Friday, June 8, 2012

Let There Be Light #NMAM #NMAMBC

To say I'm light sensitive would be a huge understatement. The sun is my enemy, my nemesis, the harsh unavoidable environmental hurdle I have to cope with each and every day.

I do get that the sun is such a vital part of sustaining life on this planet. We need it for food and nutrients and, well, life. I'm glad the sun exists and all, but boy does it cause my head some big trouble.

These are the things I do to lessen the impact the sun has on my head:
 - Wear dark sunglasses and hats
 - Use room darkening curtains
 - Avoid doing anything that puts me in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.

But the sun is only part of the problem. My light sensitivity frequently involves indoor offenders like the TV, computer screen and plain old-fashioned lights. Lessening their impact is a little easier. I've done things like:
 - Put low wattage light bulbs in all our fixtures
 - Lowered the level of brightness on the TV and computer screens
 - Design the lights to be mostly ambient
 - And sometimes just escape under a blanket to avoid the light all together

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  1. I am not too fond of the sunlight either. I get sunsickness super easy so I have to wear a hat when out in the sun and sun glasses too. Escaping under a blanket sounds so good!


  2. Thanks. I am also very light sensitive. Do you use a computer monitor screen? If so what kind?

    And how did you lower brightness on tv, through some master panel?

    1. Katharine, I do use computer monitors. Most of the time I'm on my laptop, which is a gateway.

      We have an old TV and there is a menu that allows us to adjust the video settings, one of them being brightness.