As an official partner of the German Ski Association (DSV), OSRAM is preparing athletes for a top performance by providing biologically effective light during their pre-season training. OSRAM has developed a special luminaire for the athletes to use each day ahead of competitions. This simulates natural daylight, which is especially beneficial during the dark winter months, making the athletes more alert in the morning and relaxed in the evening.
In addition, a second luminaire reduces the effects of jet lag by giving athletes a “light shower” after travelling through different time zones and bringing their circadian rhythm back into sync.
And finally, sunlight can even improve fertility. High solar activity has been found to increase fertility rates. Furthermore, light can also give men a boost in the bedroom. Research has shown that higher testosterone is boosted by vitamin D. The biggest source? The sun. A light box would have the same affect, but is possibly less romantic!