Dec 6, 2016: LED mood lighting is becoming popular among the airlines world over. And blue LED lighting is all the more popular. Many airlines have chosen LED lights to illuminate the aircraft interiors, with blue color, a popular choice for night-like sequences.
JetBlue floods its cabins in a cobalt tint LED color lighting; Finnair uses “Nordic blue” on its flights to Finland. Virgin Atlantic also uses silver moonlight LED lighting to replicate a starry night sky. American Airlines, on the other hand, bathes its cabins to a deep blue to help passengers to sleep.
Blue LED lighting has the ability to create ambience, combat jet lag and help passengers to sleep well. It is, therefore, the sought-after cabin feature these days.
Blue LED lighting not only make the cabin dazzle, but also it is energy efficienct and impresses the passengers as well.
But is blue really good for you? Research by Harvard Medical School shows that blue light, the kind emitted by the sun and the screens on our personal devices, is what keeps some of us awake. Not only does it decrease the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that helps us sleep, it boosts our energy.
According to a study by Western Michigan University, the blue-light therapy on flight crews’ behavioral showed that when exposure to blue light, it improved their cognitive function even better than caffeine. The study said that the passengers exposed to blue light rated less sleepy, had quicker reaction times and had fewer lapses of attention during the tests.
A Harvard Medical School study also showed that blue light is the type that is emitted by the sun or our laptop screens, actually keeps some us awake. It also decreases the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that helps us sleep, and boosts our energy.
The airlines also opting for blue LED lighting because blue light help flight crews also to fight fatigue.