Archive for March 1st, 2017

Let There Be Light

Outdoor lighting

At face value, the function of lights seem incredibly simply. They exist to help up see in otherwise dark or dimly lit places. However, the benefit of light is often overlooked in today’s society, to the point that we don’t even think about what it could be doing to us. Lighting design, as well as what types of light you are getting, can actually affect our health and mood more than we realize.

An unspoken benefit of light is that it acts as a way for our bodies to tell time. When it gets dark outside, we know the day is coming to a close. When there is still light, our internal body clock knows the day still goes on. Having too much light, whether natural or artificial, can disrupt your natural sleep pattern, making your body produce less melatonin and keeping you awake at night. Around 68% of employee

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