Health Benefits of Smart Lighting


Smart lighting is all the rage these days. They can be controlled from a remote location and offer convenience that can help reduce electricity consumption. Most homeowners know this, but they do not know that smart lighting offers some little-known health benefits too. Here are some such benefits.

You Will Sleep Better

Sleep disorders have become more common than ever, thanks to poor lifestyle choices and abundance of devices. Sleep deprivation can affect your physical and mental health. If sleep deprivation continues for long, you can start hallucinating – seeing things that do not actually exist.

You may start having mood swings. It can also affect your decision-making processes and the different body systems, including the central nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, endocrine system, and immune system.

Regular lighting does very little to create an environment conducive for falling asleep and staying asleep. They can, as a matter of fact, interfere with your sleep.

Smart lighting can help you sleep better. You can set your smart lights to change hue based on a schedule, available ambient light, and the time of day. As the body is stimulated by indoor light, you sleep longer and better when you are exposed to the right light at the right time.

Help Overcome the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during the fall and winter. The lack of natural light in winter can have an adverse effect on your mind and body. When you do not get enough natural light, your circadian rhythm can change.

Light plays an important role in setting and regulating the body’s biological clock. Smart bulbs can help maintain your circadian rhythm by providing the optimum amount of the right type of lighting throughout the day.

Once you program your smart lights, they will automatically adjust according to the time of the day (bright, high-intensity light in the morning; cooler, blue lighting during the day; and calm, warm lighting after sunset).

Can Uplift Your Mood

Your mood affects every aspect of your health, including your physical health. Mood swings or mood disorders can alter your behavior and can affect your ability to do activities of daily living. The tone or hue of your light can affect your mood. Nighttime exposure to excessive blue and other types of light has been linked to mood disorders.

If you are feeling low, you can use your smart lighting system to adjust your lights to uplift your mood. You can choose lighting hues for different times of the day. When you manage your mood, you become more productive.

Sync Systems is a leading AV installation company in Sonoma. We specialize in lighting controls in Sonoma. We have the know-how required to develop customized automation solutions for households as well as businesses. To make an appointment, call (707) 799-9558.