PRODUCTIVITY HACK; CIRCADIAN LIGHTING
Posted on 07/07/2022
Imagine one fine evening walking into a room brightly lit, and it does nothing but makes you uncomfortable with the unwanted radiance at that moment. Of course, a well-lit space during the day is a serotonin booster and puts you in a better mood. But, the same light settings can offer an unpleasant experience at dawn, where one might need a soothing and warm ambience. Similarly, soft lights at day may feel unwelcoming and cause your eyes to strain. Many homeowners install monochromatic lights throughout the day, oblivious to the inconvenience caused by the mismatched ambience. The answer to all the scenarios is Circadian Lights.
What are Circadian Lights?
The term circadian or circadian rhythm is a cycle of physical, mental, and behavioural changes that the body undergoes every 24 hours. The rhythm is controlled by a small area in our brain and affects sleep, body temperature, hormones, appetite, and other body functions. It is a reminder that dictates our body when to sleep or stay alert. Light plays a crucial role in circadian rhythm and can significantly impact if altered or synchronized.
Circadian lights are nothing but strategically designed systems that follow the natural rhythm of the body, a 24 hours internal clock. The lights provide sufficient light signals to the brain, reinforcing the natural light/dark signals similar to the sun. Circadian lights function by customizing the indoor ambience synchronized with the outdoor one. During the day, the lights are icy-white, stimulating our body to perform the necessary function, whereas, at night, the lights simmer down to offer a warm and relaxing habitat.
How Circadian Lights Impact Productivity and Health?
The concept of correlation between lights and health is popular today, owing to its potential benefits. Several sectors, from corporate to healthcare, are integrating the concept to optimize efficiency. But how exactly the lights can influence one’s health or work proficiency?
Electric lights affect both the visual and non-visual systems of our bodies. The bright blue lights that are generally preferred during the day help you keep awake and alert. However, the dim red lights stimulate the production of melatonin. It is a hormone produced in response to darkness and signals the body to relax and sleep. Bright lights can interfere with the production of melatonin, ultimately the timing of circadian rhythm. Quality sleep is essential as much or more than quantity to perform brain functions.
Moreover, the impact of interrupted circadian rhythm goes beyond a sound sleep and is linked to obesity, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder.
Does this mean one has to install coloured lighting? Absolutely not!
‘Human-Centric’ Lightings with Messung Automation
With Messung’s Smart Tunable Lights, one can achieve the whole package of opulence and health benefits in home and office spaces. Messung Automation offers state-of-the-art ‘human-centric’ lighting control that will automate your lights with natural sunlight. Redefine the space with smart lighting and program it automatically with KNX automation throughout the day. Achieve the utmost comfort with cool-toned lights in the morning and enjoy your evenings with a perfect set-up of dim ambience.
Messung Smart Home Automation solutions can program your lights to function without any manual assistance. Taking convenience to the next level, you can control all the functions at your fingertips on your phone.
Craft your space with lights that exude comfort and promote efficiency.