The Benefits of Light
Importance of Measuring Light
“People receive about 85 percent of their information through their sense of sight”(1). We use our eyes and light to navigate nearly everything we do. This is why it’s so important to ensure adequate light so our eyes can function properly. Light is a spectrum, thus if there is too little or too much they can both lead to complications. With too little light in the workplace this can cause workers eyestrain, fatigue, headaches, stress and accidents (2). Too much light on the other hand can cause safety and health problems such as “glare” headaches and stress (2). It is important to find the right balance to help employees feel good and complete their tasks in a safe manner.
What Does RadGreen Measure
Lux– Lux is a standardized unit of measurement of light level intensity, which is commonly referred to as “illuminance” or “illumination.” A lack of the right light can have a negative impact on a person’s mental health (3).
Color (RGB)- Light can come in the forms of many different colors on the spectrum. Studies have shown that colors can affect our feelings, emotions and mood. Some studies have shown that more blue/ white light leads to more energized/awake humans (4).
How Can RadGreen Help
RadGreen technology can measure the natural light which helps us to understand one’s circadian rhythm. It is important to understand how humans function in a 24-hour cycle to allow for a healthy body. In these 24-hours of our day we do a lot, work being a huge part of that. The light that is measured at work can be detected through RadGreens environmental analytics sensors so that employees can ensure they are getting adequate light as well as color and intensity of the light. This will not only have benefits for the body but also for the company productivity as well. Under the right conditions these employees can accomplish more quality work.