Evolution of Light
The rhythm of light is all about the rhythm of life. Circadian rhythms, stimulated by changes in light control the timing of many physiological processes. They determine sleeping and feeding patterns, brain activity, hormone production and cell regeneration. And there’s perhaps no industry where that matters more than hospitality, where businesses succeed or fail on their ability to promise every customer a good night’s sleep—and a sense of wellbeing when they’re awake.
Whether we’re at home or traveling, sunlight affects how we feel emotionally. Which is why a light source close that feels natural and delivers a full spectrum like sunlight is so important. But how can hospitality businesses achieve more natural, healthy light for guests?
Consider OLED light. It has a unique light quality that mimics natural light—and that’s good for business, too. Here’s why it works:
- Naturally Diffuse, Free of Harsh Glares and Shadows—Have you ever walked into a room and felt like you were squinting because the lights felt harsh on your eyes? With cosine light distribution, OLED lighting creates a non-glare experience that’s soft, but bright. OLEDs light a space without dark shadows or speckled reflectance, creating a more inviting space, without eye fatigue.
- No Flicker—If you’ve ever worked in an office environment for a long period of time, you’ve probably experienced the unpleasant florescent lights flickering above you. Some flicker frequencies you can’t even see, but your receptors sense them. It can lead to a lot of problems like migraines, headaches and eye strain. It can also cause people to feel uncomfortable and to be distracted. But with the proper driver, flicker is never an issue for the OLED.
- Good Blue—The human circadian system is most sensitive to blue light which is beneficial during day, but becomes detrimental as evening approaches. It boosts alertness, attention and our mood. But studies support that it disrupts our circadian clock at night because it suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone that influences circadian rhythms. This can make it difficult to fall asleep even when we feel tired. Blue light hazard is a hot item these days, as intense blue has been linked to eye damage and macular degeneration. But rest assured, our OLED panels have been tested and pose no risk to skin and eyes. High quality OLED technology enables designers to create luminaires and even larger installations that provide all of these benefits to the end-user – human beings! When strategically incorporated to rooms and architectural projects, OLED light placement can simulate daylight to give the effect of living under natural light at any point in the day, in any setup.
The impact of light on humans is significant, especially when it comes to our circadian rhythms—and therefore our daily routines. Introducing OLED light to hospitality spaces can help guests feel better when their enjoying their surroundings, which can, in turn, encourage a restful night’s sleep.