Decorative and functional lighting have evolved significantly since the invention of the light bulb in the late 1800s, and artificial lighting (especially LED lighting) has become prevalent in our everyday lives. New research into the effects of artificial lighting shows that different colour temperatures can influence mood and productivity. Natural light varies in colour temperature throughout the day (between cooler whites and warmer whites), and there are benefits to having artificial lights that follow these natural light cycles. This is being explored in many areas as a way to improve and maximise people’s mood, productivity and sleep cycles.

For example, cool white lighting is great for waking up in the morning, and keeping focused while you’re working. Warm white lighting is ideal for creating a relaxing ambiance in the evening.

The Mercator Ikuü product range includes a wide range of lighting products that offer a full spectrum of options between warm white and cool white, via the app. This means that you can set the colour temperature to match the time of day, the activities you are doing, or simply personal preference.

Products in the range include downlights, strip lights, ceiling lights, globes and batten lights, all featuring the ability to adjust colour temperature and brightness level through the app to suit your needs and give you greater control over your lighting.

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