Russia Plans to Introduce Special LED Light Sources at The Space Station to Simulate Day and Night Changes
According to Russian media reports, the Russian region of the International Space Station will install a new lighting system that simulates changes in day and night light. For this reason, Russian Energy Rocket Space Company has developed a light source with variable light energy. Scientists believe that related technologies will benefit the astronauts' health - ensuring normal rhythm and psychological comfort.
It is reported that from the energy rocket space company learned that in addition to the lights are being used, the International Space Station will also introduce light sources with special features.
The company said: "In order to make it easier for astronauts to adapt to the environment of the Russian space in the International Space Station, we have developed light sources that can change over time. Bright dynamic changes will mimic the Earth's day and night - morning, day and night."
The Institute of Medical Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which has participated in the testing of spacecraft lighting systems, believes that the installation of new lamps will have a positive impact on the health of astronauts.
The Institute’s spokesman Alexander Smolevski explained: “This kind of lighting allows people to have a natural circadian rhythm, just like in an earth environment.”
He said that lighting that simulates the conditions of the earth will create psychological comfort and promote the adjustment of the rhythm of the work cycle.
He pointed out: “Even on Earth, people spend most of their time under artificial light sources, especially in the winter months. In addition to simulating day and night changes, they need to be supplemented to allow work to be done at any time. Light sources. The systems are not mutually exclusive but complement each other."
It is expected that the new lighting system will be first installed in the experimental cabin, including small research cabins. The lights will also be placed in areas where astronauts do not frequent, in order to create a work gap for them to breathe out.
Space stations in the United States are also conducting similar tests. NASA revealed that the relevant system has arrived at the space station. The agency said: "The light-emitting diodes can repair sleep and improve the overall state of the body. Moreover, it consumes less energy and lasts longer than conventional lighting."
Energy Rocket Space Company stated that it is continuing to manufacture new lighting fixtures and R&D control instruments. The new system is scheduled to be put into use in Russia in 2019.