One of the quickest ways to alter your mood is to change your lighting! Harsh fluorescent lights can lead to stress, while soft warm lights can help you relax. Using the correct lighting in your home can result in improved health for your family members. Automating your lighting systems takes it a step further to help you fight fatigue and burnout which are more common when working from home.
It's possible you've been feeling more anxious, sluggish, fatigued, or even melancholy due to the constant blue light from your computer screen. Perhaps your productivity is taking a hit as well. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that certain light exposure at night increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and even cancer. So in the interest of the long-term health of you and your family members, here is how automated lighting settings can improve your well-being.
Blue light stimulates our minds more than warm light due to its increased heat. This is why scrolling through your phone can keep you up for hours at night past your ideal bedtime, making it more difficult to wake up in the morning. When exposed to blue light, our bodies respond with energy and attentiveness. Homeowners who keep their blinds closed over their windows may struggle to get enough blue light in the morning and get their day started.
It’s likely you already own smart home technology through a voice assistant or an entertainment system controlled through your smartphone. These solutions can easily be applied to your lighting systems too.
So now that you've determined you want to bring smart lighting to your household, you must decide which rooms you want to equip and what interactions you'd like to use. For example, you can dim any set of lights through a touchscreen panel, turn off all your lights from your mobile device, set an automatic “scene” from a keypad on the wall, or use a voice command to change the colors of the lights.
You can even program your lights to match up with your home schedule. You can set blue lights to turn on at the time your alarm wakes you in the morning and slowly increase their brightness as the morning progresses. As night falls, your lights can automatically begin to dim to encourage you and your family to get ready for bed. This will immensely help those suffering from insomnia, and help you achieve a night of deep sleep.
If you don’t integrate a smart lighting system throughout your whole home, we suggest placing them in high-traffic areas of the home for more family usage and optimized value, such as your kitchen and living room. When more family members can enjoy its benefits, they'll feel more empowered, especially disabled members who may struggle with reaching traditional light switches.
Smart lighting can do more than adjust your sleep schedule and help your well-being; it also enhances your home's design. You can create ideal moods in your home for every event and time of day with the touch of a button; a softly lit atmosphere for dinner and drinks, a bright and invigorating environment for spring cleaning, or a colorful strobing effect for an impromptu dance party.
It's easy for every member of the family to operate Origin HiFi's products and systems, no matter which route you choose. Our smart lighting systems can also double as security measures to offer you peace of mind.
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When you’re ready to improve the health of your family or brighten your home with other smart home solutions, contact our team at Origin HiFi today.