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The Colours They move the world around us. Plants use colors to absorb that energy from the sun; Animals use colors to hide from predators or to attract partners; People use colors in an infinite number of ways that are cultural, social, positive and negative. No wonder that colors affect our lives in a million ways.
The impact of color on your business isn’t always about creating a brand or advertising. For example, the color of your workplace can have a big impact on your workplace productivity. Cool shades of green and blue, as well as natural shades improve your care and efficiency and at the same time promote well-being.
Warmer shades such as red can indicate someone who is watching you about something that you should be passionate about or that should affect you. So red is the color of Valentine’s Day and the color used to warn people about fire. On the other hand, yellow is energetic and refreshing and useful for innovation.
Update of the “idea” of light bulbs
In recent years there has been a trend towards using colors in offices that are suitable for the tasks performed there. Think: a new age of Feng Shui supported by psychology. However, this concept of decoration has some disadvantages: for example, if you paint the walls of your office in one color, it will be difficult for you to change them as your company changes direction or grows. Choosing one color over another can create a feeling of jam, and changing the decor anywhere is undoubtedly a complex task.
The good news is that modern technology offers us a solution to this problem, a solution that has to do with improving the lighting in your office.
Modern innovations are already expanding our knowledge of the best lighting practices. Cold light instead of warm light, bright white or blue LEDs instead of glowing yellow headlights, everything has its place. Even variations of white light can affect productivity and creativity if they are adapted for office space.
The intelligent and automated home industry has continued to grow from year to year. One of their most important innovations was the integration of programmable or controllable lamps such as Philips Hue, LIFX A19 or Tradfri lamps from Ikea or C de GE.
Through applications, remote controls, Bluetooth connections and programmable systems, these spotlights can be controlled to show us hundreds of colors of different intensities without having to paint or redecorate a room.
Would you like a productive shade of blue for your office? Turn on the blue lights. Have you finished your work and wanted to relax? Change these lights to green. Are you going to offer a meeting? Be the king of the party with Christmas colors.
On top of that, the lights work well on white walls with a hint of warm or cool color to achieve the desired psychological effect. You don’t have to plan in advance which lights you need in each room. Just program them to be shared and manage a single controller for everyone.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of using an intelligent lighting system, be it in a company or in a personal workspace, is the ability to customize the lighting to your own preferences. Blue may help you improve your productivity, but what if the blue doesn’t work for you? With intelligent headlights, you can choose exactly the color you want.
s are people with a strong opinion. No two offices are the same. Some people prefer standing desks, others prefer desks with a bike or treadmill, and others just want an office with good eyesight. Everyone has their own preferences. Therefore, you should be careful to find and select the right lighting for each specific task.
All you have to do is make a small investment in a smart lighting system, some insights to find out what works for you, and to experiment with colors.
If you install a lot of smart light bulbs, you won’t be more productive immediately. There is a lot of room for experimentation as well as a lot of psychology and biology to explore. Smart lighting can emphasize a natural workflow, but doesn’t let you forget natural circadian rhythms.
In this sense, it is worth combining your intelligent lighting system with the control of other natural lighting resources. For example, F.lux, an app for adjusting the brightness of your screens with sunlight, is an excellent addition. When the sun goes down and the white-blue brightness of your screens is more difficult to see, the app adjusts the brightness and adds a warmer tone. And you can replicate this with the lights of your room. The result is that falling asleep costs less work.
The use of fully adjustable lighting is a relatively new field for entrepreneurs. There are no simple instructions on how to do it or how to find the perfect colors. It is an investment that requires awareness and surveillance of personal information to optimize it. If this sounds like a worthwhile experiment, or even an entertaining attempt, smart lighting may be just what you need.