Crestron announced today that its commercial lighting now includes circadian lighting solutions. Manipulation of artificial light as the primary circadian stimulus in buildings that meet the WELL Building Standard (WELL) architectural lighting standard.
According to WELL, in office spaces, circadian lighting control can help drive greater concentration, productivity and creativity among workers. In healthcare environments, such as in a patient’s room, it can promote faster healing, which translates into better outcomes, faster patient out-time and cost savings. In classrooms, it can lead to better student behavior and concentration. And in hotels it can help guests acclimate their natural body rhythms to local time and thereby mitigate the effects of jet lag during the day.
In addition to the physical benefits, the new WELL Building Standard provides building owners and managers cost-saving deployment guidelines for building features that impact health and well being, including lighting.
Crestron control systems and graphical user interfaces (e.g., touch screens, desktop or mobile apps) enable users to control the color, intensity, and dosage of light in their space to elicit a particular circadian effect. Features such as graphical color pickers and user selectable time clock events enable people to understand and get the most out of their tuned environment. Here are the details.