Circadian Matching

More than just for vision

As humans, we need light to see, and it is easy to take this for granted. With the invention of electricity, artifical lighting can be commanded at the flip of a switch. What is often underappreciated, however, is that lighting has a secondary, subconscious effect on our energy levels, mood, and even immune system. When we look up at a clear, deep blue sky, all we "see" is a blue sky, but what our body interprets through a complex mix of sensory impulses and biochemical processes that send critical signals to various parts of the brain and nervous system. With a deep blue sky, a strong signal is sent to the brain indicating that it is the middle of the day and that it should be awake and alert.

Modern solutions for 21st century lifestyles

In today's world of nonstop, 24-hour schedules, ensuring that lighting conditions match what the human body expects or needs is invaluable. Whether for Seasonal Affective Disorder, night-shift work, or business travelers with jetlag, using lighting to anticipate or correct circadian rhythm issues is the safe and smart way.

 

Lamp and Fixture Options

Circadian Strip

Our easy and flexible LED strip products are designed specifically for circadian rhythm matching. Comes with an easy-to-use app for iPhone and Android.

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Circadian Window

A screen that looks just like a window! Using the same app, simulate different times of day using this lightweight and portable "window."

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What is needed in circadian matching?

Most humans regulate their internal clocks based on the sun. For various reasons, however, it is becoming more and more difficult to ensure that a healthy dosage of light is received, at the right time. This can lead to health issues such as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or other issues such as insomnia and difficulty recovering from jetlag.

Spectrum Considerations

Below we take a look at natural daylight to understand what is considered healthy.

Summer Daylight

Natural daylight has a continuous and extremely wide coverage across the spectrum. In particular, summer daylight is characterized by relatively equal amounts of energy at all wavelengths.

Fall Daylight

As the seasons change from summer to fall, the spectrum of light that reaches the ground also changes due to the lower angle of the sun.

Intensity Considerations

Coming soon