What is Human Centric Lighting?
The sun plays a critical role in all biological processes on earth and sunlight is a crucial part of everyday life. Natural light changes with the season and has a significant impact on how we feel, as do many other changes that take place 24 hours a day.
A busy lifestyle can be challenging to our internal body clock also known as ‘circadian rhythm’. Therefore light plays an important role in how we feel when we wake up in the morning, to the evening when it is time to relax and sleep.
To achieve a good circadian rhythm, we need a good Human Centric Lighting (HCL) solution. HCL systems feature controllable lighting that sits on a spectrum of correlated colour temperatures (CCTs). The systems are designed to evoke human biological responses and support health, wellbeing and performance. CCTs are measured in Kelvin (K) and range from 2700K (warm) to 6500K (cool) – a broad spectrum that gives the ability to evoke different responses on a biological level.
What are the benefits of Human Centric Lighting?
Gerard Lighting offers a versatile HCL solution for an array of applications including:
Workplaces and offices – help improve learning, increase concentration and performance, while improving efficiency and accuracy and contributing to positive social behaviour and circadian rhythm. It can also assist in reducing fatigue and errors in the day-to-day work.
Education and schools – help increase efficiency and performance in studies by promoting circadian rhythm. In some cases, it can assist in promoting better sleep. HCL for the classroom can consist of five controls – general light (classroom light), reading, concentration, energy boost and relaxation.
Healthcare and aged-care – assist in improving learning and concentration in aged-care facilities. It can also help to improve human well-being and health by adapting to support circadian rhythm, potentially assisting with cognitive function amongst aged patients. For hospital staff working at night, HCL can reduce fatigue and help them to serve their patients better.
Gerard Lighting Products that may assist in Human-Centric Lighting projects:
Gerard Lighting’s expert in-house engineering and design team allows the swift development of cutting-edge products and bespoke lighting solutions including HCL. Gerard Lighting now offers tunable troffers that can assist in achieving desired outcomes for HCL systems.
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