What is the circadian rhythm ?
The circadian rhythm is a biological cycle ruling a variety of physiological processes in humans and animals. Its length is approximately 24 hours. Endogenous, it continues to operate in the absence of contact with an outside environment. It is regulated by light which has a synchronizing role.
The « Cronos » solution by Lucibel
Nowadays, people spend more than 80% of their time indoors under artificial lighting. This lack of exposure to natural light has disturbed the biological rhythm and consequently has reduced sleep by about 1 hour a day over the past 100 years. Moreover, a disturbed biological rhythm can provoke sleeping and mood disorders, a reduced concentration and stimulate seasonal depresion appearance. In collaboration with a team of neurobiologists and sleep doctors, Lucibel has designed an innovative lighting solution allowing to fill the lack of natural light exposure.
What are the advantages ?
concentration, alertness and memory
the sleep-wake cycle
well-being and efficiency
How doest it work ?
The Cronos solution varies at all times in intensity and color temperature, by reproducing sunlight and its impact on the human body. By participating to the biological rhythm synchronization, the circadian lighting fixture provides a natural well-being to users. Not only will the Cronos downlight reproduce the variation of the visible light (lux) along the day, but also the variation of the light which synchronizes the biological clock (m-lux). Thus, the emitted light will allow the visual function at the same time as the synchronization of the biological rhythm.
Light perceived by the eye is composed of lux and m-lux :
• Lux are captured by photoreceptors located in the retina which ensures the visual functions
• M-lux regulate the hormonal balance, allowing the synchronization of the biological clock
To go a step further…
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The Cronos solution, developed by Lucibel, enables the downlight to reproduce the sunlight all day long, and its impact on the human body.
This solution is entirely integrated in the lighting fixture, which means that not any external control system is required.
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