09 Mar 2017
Cobham, Surrey – Crestron, a global leader in control and automation technology, announced today that its commercial lighting customers are now a touch away from easy command of their circadian lighting solutions. Manipulation of artificial light as the primary circadian stimulus in buildings that meet the WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is a hot trend in architectural lighting. Crestron circadian lighting solutions ensure those lighting control systems perform to specification and are easy to use.
“Research suggests that automatically adjusting the color temperature and intensity of light to synchronise with the natural circadian rhythm can create an optimal environment and trick our bodies,” said Nathan Dietrich, Director, Commercial Lighting at Crestron.
In office spaces, circadian lighting control can help drive greater concentration, productivity, and creativity among workers. In healthcare environments, such as in a patient’s room, it can promote faster healing, which translates into better outcomes, faster patient out-time, and cost savings. In classrooms, it can lead to better student behaviour and concentration. And in hotels it can help guests acclimate their natural body rhythms to local time and thereby mitigate the effects of jet lag during the day.
In addition to the physical benefits, the new WELL Building Standard provides building owners and managers cost-saving deployment guidelines for building features that impact health and wellbeing, including lighting.
Circadian design objectives
“Circadian research may be complicated but the implementation of a circadian solution is not,” adds Dietrich. “Crestron circadian solutions ensure that the pieces, parts, protocols, wiring, and software work together to meet project objectives.”
Crestron control systems and graphical user interfaces (i.e. touch screens, desktop or mobile apps) enable users to control the colour, intensity, and dosage of light in their space to elicit a particular circadian effect. Features such as graphical colour pickers and user selectable time clock events enable people to understand and get the most out of their tuned environment.
Visit crestron.com/commerciallighting to learn more about Crestron circadian lighting control for commercial environments.