naturally and get a restful night’s sleep. NorbSMILE is the healthy building light for evening illumination in hotel rooms, college dormitory bedrooms, and in hospital rooms at the patient’s bed side.
Can Last for 25 Years
NorbSLEEP and NorbSMILE are good for healthy buildings and for green buildings, too. Energy-efficient and long-lived, at average use of two hours per day, NorbSLEEP can last for 25 years with an estimated annual cost of operation of only 72 cents. At average use of eight hours per day, NorbSMILE can last 17 years with an estimated annual cost of operation of just $5.76. Both have a three-warranty.
“LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building standards promote sustainable design and energy efficiency. The WELL Building Standard recognizes that building standards should also support human health and well-being,” said Dave MacKenzie, President, Norb, LLC and inventor of NorbSLEEP and NorbSMILE. “Norb (Nutri-Orb) Wellness Lighting harnesses advances in LED technology to illuminate indoor spaces with bio-active light that is both energy-efficient and human-centric.”
Human physiology is naturally synchronized with the sun’s daily changing light spectrum. Morning sun awakens, midday sun energizes, and evening sunlight relaxes and prepares people for sleep.
The Problem with Today’s Indoor Lighting
Today, Americans spend as much as 93 percent of their time inside under artificial light. Most indoor lighting is optimized for facility energy-efficiency, but it can leave building occupants feeling lethargic when they should be energized, distracted and agitated when they should be alert and focused, and keyed up when they should be calm and relaxed.
The Norb (Nutri-Orb) brand of LED light bulbs provides biologically-tuned, human-centric lighting that replicates the sun’s natural spectrum—NorbSMILE: bright, rich light for daytime energy and alertness and NorbSLEEP: softer, warmer evening light to signal our bodies to relax, recover and sleep at nighttime.