There is a wide variety in what is considered ‘white light’. White is considered to reflect natural daylight, but this changes during the course of the day from a warm white at the start and end of the day to a very cool white at midday. Most standard white lighting solutions are 4000K, which is pitched near the centre of its range. Differing temperatures change the mood of a space with warmer temperatures being more relaxing; cooler temperatures creating a more motivating space.
Light does not only affect the mood of a space, but it impacts on the mood of the people occupying the space. Our bodies are tuned to a natural circadian rhythm, with our hormones affected by colour temperature, making us naturally more alert at certain times of day. The lack of change in colour temperature in an indoor environment can have a negative affect on our wellbeing, resulting in lethargy and tiredness. Changing the colour temperature during the course of the day helps to keep us alert and attentive.
Whichever control system you choose, a series of pre-programmed scenes can be simply selected, changing the mood of the space to meet the demands of the user. A choice of pre-programmed scenes are available to suit different applications, whether commercial, healthcare or education. Selectable white systems can add flexibility to any space, allowing the user to choose the right colour temperature for any task. This is particularly useful in multi-use spaces, which may require a motivating ambiance for meetings, whilst a more relaxed environment may be sought for social occasions.
For wireless solutions our Air Control system combined with any of our tunable enabled luminaires will allow the user independent control of their environment. For wired, building-wide solutions our Whitecroft Connect lighting control system can achieve the same levels of control with a simple wall-switch in each control area.
Dynamic white systems will change the light over time, creating a lit environment in step with our physical patterns. Whether a standalone room or an entire building, our control systems and luminaires can be used to bring lit environments to life, creating the most naturally lit spaces.
Dynamic white systems can be used to mimic the natural cycle of daylight, or can be programmed to create specific scenes at certain times of the day. You may choose longer periods of more motivating light at peak times, or to seamlessly move between relaxing and motivating lighting scenes to match work and break times during the day. Systems can be pre-programmed to meet the demands of the user, or commissioned on site and updated at any time.