Healthiest light technology to replace our fluorescent tubes?
We're health enthusiasts and I've been reading about 'full spectrum' lights or 'uv' lights and about how traditional fluorescent bulbs, raise levels of the stress hormone cortisol compared to 'full spectrum' lights etc.
We're going to get rid of the fluorescent tubes in our kitchen and get the electrician to come in and put new sockets in, (whether bayonet or screw-type I'm not sure), and I'm looking for the best type of BRIGHT, (to light up the whole kitchen, in replacing our current big bright ones), and MOST HEALTHY light technology out there.
Mercury and CFLs I'm not a fan of. I've also read that incandescent is just generally out of the question and doesn't offer what I'm looking for.
I'm nowhere near an expert on all this yet, but I know enough to say that when I'm looking for 'full spectrum', I don't mean so much as the colour reproduction as the more literal sense of the phrase - giving out more types of light (like UVB, even UVA, and others) - literally giving more healthful parts of the light spectrum that the sun itself does, or at the very least, whatever's the 'most opposite' of that cortisol-raising harsh fluorescence that we have currently.
We're big fans of vitamin D, and while nothing (anywhere near) approaches the sun in terms of healthfulness, you may as well go for the best that our human technology offers!
So any information, guidance, or recommendations, would be a huge help, thanks!
My main concern is whether what I'm wanting won't give a bright enough light compared to our current big, long fluorescent tube pairs.
I just have no idea. There's so many types of lighting technology and quite a lot of marketing hogwash out there that it's quite difficult to work out what's what.