While you’ve probably considered the benefits of lighting control to your wallet and your time, you may not know how light can impact your health. Every day our bodies go through a cycle known as the circadian rhythm that helps determine the length and quality of our sleep, our body chemistry, temperature and more. Light can have a dramatic impact on that cycle. Not everyone has time to think about how their actions are affecting their circadian rhythm, but with automated lighting, you won’t have to think twice. Read on to learn more about how to use lighting control in your Cheyenne, WY home to stay on top of your health.
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One of the keys to maintaining a healthy daily rhythm is sticking to a schedule. With a traditional lighting system, you can place your lights on timers. However, you’ll need a lot of timers and will have to adjust each one manually to set or change your schedule. With lighting control’s simple scheduling feature, you can establish or modify the times you would like lights to turn on or off from a touch panel.
You can then easily schedule lighting schemes that will help regulate your circadian cycle. For instance, at a certain time of the evening, have your light gradually dim down to signal to your body that it is time to hit the hay. Then in the morning, utilize your brightest setting to tell your mind that it’s time to wake up.
Modern life can also have an impact on your sleep cycle. Sometimes the night isn’t as dark as we’d like for sleeping. Whether it’s street lights or neighbors who are lighting up their houses, the night has some ambient light that can come in through the windows. Motorized shades offer a great option: blackout shades. As a part of your “Goodnight” scene, include your blackout shading. That way, you’ll only have to touch one button to turn off all the lights, close the shades, and enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep.
The color of your home lighting can also impact your daily cycle. Ideally, your home’s lighting fixtures would emit a brighter, more blue light during the day and a dimmer, more red light during the evenings. With many LED lighting systems, homeowners can not only control the intensity of the light, but also the color. Many bulbs offer homeowners the ability to change between a full spectrum of colors.
Adding color to your daily lighting schedule can help you keep a natural rhythm with artificial light. You can also use color to set the right mood. Brighter colors can help you improve productivity, while pale colors can help you calm down. Use your light to put you in the right frame of mind for any activity.
Developing a wellness plan is simple with lighting control and home automation. If you’re ready to get started, then contact Encore Sight and Sound today.