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Human Centric Lighting
The powerful effect of light
All living beings have an “inner clock” called the circadian rhythm, and humans are no exception. In short, this means that we rise with the sun and go to sleep when it sets. The right light at the right time can influence everything from our sleep to how we feel and perform. That is why Human Centric Lighting (HCL) is beneficial for schools, healthcare facilities, offices and industrial buildings.
Glamox has extensive experience in tailoring HCL solutions in cooperation with our clients, and we have delivered more than 90 projects. We believe that successful projects stem from successful teams. Together we can achieve an optimal lighting system for your facility. Glamox HCL solutions are WELL Building Standard™-compliant.
You sleep better
Improve your sleep quality by adjusting the hormone balance in your body. This is something everyone can benefit from, but it is especially important for adolescents, shift workers, psychiatric patients and people with dementia.
You perform better
Glamox HCL can improve performance by enhancing the ability to concentrate, increasing alertness and reducing fatigue, which in turn can lessen the number of errors made at work.
You feel better
Users of Glamox HCL solutions report that they feel healthier, happier and more energetic. This is because human-centric lighting stimulates the natural circadian rhythm, and hence increases your wellbeing.
Light and the human biology
Daylight is the most important “time giver” to control our circadian rhythm. Light is therefore an important contributing factor to our wellbeing. Scientists have been studying the biological impact of light for decades, learn more about how light is used to provide the best possible light for us.
In order to successfully design and commission an efficient Human Centric Lighting solution, four parameters require careful attention:
The blue wavelengths of light are its biologically active parts. This means we can use cool white light with wavelengths in the blue spectrum to stimulate the body in the morning, and as a boost when we need to focus and stay alert. In the evening, warm white light can help us relax and unwind.
Research has taught us how much light is needed to influence the biological processes in the human body. When planning and designing a lighting solution, enough light must be emitted to achieve this, while addressing issues such as unwanted glare and energy consumption.
Timing and duration
The morning light tells our biological clock that the day has begun, helping to activate our bodily functions. In contrast, light exposure at night makes it harder to fall asleep. These factors must be considered when planning an HCL solution with a 24-hour cycle.
For light to have a biological effect, our eyes must perceive it effectively. The receptors that affect our circadian rhythm are most sensitive in the lower and nasal part of the eye, so how the luminaire distributes the light is of great importance.
Because each project is unique, we help you tailor the best approach and Human Centric Lighting solution to your specific needs. Our solutions are divided into three different approaches, depending on the application and user needs.
Solutions that can play a part in the treatment and wellbeing of patients suffering from psychiatric illnesses or dementia.
Solutions in which lighting technology is used to produce light of different colours in order to create the ideal visual working conditions.
Solutions that mimic the qualities of daylight to enhance human performance, wellbeing and to support a favourable circadian rhythm.
Application areas for Human Centric Lighting
Human-centric lighting has a wide variety of applications and every solution needs to be tailored to the specific needs of the client. Learn more about how HCL can be used in different applications and how you can benefit:
Education | Office | Healthcare | Industry
Luminaires compatible with an HCL solution
Glamox has a wide range of luminaires compatible with HCL technologies. Although there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution, we have developed some general designs for use in different environments, such as healthcare institutions, schools, offices and industry. This allows for the efficient and cost-effective implementation of human-centric lighting. Our experts will help and guide you through every step of the way to ensure the perfect solution for your needs.
Light Management Systems
Human-centric lighting solutions requires a sophisticated Light Management System (LMS) to set and adjust the time cycles for the light intensity and colour temperature. Glamox offers light management systems with different levels of complexity and will help you tailor a solution that is both functional and user-friendly.
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Do you have any questions?
We are happy to answer any inquiries you might have about our Human Centric Lighting solutions, big or small. Submit your e-mail address and we will contact you for an informal talk.