All living things are impacted by light and its various qualities. It is a cue for organic functions for plants, animals and humans.
Light is is more than simply brightness and color. Much like the food we eat, light has complex ingredients that can have biological impacts, affecting your mood, energy, sleep and even hormone production.
Getting the right light qualities at the right time of day contributes to a healthy lifestyle, supporting better sleep and overall circadian health.
Lighting Science uses the ingredients in our lighting solutions to bring you the best light possible.
We do LIGHTING better because we do it with SCIENCE.
Our circadian rhythm is a 24-hour pattern governed by an internal clock that regulates important biological functions, such as sleep, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism. The internal clock has always relied on sunlight as a cue to regulate a healthy circadian function. With increased reliance on electrically generated lighting, available 24 hours a day, our natural circadian rhythms can be interrupted, resulting in significant health issues. Lighting Science is committed to developing solutions that work with your natural rhythms in indoor environments, through biological lighting.
Biological lighting, or circadian lighting, aims to combine visual comfort and acuity with the right wavelengths of light at the right time to promote a healthy circadian rhythm. 480 nanometers is the key wavelength of light that impacts your circadian rhythm, whether it’s present to boost alertness or absent to signal it’s time to prepare for sleep. Lighting Science has developed proprietary, engineered spectrum technology to add or remove the 480 nm wavelength of light to achieve optimal biological benefits.
It is important to note that a light’s color temperature is not a proper indication of its biological impact. Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) tuning of warm and cool LEDs only provides the perception of the transitioning sun, not a biological response. Lighting Science has developed and patented technologies to achieve true circadian lighting, reinforcing our commitment to human-centric solutions.
Check out the October print issue of LD+A Magazine (page 30) which features an article on our amazing Good Day&Night™ Downlight and how we are bringing circadian lighting to Gramercy Square Condominiums in Manhattan!