Lighting is practical, yes, but did you know it also has an effect on your overall well-being? The type of lighting used in your home and workspace has a direct impact on your circadian rhythm, level of alertness, and sleep. Circadian rhythm is a biological cycle produces different hormones based on the type of lighting you are exposed to and will control wake and sleep cycles. Knowing how and when to use the right lighting can help increase productivity and energy levels during the day and then aid with relaxation and sleep in the evening!
Lighting for Energy Levels
The first hour of your day is one of the most sensitive times for your circadian rhythm. By exposing yourself to the proper lighting during this first hour, you have the opportunity to boost alertness and productivity for the rest of your day. Cool-toned, bright lights can help aid in energy and productivity levels as it mimics the daylight at peak times. Despite the help it provides during the day, this cool, bright lighting can be harmful to your sleep cycle if exposed too late into the evening.
Lighting for Relaxation and Sleep
About two hours before you plan to get to sleep, it’s important to start thinking about a change in lighting. By turning off bright white lights and transitioning to more dim lighting with a warmer tone, you can help your body get ready to produce melatonin. Red, orange, and yellow tones are a good option for this time of day. And keep in mind that electronic devices give off blue light that could disrupt your circadian rhythm, so make sure to put them down a few hours before bed!
Using Dynamic Lighting to Your Advantage with EarthTronics
Whether you’re thinking about a work day or just time spent at home, a well-rounded lighting set-up that is easy to use, environmentally friendly, and with a wide range of features is a worthwhile investment. Our EarthBulb Smart LED series is the perfect choice for lighting that allows you functionality and control. You can customize and schedule changes in lighting to fit your schedule and support your natural circadian rhythm and help you approach human-centric lighting. Our Smart LED bulbs give a wide spectrum of white light as well as all of the RBG colors for endless possibilities! For ease of use, this bulb can be controlled by Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to make choosing your lighting options quick and easy.
It’s time we all start taking care the best possible care of ourselves, and that includes in how we experience lighting. For more information about our Smart LED series, head here. To get a quote, make sure you contact us today!