Why Tunable Lighting Solutions Should Be Your Next Home Upgrade
Lighting gives homeowners more than just aesthetic benefits. It also plays a significant role in how we feel and how we function. Tunable lighting solutions maximize the influence of illumination on your daily life within your Southlake, TX, home. Few would argue that restful sleep, productive days and a positive mindset are just a luxury, so you might not want to miss lighting control’s many perks.
We’ve studied the mental and physical health effects of lighting that’s designed for our circadian rhythms. Fortunately, Home Theater Technologies provides installation and support services for proven lighting control such as Lutron. Read on to see why automated, programmable lighting serves as more than just a luxury for today’s homeowners.
Think of your circadian rhythm as your body’s internal clock: It alerts your mind to wake up in the morning and lulls you to sleep at night. Lighting plays a crucial role in this necessary brain function because it transmits signals to your brain to either speed up or wind down, ensuring that you get the sleep you need to live each day to the fullest. Lutron can imbue your whole home with lighting engineered to mimic this pattern.
Tone and Brilliance
Think of a bright, sunny day versus a cloudy, rainy one. Which scene makes you feel more invigorated when you look out the window? Let’s discover why.
We define the intensity of lighting by a measurement called a Kelvin. As ironic as it may seem, the light that burns the hottest and produces the most energy invigorates humans, helping us perform our tasks with energy and focus. Brilliant afternoon light with a blue tinge emits more caloric heat and measures the highest in Kelvins. For reference, broad daylight measures about 6500K. So, in theory, the high sunlight propels us through the afternoon, providing that extra boost to counter sluggishness. But does that do you any good when you spend nine hours at your desk? Most likely not.
Conversely, warmer lighting, such as what we associate with a sunset, measures in around 2500K. This lower-intensity heat calms us by increasing melatonin production. When we get home from work after a long day, warm lighting will signal our brains to enjoy a mellow evening until we finally drift off to sleep. However, most of us absorb unnatural blue light even at night, through our cell phones, TVs and tablets. How can we stop the cycle?
Realign with Nature
Deprivation from the lighting that our bodies demand results in sleep deprivation, less wakeful, purposeful daylight hours and poor emotional health. Perhaps more shocking, our society’s inundation with blue lighting has been linked to diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Circadian lighting, such as Lutron’s tunable solutions, automatically shifts throughout the day to realign your sleep and wake patterns and reinvigorate your home. Even if you can’t venture outside, you will receive a comparable tone and brilliance that corresponds with any time of day, whether you’re waking up at 6 am and need some motivation or you’re enjoying wine and books at 9 pm. Lutron makes this adjustment gradually, and best of all, automatically.
Lutron uses LED lighting technology to individually control each bulb’s tone and brightness, allowing for complex commands like a warm dimming or natural sunlight effect. If you want precise, color-temperature control of one or all Lutron fixtures, we can connect your system to other Lutron products, like their Maestro sensors and Serena shades.
As much as we enjoy describing tunable lighting’s perks in writing, we’d much prefer to show you the benefits firsthand through a pressure-free consultation. Contact us today, call us at (817) 381-7262 or chat with us using the box to the bottom right. We look forward to hearing from you!