When we are over-exposed to certain types of light—like the blue hues from our smartphones—it negatively affects our melatonin levels. By simulating natural lighting in your home, you can regulate your circadian rhythm and improve your overall wellbeing. This is called human-centric lighting, and it’s a great way for Texas residents in Austin and elsewhere to improve their lifestyle. Employ a tunable lighting system that automatically adjusts the color temperature to mimic sunlight throughout the day. Enjoy cooler lighting in the morning to stimulate activity, then bask in warmer tones in the evening to encourage relaxation. As you integrate human-centric lighting into your smart home, it's easy to pull up the ideal hue for any activity. Have custom scenes for relaxation, concentration or exercise saved into your system to easily pull them up from on-wall keypads, touchpads or mobile apps.
Creating the healthiest living environment for our clients is our utmost priority. Since we spend most of our time indoors, indoor air quality plays a significant role in our health. Did you know that ultrafine particles in the air cause lethargy, allergies, cardiovascular disease, reduced blood flow and even cancer? Air purification systems capture 99.99 percent of particles in the air and on surfaces to eliminate allergens, dust mites, mold and mildew. You’re left with a hypoallergenic, odor-free environment that enhances your wellbeing and sleep. Air purification devices use dilution to circulate fresh air and lock-tight filtration to ensure all air coming in and out goes through their system. Pair these with intelligent climate control to manage humidity, which directly affects your health and respiratory function.
The growing science of biophilia posits that people have an innate desire to be close to and interact with nature. Using smart home technology, you can now create an immersive environment similar to a dedicated home theater to bask in a healing haven within the comfort of your Houston home. Now Texas homeowners can occupy this dedicated cocoon to generate a specific mood on command. Make use of nature videos that recreate the great outdoors inside your home. Immersive sound creates a 360-degree aural simulation using nature sounds. Set the circadian lighting to match your mood or time of day. Include specialized seating, including zero gravity chairs, to use your room for meditation, yoga or exercise. With light and acoustic isolation, you don’t have to worry about external noise ruining your in-home escape. Employ these havens as multi-purpose rooms that are also ideal for watching movies or listening to music.
Optimize your wellbeing with custom smart home scenes that elicit specific moods or correspond to different spaces in your home. When you want to relax after a long day at work, activate a scene in your living room with warm tunable lighting and relaxing soundscapes playing through your whole-home audio system. In the morning, your wellness scene mimics a sunrise using your tunable lighting and virtual window, adjusts your indoor temperature and plays nature sounds through your home speakers. Showcase spa-inspired scenes for relaxation using light, sound, water and temperature. Scenes can be designed to soothe your muscles, energize you in the morning or help you unwind in the evening.
It’s important not to forget about the impact of smell when designing a healthier home environment. Create relaxing, mood-enhancing spaces with the power of natural aromas. Choose from a vast variety of natural oils that calm you down, help you sleep, boost concentration or give you energy. Relax with soothing lavender smells, boot your energy levels with a hint of peppermint and incorporate citrus smells for greater focus. Now you can integrate aromatherapy into your smart hometo create an environment for improved wellness with the combination of sound, smell, lighting and temperature. Make changes to intensity and smell using your smart home controls and more efficiently diffuse scents with the help of your HVAC system.
Acoustic environments also affect your wellbeing. As humans, we’re wired to hear nature soundscapes and use them to relax and unwind. Calming nature sounds alter the connections in our brains and reduce typical fight-or-flight responses. Even your concentration improves when incorporating certain sounds into your home spaces. Imagine the last time you listened to the sound of waves, the gentle flow of a creek or the rustling of leaves. How can you best integrate natural sounds in your home? Optimize your soundscapes by playing them through your whole-home audio system. When you're feeling overwhelmed or if you need a little help falling asleep, pull up a soothing soundscape through your mobile app, touchpad or keypad.
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