29 July 2020

Human-Centric Lighting Reaches Mainstream Status and Gets iOS Update

 Human-Centric Lighting Reaches Mainstream Status and Gets iOS Update

And just like that, human-centric lighting went mainstream. If that means nothing to you, let me catch you up.

Human-centric lighting is artificial light modified to behave more like natural light. Because our bodies have adapted to operate under natural light, this technology is expected to improve sleep quality, mood and productivity, while also reducing risk of heart attack, lowering blood pressure and more. Companies like Ketra and USAI have been on the forefront of creating the technologies allowing light to automatically track the color of the sun throughout the day.

As a part of the iOS 14 update, Apple will also be joining the party with a feature called Adaptive Lighting. Apple doesn't actually manufacture light bulbs, so we presume they will simple be controlling lights like Phillips Hue, and automatically changing the color throughout the day. This is a great thing if it works as intended and will allow a lot of iPhone users more control over their own health. The downside is that products like Hue, and other DIY solutions, don't necessarily scale well across an entire home, particularly not a luxury home.

For those with the desire to apply this technology across their entire home Bravas offers solutions, such as those mentioned above from Ketra and USAI. These brands allow us to build truly smart home, with architectural-grade fixtures that maximize comfort, productivity and potentially even health. They can even be designed to work with automated shades, creating the ideal blend of natural lighting while avoiding heat and glare.

 

If you are looking to build or renovate your home, and you want to include intuitive technologies like smart lighting and shading, please give Bravas a call.