Circadian Lighting: The Future of Care Home Design
In recent years, an aspect of interior design that has been gaining popularity is circadian lighting. This technology regulates the spectrum and intensity of light to mimic natural daylight, creating a more natural lighting environment for care home residents and staff. We're going to unpack the benefits of using this light and what circadian lighting is.
What is circadian lighting?
Circadian lighting is a technology that regulates the spectrum and intensity of light to mimic natural daylight. This means that the lighting strength and colour can change throughout the day, following the same pattern as natural light, from warmer and dimmer tones in the evening to cooler and brighter tones during the day.
What are the benefits of using circadian lighting in a care home?
The benefits of circadian lighting for care home residents are numerous. Studies have shown that exposure to natural light helps regulate the body's circadian rhythm, which affects sleep, mood, and other bodily functions. When circadian lighting is used in a care home setting, residents can experience a more natural light cycle, leading to better sleep patterns, improved mood, and reduced symptoms of depression.
In addition to the positive effects on residents, circadian lighting can also benefit care home staff. Long working hours and lack of exposure to natural light can lead to disrupted sleep and decreased productivity. By incorporating circadian lighting, staff can experience a more natural light cycle, leading to improved alertness, productivity, and overall well-being.
Circadian lighting can be implemented in a variety of care home settings, including resident rooms, common areas, and hallways. The technology can be controlled through sensors or manually adjusted to create a comfortable and functional lighting environment.
Why Edison & Day?
At Edison & Day, we prioritize the use of innovative and practical solutions that improve the quality of life for care home residents. Incorporating circadian lighting into our designs is just one way we achieve this goal.
Contact us today to learn more about our full care home fit out service and how we can help you create a care home that promotes health and well-being.