Here at Scotlight we stumbled across this excellent article on Business Cloud News earlier this week in which George Yianni, the head of technology at Philips Lighting Home Systems, spoke candidly to reporter Thomas Campbell about why we need to change the way we think about mood lighting.
According to Yianni, lighting doesn’t just reflect our mood, it actually alters it. Our brains have evolved to expect bright light when we are awake and duller light when we are trying to sleep, for example, so changes to this natural order can disrupt your body clock and affect your sleeping patterns.
Yianni also notes how dimming the lights and burning candles during a romantic dinner isn’t just to reflect a sense of romance but to actually create one.
This is something that we at Scotlight Direct have been interested in for a while. In April we told you about how airlines were introducing mood lighting on board aircraft to relax passengers and allow them to sleep easier on long haul flights.
In the modern world, more and more of us are suffering from things like difficulty sleeping, unusual working hours, seasonal mood swings and stress related ailments.
Getting your lights right can improve your mood, help you to unwind, induce sleep at the right times and offer a degree of resistance to things like seasonal depression.
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