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Library of Things: Devices

SAD Lamp

Borrow a SAD lamp.

This lamp is an easy and effective way of getting exposure to bright light indoors and may help increase energy, uplift mood, improve focus and sleep.  It uses LEDs to produce bright light while filtering out dangerous UV rays. Specifications: 3 brightness level, full spectrum, UV free, LED technoology, 10,000 lux brightness, 50,000 hour lifespan.

 

 


Digital Radon Detector

Borrow a Radon Detector. It’s a simple device that will measure the amount of radon in your home.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that has no colour, odour or taste. It is formed by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and groundwater. The highest levels of radon concentrations are found in the interior and northern regions of the province.

Radon is not a problem outside because it is diluted when released into the air. It becomes a health risk if it accumulates to high levels in enclosed spaces such as homes, especially areas that have inadequate ventilation (e.g., basements).

Radon is the main cause of lung cancer among people who have never smoked tobacco. It increases the risk of lung cancer in smokers. The risk of developing lung cancer depends on how much radon is in the indoor air, as well as how long the exposure is. Short-term exposure to radon does not pose a significant risk.

 


Graphing Calculator

Borrow our graphing calculator.

The Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator  is ideal for high school math and science. Its MathPrint™ feature engages students by enabling them to enter fractions and equations in proper notation so they see it on the display exactly as it’s printed in text and on the board. It has a high-resolution, full-color backlit display.

 

 

 

 

 

Find our complete collection of Library of Things in the catalogue.