Lighting & Health
Your eye does not just see, you have a totally separate system that responds to the spectral distribution of light and effects your hormones and body clock. Even some blind people may still have functioning “non-visual” receptors.
Next generation lighting design will take into account the biological responses to create more productive, healthier environments. This will use dynamic light sources such as ChromaWhite™ from PhotonStar™. Increased connectivity of lighting will lead to personalised lighting solutions.
Alertness & blue light
Photo-biological lighting technology
The aim is to be like daylight:
- Varying the spectral distribution* to reduce/increase blue content
- High CRI and large GAI
Time based controls are essential.
* Changing the spectral distribution is not the same as varying the CCT. Varying the CCT will visually appear like daylight changes but will not necessarily cause a photobiological response.
Increased connectivity of lighting will lead to personalised lighting solutions, although these will also need adapt the light that is emitted by devices such as TVs and tablets at different times of day.
Photo-biologically optimised systems will use dynamic light sources such as the award winning ChromaWhite LED smartlamps and modules.