Compared to traditional fluorescent tubes, LED lighting emits a specific light wavelength that is shown to affect health and circadian rhythms. LED lighting is also more controllable than other types of luminaires. The lighting controls allow users to adjust the light to benefit the user’s health and mood.
LED Lighting Health Benefits
Align Circadian Rhythms
A health benefit associated with LED lighting is aligning your circadian rhythm. Eliminating or reducing your exposure to natural light can disrupt your circadian rhythm. Blue (cooler temperature) light promotes the production of melatonin, a hormone that encourages sleep.
Constant exposure to bright, warmer temperature light can suppress melatonin production, making it more difficult for you to relax and fall asleep at night.
Advanced Next Gen LED technology allows you to adjust the lighting’s color to mimic the sun’s natural path throughout the day. With tunable LED lighting, you can adjust the blue wavelengths to match the natural light which can help regulate your circadian rhythm.
Reduce and Minimize Headaches
Headache and migraine frequency and intensity vary from person to person. However, a common complaint is a sensitivity to light. Bright or flickering incandescent light or inadequate task lighting can trigger a migraine or headache.
Combining a proper lighting design with LED technology can help reduce migraine frequency and intensity. Pairing lighting controls with LED fixtures allows users to set the light output to more comfortable levels. Not only does it benefit individuals prone to migraines, but it also helps create a more comfortable environment for everyone.
Boost Performance and Productivity
Flickering and annoying brightness levels are common with overhead fluorescent lighting. Ensuring your commercial lighting design includes the correct light fixtures, along with allowing for adjustable light levels and color temperatures can help support your overall well-being.
LED lighting also produces less heat which helps regulate building temperatures. Your HVAC system works less which can lower your monthly utility bills. LEDs also last longer than other types of luminaires and it takes fewer fixtures to produce the same amount of light.
Commercial buildings using LED lighting typically see higher productivity levels. Employee performance also improves in buildings using LED lighting. Studies on the health benefits of LED lighting indicate an improvement in employee performance, productivity, and overall health. Businesses can also see an improvement in their brand image.
Decrease Stress and Anxiety
Decreased exposure to natural sunlight can increase anxiety, stress, and even be an underlying trigger for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). A common treatment for SAD involves light therapy to help encourage melatonin production and relieve symptoms associated with the disorder.
We spend the majority of our time indoors at work, school, or home. Installing tunable LED lighting can help ensure individuals are still getting exposure to the right color temperature and amount of light.
To learn more about the health benefits of LED lighting or if you are ready to start your next Gen LED installation, contact Action Services Group to see how we can help. Call 610-558-9773, emailing [email protected], or schedule a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below.