We usually think that the light is something that just lights up. We switch it on or off. It turns out that it can look completely different. When thinking for a moment about what hides behind luminaire, it starts getting interesting. LED technology made the light similar to that old one only in the sense of design. What is beneath it – is a different story.
LED light is a diode emitting light on the one hand, on the other one it is an electronic component which is connectable to other devices via the Internet. It’s the digital nature of this small thing that has opened the door to endless opportunities. Hence, today we can control the light remotely through an app. From a level of an app, a user can turn on the light, change it to any color, dim it or turn off. However, it turns out that it’s not just fun.
Research shows that lighting has an enormous impact on humans. Among others, studying and analyzing circadian rhythm is the object of more and more research. Natural light, in response to the day-night cycle, elicits a specific biological response in the human body. It’s what makes people alerted in the daytime, and sleepy in the nighttime. Though, that’s not all. Research shows that disturbance of that rhythm, in the long run, has a series of negative implications, such as fatigue, concentration and sleep problems, irritability, diabetes, obesity, and even cancer. Though, it is not easy to adjust to day-night cycle. Today’s lifestyle is unfavorable to it.
We all spend most of the time in buildings, on computers, smartphones, and other screens. On the one hand, light from screens stimulates to action, what makes it harder to fall asleep, on the other hand, it is difficult to have access to natural daylight in buildings. LEDs have found an answer to this. Since smart bulbs can have a full spectrum of light colors, they can mimic the circadian rhythm, providing – in simplified terms – stronger, white light in the day and warmer, a yellow one in the night.
We can see more and more often the potential of the LED technology in deployments in office buildings. It’s because of correctly matched artificial light changes employees’ experiences at work. Studies show that right light increases productivity by up to 20 percent.
LED technology can mimic the natural circadian rhythm by providing right light when we are in buildings. It can also help use light to individual’s advantage, as needed. A warm dimmed light will allow to peacefully fall asleep, bright, clod, bluish one – learning, natural one – reading. LED technology made it possible.
LED technology opens up enormous opportunities related to usage of artificial light. It allows for adjusting to its natural circadian rhythm, and, as research shows, for instance, it can help speed up the healing process. Today’s LEDs let us freely dispose of the light, helping improve life quality and health.