Follow the daylight
The market for artificial light is always changing. It wasn’t too long ago that people were still sceptical about the quality of LED lighting. Nowadays, we can’t imagine a world without it. To see where the industry is headed next, you only have to look out the window.
Thanks to the many capabilities of LED, we can make it so that the lighting in buildings follows the natural cycle of daylight. Simulating this cycle is called human centric lighting, or circadian lighting. This new way of thinking is inspired by the fact that the human body responds to changes in daylight. The morning light wakes us up and when the sun goes down, we tend to power down as well. You can replicate this effect by changing the lighting in the office, school or even at home. More and more people are coming to the realisation that this can be beneficial to our bodies, and in return, productivity.
The technology behind human centric lighting is surprisingly simple: by mixing multiple dimmable light sources you can create a wide range of colour temperatures. This technology is called tuneable white. Each of the temperatures correspond to different kinds of daylight: morning light, broad daylight, evening dusk and so on. In technical terms: morning light has a temperature of 2700 Kelvin while 6500 Kelvin is comparable to broad daylight. Regular office lighting is usually around 4000 Kelvin.
That’s why all of our products (downlights, panels and backlights) offer a range of 2700 to 6500 Kelvin. Using our Zen-Lite control system, your customers can create different profiles for different situations during the day. Maybe they run a company and want to create a more relaxing atmosphere in the office as soon as it’s lunchtime. And when it’s time for work again, they can adjust the lighting to a cooler (higher) temperature of 6000 or 6500 Kelvin to give employers a boost of energy.
High quality solutions
If your customer is looking for a human centric lighting solution, it’s essential to use lighting that is highly dimmable. Even more importantly: dimming shouldn’t produce any flickering. Even if your eyes don’t pick up on it, your body might still react negatively to it. This kind of flickering can cause headaches for example.
To make sure this doesn’t happen to our clients’ customers, all our products comply with specific guidelines that are set for these kind of tuneable whites. And thanks to our Zen-Lite control solution, we can integrate both existing and new lights into one system and make it human centric.