Human Centric Lighting (HCL), also known as circadian lighting.
There is much talk about it, but what is Human Centric Lighting?
HCL is lighting that is designed to help our vision, performance, comfort, biological health, and emotional health. It is a holistic approach to lighting.
How is light related to circadian rhythm?
We have always needed natural sunlight, not only to see but also for our biological needs. We are always learning about how light waves from the sun affect our circadian rhythm, the body’s internal clock.
Natural sunlight helps our bodies to suppress the hormone melatonin. When the sun goes down, we start to produce melatonin which helps us to fall asleep.
How can Circadian Lighting help me to sleep?
The blue wavelength found naturally in sunlight, specifically 460 nm – 490 nm, suppresses the production of melatonin in the brain. This hormone helps us to fall asleep. This wavelength is commonly used to light up our homes and offices, and even our electronic devices. By removing this type of light from our evening routine, our bodies will naturally start to produce melatonin, thus allowing us to fall asleep naturally.
What kind of light will help me to fall asleep?
Warm light at about 2000K or less will help your circadian rhythm so you can fall asleep naturally at night. Click here to see some options.
We also have lights that change from Cool daylight to Warm candlelight to mimic the visual sunlight we see during the day. This technology is called Adjustable White or CCT Tunable. You can easily adjust the visible light to match the ambiance or needs of your task at hand. Click here to see more options.
Dim to Warm strip lights, as you dim them they change to Warm light. Contact us here to pre-order or for more information.
We look forward to using even more technologies in the lighting industry in the coming years for you to experience Human Centric Lighting at a reasonable cost.