Smart Lighting Helps You Feel Energized And Save Money
With a brand new year comes the promise of self-improvement as we make resolutions to improve our lifestyles, but keeping those promises to ourselves can be a challenge. Smart home technology can play an active part in making your new year’s resolution stick well into 2019. As manufacturers find new ways that smart devices add convenience and comfort to your daily routine, they create new opportunities to make yourself feel better. At the forefront of these developments is smart lighting control.
In our latest blog, we look at how smart lighting control can help you accomplish three common new year’s resolutions. Keep reading to find out how you can achieve personal goals while making your New Orleans home more beautiful.
Be More Productive
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Do you work from home and struggle to be productive throughout the day? Tunable circadian rhythm lighting is a smart home solution that helps you feel more motivated by automatically adjusting lighting to stimulate the development of the hormones that energize you. Your body’s circadian rhythm is what regulates natural processes throughout the day, and that rhythm is synchronized to the movement of the sun because throughout most of history, the sun has dictated much of human behavior.
We are active when the sun comes up and crash when the sun goes down, and with smart lighting control, you can have the lights in your home automatically adjust to mimic the sun’s movement. When it comes to a new year’s resolution to be more productive, your tunable lighting can make you feel energized at the start of your day by giving you the short-wave blue light you’d experience in the hours following sunrise.
Get Better Sleep
Circadian rhythm lighting isn’t just about helping you wake up refreshed; it also helps you relax when you get home from work. The short-wave red light of sunset helps your body create melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep cycle so that you get better rest. The blue light that we are exposed to throughout the day from computer screens and smart devices can interrupt melatonin production, but your circadian rhythm lighting counteracts this by replicating the short-wave light of the sun indoors.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Aiming for a greener lifestyle is a new year’s resolution that is good for the world and your wallet, and with smart lighting control, you can make your home more energy efficient. By having the ability to monitor your energy usage easily and make quick adjustments, you lower the amount of power used by your lighting fixtures. By installing occupancy sensors throughout your home, you can set up your smart lighting control system to automatically dim or turn off lights in empty rooms, which lowers your monthly electricity costs without you needing to constantly manage your system.
Want to learn more about what smart lighting control can do for you and your New Orleans home? Reach out to one of our experts by calling 225-650-7840, filling out our online form, or by sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen.