Healthier smart lighting helps conserve energy and reduce costs while influencing wellbeing. The Wellness standard is gathering more attention in the eyes of end users, it is important to understand why this is becoming more and more relevant for lighting spaces. Implementing Human Centric Lighting can change the way we live and work and can be applied to any indoor environment.
This article explains what benefits can be achieved when using human centric lighting.
The concept of human-centric lighting came into existence early this century with the discovery that, in addition to the rods and cones in the human eye that perceive color and light levels, there is a photo-receptor that does not contribute to vision. Instead, it affects human circadian rhythms. According to the U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences, circadian rhythms are the physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment.” With the knowledge that human beings respond to light at a biological level, investigations began into the impact of lighting on mood, productivity, perception, and visual acuity, as well as circadian rhythms. Because of LEDs’ real-time color and light-level changing capabilities, they have enabled new products and systems focused on the biological effects that lighting can produce.