Sitler’s has kept an eye on the human-centric lighting (HCL) trend for the past couple of years. There are blogs on our site about the benefits of HCL in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms, and offices. While HCL is often talked about, it is not as widespread in its application. Current trends suggest 2019 is the year of HCL’s growth spurt. Here’s why!
Growing Understanding of Lighting Impacts
While experts have touted the benefits of utilizing HCL, it has taken time for the public to fully understand just how much lighting effects us. We all know the invigorating feeling of bright, sunshine-filled spring days after winter’s long and dark nights. We can physically feel the impact natural daylight has on our moods. The same can be said for the artificial lighting we sit under day in and day out. Plus, our modern lifestyle of smartphones, TV, streaming, and constant screen time means that light from our technology is disrupting our natural circadian rhythms. Improving our indoor lighting so that it is adjustable to our needs will play a huge role in our future health, both mentally and physically.
Fighting Social Jet Lag with HCL
What is social jet lag? The term is used to describe issues and ailments that become apparent due to irregular sleep, stress, poor health, etc. Subjecting ourselves to brighter lights for longer periods during the day and into the night throws off our circadian rhythms, causing irregular sleep. This spirals out to affect almost all aspects of your life, from physical health to mental well being.
Live a Better, Balanced Life Under HCL
HCL can truly help you live a more balanced, healthier life. Getting proper sleep thanks to an undisrupted circadian rhythm is not only important in the short term for fatigue, productivity, and focus, but it can lower risk factors effecting for diabetes, cardiovascular health, metabolism, insomnia, etc.
Find the Best Lighting for Your Best Life with Sitler’s
At Sitler’s, we can help you find the right LED bulb, color temperature, and setting (such as dimmers) to help you live your best life. Give us a call at (319) 653-2123 or send us an email to get started!
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