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How Circadian Lighting Helps You Stay Healthy


Improving Your Overall Wellness Starts with a Smart, Healthy Home

Natural light makes you feel better. Why do you think people like going outside to enjoy the sun? It’s not just to get a tan. There’s something biological that’s happening. Natural light helps to regulate our wake and sleep cycles, as well as provide energy for the synthesis of vitamin D. When you get the right amount and hue of light throughout the day, you’ll discover that your mood, sleep, and overall wellness improve.

Technologically based wellness companies, such as Delos, integrate “healthy” lighting that promotes a healthy home indoors. Circadian lighting, as it’s called, is accomplished through tunable fixtures from Ketra that change in color temperature and intensity throughout the day to mimic the sun’s natural progression across the sky. The result? You’ll wake refreshed, enjoy more energy throughout the day, and go to bed peacefully. Read more to learn how installing circadian lighting in your Chicago, IL, home can help improve your overall wellbeing.

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What Is Circadian Lighting?

For as long as humankind has lived, our lives have been intertwined with the earth’s cycles and seasons. In fact, we don’t just live on the earth – we are connected to it. It’s no wonder that lighting contributes to our mood and health. Many studies demonstrate that sunlight helps to regulate the serotonin and melatonin levels in our brains. These two important hormones are necessary for wakefulness and sleep.

For instance, as your day begins, the morning sunlight stimulates serotonin in your body to energize you. This continues throughout the day with bright, cool hues of light that help keep you focused. Later in the day, as evening approaches, amber colored light prepares our minds for rest by signaling our brains to produce more melatonin.

Many homes still have traditional bulbs that emit only one color and a single brightness level. However, circadian lights (also called human-centric lights) are LED bulbs that change in color temperature and brightness based on automated settings or scenes you program. They can be set to schedules that stay in sync with your circadian rhythm by mimicking the sun’s changes throughout the day. The result is a home that promotes healthy wake and sleep cycles – and most importantly – a healthier you!


Air, Water, and Ultimate Comfort

The right lighting in your home isn’t the only way to improve your wellbeing. In addition to designing and installing a circadian lighting system in your home, Barrett’s Technology Solutions also specializes in air purification, water filtration, and smart home technologies. All these combined create a home that is loveable, livable, and luxurious. To design your perfect healthy home, we work with Delos’ DARWIN Premier, a leading wellness platform. Their state-of-the-art system seamlessly manages vital home functions like lighting, water, and air to optimize your home for healthful living.

Imagine having the purest air in your home – no pollen, no viruses, and no toxins. The same is true with your water – crystal clear, pure, and delicious tasting. Add to that a lighting system that is in tune with your body, and you’ll experience the ultimate in comfortable, healthy, and smart living. When you depend on Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we make it easy to transition from a traditional home to one that promotes wellness.


Discover how to live a better life in your own home with circadian lighting and smart wellness solutions. Call Barrett’s Technology Solutions at 630-898-2850 or fill out our online contact form to get started.

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