Add Color and Comfort to Your Home with Circadian Lighting
Savant and USAI Create a High-End Lighting System That Practically Thinks for Itself
Chances are likely you’ve heard of circadian rhythm. Researchers define it as the 24-hour natural process that regulates our sleep-wake cycles. If your body is in sync with this rhythm, then you’ll likely feel alert and energized throughout the day and ready for bed in the evening. While each person’s circadian rhythm is largely determined by heredity, it’s also affected by outside forces – primarily light!
Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you’ll find that natural and artificial light influences your energy level and even your mood. Savant has partnered with USAI to offer a circadian lighting system that helps you enjoy a comfortable home in Brookville, NY, and one that promotes wellness. Keep reading to learn more!
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How Lighting Affects Your Mind and Body
The “master clock” isn’t on your nightstand or your phone. Instead, it’s located in your hypothalamus. It’s the part of your brain that controls your circadian rhythm, but it doesn’t do it alone. Your eyes play a significant role. When the morning sun rises, your motorized shades lift, and you open your eyes, the light signals your brain to reduce melatonin production, the hormone that makes you sleep. The opposite process happens in the evening. As daylight fades, your body produces more melatonin, helping you fall asleep.
Unfortunately, artificial light disrupts this process. If you’ve ever gone camping, you probably realize it. If they sleep in a tent or under the stars, most people will get drowsy shortly after the sun goes down and wake up when the sun rises. That’s because natural light, or the absence of it, is doing its part to regulate your body’s rhythm.
Artificial light suppresses your body’s natural production of melatonin. Spend your evening around any of these light sources, and you’ll find that you stay up longer and even have trouble falling asleep. Savant partnered with USAI to develop a beautiful and bright solution to this problem.
How Circadian Lights Promote Wellness
USAI circadian lighting, powered by a Savant smart home system, allows you to easily change dimming levels and even light colors via a tablet, phone, or wall panel. You can also do it by voice command! Choose from a wide range of products – more than 100 – to suit your design motif. USAI lighting also uses Savant’s scene-setting feature that lets you preprogram a scene and select it when the mood strikes you.
Planning a party? Touch the “Party” scene in your tablet, and the lights in your space adjust to the right color and brightness. Do the same for all the moments in your life: Movie Time, Wakeup, Away, or Dinner. Personalize your lighting system and then adjust the lights until you get it right.
Most importantly, the system can also be a no-touch one if you prefer. That is, it automatically adjusts intensity and color temperature throughout the day to support a healthy sleep and wake cycle. The smart lighting inside your home will be similar to the hue of the sun as it changes throughout the day. The result is natural light that adds beauty to your home and promotes wellness for you and your family.
Discover how circadian lighting improves how you live, sleep, and enjoy your home. Home Theater of Long Island can provide complete design and installation of your lighting control systems. Call us today, chat with us below, or visit our contact page to get started.