Bring the Healing Power of Natural Light Indoors
Smart home technology offers many benefits: It makes daily routines easier, increases property safety and security, and can improve energy efficiency. Additionally, it can also help us feel better. Wellness is a big topic in smart home technology, with solutions like circadian lighting, advanced climate control, biophilia, and air and water purification gaining more traction every day.
In this blog, we’re focusing on circadian lighting. Also commonly referred to as tunable lighting, this solution is leading the way for better living indoors. Keep reading to learn more about tunable lighting control and how it can help improve how you live and feel at home in Santaluz and greater San Diego.
The Disadvantages of Artificial Lighting
Electric lighting has revolutionized the way we live. We no longer rely only on the sun or candlelight to see. Instead, we can turn on a lamp or flip a switch and keep working and relaxing after dark. But electric lighting has its disadvantages, too. Too much artificial light exposure at night can suppress melatonin, making it more difficult to maintain a regular and healthy sleeping schedule.
Plus, because electronic lighting is typically one color temperature, you’re subject to the same cool, blue light or warm, yellow light for every activity at any time of day. Cool, blue light can quickly become too harsh on the eyes at night while warm, yellow light makes it difficult to focus on critical tasks.
Bring the Benefits of Natural Light Indoors
The truth is that we thrive under the dynamic light of the sun. Cool, bright sunlight energizes us in the morning while warm, dim evening light relaxes us and prepares us for rest. But because we spend more than 90% of our time inside, we must find a way to bring the benefits of dynamic lighting indoors.
That’s where tunable lighting control comes into play. Tunable lighting is a revolutionary technology in which LED bulbs and fixtures shift in color temperature and intensity to mimic the natural changes of sunlight. Studies have shown that tunable light can support wellness by minimizing the effect that unchanging electric light has on our circadian rhythm, or sleep/wake cycle.
We partner with Ketra, a Lutron company, to create customizable and nourishing living environments with tunable lighting for our customers. Ketra bulbs and fixtures provide the full spectrum of whites and colors to provide any hue of light to a space. Program your lights to shift on their own with the sunrise and sunset, and you’ll reap the benefits of tunable lighting without touching a button.
Select the Right Light for Any Occasion
Beyond using tunable lights to support your sleep/wake cycle, you can override your lights’ automatic cool-to-warm shift and choose any color or color temperature of light for any occasion. From an app on your smart device of choice, simply dial in the hue of your preference to change accent lights, overhead lights, and more in a space.
Want to make lights warmer and dimmer for an evening dinner? Maybe you’re hosting a holiday party and want to adjust accent lights to be red, green, or blue. Whatever the activity, Ketra offers a beautiful palette of infinite colors so you can easily fine-tune lights to suit your mood.
Bring Tunable Lighting to Your Home
Transform your home and wellbeing with Ketra tunable lighting control. Andrus Smart Technologies would love to deliver a custom lighting solution for your home and needs. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by contacting us here or sending us a chat in the box below!
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