There are a lot of articles on how some light can affect your circadian rhythm aka your internal body clock. However, those articles don’t tell you how to amend it.
Your internal body clock is what makes you wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night disruption to your internal body clock can affect your sleeping pattern leading to a reduced amount of sleep which affects mental and physical wellbeing.
Your internal clock reacts to different colours and the intensity of light which are both adjustable with the LIFX bulb. You can do it manually or use the Alarm or Slide to Fade option.
LIFX and the dLUX Lighting Lab came up with a system of getting your circadian rhythm in order. On their blog, they’ve set the following schedule as a guide:
In the morning set the bulb to an orange hue with a brightness of around 65%.
At mid-morning switch from the colour menu to the whites menu to select a medium to white hue and turn the brightness to about 80%.
Around midday, change it to a blue toned white at 100% brightness.
In the mid-afternoon change the colour to a warm white at about 75% brightness.
In the evening, set the colour to a yellow-to-orange hue with a brightness of 55%.
When it’s close to you going to bed change the colour to a red with orange tones at only around 30% brightness. You could also use the Slide to Fade option so it will gradually fade before turning off.
Information and picture credit LIFX and dLUX Lighting Lab.