LEDs mock natural lighting
As LEDs have started to be implemented into homes and workspaces, they’ve proven that good indoor lighting can offer much more than just brightness. It can provide beauty, elegance, esthetic, comfort, ambience and character into any space when used appropriately.
The Leica Camera headquarters, for example, have a modern and sophisticated feel thanks to the tasteful mix of LED and fluorescent lighting.
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The lighting in the Leica workspace blends seamlessly into the building’s design, providing a beautifully clean look and an optimum work environment. The design incorporates a mix of color temperatures to provide the look and feel of natural light.
Natural light doesn’t just enhance the look of the interior, however — it also has the ability to uplift people’s spirits.
Feeling blue? LEDs can change your mood
In addition to creating a more comfortable visual experience, LED lights have even proven to be able to change moods.
Thanks to modern technology, mood lighting can be controlled by connecting smartphones to LEDs or by using other high tech lighting systems. According to the Cooperative Research Network, adjusting the color of lighting can help people feel happier and not as tired at the end of the day.
Humans prefer daylight, and so any sort of lighting that more naturally resembles sunlight makes them more energetic. These mood-enhancing lighting systems can be programmed to shut off, however, when everyone has gone home for the night. In fact, the Leica facility has programmed its lighting system to dim when feasible to save energy and also to extinguish in areas whenever unoccupied.
LEDs brighten outdoor displays
While natural lighting may be preferable for indoor spaces, who doesn’t love a good outdoor light display?
To attract and excite onlookers, the outside of buildings and major landmarks, such as Madison Square Garden and the Calgary Tower, are receiving LED upgrades to their appearance.
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Outdoor venues are beginning to see the advantages of LEDs for several reasons, including:
- Lower energy consumptions
- Availability in a broad range of brilliant, saturated colors
- Lower maintenance costs
- High efficiency
- Very long lifetimes
Whether used for indoor or outdoor applications, there’s clearly a bright future for LED lighting.