Human-Centric Lighting Design: What Is It?
How a Tunable Lighting System Creates a Pleasant Environment in Your Home
If you’re a luxury homeowner, then the days of controlling your lights and shades manually are far behind you. Now, smart home automation gives you seamless control of every connected technology in your Cashiers, NC, home. It’s easy to adjust the lights, raise and lower the motorized shades, and stream music through your whole-home audio system— simply by tapping an icon.
However, your living experience can be even better than using smart control. Human-centric lighting design includes smart control, but you can change the color and intensity of the lights to complement the activity, event, time of day, and even your mood. The result is a lighting design that elevates the atmosphere of your home and your well-being. Read more to see how it works.
What is Meant by Human-Centric Lighting?
By now, you probably realize that home lighting control does more than illuminate a room. If that weren’t the case, then fluorescent lights would do the trick in every room! Instead, lights add color, personality, and elegance to your home. Ambient lighting, accent lights, and tasks lights all come into play when creating the perfect lighting design for each room.
Human-centric lighting takes it a step further. Also referred to as tunable lights or even circadian lighting, human-centric lights mimic the natural daylight, which influences our bodily functions, such as restfulness, sleep, alertness, and productivity. In fact, studies reveal that lighting plays a role in regulating our brain chemistry.
How Does It Work?
Put human-centric lighting in your home, and you’ll notice the effects. The system automatically adjusts the hue and brightness of lights in a room based on the time of day or your preprogrammed settings. So, when it’s time to get up in the morning, soft blue light stimulates your body’s serotonin production to promote wakefulness, as well as productivity during the day.
Later in the day and as evening approaches, the lighting color shifts to warmer amber light, preparing your mind for rest by producing more melatonin. Once the system is properly set up, you won’t have to adjust anything. Your lighting design system thinks for itself, creating the perfect environment in your home from morning to night. Add motorized shades, and both systems work together to maintain a living space for optimal comfort.
Want to learn more about human-centric lighting design? Give Kasted Design Group a call at 864-640-4822 or fill out our online contact form to discuss your project. We look forward to hearing from you.