How to use the color temperature of LED Bulbs to improve sleep？
As society evolves, more homes are moving away from traditional light bulbs in favor of more energy-efficient and brighter LED Bulbs. The light sources used in your home can affect your body's ability to get a deep, restful sleep. So it's essential to understand how you can use LED Bulbs to improve your sleep and feel more energized daily.
Light from LED Bulbs emits at different wavelengths and frequencies that correlate with colors on the spectrum. Red light has a longer wavelength and a lower frequency than blue light. Because of this, a red light appears increasingly darker and warmer. Conversely, blue light appears brighter and cooler due to its higher frequency.
Different wavelengths and frequencies of light have different effects on the body. Brighter, cooler light may negatively affect the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone naturally produced by the pineal gland. In addition, colder light can disrupt the body's sleep-wake cycle, also known as the circadian rhythm.
Dating back to the old days before the invention of electricity, people would wake up when the sun rose and rest when the sun went down. Their bodies operated on a well-defined schedule. But with the advent of electricity, technology, and near-constant light stimulation, our bodies sometimes get confused.
The color temperature of LED Bulbs can be measured on the Kelvin (K) scale. Darker, warmer light is lower in Kelvin. Whiter, brighter, and bluer light is higher in Kelvin. They have selected LED Bulbs ranging in brightness from 3000K to 5000K, with the bulb getting brighter and cooler as the value increases.
Now let's go back to red vs. blue. Due to the cooler color, blue light is higher in Kelvin. This is a good thing for certain scenarios (such as daytime lighting or task lighting). Think about it: an office space where you want a high level of productivity and awareness. Red light, on the other hand, appears darker and warmer. It has a lower Kelvin content, which is more beneficial for relaxation areas. Think of your bedroom, where you relax before bed.
Check out our variety of LED Bulbs and note which options are available for different color temperatures. We offer a variety of fixtures, from recessed fixtures to flat panels to wall sconces and everything in between. This allows you to develop a home lighting strategy, optimize the function of each room, and choose elegant fixtures for each space!
Want comfortable bedroom lighting that won't interfere with your sleep cycle? You'll be sleeping like a baby in no time with softer, warmer light with lower levels of Kelvin. For more detailed information, feel free to contact us!