Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color and Comfort
Does too much light increase discomfort to your eyes? Do you strain when trying to work in low-lit spaces? Basically, the human eye functions optimally under ambient lighting, as it permits proper perception of color and light.
Good lighting is necessary in improving visibility and comfort. In fact, reduced visibility may lead to accidents, whereas, too much light may lead to eye damage and discomfort. In order to overcome these lighting challenges, color-tuned LEDs or TLEDs are often chosen as the ideal light-controlling solution.
What are TLEDs?
TLEDs denotes a new lighting technology, which allows you to color tune your LED lights, to provide the perfect solution to such lighting challenges. The system uses sensors located in strategic positions within your spaces to sense the level of ambient light. Thereafter, the sensors make the required adjustment based on the level of lighting. Color tuning LEDs allows you to achieve ambient lighting for your indoor or outdoor spaces during the night.
Why go for TLEDs with color tuning lighting technology?
The perception of color occurs through the brain’s comparison of what is in its memory and what it perceives. Without ambient light (which allows you to see an object properly), then there may be a need to strain your eyes. Therefore, investing in more TLDs is akin to investing in comfort improvement in indoor spaces.
Apart from providing ambient lighting that betters color perception, LEDs, which can be color-tuned, are an ideal choice when seeking to conserve energy. More often than not, you may need to use your lights during the day. However, you’ll notice that the level of light in the room may vary widely during the day because of the natural daylight. As natural daylight increases, you may need to tone down your LED lights. But if the light reduces, you may need to increase the level of the light emitted by your LEDs. Therefore, with the use of proper sensors, you may end up saving a lot on energy bills.
How much energy can you conserve by using TLEDs?
Replacing the commonly used T12 lamps with TLEDs is likely to reduce the wattage on energy consumption by 50%, to 65% percent. It is also estimated that such a decline in energy consumption could also lead to a decline in demand to about 15 million kilowatts. In a year, the projected saved energy may amount to 45 billion kilowatt hours. It may be impossible to eliminate all the T12 lamps in order to achieve this end, but a gradual start in the introduction of TLEDs will go a long way in fostering improved energy-saving and comfortable lighting.
Providing proper lighting for indoor and outdoor spaces may be a daunting task due to the constant changes in ambient lighting throughout the day and night. However, with the use of self-adjusting LED lighting systems, you can improve the level of lighting in your indoor spaces to improve visibility, and the visual comfort enhanced through better color perception.