Lamp and Fixture Options
For Day Time: CircadianWhite LED Bulb
Spectrum matches natural daylight with 95% accuracy and 6500K color temperature. Optimal for supplementing natural daylight in areas or locations where natural light is insufficient.Learn More
For Night Time: Lux24 Circadian LED Bulb
Lowered blue content in the Lux24 bulb provides excellent and pleasing white light that doesn't disrupt sleep. Perfect for bedside tables.Learn More
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.
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 ConsiderationsBelow we take a look at natural daylight to understand what is considered healthy.
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.
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.