Mood lighting is igniting or illumination, designed to create a temporary state of mind or feeling.
Effects of lighting on humans
Field studies have shown in office settings that blue-enriched lighting over the course of several weeks can lead to improved alertness, performance, and sleep quality in comparison to lighting with a lower color temperature.
Effects of indoor lighting
Indoor lighting can have a variety of effects on human subjects living within an artificial indoor environment. A study with ninety-six subjects, ages ranging from 18 to 55, were examined on how a variety of lighting could impact their mood and cognition. Subjects showed higher problem-solving abilities for females in a warm vs cool white light source. The opposite result showed for the male subjects
Types of mood lighting
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