From Healthier Brains to a Deeper Sleep, Embracing the Benefits of LED Lights
Michael Heller, Vice President at NextGen LED, discusses the effects of lighting on overall well-being in the American Institute of Architects’ newsletter, Blueprints.
Heller’s article, “Innovations in Lighting Technology Impact More than Efficiency”, goes beyond the benefits of LED lighting that we often hear about, including it’s superior energy efficiency and returns on investment.
According to researches, including those from LightingEurope, LED lights provided measurable health benefits to adults, including:
—-— Increased motivation
—-— Increased performance
—-— Increased productivity
—-— Improved concentration and energy
—-— Lower stress and anxiety
—-— “Mood support” in wellness and dining areas
—-— Enhanced drug efficacy
—-— Reduced therapy times and capacity requirements
And the benefits don’t end there!
“These important discoveries elevate the importance of LED lighting beyond the accepted benefits of energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and operating expense cost reduction, and into as-yet-uncalculated improvements to healthcare, education, and overall happiness.”
Read more about how LED lighting positively impacts physical and cognitive utility, as well as the growing movement of human-centric lighting (HCL), in Heller’s article here.