Archive for the ‘Viva-Lite In the Media’ Category

Full-Spectrum light on TV

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Recently Viva-Lite partner – AdLux were interviewed on Finnish TV. We have the video (in Finnish) here and the English translation below. If you’d like to skip ahead to the demonstration of how the colours look under different lights – this starts at 0:50.


Lighting designer Ilkka Pekanheimo, Autumn has come and the days become shorter, now would be the right time to buy day light illumination. Why?
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 is an leading organisation in the carbon offset industry.  They recently ran a blog entry on their partner Viva-Lite.

Five Ways to “Brighten” Your Life
by GREG TAYLOR on AUGUST 25, 2010

Our partner Viva-Lite shares their perspective with us in a guest blog this week. If you haven’t checked out their full spectrum lights yet, make sure you do. They make a huge difference in your mood, your health, your productivity and the way you work. Below, Viva-Lite’s founders offer their top five places to switch to full spectrum lights and brighten your life:

1. Offices and factories.  Are you in charge of people who are spending the majority of their day under artificial light?…..

You can read the full blog here.

Viva-Lite Valkeakoski Housing Fair Video

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

The following video was taken on the Finnish Housing Fair in the City of Valkeakoski between 10 July – 9 August 2009.

A special treat was one house lighted fully with VIVA-LITE and created by lighting designer Ilkka Pekanheimo from Ad-Lux:

About the Housing Fair:

The ca. 40 fair houses built on the verdant housing fair area in Valkeakoski form a multi-faceted combination. An extensible, unique house for a first home, a TV-house and a passive house with a vivid design are good examples of the extensive selection of houses. The fair includes houses built in both traditional and modern styles, one- and two-storey solutions, stone and wood houses – not to mention the latest trends and experimental building.

What Light Looks Like

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Have you ever wondered what light looks like? Sure, everybody remembers the prisms in school and the colors of the rainbow. But how good an energy saving lamp – often with its dull colors – really is you can check for yourself now.

Dave – one of our kind customers in Australia has sent us the following pictures of an energy saving lamp with the Viva-Lite Spectrum and the Sunlight as a comparison:

Both photos were taken through so-called “Spectral-Glasses” which you can get in many stores and on the internet. Or buy them directly in the Viva-Lite International Online-Store and compare for yourself…

Viva-Lite Full Spectrum Website Wins “eco site awards”

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

eco site award

Viva-Lite is happy to announce that it has won the eco site website award in the “Health” category. Eco Site Awards is the Website Awards Site To Help Promote Green Thinking in the categories of Health, Ecology and Safety.

“In a world that relies upon commerce to exist sometimes these four things seem to take a back seat to our financial goals. Yet, without them, we cannot survive or exist in harmony with each other and our world.”

Eco Site Awards

PM to present Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Viva-Lite is a Finalist in the Vero AwardsThe Prime Minister of New Zealand, Hon John Key will present the Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards on 28 May in Auckland at a black-tie gala dinner attended by 600 business leaders. VIVA-LITE is a finalist in the awards and will be attenting the Auckland Business Expo as well.

“Our small and medium businesses play a critical part in our economy, the Prime Minister told Bizzone managing director Sarah Trotman, organiser of the awards. “They provide Kiwis with the essential goods and services they need. They help drive innovation across our economy. And they can become – with good leadership and support – our large businesses of tomorrow.


Finalists win from being excellent

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Viva-Lite FinalistTips on how to be an excellent organisation were shared at a breakfast for this year’s Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards finalists on 11 February where Viva-Lite is a finalist.

Vero CEO Roger Bell, who hosted the breakfast, told guests that the awards are getting stronger every year as businesses get more competitive.

“People have seen their competitors enter and have followed suit,” he says. “Business people now realise that if New Zealand is to be world class they need to follow a framework that engenders excellence. And with these awards you don’t end up just being be excellent in one area alone like customer services; excellence goes right across leadership, strategy, your people, your processes and the way you handle knowledge and information and of course the results from all of those elements.”

All 49 finalists agreed that being “excellent” is vital for the growth and prosperity of their organisations; providing excellent business support is key so that businesses don’t just compete on price but on the quality of their offering.


Lighting up Other Lives

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Toby and Margit in Palm BeachA career as a concert pianist was put on the backburner when Toby Ruckert and his partner Margit Brusda chose to light up peoples lives. Moving to Waiheke in 2003 they brought with them ‘Viva-Lite’. Their light bulb producing company that specialises in full-spectrum lighting to assist businesses whose employees suffer from headaches, eyestrain and stress.

“People can get very low emotionally in the middle of winter due to the lack of natural light,” says Toby. “People feel entirely different working under these lights as they reduce tiredness and mood swings especially if it relates to the winter blues. But the lights also improve energy levels.”

Toby and Margit say that small businesses can reduce the number of sick days by changing their lighting. “For people who get headaches in the office, this improves them. Normal fluoro tubes only have three colours and we try to bring in as much of the suns natural spectrum as possible.”