We talked about tunable- white LEDs in an earlier blog post, which covered the basics. Now, let's dig deeper into the benefits of using tunable-white in places like schools, office buildings, and hospitals.
First, a quick recap. At its simplest, a tunable-white fixture uses LED "color mixing" to create different shades of white with varying color temperatures (i.e., warm tones, cool tones).
Why does this matter? More and more studies suggest that the lighting in our environments affects us. This isn't a big revelation, of course. All we need to do is think about how we feel in the fall when it gets darker earlier—we find our energy waning as well. Or during the summer months, we tend to have more energy, thanks to the longer days.