Human Centric Lighting
Human Centric Lighting, also known as biodynamic lighting, is the next big step forward in the evolution of lighting.
The central idea is that artificial light can be regulated at several levels; direction, color temperature and light levels, to promote alertness, relaxation, mood, visual acuity and productivity.
Until the Industrial Revolution, people spent about 90% of their lives outside. Today, this is the opposite. We now stay the same percentage of our lives indoors. People have a natural need for daylight, it affects our physiology and psychology. But the artificial light which we generally dwell in today is monotonous, both in terms of light level and color temperature. This does not comply with daylight and thus contrasts to our basic human needs. Without regular exposure to (day)light that meets our needs there is a good chance that we suffer from health problems due to the disruptance of the circadian rhythm.
Effective implementation leads to energy saving, sustainable lighting and better lighting performance. However, the ultimate goal of Human Centric Lighting is to improve health and welfare and thus delivers great benefits to educational facilities, workplaces and nursing homes.