The Biological and Psychological Impacts of Human-Centric Lighting

This white paper explores how modern workplace lighting affects employee well-being and discusses the need for scientifically informed lighting solutions to improve health.

Along with finding solutions to balance productivity, profitability and sustainability, public and private entities face another growing concern — employee well-being. Mental and physical health issues including exhaustion and stress continue to rise at an alarming rate. While there are many tools that can help, such as regular breaks and wellness programs, one often-forgotten way to boost human health revolves around lighting.

The evolution of modern workplaces, characterized by longer hours spent indoors under artificial lighting, increased screen time and sedentary desk-based work, has inadvertently led most humans to no longer follow the innate biological process of living from sunrise to sunset. This disruption of the circadian rhythm is further interrupted by the type of lighting used. With most studies estimating that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, that equates to a lot of time humans are deprived of natural lighting.

This white paper explores the positives and negatives of natural and artificial lighting and how science is helping to create new lighting options that address human biology to enhance mental and physical well-being.

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