How Can Lutron Lighting Control Affect Your Health?
Explore the Often Underrated Benefit of Lighting
Taking care of your health is something that many of us neglect to do — oftentimes due to a busy schedule or simply not knowing the best approach. Did you know that something as simple and commonly-used as light can affect your health?
Think it sounds far-fetched? Read on to learn more.
In this blog, we’ll explore how a lighting control system in your home can benefit your health.
Our bodies naturally regulate our sleep cycles by responding to light cues. When we’re surrounded by light, our bodies interpret that as a signal to be awake; when dark, we interpret that as an indication to be asleep.
The fact is that our schedules don’t always align with the sun’s, so controlling your lighting is a good way to maintain consistent sleep cycles when it’s best for you.
With Lutron lighting control, create a consistent lighting schedule to establish a routine setting in your home. Here’s what that will look like:
Set up your alarm clock to integrate with your lighting system. When your alarm goes off, your lights will turn on. This will indicate to your body and mind that it’s time to wake up, without you having to get up to manually turn on the light switch.
In the evenings when your work is finished, and you’re ready to get to sleep, schedule your lights to lower and eventually turn off. This can mean turning off the bedroom lights as well as other lights around the house.
The result: A consistent and reliable sleep pattern, enhancing your health and lifestyle.
Maybe you don’t want your lights at full intensity all the time, especially first thing in the morning. Smart lighting allows you to control the brightness so that your lights are precisely as dim or bright as you need.
In fact, if you’re prone to migraines, you’re likely very sensitive to light when you have one. But what if you still need to move around the room and see a bit? With dimmers, you can set the lights to a low enough intensity so that you can see without being overstimulated.
Dimmers are also helpful for indoor pathways at night. Set up a few lights to be on a low level at night, so that you don’t trip in the dark if you get up at night for anything.
Depending on how hot your bulbs are, they’ll generate a slightly different hue. This is known as color temperature.
When it comes to your home’s lighting control system you’ll likely want to take advantage of specific temperatures to alleviate your mood and health.
For example, warmer color temperatures like yellow or off-white are ideal for encouraging relaxation at the end of the day.
When you want to get a fresh start in the morning, going with cool blue or white colors will help you stay alert and focused.
If you’re ready to discover the health benefits of Lutron lighting control, reach out to us here or give us a call at (972) 488-5100.