Human Centric Lighting

Better Light for a Better Life

What is Human Centric Lighting?

Human Centric Lighting is a lighting solution that takes into consideration the visual and the non visual effects of the lighting. Human Centric lighting mimics the natural daylight in terms of colour temperature and dimming levels as an aid for our internal body clock.

 

Human Centric Lighting is a lighting solution that adapts to the daily rhythms of the inhabitants of a given space, done correctly Human Centric Lighting can improve well-being and productivity.

Another term used to describe Human Centric lighting is Circadian Rhythm lighting, meaning a lighting solution that considers the circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioural changes that follow a daily cycle, this pattern is followed by most things that live on our planet. Most organisms, from plants and animals, all the way down to microbes respond to the presence or absence of light in their environment. However, humans are the only species that try to live in a manner contrary to the natural balance of night and day. 

A Human Centric Lighting solution is designed with the ability to control the intensity of the light and also the colour temperature at particular times. On a very basic level, human centric lighting strategically controls blue wavelengths, which are beneficial during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times and mood. The ‘blue light’ can be utilised more during daytime hours and transitioning to a more ‘warm light’ as the day time ends, simulating the natural cycle of the day. Being asleep at night and being awake during the day is a simple example of a light-related circadian rhythm.

Designers and specifiers are now considering the circadian rhythm when choosing the lighting for many office lighting applications and increasingly home application due to more and more people working from home. 

A number of RICOMAN luminaires feature tunable white light engines, which when connected to controls are able to follow a pre-set pattern of colour temperature change. Other Ricoman luminaires feature a simple RF remote control for simple adjustment of colour temperature and dimming levels. This can help to mimic our natural outdoor environment. As lighting manufacturers, we are passionate about not just well-lit spaces, but the use of the best lighting solution for an environment. 

Human Centric Lighting Products

R3

All In One Downlight

Centorio

All In One Downlight

CTC

Tunable White Panel

O2

Opal

O2

Mirror Louvre

O2

Wallwasher

O2

Dark/Black Louvre

Estrella Pro

Wallwasher

Estrella Pro

White Louvre

Estrella Pro

Mirror Louvre

Estrella Pro

Dark Louvre

Estrella Pro

Recessed White Louvre

Estrella Pro

Recessed Mirror Louvre

Estrella Pro

Recessed Dark Louvre

Estrella Pro

Recessed Opal

Why is human centric lighting important?

  • Human centric lighting is the art of creating lighting that mimics the natural daylight that drives our bodily functions. It enhances human performance, comfort, health and wellbeing. The most obvious effect of light on humans, is vision.
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  • From product point view, this involves changing the colour temperature of the light source and dimming the fittings.
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  • There are several ways this can be achieved. They are Radio Frequency based, Blue tooth based and WiFi based.