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Chroma Kitchen

The Chroma Kitchen is a prototype kitchen product designed for optimal emotional and environmental health. The kitchen is organized around an integral planter, drainboard, and plate shelf with a custom LED array. The LED array is programmed to provide light tuned to blue and red wavelengths.

Particular wavelengths at the red and blue extremes of the visible light spectrum have been show to stimulate leafing and fruiting behavior in plants, effectively simulating the conditions of seasonality in plants growing indoors. And at the same time, those same wavelengths have been clinically shown to stimulate melatonin production and other biochemical processes in the human body that can be effective treatments for seasonal affect disorders like wintertime depression.