There’s really nothing like a day in the sunshine is there? That euphoric feeling you get from natural light isn’t just a feeling. Natural sunlight triggers your body’s production of Vitamin D, a crucial ingredient for overall health that protects against inflammation, lowers blood pressure, helps with muscle performance, and improves brain function. From improving mood and reducing risk of diabetes, to boosting immunity and cutting cancer risk, there are a number of other health benefits commonly associated with exposure to natural light.
Unfortunately, we don’t spend as much time outdoors as we used to. As technology has gifted us with tools for temperature control and demand for indoor labor has increased, humans now spend significantly more time indoors than they do outside. The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t help matters any, as many of us created makeshift offices in our basements or other areas of our homes without significant exposure to natural light. It’s estimated that we now spend more than 90% of our time indoors, where we do not get sufficient access to the benefits of natural light for our health and happiness.
As we are slowly but surely returning to office environments, Signify is aiming to help us reconnect with nature (even when we have to be indoors) with a new line of office lighting called NatureConnect.
Introducing NatureConnect by Signify
Signify’s NatureConnect lighting solution does exactly what the name implies – it brings the benefits of natural light indoors. This innovative product is built on proven biophilic design principles to reconnect us with the constant cycles and variations of nature for comfortable, engaging, and attractive indoor environments.
NatureConnect combines various LED luminaries for a fully immersive natural light experience:
- Daylight: Mimics the rhythm of the sun to help people stay active during the day and rest well at night.
- Skylight: Provides a view of the sky to create a feeling of spaciousness and connection with nature.
- Lightscape: Applies natural colors and dynamics on the wall for a fully immersive experience.
How NatureConnect Works
The NatureConnect fixture is controlled by an intuitive wireless wall switch that allows users to choose between automatic Day Rhythm, or one of the three specific natural Light Scenes.
Day Rhythm mode provides dynamic light throughout the day that follows the rhythm of the sun. When operating in Day Rhythm, the fixture runs automatically to ensure the right light at the right time of day.
The natural Light Scenes can be used to tailor the environment to the user’s specific activities and needs. The Energize Scene is tailored to providing an uplifting and energizing environment. The Relax Scene creates a calming environment to allow users to relax and clear their minds. And The Present Scene is tailored to encourage focus.
Benefits of NatureConnect’s Natural Indoor Lighting
Like food, water, and air, light is one of our fundamental needs as human beings. Research confirms that in addition to helping us see better (of course), it also helps us feel better. Here are three fundamental benefits of adding NatureConnect to your office setting:
NatureConnect supports the body’s natural day-night rhythm to help you stay active during the day and rest well at night.
Exposure to natural light during the work day makes people feel more energetic and stimulates the interaction and collaboration critical to business success.
Creates and Inspiring Environment
NatureConnect is designed to enhance your company’s identity to employees and potential employees by creating a vibrant, joyful, and immersive atmosphere.
Bring the Outdoors into Your Workspace
When is the last time you heard someone say they were excited to spend time in a conference room? NatureConnect is designed to deliver the health and happiness of natural lighting to your employees. Contact your Account Manager or reach out to the nearest Agilix Solutions branch to discuss bringing the outdoors into your office with NatureConnect.