Smart LED bulbs are a craze that have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. The ability to control the colour, brightness, and speed of your lights now mean that you can totally customise your house to suit any occasion. Using a centralised hub allows you to control everything from an app on your phone, with LED light bulbs to suit all types of environments and fixtures. Here are some ways in which you can use different coloured lights to set the right mood.
Research has shown that red light has the least effect on the body's natural clock, when compared to cooler colours. After a long day, our minds and bodies begin to tire and we notice changes to our physical and mental state, which are known as circadian rhythms. Red light is a good choice for your bedroom during the evening because it has a minimal effect on these rhythms. Setting your LED smart bulb to a low red light prior to going to bed will help you relax and fall asleep easier.
Blue light is best used in the morning or during times of work or study. Blue light waves have been seen to increase levels of concentration and help improve memory. If you have an office or work area, then set your lights to a light blue colour to increase your focus while in work mode. Exposure to the wavelengths in blue light also reduces the amount of melatonin produced by the brain, and increases energy levels, making it perfect for early in the day. Smart LED light bulbs often include an app that lets you set timers for your lights, so pick a nice light blue colour and set it to turn on in your bedroom, bathroom and kitchen when you wake up morning to give you the boost you need to start the day.
Green light means party time! If you’re planning any parties or get-togethers with friends then setting your LEDs to green is a good way to raise the mood and help everyone to have a good time. Experiments with green light waves revealed that they can increase emotional arousal, especially when mixed with red lights, putting you in a happier mood. A strobe effect, using red and green light, will be the best setting to go for with your smart bulb app. Use it in the living room, or wherever you’re hosting, to really get the party going.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 8th June, 2017
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct