Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
1 Is it a real sunlight?
Yes! Sunwell replicates the real sunlight with entire light spectrum from UVB to IR. Amount of UV content is though reduced to low and safe level.
2 Do I get a tan?
You might, after a regular use, but it takes much longer than in natural sunlight and solarium.
3 Is the sunlight dangerous?
No! Sunwell’s UV content is reduced to a safe level and is below the current limit value of 30 J/m2 weighted radiation, 270 – 400 nanometres per one hour tunning a day.
4 Is it the same light as in a solarium?
No! Solarium has a high UV-dose, mainly UVA, with the intention of getting tanned quickly. Sunwell sunlight contains the sun’s entire light spectrum. The main purpose of Sunwell sun simulator is not a quick tanning, but improving health and well-being through effective light therapy that also includes IR warmth and low UV.
5 Can you simulate a whole day?
Yes! Sunwell solar simulator can regulate the light and replicate sunrise, full daylight, afternoon light down to evening light and sunset.
6 Does the light have medical effects?
- Yes! The heat has a relaxing effect on the body and provides relief for joint problems and muscle pain.
- The light counteracts fatique and seasonal depression, SAD.
- The UV rays can stimulate the production of vitamin D and thus increase the immune system.
7 Is it safe and tested?
Yes! The sunlight has been developed in consultation with European laboratories, Lund University, Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) and SP Swedish Technical Research Institute.
8 How does it feel to stay in a Sunwell sunroom?
Yes, i.e. “Artificial Environment’s Influence on the Mood” with an evaluation of Hedonic Tone, Relaxation and Activity and Research report about sun therapy rooms in elderly care. With clearly positive results in all trials.
10 Is it like being outdoors?
Yes, that is Sunwell’s intention. The difference is however that harmful levels of UV light have been removed. One hour in the Sunwell environment corresponds to approx. 20 minutes outdoors on a sunny day in summer.
11 Do I need a sunscreen?
No! Not as UV protection, but it can be used if problems with dry skin in heat.
12 Does it work as light therapy?
Yes, it works very efficiently! The light contains the entire visible light spectrum from 400 to 780 nm and counteracts Seasonal Depression Disorder, SAD. Sunwell sunlight is multiple more intense compared to traditional light therapy room and therefore more efficient.
13 Do I have to wear sunglasses?
Sunglasses can be used but are not a requirement. Allthow, never look directly into the lamps in the same way that you do not look directly into natural sun.
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