An evaluation of scheduled bright light and darkness on rotating shiftworkers: trial and limitations.


The effectiveness of a program of scheduled bright light and dark to alter the circadian pacemakers of rotating shiftworkers were evaluated. Thirteen industrial workers were exposed to scheduled bright light of 6,000-12,000 lux on at least half of their 12-hr night shifts for 3 months, as well as ambient light of 1,200-1,500 lux. All 10 workers evaluated… (More)