Bernhofer and her team have gathered additional evidence indicating how important it is to maintain normal circadian rhythms and the role light can play in doing so.
Recent research with people who are completely blind confirms how complex each of our sensory systems is and the link between blue-ish light and alertness.
Mayr and her team investigated cognitive performance under halogen and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL).
Just as surfaces are a particular color, so is light. And similarly, as color influence human behavior, so does the color of artificial lighting.
Both homes and healthcare facilities install night lights to help people move through areas after all other lights have been turned off.
How bright should LED lights be to make people feel comfortable and like speaking with other people present?
Can design fix afternoon slump?
Steidle and Worth investigated links between lighting levels and creative thought.
Designers don’t often focus on what it’s like to experience a space when it’s dark; but the lights are not always on and the sun is not always out.
Researchers at Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center have found that exposing people to reddish light during the “post-lunch dip” can be advantageous.