How Light Plays with your Moods
Light is a powerful factor that affects your mood and state of mind. It’s why our body’s sleep rhythms naturally coincide with day and night—it’s easier for us to fall asleep at night and easier to be active during the day.
Even artificial light can have an effect on your mood, with several studies showing it can be used to change our sleep cycles. This only makes it even more important to know what to consider when buying new LED light bulbs for your home.
Brightness The brighter the light source you’re exposed to, the less likely it is for you to feel tired or fall asleep. Spaces where people need to be productive should ideally have bright lights when sunlight is absent.
Colour Temperature On the other hand, colour temperature describes the warmness (red) or coolness (blue) of light. Red is more conducive to sleep, while blue does the opposite. So, a warmer light bulb is best for spaces for relaxation, while a cooler light bulb works best in areas for work.
Positioning Direct lighting that’s focused on you and what you’re doing can heighten your concentration, while indirect lighting does the opposite. Consider how you want to position your lights in your home’s living spaces, depending of course on what kind of activities happen in each area.
Use Natural Sunlight When it comes right down to it, nothing beats pure, unadulterated sunlight. Natural sunlight has a way of making people more alive, more active, and more productive. It’s the reason why a light bulb with the same colour spectrum of sunlight is seen as the Holy Grail of artificial lighting, which is what scientists and lighting manufacturers have tried to achieve for many years. Examined Existence has an insightful article delving more into the effects of lighting into your mood.
You can also contact the LiquidLEDs support team for ideas on how to best use your LED lights.