The right technology can help create healthy habits, such as lights that mimic the natural light outside or dim at a certain time to cue bedtime.
“Science has shown the impact these can have on our circadian rhythm,” Ms. Donegan explained. “Adaptive smart technology can help regulate the body’s internal clock…[and] boost our immune system.”
Smart systems can be scheduled to match the changing light outdoors, such as Ketra Natural Light systems, which were created to be as close to sunshine, firelight and moonbeams as possible. The LED lighting systems for the bedroom—or the entire house—can be controlled through Lutron or Alexa systems or using its own settings.
The lights themselves are customizable, so users can create exactly the right lighting for a space by adjusting the amount of energy outputted across the light’s visible spectrum of colors. That allows for a wide range of whites, pastels and colors to be created from just one source.
Ketra sells its products through a network of partner sales representatives who set pricing on a per-project basis, depending on project size and level of design, according to the company.
Philips also makes smart lighting options, with its HUE line. The Bluetooth light bulbs can be controlled through voice or a smart device and start at $12.99. Lighting can also be streamlined with the Philips Bridge, a hub that can connect up to 50 devices, to help create routines by setting lights to dim at bedtime and come on at a certain time in the morning.