Human Centric Lighting - Learning Objectives
Video - Explains Human Centric Lighting
Photo receptors in your eyes include Rods, Cones, and Ganglion Cells. Photobiologists and Circadian System Researchers explain how light affects human biology and trends in Circadian Adjusted lighting.
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The sun plays an important role in our wake and sleep cycles, know as your Circadian Rhythm.
Our ancestors evolved under the natural cycles of daylight and dark nights. Light is energy that influences mind and body - many chemicals in our bodies are controlled by light.
Premature babies thrive under simulated sunrise to sunset, where the light changes color throughout the day, and they have a dark night sleep. Studies have shown them growing at a rate 50% faster than those under constant bright illumination. This makes sense, since we grow and heal while we sleep, naturally in the dark.
Lighting Research Center Videos
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a new three-video series that introduces viewers to the way lighting can affect people’s health, specifically by influencing circadian rhythms. Watch now on You Tube
Circadian Response Curve, blue light will keep you awake.
Use amber night lights and street lights