June – Lighten Up

My allocated slot in The See Here window gallery coincided with the winter solstice.

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Studies show that when people are exposed to bright light in the winter for just 15 minutes a day their mood lifts and their sense of well-being improves.

I installed a light therapy lamp with a brightness level of 10,000 lux and for the midwinter month of July, Lighten Up beamed bright light onto Tory St, one of Wellington’s main thoroughfares.

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Passers-by wading through the spillage unwittingly received a subtle dose of uplifting radiance.

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An explanatory text

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Served to snare attention. It concluded with:

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By pausing to read this, you have treated yourself to a homeopathic dose of broad-spectrum goodness. For a bigger boost, step up to the light and linger; 15 minutes is recommended, but every little helps …

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