Light is a transformative medium; in the blink of any eye, it sets a mood, creates ambiance, and influences the perceptions of the individual who experiences it. When designing living spaces, the time, duration, color, and intensity of illumination are critical factors for comfort, creativity, and productivity.
Natural light has the most significant impact, the sun’s daily cycle influences our evolutionary development and social constructs. While many of the converted Tribeca, NY buildings have large windows, the congestion of towers further downtown and standard electric fixtures can work against incorporating the benefits of daylight. Adding circadian rhythm lighting adds beauty and benefits to any residence.
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Exposure to daylight regulates and stimulates biological responses in our bodies, generating dopamine, vitamin C, and creating a sense of clarity. Many of us gained new insight on the importance of better illumination in the home during the recent lock-downs and subsequent work-from-home necessities.
The right intensity, color, and coverage help individuals sleep more deeply and have vigor throughout the waking day. A tunable system works to match the sun’s natural changes, with soft colors that gently wake you as motorized shades slowly reveal the morning. As the day progress, fixtures transition into whiter light perfect for focus and finally ease into warmer hues that trigger melatonin, preparing you for a restful slumber.
People driven to maximize their creativity and well-being are well aware of the advantages and, as Mariana Figueiro, director of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, states:
“Clients are increasingly requesting and expecting lighting systems and applications that can support human health and well-being and make an impact on the circadian system.”
In much the same way that whole-home audio sets the atmosphere and energizes you, the specialized LED lighting fixtures open new dimensions to a room, shaping its appearance. With a nearly infinite spectrum to apply, the possibilities are endless, generating a welcoming and evocative atmosphere at the touch of a button.
By applying layers of lighting, a home becomes exotic, perfect for a sunrise meditation session or a late-night gathering of friends and food. Whether automatically set by a smart home system or with elegant interfaces, light improves the way we live. As Elizabeth O. Lowery, director of interior architecture at Elkus Manfredi Architects, points out:
“If you don’t get the lighting right, it’s not going to be an environment anyone wants to spend time in.” and, “It all goes back to making people feel good and look good.”
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