New product UNIGLAS® | VITAL - Wellnessglass
Healthy light with UNIGLAS®
"Light is energy and it is also information - content, form and structure.
It provides the potential for everything." David Bohm, scientist
UNIGLAS GmbH & Co. KG has focused on future challenges for modern insulating glass, by developing with UNIGLAS® | VITAL comfort glass a triple insulating glass in which the spectral light transmittance is significantly increased in the entire range from 380 nm to 580 nm: a real comfort glass.
The positive and indeed vital effects of sunlight on people are well known. Light is just a small part of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun: the part visible to the human eye. At a wavelength of 380 nm, invisible ultraviolet radiation turns into visible violet radiation and then changes continuously through blue, green and orange to red, where it again becomes invisible to the human eye above 780 nm.
The aim previously has been to pass most of the radiation proportion at 555 nm through the glass in optimum form, stimulating the brightness sensitivity of the human eye. The latest studies have shown however that window glazing with a coating that achieves its maximum transmission in the range of around 460 nm has a considerably better vitalizing effect on people.
The reason for that is the direct nerve connection between the retina and the hypothalamus. The most important task of the hypothalamus is to control our vegetative system, for example the sleep-wake rhythm and, closely linked to it, the body's production of melatonin and serotonin.
That gives more relevance to the effects of light on the healing process and on mental well-being. Hospitals and clinics are no longer being designed and planned purely on the basis of utility, and the use of sunlight is an increasingly important aspect in the building concept. In nursing homes and hospitals, optimized light assists the sleep-wake cycle of the occupants and boosts both well-being and healing processes. An increase in melatonin production leads to a better performance in everyday office work and in teaching environments, as well as helping to reduce the incidence of seasonal affective disorder.
With UNIGLAS® | VITAL comfort glass, light transmittance in the important wavelength (460 nm) markedly increases, and the natural emission of sunlight can be used almost undiminished to regulate the human melatonin balance. A glass that can have considerable physiological, therapeutic and performance-enhancing effects and that increases general well-being, for example
- Reducing fatigue and improving sleep rhythms
- Improving nerve functions
- Reducing seasonal affective disorder
- Reducing hyperactivity
- Improving attentiveness
- Increasing learning success
- Improving well-being
With UNIGLAS® | VITAL comfort glass you are protected from wind and weather, but when it comes to translucency and the positive effects on your personal well-being it has the same effect as an opened window. An insulating glass that improves home comfort and at the same time positively influences body and soul.
At the Fensterbau frontale show in Nuremberg from 21 to 24 March 2012, UNIGLAS GmbH & Co. KG will be presenting this new glass for the first time. This is where you can find out more about the structure of the glass, its benefits and the lasting effect obtainable with this unique glass.
UNIGLAS GmbH & Co. KG
Yvonne Kuhlmann, Head of Marketing & Communications