What Are The Benefits Of Human-Centric Lighting?
Human-centric lighting adjusts people’s daily biological rhythms and improves their emotional health, motivation and productivity. Businesses and organisations can utilise this light technology to improve their work environment. In this guide, we’re looking at the important benefits of installing human-centric lighting for commercial properties.
Human-centric lighting is designed to mimic the natural daylight, which drives our bodily functions.
It’s not just employee wellbeing that will benefit. Productivity should also increase. Your employees will be less likely to experience the afternoon slump. Energy efficiency is another factor you’ll want to consider.
If your employees are working in a darker office, they’re more likely to feel sleepy. This is a natural biological reaction. Humans operate with a circadian rhythm: day and night, awake and asleep. During the day, we feel more awake. At night, the darkness or dimmer light levels encourage our bodies to release melatonin, also known as the sleep hormone.
Light has a direct effect on our ability to stay alert and focused when at work. If employees have the right conditions they should feel comfortable and perform at their optimum.
Improve employee health and wellbeing
If your employees don’t have enough exposure to the right light levels they could experience a few issues. They may feel lethargic and sleepy. Or, if they are overexposed to bright light levels, they may find it more difficult to adopt a healthy sleep routine. Human-centric lighting helps regulate light levels in line with the natural outside world.
Artificial light that adjusts both its intensity and colour spectrum to mimic natural light and darkness levels is proven to support a healthy circadian rhythm.
Human-centric lighting puts focus on both the visual and non-visual effects of lighting. Not only do people need light to perform visual tasks, but it is also an important ‘time-reference’ for our body clock. According to the World Green Building Council, natural daylight provides between 100,000 – 2,000 lux. However, indoor light levels are generally a quarter of this or less. Human-centric lighting can ensure artificial light sources mimic the lighting benefits found in the outside world.
This can be installed as part of a Smart Building. The light levels can be automated and use motion sensors to switch off when no one is present in the room. This helps you conserve energy, and you could save on electricity bills.
If you manage a commercial setting, lighting is an important environmental consideration. If your office doesn’t have access to natural light from windows, helping your employees feel comfortable by responding to their natural body clocks should help contribute to boosting overall wellbeing and productivity.
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