Summer’s warmth and endless days give way to cooler weather and less sunlight align us with our place on Earth. The more time we spend in our indoor environments, the more important it is that we consider the amount and quality of light in our daily life. Our need for properly modulated daily light becomes heightened in the indoor winter hours.
Light is fundamental to our health, not just light but the color and timing of light throughout the day, which regulates our body rhythms for sleep, digestion, alertness, vitality and longevity.
All manner of illness occurs due to mistimed or incorrect spectrum of light.
Sure you can get outside for 10-20 minutes before noon and increase your muscle mass and weight loss, but what about the rest of the day? Architects and Designers are now aware of the need to introduce Circadian Lighting into our homes and workplaces.
We are on the cutting edge of understanding and designing “healthing” spaces, with light, color, design and layout. Learn why it’s important and stay tuned for updates on beautiful ways to bring Human-Centric Lighting to your indoor spaces and enliven your life.
New tools and apps, like the Circadian Stimulus Calculator are now available to help designers gage the amount of circadian lighting from multiple sources within a room to add a bit of Nature’s healing by light to our spaces.
Check out the series of short videos on the science of lighting for human health by the LRC is available on YouTube.
In just 30 minutes you can discover important aspects of living and working indoors.
There are 9 videos, with a total run time of just over 30 minutes.
The titles are:
(1) Circadian rhythms.
(2) Circadian stimulus.
(3) How to use the LRC’s CS calculator.
(4) Delivery and control of circadian stimulus.
(5) Lighting for older adults.
(6) Lighting for shift workers.
(7) Lighting for adolescents.
(8) Lighting for office workers.
(9) Future directions in lighting for health.