There is just something about smart lighting that we can’t help but love. It is a great help in saving energy because the system can learn your usage patterns and automatically shut off lights for you. Since you can access them (and all other smart devices) remotely, you can’t beat its convenience. It also adds tremendous safety because you can simulate occupancy even when you’re not home. In addition to those smart home advantages, however, there are also some important health benefits of smart lighting that are worth knowing.
- It reduces the risk of injury due to falling. Falling sends 700,000 people to the hospital every year and 20% of those falls were in low light conditions. Smart lighting can help reduce incidents of falling by detecting movement and turning on as you need them or allow the user to turn on the lights from a smart app right from their phone.
- Controlling the duration, kind, and time you receive light keeps your Circadian Rhythm in sync. By using color-changing light bulbs, you can have your smart lighting change from a productivity inducing cool color to a warm color that encourages the production of melatonin which is responsible for sleep.
- Smart lighting can help improve your health by helping improve your sleep. Getting the right kind of light and limiting duration helps you get a better sleep which contributes to better memory, concentration, and mood.
- Smart lighting can help promote the production of cortisol. Waking up to dawn, or a simulated dawn process helps promote the production of cortisol which is responsible and needed for mental alertness.
- Better lighting also helps reduce health risks. Studies show that the wrong kind of lighting and lighting at the wrong time leads to melatonin suppression, which is linked to cancer, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
- It can help improve your mental health. The right light at the right times can help fight depression, anxiety, and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Factor In Your Light Exposure
When we think about our days, we find that our bodies rarely get a break from lighting. From fluorescent lights , television and computer screens to our cell phones, all of that light affects or bodies in some way. If we use smart lighting to control that input, we can promote better health.
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