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Bright Idea

Kathryn Quinn

Bus bosses in Sweden have had a bright idea to cheer up gloomy passengers suffering because of the country's long winter nights.

Experts have installed daylight bulbs in a series of shelters to help them passengers get sunshine therapy while they queue for a bus.

Many Swedes suffer from a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder - or SAD - caused by not getting enough sunlight at this time of year.

Now transport bosses in Umea - which gets 20 hours of night in winter - has installed lights which mimic the effect of daylight at 30 of the city's bus stops.

Energy company Umea Energi's CEO Goran Ernstson - which supplied the lights - explained: "People get depressed if they don't see the light."

Light therapy is understood to help re-set SAD suffers' body clocks, which are disrupted by lengthy stretches of darkness.

"We wanted to show that we care about the people living at this dark time of the year. We all need to be re-energised when it gets like this," added Ernstson.

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