Scholastic Performance

"Behavior and classroom performance, as well as overall academic achievement, improved markedly within one month after the new light bulbs were installed."


 3,000,000+ copies sold


Dr. John Ott

Light Therapy Pioneer

Time-Lapse Photography Innovator 


More than thirty years ago, Dr. John Ott's fascinating time-lapse photography Classroom Research (below) visibly demonstrated that biologically beneficial, full-spectrum light enhances student scholastic performance.

WARNING: Since this Research by Dr. Ott, Common Full-Spectrum Lights — which Lack Near Infrared (NIR) are Now Known to be Unbalanced and Not Recommended.

“LED light exposure that is not balanced with full (spectrum) sunlight loaded with the red parts of the spectrum is always damaging to your biology.”

  — Dr. Alexander Wunsch MD, PhD


Studies show that poor or inappropriate lighting in schools can adversely affect children’s health and their ability to learn. 

Students Demonstrate

  • better work habits
  • improved academic performance
  • resistance to fatigue
  • more positive attitudes
The directors of Science of Light (SOL), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, were the founders of Ott Light Systems, Santa Barbara, California (1987-98). Today, SOL is pleased to introduce a unique learning & health tool to add to the digital literacy tool kit.

SOL Study Light

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SOLshine Photo Nutrition™  — the next generation of full-spectrum light tech (FSL). SOLshine improves and advances Dr. Ott's original FSL technology. 

SOLshine is the fullest-spectrum nutritional light source that includes 'visible & invisible' light wavelengths akin to natural sunlight. SOLshine emits “balanced” full-spectrum light (FSL) based on an innovative formula unlike any other FSL.
SOLshine Photo Nutrition builds on the technology of the father of FSL tech, Dr. John Ott. SOLshine intrinsically improves the spectral quality and biological benefits by increasing the CRI (color rendering index) of R9 red to 97 CRI (average), adding a “99” CRI R15, a trace amount of ultraviolet light and five (5) different wavelengths of essential near-infrared light (NIR).

CRI R15 is a very important metric because many light sources will be lacking in red content, but this fact will be hidden due to the averaging out of CRI calculations which do not include R15.

"One third of the energy your body consumes comes from the food you eat. The vast majority of the energy your body needs to maintain systemic equilibrium comes from environmental infrared light exposure." 

— Dr. Alexander Wunsch, MD, PhD, Photobiology Expert

  • NIR and red light helps reduce the risk of retinal-inflammation by priming the cells in the retina for "repair & regeneration."
  • NIR is critical to the production of ATP, the fuel cells need for metabolism and all vital functions.
  • NIR is essential for the production of "subcellular" (mitochondria) as well as "circulatory" (pineal gland) melatonin.
  • NIR is especially beneficial at night to prepare for sleep and a “must” when using computers and other electronic screens.

— bio-Beneficial

— Enhanced Vision