This month the LED One Distribution team is sharing ways to improve people’s lives and performance in the workplace. You can improve your life with the right lighting. We offer many LED products that will improve your daily living.
Have you noticed there are times of the day when you feel energized? At other times you’d like to take a nap? Do you wake up at the same time every morning? This is the result of your circadian rhythm. It affects your physical, mental and behavioral changes throughout a 24-hour cycle. A part of your brain controls the circadian rhythm, however, light and darkness also play a role.
So what Does Human Centric Lighting Do?
Human centric lighting (HCL) refers to using light to improve people’s life. With human-centric lighting, people gain a sense of mental and physical wellness. They feel more motivated and work performance and productivity improves.
Human-centric lighting can help to correct disrupted circadian rhythms. Daylight savings time changes, shift work, or jet lag are common causes of disruption. When changes to circadian rhythm happen more accidents occur. Work efficiency drops, people become grumpier and more sensitive. Aggression with others becomes more common.
Northwestern University and the University of Toronto did studies of people in light and dark rooms. Heat light seemed to make a difference in people’s behavior. People in the brighter lit room seemed to be more able to detect aggression. They also became more aggressive. People in the darker rooms seemed to get along better. They were less able to detect aggressive behavior in others.
LED lighting can replicate circadian rhythms, providing different temperatures of light color at different times of the day. LED lighting can adjust the light color at any time, making it easier for people to use.
Benefits for Human Centric Lighting
There are many benefits to human-centric lighting. It can help with
- Giving people the feeling of ‘well being’
- Improve productivity
- Improve performance
- Decrease emotional responses in people
- Adjust to their natural day/night rhythms
- Improve visual acuity
- Clearer vision for longer periods of time
Benefits In the Workplace
Studies have shown employees performance can increase by 10% when HCL is used with other holistic approaches. Lighting based on circadian rhythms energizes employees in the morning. Employees become more productive. The lighting will lessen in intensity until early afternoon.
In the early afternoon, the light will again brighten to renew their energy levels. Employees feel comfortable and healthy in the workplace. Eyestrain is reduced. As HCL can reduce emotional responses it is easier for people to get along with each other.
Benefits in Education
HCL can calm students making it easier for them to focus on learning. It can keep them alert as they go through their day and reduce drowsiness. It can also improve learning by helping them to sleep better.
Benefits in Medical Care
Doctors and staff need bright LED bright lighting to diagnose patients. HCL can help patients balance their circadian rhythm. It will help them to bring balance to their rest, seek food, recover quicker, and improve their mindset. In nursing homes, HCL can improve the atmosphere in nursing homes. Good lighting can help aging individuals to see better.
LED Lighting Solutions
Led lighting with a range of 2700K through 6500K provides a wide range of color options. It is programmable and adjustable color lighting options. LED lighting also provides great task lighting and can help improve employees performance. And, they are energy efficient, too.
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We’d like LED lighting to improve the quality of your life. The LED One Distribution team is always here to answer questions, so give us a call. We’d love to hear from you.