The Circadian Lighting Advantage

As a builder, you always keep an eye out for little things that can set your homes apart from the competition. One trending upgrade, which resonates with consumers, is Circadian Lighting.

Circadian lighting in a home refers to lighting systems designed to mimic the natural changes in light throughout the day. These changes align with our body’s circadian rhythms. These rhythms regulate our sleep-wake cycle, hormone production, and other bodily functions over roughly a 24-hour period.

A sofa lit by circadian lighting

What Does Circadian Lighting Include?

Typically, circadian lighting systems use smart LED bulbs or fixtures that can adjust their color temperature and brightness throughout the day. In the morning, the light is cooler and brighter, simulating natural daylight, which helps wake a person up and increase alertness. As the day progresses, the light gradually warms up, becoming softer and dimmer in the evening, which promotes relaxation and signals to the body that it’s time to wind down.

The benefits of circadian lighting in a home include:

  • Improved sleep: Exposure to bright, cool light in the morning helps regulate the body’s sleep-wake cycle, making it easier to wake up in the morning and fall asleep at night. The gradual transition to warmer, dimmer light in the evening can also improve sleep quality.
  • Enhanced mood and productivity: Mimicking natural daylight can boost mood and productivity during the day. Warmer, dimmer light in the evening can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
  • Health benefits: Proper alignment of lighting with human circadian rhythms may have long-term health benefits. These include improved mood regulation, hormone balance, and potentially even reducing the risk of certain health conditions linked to disrupted circadian rhythms, like obesity, diabetes, and depression.
  • Energy efficiency: Circadian lighting systems often use energy-efficient LED bulbs and smart controls. These bulbs allow the home-owner to optimize energy usage while still benefiting from tailored lighting throughout the day.

Overall, human-friendly lighting can contribute to a healthier and more comfortable home environment by aligning the lighting with the body’s natural rhythms.

Why Include Such Lighting in the Homes You Build?

If you were to use Circadian Lighting in your homes, you would get a marketing advantage. For a small cost, such an upgrade gives you a real edge in the market. The most simple implementation of custom lighting is to install smart bulbs wherever possible. These can be controlled by your buyer’s smartphone with a simple app. A more intense set-up involves an all-home controller. To read more about this type of lighting, an interesting and detailed resource is here. In addition, to see details on how a Texas builder incorporated this technology in their homes, check out this link.

Whether or not you use Circadian Lighting in your new home construction, you can also increase your market edge with an American eBuilder new home structural warranty. We provide quick and affordable options for 10-year new home warranties as well as 5-year remodeling warranties. Contact us to find out how!

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