Let Your Lights Transform Around You, Mimicking Daylight
Bring Beauty and Well-Being to Your Home and Family with Circadian Rhythm Lighting
You may have heard about the many benefits smart home automation offers. These platforms manage multiple systems and smart devices, including climate, shades, security, entertainment, lighting, and more. They bring ease of living and a luxurious lifestyle once unimaginable. However, you may have yet to hear about their ability to create a healthier home environment.
One of the many ways they achieve this is through circadian rhythm lighting. Let’s explore what this lighting is and how it increases your health and wellness while bringing beauty to your Greenwich, CT, home.
What Is Your Circadian Rhythm?
Our circadian rhythms are 24-hour internal time clocks associated with our sleep-wake cycle. It’s influenced by light and dark and activates certain hormones and other chemical messengers that lull us to sleep or make us alert and responsive. For example, when the morning sunlight enters your eyes, it promotes the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that contributes to wakefulness and an upbeat mood. With the coming night, our brains start producing melatonin, the hormone associated with relaxation and sleep. Circadian rhythms are also connected to our metabolism, immune system, and mental health.
Before the advent of electricity, our ancestors lived in tune with this natural cycle—waking with the sun and sleeping when darkness fell. Today, we spend much of our time beneath artificial light, throwing our internal time clocks off and resulting in sleep disorders and fatigue. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend, on average, 93% of their life indoors.
What Is Circadian Lighting?
Circadian lighting, also referred to as tunable or human-centric lighting, is a revolutionary lighting solution designed to positively impact our natural circadian rhythms. It uses tunable LEDs to mimic the changing daylight. You wake to lights the color of sunrise and watch them transform throughout the day, mirroring the natural light outdoors. Midday, the bright, cool-blue tones support focused attention. As dusk falls, the lights change to the amber color of sunset, signaling it's time for rest and relaxation.
Human-centric lighting systems from industry leaders like Savant or Lutron Ketra adjust your lights from sunrise to sunset, supporting a healthy sleep-wake cycle while creating a beautiful environment.
What About Wellness Scenes?
As we mentioned, there are numerous ways smart homes promote health. These include pristine NSF-certified water purification and intelligent air purification systems. Another example is programming scenes that encourage relaxation. Unfortunately, as we're all too aware, stress, when unchecked, is tied to numerous health problems.
Let your home create a peaceful retreat that’s ready for you when you walk in the door after a long day. Pull up your Savant app on your smartphone when you leave work and tap the "relaxation" icon. Your home will greet you with a perfect climate, your “peaceful” playlist streaming through your home and yard, the spa heated, and the landscape lights illuminated, creating a relaxing oasis.
At Advanced Home Audio, we specialize in enhancing our clients’ everyday lives using easy-to-use technology. To learn more about circadian rhythm lighting or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Advanced Home Audio today.