Enlighten Someone You Love

A Global Social Venture that can enhance your immune system and impact public health. 



My name is Ken Ceder. I’m the Executive Director of Science of Light (SOL), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. On behalf of SOL, I’d like to personally invite you to experience and share “biological enlightenment.”

SOL is seeking health-minded advocates to help raise awareness of “mal-illumination”  — a term coined by photobiology pioneer, Dr. John Ott to describe a contemporary epidemic that’s akin to malnutrition. This little known epidemic has ‘unwittingly’ been contributing to the physical and mental suffering of millions of people for much, much too long.

“Mal-illumination is to light as malnutrition is to food.”

— Dr. John Ott
Health and Light – 3,000,000+ copies sold

Today, millions of people are literally in the dark about health and suffer from obesity, depression, sleeplessness, and many other maladies. — Your health and public health could potentially benefit by simply absorbing sufficient morning sunlight . . .   and it’s free!

Obviously, the current pandemic is causing upheaval as never seen before and forcing unprecedented lifestyle change away from fresh air and sunshine as we shelter in home. The shelter indoor recommendation to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is exacerbating mal-illumination by creating a perfect ‘indoor’ storm.

Beginning as therapeutic light pioneers (Ott Light Systems, 1987-1997) and culminating with 501(c)(3) non-profit Science of Light — SOL has been on a mission since 2012 to raise awareness of mal-illumination and the essential need for a ‘balanced spectral diet’ to enhance immunity and reduce the risk of disease.

“We are all light deficient and this deficiency may be the source of our physical and emotional problems.”

— Dr. John Ott
Health and Light – 3,000,000+ copies sold

My life took an amazing turn when I met Dr. Ott, the father of full-spectrum light technology and a fascinating time-lapse photography innovator. Thru the lenses of his cameras, Dr. Ott observed and discovered that sunlight and other types of radiation have a powerful effect on plants, animals, and humans. Since that time biomedical science has filled in many of the gaps in our knowledge about sunlight.

In 2002, researchers discovered retinal cells that detect light but are not involved in vision. These cells link to a center in the brain, the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), which is the site of the body’s master circadian pacemaker. In other words, these neuronal circuits control the body’s ability to sense that it is daytime to turn on serotonin for feel-good alertness and fires-up metabolism, or at nighttime, turn on melatonin to regulate sleep and various other physiological functions.

Being stuck in “biological darkness” due to reduced time in appropriate natural light, that our genes are programmed to respond to, profoundly affects every body system. Modern humans, in developed nations, do not spend enough time in ‘full-spectrum’ sunlight that augments immunity and spend too much time indoors under unhealthy, ‘limited-spectrum’ light that adversely impacts immunity.

What does all this really mean?

It means natural light is very, very good for you, it’s healthy, it’s necessary . . . especially morning light!

Unfortunately, good hygiene has overlooked the essential need for daily “light hygiene” required to regulate brain chemistry and circadian rhythms that control appetite, energy, mood, sleep, libido and other body-mind functions. Ironically, if ever there was a health discovery, especially in the darkness of the times, that enhanced immunity and reduced the risk of disease, it’s surely… natural light.

My brother Len and I founded Science of Light with a mission to raise global awareness of mal-illumination. Inspired by new LED (light emitting diode) technology and far-reaching health benefits associated with near infrared light research, our mandate for the last few years has been to develop a simple, leading-edge solution for people when sunlight is not available or who cannot get outdoors. We worked with engineers to develop a lamp to supply light, with the characteristics needed to stimulate the SCN in a manner like that of the natural spectral diet that’s essential for optimum metabolism and absorption.

“We can now say emphatically that the function of our entire metabolism is dependent on light.”

— Dr. Fritz Albert Popp
International Institute of Biophysics

As pioneers in the world of full-spectrum ‘light therapy’ we originally designed and marketed light systems for seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs seasonally. Many thought we were crazy in those days, but now light therapy for SAD is covered by most medical insurance.

The new lamp that we‘ve developed is based on the concept of “prevention” and not just seasonal therapy. Unlike any other therapeutic light device, SOLshine Photo Nutrition™ includes both the ‘fullest’ spectrum visible as well as essential, invisible near infrared light (NIR) and a trace of UV. NIR reduces the risk of retinal inflamation and augments ATP production for cellular energy and enhanced immunity.

“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.”

— Dr. Alexander Wunsch, MD, Ph.D.

Photobiology Expert



Together We Can Help Bring Light to a Light Starved World

As an ‘enlightened advocate’,  sharing this invitation will help give this silent epidemic of mal-illumination a voice to benefit public health.

Thanks for being thereHeart to Heart . . .  ken



Being a nonprofit, SOLshine sales support both SOL’s mission to raise awareness of mal-illumination and our mandate to provide the necessary technology for the eradication of this silent epidemic.

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