What kind of lighting for testing rodent pain/sensory behaviors?

What are your thoughts on lighting for rodent behavior?

We usually use some kind of standard fluorescent laboratory lighting. Most labs I’ve been in use this. But we also have some rooms with the ability to do low intensity red light. We can also dim the fluorescent lighting.

I know in general bright lights are aversive to rodents (especially rats), but has anyone systemically studied the effect of lighting on rodent somatosensory behavior testing?

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Not that I’ve ever seen…