Radiation and dirty electricity have been found to induce stress reactions in individuals. Flicker can also trigger nervous system events like migraines, tics, or seizures in sensitive to individuals. The spectral composition of certain lights not only suppresses melatonin, but directly triggers a fight or flight response via stress hormones, biorhythm disruption, and stimulation of the brain’s arousal center. However, it has been found that exposure to daylight can increase the brain’s release of serotonin, which can aid in boosting mood and help a person feel calmed and focused. The movement found in daylight can also promote stimulation of multiple senses in people. It is known that depriving one of sensorial stimulation and activity has an adverse effect on our wellbeing and health; therefore, an adequate level of sensorial stimulation can help alleviate stress and boredom.
Problem: Heightened stress exists in our living and working environments.
- AWA proprietary specified fixtures can be used to counteract lack of sunlight exposure
- Provide a lighting environment that provides an adequate level of sensorial stimulation to help alleviate stress
- Specify light fixtures with preset scene control to show movement of lights over time