What you need to know about automated wellness lighting
What’s biophilia? If you’re a fan of smart technology, you’ve may have come across the term. In relation to smart technology, it is about using technology to help us live more naturally and improve our wellbeing. At the forefront of the biophilia revolution is smart lighting control, which manages light color temperature and intensity to improve the quality of light throughout the day. Take a closer at look at how smart lighting can improve wellness in your Saratoga, CA, home.
Lighting is one of the most important technologies you have in your home. From the moment you wake up to the second your head hits the pillow at night, you’re likely using some part of your lighting system.
But too much artificial light can throw off your internal clock. Your body is naturally designed to respond to the sun. When it’s high in the sky, you’re up and active. When it’s dark out, you’re ready for rest. As the sunlight changes, you respond by changes in your circadian rhythms.
When you use too much artificial light, though, your body might not get the signal that it’s time to rest. So, manufacturers like Lutron have designed automated lighting technology to help. “Tunable” lighting automatically adjusts the color temperature throughout the day, so you’ll respond more naturally to the changing light.
Color temperature refers to the way white light will seemingly change color depending on how much heat the light generates. Hotter light appears with a slight blue tint. Cooler light looks yellowish. A tunable system adjusts the color temperature subtly throughout the day. The change in color is almost imperceptible, but you’ll certainly feel the difference.
How Biophilia Is Changing Technology
Of course, lighting control isn’t the only way biophilia is being implemented. Everything from your iPad to home theater technology is using the concept to improve the lives of homeowners.
Chances are, you’ve noticed settings on your smartphone that automatically turn off notifications after a specified time. Or improved “night mode” settings that look darker and are easier on the eyes. These are features designed to enhance your wellness experience.
Additionally, some manufacturers of AV and home theater equipment see potential in using an entertainment system as a retreat within your own home or business. Immersive audio, video walls, and ergonomic furniture might become a private wellness space in your property.
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