Natural and Full Spectrum Tunable Lighting Creates the Perfect Environment
It’s been over 140 years since Thomas Edison perfected the incandescent light bulb, a form of lighting that’s still used in an estimated three-fourths of all light sockets in homes in America. This technology has enhanced our lives in unimaginable ways, creating a 24/7 lifestyle that enables us to work and play long into the evenings.
Today, however, there's increasing evidence suggesting our significant exposure to artificial light affects our health. Circadian rhythms, our body’s 24-hour internal time clocks which affect our mind, body, and behaviors, are to a large degree, influenced by light and darkness. When sunlight enters our eyes in the morning, it prompts the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that contributes to happiness and well-being. When night descends, our bodies produce melatonin, the hormone that readies us for sleep. When this cycle is disrupted, sleep and mood disorders, weight gain, and a challenged immune system may result.
So, what does this have to do with lighting design in your Salt Lake City, UT, home? Everything.