When it comes to staying on top of home tech trends, there’s a new kid in town: wellness. Our day-to-day lives are keeping us connected 24/7, putting more emphasis on wellbeing than ever before. One of the key contributors to overall wellness is lighting.
We take for granted the benefits of what lighting can do for us, from regulating our sleep to making us more productive. So, in the absence of summer sunshine, how can we keep that sunny glow all year round?
Human centric lighting – the biophilic design
Inspired by Scandinavian alpine scenes or Arabian nights, biophilic refers to keeping a ‘close connection’ with the outside world. This can be anything from something as simple as natural materials in the home to new developments in lighting.
Human centric lighting effectively mimics the rising and falling of the sun, helping to adjust the intensity of light in the home throughout the day. It’s great for grey days or when you just need a little extra motivation to get out of bed. There’s no need for extra windows – the dynamic colour spectrum does the hard work for you.
What is a dynamic colour spectrum?
We all know the colours of the rainbow. When it comes to sunlight, the dynamic colour spectrum features a variety of colour ‘temperatures’ from red candle flames through to yellow morning suns and clear blue skies. These are all produced with varying wavelengths, while ‘white light’ is a combination of wavelengths.
The difference with human centric lighting is that it can mimic these subtle changes in light temperature. Standard LEDs and fluorescent lights can only produce one single colour temperature, whereas human centric setups can mimic a wide spectrum and ‘warm’ the room.
Creating a more dramatic effect
These subtle balances of colour can make dramatic changes to your home. When adjusted correctly, human centric lighting can highlight colours in fixtures or pieces of art around the home, while changing the mood depending on the setting. Users can create their desired ambience for entertaining or relaxing, tuning in to our natural circadian rhythms.