Correlated Color Temperature and What it Means to You

Alex Kamergorodsky

LEDs and Health

Sep 7, 2017

What are Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) Changing Panels?

Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) Changing panels are a human centric focused LED lighting solution that change from warm white to cool white light throughout the day to match natural circadian rhythms. They start off in the morning giving off warmer light (3000K temp) next shifting to cooler light (5000K) around mid-day and then gradually going back to warm white near the end of the day. The cooler light given off during the middle part of the day includes blue light which is proven to increase energy which translates to improved productivity.
Photo by Greenspot Real Estate

What are Circadian Rhythms?

Circadian rhythms are the biological patterns that occur during a 24-hour cycle. As humans have evolved we have grown in harmony with the natural lighting cycle of Earth. Earth’s cycle has low light levels and low correlated color temperatures (CCT) in the early morning and high light levels and high CCTs at mid-day. When we spend most of our time indoors with the same lighting throughout the day it throws off our natural rhythms. Our circadian rhythms play a vital role in health and wellness, and lack of the correct type of lighting can negatively affect these rhythms leading to disrupted sleep patterns which have been linked to depression, seasonal affective disorder, and an increased risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Benefits of Correlated Color Temperature Changing Panels

Implementing Correlated Color Temperature Changing panels in your office, home, or school can effectively improve mood, productivity, and aesthetics, decrease risk of disease, increase property value, all while saving money and becoming your property more sustainable! If you’d like to learn more contact us!