A Smart LED Lighting System – Change Colour Temperature During the Day
Reading on one’s iPad could lead a person to fall asleep due to the device’s bluish glow and the colour of the light could have an impact on the body’s natural rhythms. A new connected bulb known as the Silk helps in keeping things in sync by corresponding to the colour of the sun throughout the day.
The circadian rhythm of the human body is connected to changes in sunlight and as it tends to get dark, for instance, the melatonin makes one sleepy. Artificial light could cause disorder with that cycle and one tends to lie in bed holding the iPad where the device’s blue light could be telling your body to stay active and awake.
The entry of Silk by Saffron, a smart LED lighting system tends to change colour temperature throughout the day while conforming to the sun. The Silk bulbs are wirelessly linked system which tends to shift from midday’s cool blue intensity to warmer attitudes of evening and utilising Saffrons’ nClick program; one could toggle the light between dimmer, brighter, cooler as well as warmer settings with a single light switch or could also use the Silk app for the same.
Correct Solution Rhythm – Saffron
The only snag is that the bulbs that are cheap would not be made available till early next year and the company has just launched a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign where the early supporters would get discounted prices on sets of Silk bulbs priced at $99 for a set of three. Those intending to correct their circadian rhythm could find their solution that would be available at Saffron.
Additional Silk bulbs would be made available for $25 each which are much cheaper than Philips’ Hue multi-colour bulbs at $60, though slightly more expensive than the white dimmable Hue bulbs at $20. The developers of Silk system could have laboured zealously in keeping the prices low making it easy to switch the complete home over when it comes to long life of an LED bulb.
A healthy circadian rhythm will not only enable the individual to get peaceful sleep at night but also save their money in the process. Ordinarily, the Silk lighting system could appear like another connected LED light bulb making its claim in the market which tends to get too crowded.
Wirelessly Connect to Central Bridge – Remotely Turned Off/On
Similar to Philips’s own Hue system, which is one of the famous linked lighting systems on the market, the Silk bulbs tends to fasten into standard sockets and wirelessly connect to a central bridge enabling them to be remotely turned on and off, dimmed, or even scheduled using an app on the smartphone or other mobile device.
There seems to be some trade-off since Silk bulbs cannot reproduce the whole colour spectrum just as Philips’s Hue bulbs. However what makes the Silk bulbs unique is that they are designed to promote one’s body natural circadian rhythm by changing their colour temperature to match the sun’s own colour shifts throughout the day, automatically.
Identified as circadian rhythms, our body’s waking and sleeping cycles are programmed to respond naturally to the changing colour temperature of the light that surround us which was initially just the sun. Just as the neighbouring star tends to appear to set at night with a warm glow, our bodies begin to feel tired as melatonin production kicks in automatically. However in the middle of the day when the sun is shining an intense bluish light when high up in the sky, our bodies subdue those sleep inducing hormones keeping us awake and active.
More Potential for Better Sleep At Night
If the body gets exposed to the wrong colour light at the wrong hour of the day, it could make one feel prematurely tired or wide awake when one tries to get to sleep and a proper sleep at night is very essential for every individual.
When one tends to set up the Silk Light system, it needs to be aware of the time and the location and it will automatically calculate the perfect colour temperature for each connected bulb in the home or office.Besides, the convenience of programming and remotely controlling the lighting in the home, there are also more incentive to replace every last bulb with Silk light since it means more potential for a better sleep at night.
The circadian rhythm tricks of the Silk bulb with the connected lighting system, has one other feature which users of competitors existing products could be envious of.
When one switches the home over to connected bulbs, they need to leave every light switch turned on permanently in order that the bulbs could be controlled from the mobile device. But users do not tend to carry the smartphone or tablet all over the house and having to locate it just to switch off a light without using the wall switch could tend to be a little inconvenient.