Real quick, lighting temperature, or color warmth, is how our eyes perceive light. Turns out, color warmth has a BIG effect on us and can get in the way of our focus and a good night's sleep. 😴
Don't play with my emotions: Warm colors (lower color temperatures) tend to create a cozy and warm atmosphere. Warm color temps typically get you to relax and feel comfortable. Cool colors (higher color temperatures) can create a more energetic and focused feel. Depending on what the vibe is, color temperature can effect your ability to relax in your space. 🧖♀️
Be a high performer: Higher color temperatures (bluish-white light) are often used in workplaces and educational settings because they can promote alertness, focus, and productivity. Picture a laboratory in a horror movie. Or the last time you turned on the big light. 💀This color warmth keeps us focused.
Get your beauty sleep (jk you don't need any 😚): Exposure to bright and cool light, particularly in the evening, can disrupt our natural sleep patterns. Blue light emitted by electronic devices is the real enemy, because it suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps us sleep. Warm, dim lighting in the evening can help us relax and signal to our bodies that it's time to wind down (aka take a bath and read Sci Fi.)
Be your best self: There's a lot of research going into why color temperature effects us so intensely. The right lighting can help improve our well-being by regulating our circadian rhythm, reducing eye strain, and boosting our mood.
These are just a few of the reasons why Poplight has THREE adjustable color temperatures to choose from in the Poplight app: neutral glow, warm glow, and cool glow. So go ahead and adjust Poplight to fit your work day, dinner party, or weekend hangouts. ✨