Last month, we introduced human-centric lighting and its effects on your health. In short, human-centric lighting is a type of light application composed of tunable LEDs that aims to benefit your wellbeing by simulating the changing intensity and color temperature of natural sunlight throughout the day.
Because the current health crisis is keeping us indoors, you and your family are likely working and learning from home more than ever before. Whether you know it or not, traditional indoor lighting inside your Los Angeles, CA home can negatively affect your energy, focus, mood, and sleep quality.
For a healthier and happier home, we recommend human centric lighting control. Below, learn three ways human centric lighting can improve your indoor lifestyle now and in the future.
While your home is your refuge, it’s a workplace and learning environment for many, too. The best light for optimal productivity is bright, cool white light, which improves alertness and concentration. Sitting by a window during the afternoon when the sun is at its brightest can help improve alertness, but what if that’s not an option?
Because natural variations of sunlight tell our bodies when to be alert and when to relax, we need different light for different activities while indoors. When you can tune the lighting in your home to be brighter and cooler for reading, teaching, and working, you’ll notice improved focus and productivity during the task at hand.
Light is one of the primary regulators of our sleep-wake cycle. In the morning, sunlight wakes us up by inhibiting the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. In the evening, as light dims and becomes warmer, melatonin levels rise again. In bright, cool daylight, we feel active and energized while in dim, warm light, our bodies prepare for sleep.
Tunable lighting control gives you the ability to adjust the intensity and color temperature of indoor light to simulate the changing daylight outside in order to encourage a regulated sleep-wake cycle. As the sun sets outside, your indoor lights will dim and become warmer too, letting you know it’s time to slow down and relax. You’ll feel better prepared for sleep, more rested in the morning, and more energized during the day.
Traditional artificial light not only disrupts our sleeping patterns but can lead to destructive health consequences, like disturbances in our hormonal systems and compromised moods. The naturally changing spectrum of sunlight is fundamental to our physiology and controls much of our behavior.
Incorporating human-centric lighting in your home can prevent mood fluctuations and even depression by helping to stabilize your circadian rhythm. Tunable lighting creates better home environments for different tasks throughout the day, encourages restful nights, and can remedy headaches and tired eyes.
Our team partners with Savant to bring intuitive tunable lighting control to homes across Los Angeles. Savant offers a variety of tunable bulbs, downlights, and fixtures that complement your home décor. From the Savant Pro app, you can create a light scene for every moment of your life at home. Easily set a range of hues and brightness to accompany your daily routines, and schedule scenes to adjust on their own. Whether it’s your entire home or a room-by-room case, the Savant Pro app makes control simple.
Use Savant’s Daylight Mode to set your location and sync your indoor lights to adjust with the sunlight outside. Want your lights to follow the circadian curve only at certain times of the day? You can set that, too. Everything is a tap and swipe away from the same intuitive mobile app.
Learn more about the many lasting benefits of human-centric lighting for your home by contacting our team here. We look forward to working with you on your next lighting upgrade.