By BizLED Bureau
October 1, 2015: LED lighting is being designed for various applications, and many of them have been quite unique. One important application of LED lighting is for the well-being and mood illumination. It has been scientifically proved that LED lights have been successful in increasing well-being and illuminating mood of people. This idea of human-centric lighting gained momentum when it was combined with LED lighting technology.
How LED lighting can boost well-being
Human beings have a natural body clock which has been controlled by natural light. While, sunlight enhances the level of activity, it is reduced by sunset, and finally, the body goes off to a sleeping mode. Artificial lighting can simulate this natural process, and it has been proved that LED lighting can be programmed to work on human body clock. They can be programmed to imitate the effect of natural light on our body.
It has been proved that LEDs? advanced controllability is a meeting point between lighting technology and psychology, and it serves as an effective treatment to psychological and mood swing issues faced by many people.
Research has established that lighting has different impact on its users, like disturbance of mood disorders, sleep cycles and cancer pathologies, etc.
Alarming data about increase in anxieties, mood disorders, and inefficiency in workplace has forced researchers to wake up to the good and bad impact of lighting. However, no grounded solutions or treatments linking lighting to human well-being were found.
Now, studies on human-centric LED lighting have opened up possibilities of linking LED controllability and psychological issues, leading to solutions that were never heard before. Researchers have discovered that LED lighting can improve human well-being, control our sleep and waking cycles, boost concentration, etc.
It has been proved that LED lighting can be used to stimulate the organism biologically, leading to improving cognitive performance like in office or classroom. LED lighting can also create emotionally stimulating atmosphere, which boosts positive emotions. LED lighting can be programmed to help allows us sleep and rest well and perform our tasks with better productivity. LED lighting has been proved to prevent and heal chronic diseases. LED human-centric lighting can support the circadian rhythm of a person and boost her/his health and mood.
Studies have shown that LED lighting can support biological, visual and emotional needs by controlling the direction the colour of light, its direction and temperature.
Potential market for LED human-centric lighting brewing
According to studies, there is a huge potential market for human-centric lighting and LED mood lighting, which will have a good share of the global LED lighting market by 2020. As it has been proved that LED mood lighting is effective in changing the environment and the ambience, it will be increasingly used in schools, offices, homes, hospitals, commercial buildings, and hence, it is expected that soon LED mood enhancing lighting industry will become a significant segment. In Europe, LED mood lighting is already showing signs of revolutionising the industry. By 2020, LED mood lighting applications will dominate many segments in Europe.
Western and central Europe have been predicted to be the largest markets?about 75%?for LED-based human-centric lighting by 2020. Northern Europe, southern Europe and eastern Europe will follow closely.
Designing these complex LED lighting solution, integrating them with software and installing them will open up many business opportunities for many sectors. These developments will not only open up opportunities for the LED lighting manufacturers, but also for many other sectors like architecture, engineering, software providers, etc.
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