Human Centric Lighting Reproduces the Biological Effects and Daily Rhythm of Natural Light

The HCL Controller is a user interface in the form of a rotary switch and display.
The HCL Controller is a user interface in the form of a rotary switch and display.

Human Centric Lighting (HCL) reproduces the biological effects and daily rhythm of natural light to stimulate well-being and alertness. To take advantage of these illumination benefits, LEDVANCE offers an assortment of tunable white and full color lighting solutions for both commercial and residential applications; from lamps to luminaires with both wired and wireless controllability. LEDVANCE has released the HCL Controller and HCL philosophy for the North American market.

The approach from LEDVANCE to Human Centric Lighting provides lighting control that is tailored to individual users or small groups of users, for example in small workrooms and offices. At the heart of this approach is the HCL Controller, a user interface in the form of a rotary switch and display. It is ideal for anyone who wants to create a working environment designed to stimulate boosted performance or increased comfort and reduced fatigue without the need for major expense. Users can take advantage of the biological effects of its lighting solution to match the effects of natural sunlight throughout the workday and adapt the HCL system to individual needs and specific situations. With the HCL Controller, luminaires are linked to natural circadian rhythms that regulate energy levels and mood by location and time of day. The controller allows the occupant to modify light levels and spectrum around that base line to help fine tune the lighting needs of the space for performance or recovery.

For distributors, the LEDVANCE approach to Human Centric Lighting offers extended business opportunities to expand their customer base by fulfilling innovative lighting projects, therefore creating added business value with their customers. For contractors, this gives the opportunity to meet the needs of their end customer looking for intelligent tunable white luminaires that also have turn-key installation. Three market needs drove the development of the HCL Controller to help distributors and contractors build their businesses:

  • Installation ease
  • Offer operation ease
  • Deliver dynamic light

The first is met because with ZigBee communication between the controller and luminaires, no additional wiring is required. Ready on connection to power also means no further configuration is necessary, and the HCL Controller also determines time of day and location for the right light at the right time.

Second, the HCL Controller offers operation ease by having preprogrammed dynamic lighting scenarios that take into account natural biological rhythms regulated by exposure to daylight and a rotary switch and display for adjustment to individual requirements and specific situations. Occupants need no prior knowledge thanks to intelligent algorithm based on scientific recommendations.

Finally LEDVANCE delivers Human Centric Lighting that is dynamic with changing brightness levels and light temperatures. It balances visual and biological effects of light for an environment that stimulates and improves human biorhythms, contributes to well-being and mood, supports performance and concentration, and allows for increased vitality, creativity or relaxation.

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