Designed for Wellbeing and Performance

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We are passionate about how technology can help people feel better and achieve more

Light has a strong link to wellbeing. It regulates our circadian (latin for approximately a day) cycle and our alertness. The right kind of light, timed correctly, promotes recovery and healthy sleep-wake cycle.

The main driver is the amount of biologically effective blue light, the color we see in the blue sky. As a general rule it is recommended to have blue-enriched light in the morning and during the day. In the evening we should avoid blue light a few hours before sleep to ensure good sleep and recovery. Warm light is recommended in the evening.

Light Cognitive benefits from the expertise of Dr. Steven Lockley, PhD., Harvard Medical School. 

Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women's Hospital

http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/163

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

www.understandingsleep.org

Professor, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University

www.monash.edu/neuro-institute

https://youtu.be/iBLB85WVTyM

Program Leader, CRC for Alertness, Safety and Productivity

www.alertnesscrc.com

If we don’t have access to daylight, the natural light source, our electric lights should try and mimic daylight as closely as possible.
— Steven W. Lockley, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

 

Big Sky contributes towards satisfying the lighting features of the WELL Building Standard.

The WELL Building Standard® is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. WELL explores how design, operations and behaviors within the places where we live, work, learn and play can be optimized to advance human health and well-being.