Improving Wellness at Home

We spend much of our time out of the house, in the workplace and on the move. But, when we are at home, we often want to relax, unwind and recharge our batteries before the next busy day. That’s why it is so important to ensure that the home is geared around wellness and comfort, as well as enjoying ourselves.

Light plays a critical role in enhancing our wellbeing, complementing our “circadian rhythm”. This is a natural cycle in tune with the 24 hour day/night rotation. It is our internal body clock, ensuring our hormones are regulated, we wake up bright and early in the morning but get to sleep when we need to at night.

A link has been found to blue light and an increase in the production of cortisol in the human body, the hormone which wakes us up and gets us alert in the mornings. This is why minimising blue light intake at night is crucial to ensuring a good night’s sleep.

As daylight tends to be more blue in the morning and a warmer, orange hue in the afternoon, and we are in sync with natural light, this explains why we are better off with reduced blue light in the evenings.

Domestic smart lighting systems have been developed to deliver appropriate light levels in the home for the time of day. Users can change their light to suit their mood and needs, ensuring that they are comfortable, productive and getting the right light for them.

Smart systems cycle the colour temperature of the lighting, from cool white in the morning to wake us up and get prepared for the day, to a warmer, colour in the evening to help us wind down.

As the desire for living environments that enhance our wellbeing continues to increase, the value of a system that is designed to offer the most advanced natural lighting available is clear.

Visit Starlite Connect for more information on smart domestic lighting.

Browse our wellbeing page to see how circadian lighting can be applied in the workplace.