TAMPA, Fla., March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly introduced OttLite Wellness Series™, the healthiest light you can buy and the only lamps on the market designed specifically with eye health in mind, will soon be available at the world's largest bookseller. Barnes & Noble will begin selling the OttLite Wellness Series Refine Desk Lamp in approximately 400 stores nationwide and online beginning April 1.
Two years in development, the OttLite Wellness Series™ features an exclusive proprietary LED formulation that delivers the closest thing to natural daylight available to help reduce eye strain and eye fatigue by 51 percent.
In a recent survey, OttLite found that three out of four Americans suffer daily from eyestrain, but most don't realize that the lighting they use at work and at home may be contributing to the problem.
"We're delighted that our revolutionary, proprietary LED technology will be available to Barnes & Noble customers," said John Sheppard, CEO of OttLite Technologies. "Our Wellness Series represents the most significant, groundbreaking advancement in lighting since LED itself. And, with eye fatigue being such a pervasive problem, the OttLite Wellness Series offers an easy and effective solution to help people drastically reduce their eyestrain and discomfort – by up to 51 percent."
Healthy lighting is part of a growing health and wellness consumer trend. In a recent consumer study, 86% of respondents said they consider lighting to be an important part of their overall health and 96% indicated that quality of light is very or extremely important.
The OttLite Wellness Series™ of lamps provide the benefits of healthy light, stylish design, high quality diffusers for smooth, clear illumination, flicker-free adaptors and smart features such as powerful USB charging ports, multiple brightness settings and adjustable designs.
Specifically, OttLite's Refine model features a weighted metal lamp with two adjustable knobs and swiveling joint at the shade, four brightness settings and a 5V, 2.1A USB port to fully charge tablets, phones and more. Customers will be able to select either an antique brass or brushed nickel finish.
The lamps will be available in the "Gifts for Readers" section of each store and online at www.BN.com.
The Science Behind the OttLite Wellness Series™
In typical LED lighting, the spectral output looks like a roller coaster with big peaks and deep valleys. Our eyes fight to work as the muscles adjust to deal with unbalanced light wavelengths, causing eyestrain. Since the new OttLite Wellness LED is as close to the spectral output of the sun as you can get, it works optimally with your eyes, providing consistent wavelengths of light throughout the visual spectrum, so your eyes don't have to work as hard to fill in the gaps.
In independent testing, the new OttLite LED lighting in the Wellness line of products performed 51% better on the Eye Fatigue Index (EFI)** than the 20 best-selling LED lamps. This Index compares two key areas on the visual spectrum to each other and then how they measure up to the sun. OttLite was the closest to the sun and was, on average, 51% better. That 51% eye strain reduction means more comfort, more productivity, and more focus.
The OttLite Wellness Series™ also provides more comfortable viewing and more accurate, truer colors. On the Color Rendering Index, which measures how well a light shows color accuracy, OttLite's Wellness Series rated 95 (on a scale of 1-100), the best available on the market. Why is this important? According to the WELL Building Standard, a set of criteria focused exclusively on human health and wellness, "poor color quality can reduce visual acuity and the accurate rendering of illuminated objects."
All lamps in the Wellness Series are also low energy consuming featuring long lasting LEDs that are rated to last up to 40,000 hours.
In addition to Barnes & Noble, the OttLite Wellness Series™ of lamps are available at www.OttLite.com and through online consumer retailers such as Amazon.com and BedBathAndBeyond.com. The suggested retail price for the Refine model is $99.99. To learn more, visit www.SeeHealthier.com.
*Online survey conducted by Russell Research, a New Jersey-based consumer research firm.
**The EFI expresses a ratio of the range on the visible spectrum between 400 to 500 nanometers – which is important for rod response and blue cone response related to seeing details and contrast – and 500 to 600 nanometers – which is associated with cone response and vision. It then compares these results to how they measure up to the sun. The OttLite Wellness LED was the closest to the sun and was, on average, 51% better.
About the OttLite Wellness Series:
The OttLite Wellness Series™ is a line of desk lamps featuring the exclusive OttLite LED technology that comes as close to the sun's spectral output as you can get – balanced, smooth and proven healthier for your eyes. No big peaks or valleys, just continuous, healthy illumination. Experience up to 51% eye strain reduction. And, enjoy a more productive and healthy workspace.
About OttLite Technologies, Inc.
OttLite was founded in 1989 by Dr. John Nash Ott to bring the power of natural daylight indoors through his one-of-a-kind natural daylight bulb. A photobiologist and pioneer in natural light research, Dr. Ott discovered through 40 years of scientific research the remarkable effects specific wavelengths of light have on all living things. Known as the father of full-spectrum lighting, his research concluded that a light with the entire visible spectrum of light wavelengths was best for vision and wellbeing. This led to the development of the first sunlight lamp. Today, OttLite Technologies manufactures and distributes a wide range of high quality lighting for offices, homes and travel, and every use imaginable.
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