Lighting is for so much more than just seeing
Biodynamic lighting is an artificial light source that replicates the dynamic variations of daylight and sunlight through a light management system.
Up until recent times, it was believed that light was only needed for seeing. However, in 2001, American scientist, Brainard, discovered a circadian photoreceptor in the retina, that receives a specific quality and quantity of light, which sets the biological clock.*
He discovered that light not only provides us with the ability to see, but that light enters the eye via the ‘fourth pathway’, which has a vital non-visual or biological effect on the human body. His studies show that a certain quantity and quality of light stimulates the biological clock, also known as the circadian rhythm, which regulates hormone levels, particularly melatonin and cortisone in the body.
Light and wellbeing
How do you feel when the sun is out? Many people agree that sunlight lifts their spirits, brightening up their home and their lives.
Thanks to biodynamic light, the same biological effects of natural sunlight can be recreated in interior living and working environments. Biodynamic lighting can vary the quality and quantity of artificial light to mimic the rhythm of natural light, offering a people-centred lighting solution that has a positive impact on vision, the biological clock and health and wellbeing.
Light and older people
Older adults and people with dementia, who are not exposed to sufficient amounts of natural daylight, can benefit greatly from biodynamic lighting, their body can be re-synchronised to a natural 24-hour day and night rhythm, which can ultimately enhance a sense of wellbeing and quality of life.
*G.C. Brainard, et al., (2001), Action Spectrum for Melatonin Regulation in Humans: Evidence for a Novel Circadian Photoreceptor, The Journal of Neuroscience, August 15, 21, (16), p. 6405–6412.
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