Psychological and Physiological Benefits

Physiological BenefitsIncreased Visual Comfort. Improved sleep pattern. Strengthens and accelerates the healing process. Balances bodily functions- digestion/sleep cycles/appetite. Aids muscle Recovery & Bone health. Phycological Benefits: Increased task performance. Reduces feelings of anxiety. Reduces Stress. Increases cognitive ability. Helps bolster our mood. Encourages the production of the serotonin hormone which is corelated to psychological well...

CIRCADIAN RHYTHM AND LIGHTING MEASUREMENT

EML (Equivalent Melanopic Lux) is a standard of International Wellness Building Institute. It can measure the biological effects of light on humans. At least 250 EML is needed. More EML has better effect upon our Circadian Rhythm. A daylight environments and cycle. Helps to balance our inner clock with our...

BENEFIT OF EXTRA DAYLIGHT IN NURSING HOMES

Older people living in institutional environments have been found to have lower day time and higher night-time exposure light than counterparts living in the community and this islinked to increased sleep disturbance (Schocat et al. 2000) . In addition, consider that at age75, a person required 3 times the light,...

IMPACT OF DAYLIGHT ON HOSPITAL RECOVERY

There is  evidence that daylight exposure can affect post-operative outcomes in patients and, consequently, that daylight should be a consideration in hospital design. Ulrich (1984) reported that hospital patients with a view of green spaces, as opposed to those with a view of a blank brick wall, recovered more quickly...

PREVENTION OF SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER?

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a depression related illness linked to the availability and change of outdoor light in the winter. Reports suggest that 0.4% to 9.7% of the world's population may suffer from SAD, with up to three times that number having signs of the affliction (called sub-syndromal SAD (or...

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE AND WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY

Bright lighting is generally believed to make people more alert, and well-daylit spaces are generally perceived by occupants to be “better" than dim gloomy ones (Mardaljevic et al., 2012). Day- lighting has been associated with improved mood, enhanced morale, less fatigue, and reduced eyestrain (Robbins, 1986). Many studies show that...

DAYLIGHT ENHANCES HORSE FERTILITY AND PERFORMANCE

Article below: EQUILUME: Lighting for breeding and performance - published in The Irish Field, on 17 November 2017 Regulating a horse's exposure to light can improve fertility, performance, coat condition and health if understood and applied correctly.For seasonal breeders such as the horse, the lengthening days of spring have long been...

DESIGNERS CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF EXTRA DAYLIGHT

Circadian Lighting Solutions Are Real and Important - Why Aren’t They Being Used? An ongoing survey of designers reveals the challenges they face and how they can be overcome. Edward Clark, Natalia Lesniak The Honeybrains cafe, located in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood, features circadian lighting design by Lumen Architecture. Courtesy Magda Biernat/OTTO Edward Clark,...