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Human Centric Lighting
Human Centric Lighting (HCL) is a theory founded on groundwork study, which emphasizes how manufactured lighting systems must factor in the 24-hour internal clock that humans run on, also known as the circadian rhythm. Dimming technologies and Kelvin changing LEDs are lights that factor in these needs, allowing for one to control the light quality in a given space.
What ensues when HCL practices infiltrate a space? Higher levels of productivity, plus a marked uplift in ones mood and general demeanour is a given. The effect of sunlight on human biology – levels of serotonin (the happy hormone), melatonin (sleepy hormone) etc., are all factors that are taken into consideration when HCL practices are implemented. The all-round well-being of a human is diminished by the sedentary lives that we lead today, a primary contributing factor to depression and mental health is in-fact a lack of sunlight whilst indoors.
HCL aims to tackle these issues with a firm hand and is core to the inspiration behind Norse, ensuring we place a greater emphasis on the human condition alongside premium-quality lighting.