Can Philips’ dimmable, color-tunable troffer make you smarter, happier, or healthier?
Rick Hamburger, Director of Product Marketing at Philips LumiLEDs certainly thinks so. He sees a day in the not-so-distant future when his products be routinely improving people’s productivity and quality of life in schools, offices and even hospitals. In keeping with LumiLEDs’ market strategy which emphasizes so-called “quality of light” issues, the troffer-style recessed ceiling luminaire contains an array of white and colored LEDs which can be “tuned” to provide a wide range of color temperatures. Thanks to a unique iPod-like touch controller, users can easily adjust both its light level and color value. Hamburger, who cites several studies on the effect of light on human brain function, say that the troffer’s ability to mimic a full range of dawn-to-dusk daylight spectra can be used to promote alertness in a classroom, help employees wind down at the end of a stressful day, or stimulate the body’s natural healing capabilities in clinical and hospital settings.