How to Optimize Lighting Control Throughout Your Home
Illuminate Your Living Space with These Top Lighting Features
Did you know home lighting control goes far beyond brightening every part of your Westport, CT living space? Along with the convenience of pressing one button to adjust any and all lighting fixtures in your home, your smart lighting system can also enhance other key areas of your life.
In this blog, we’ll dive into how tunable lighting and landscape lighting have significant impacts on your daily routines and events, and the numerous ways they can benefit you. Want to find out more? Just keep reading on below.
Tunable Lighting: Regulate Your Circadian Rhythm
Not many homeowners realize how much the lighting in their houses has incredible effects on health – both physically and mentally. When we spend all day under artificial lighting indoors, our bodies start to crave the natural rays from the sun. Because we can’t step outdoors conveniently throughout the day, it’s common for our circadian rhythms to be thrown off balance.
You might notice this when you feel sluggish in the morning and have a slow start to the day, or when you are wide awake when you should be falling asleep. This off-balance rhythm keeps you from operating at your best and can have some negative consequences on your work ethic and your day-to-day tasks.
This is where tunable lighting plays a crucial role in your smart home and lifestyle. Tunable lighting solutions from Lutron’s Ketra lets you adjust the temperature of your lighting as you go about the day to match what your body and mind need. Your circadian rhythm is affected by the tones and hues of your lighting color, so tunable lighting transitions in color temperature to simulate the changing color temperature of the sun from the moment it rises to the moment it sets.
In the morning, wake up to warmer glowing light that mimics the color of the sun at sunrise, which helps ease the process of getting out of bed and starting the day. The same goes for when you’re headed to bed. Warmer, orange lighting—which mimics the sun’s light at sunset—aids in natural melatonin production in the body to help not only prepare you for sleep but better regulate your sleeping cycle.
During the day, when you need to feel productive and motivated to get everyday tasks accomplished, your body and mind benefit from brighter, bluer tones. Bright, blue lighting suppresses melatonin and sustains the cortisol hormone in your body, which keeps you alert and energized to take on your workday and daily routine in full force. When your circadian rhythm is regulating normally, you’ll see just how much it helps your mental and physical health.
Landscape Lighting: Entertain and Enjoy
While your tunable lighting is helping to balance your in-home activities, how about taking your family and friendly get-togethers outdoors to soak up some actual sun rays while the weather is still inviting?
But once the sun starts to go down, the party doesn’t have to stop. Landscape lighting lets you continue to converse, eat, and enjoy all night long. With lights that can turn on automatically as the sun sets, you won’t have to worry about manually adjusting the lights throughout your backyard to properly see walkways and use your outdoor appliances. They’ll be illuminated for you.
We highly recommend Coastal Source landscape lighting. Made from durable and reliable materials, your lighting fixtures can withstand even the harshest of storms and elements. Easily installed and designed to blend in seamlessly with your outdoor spaces, these lights also have a lifetime warranty guaranteed. Plus, their usage of LED lights means the bulbs will last longer and will save you energy in the long run.
Brightening up your backyard and creating a place for your loved ones to gather is a breeze with outdoor lighting.
Want to learn even more about these different home lighting control features for your property? We’ve got you covered – give our team a call at (203) 338-0706 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We’d love to hear from you!