Focus on Human Centric Lighting

A lot has been said about Human Centric Lighting the past couple of years. This lighting concept is not new, as humans have observed and utilized the effect of daylight for centuries. However, with new light sources and light management systems available we are able to provide tuneable white lighting solutions with a higher quality of light than before.

Daylight is the most important external time-giver. It wakes us up in the morning and the lack of it makes us moodier during the winter. It controls the hormone balance in our bodies and makes us alert or relaxed.

Light influences hormone production

Human Centric Lighting solutions use variations in colour temperature, intensity and timing to achieve short-term effects on your concentration and mood, mid-term effects on your sleep patterns and long-term effects on your well-being. Through decades of research we have discovered the connection between light and its influence on the human hormone production. We know how to tune the colour spectrum of the light to achieve a phase-advancing effect on your circadian rhythm.

Still, a lot of work remains on how to tailor the light to match individual needs for intensity level and timing of the light exposure to achieve the wanted biological effects. When applied correctly, Human Centric Lighting may adjust the daily rhythm of office workers, school children and reduce fatigue and errors for industry workers and improve sleep patterns and medicine intake for elderly centre residents.

Guide to Human Centric Lighting

Glamox Luxo Lighting has an updated portfolio with LED luminaires using tuneable white technology. You can use filters on our product web page to see the range. But what good are the proper products if you do not have the knowledge to use them? Therefore, we have created a guide to Human Centric Lighting on our web site.

Here we go through the theory behind and we put emphasis of explaining how to toggle the parameters spectrum, intensity and timing, all imperial to create the correct solution to the application in focus, be it offices, hospitals, schools or industrial facilities. We describe how to illuminate applications within all these segments, which luminaires and components to use and how to program the lighting. We also make recommendations for lighting designers on illuminance levels and maintenance factors.

We hope you find our Human Centric Lighting information useful!