FAQ

Science

What is BioCentric Lighting™?

BioCentric Lighting™ (BCL) by BrainLit simulates the important aspects of daylight, including wavelength, intensity, direction, timing, and duration, to sustain a healthy circadian rhythm.

What are circadian rhythms?

Circadian rhythms – often referred to as the “biological clock” – regulate our wellbeing, alertness and sleep. When we spend most of our time indoors, our circadian rhythms may struggle to synchronize without exposure to daylight. The solution is the BCL™ System – BioCentric Lighting™ invented by BrainLit – an intelligent lighting network solution mimicking natural daylight indoors to sustain the circadian rhythms.

What are some of the benefits from using BioCentric Lighting?

BioCentric Lighting™ environments by BrainLit directly counter the effects of circadian misalignment caused by lack of proper light exposure. As an intelligent lighting solution that accurately simulates natural daylight for human well-being, BioCentric Lighting™ uses algorithm-based light recipes to both balance and sustain the circadian rhythm. Benefits of a synchronized circadian rhythm as supported by BioCentric Lighting™ include:

  • Better sleep¹
  • Increased alertness²
  • Improved cognitive performance³

Our company

Who are the people behind BrainLit?

We are a privately owned company with 125 shareholders, most of whom have invested in us privately because they share our passion for improving human well-being. Learn more about us.

How to buy

Where can I buy BioCentric Lighting™?

Please contact one of our sales organizations or distribution partners to learn more about purchasing BioCentric Lighting”.

Can I use BioCentric Lighting™ in my home?

Yes, our free-standing solution BrainLit Alven is ideal for use in home offices. 

Sustainability

Is BioCentric Lighting sustainable?

We take pride in acting responsibly in everything we do, helping customers improving their businesses in sustainable ways. We agree with United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (also referred to as Agenda 2030), following a set of guidelines to help us act in sustainable ways when it comes to the social, economic and climate aspects of creating growth in responsible ways. Learn more.

References

1) Figueiro MG, Steverson B, Heerwa- gen J, Kampschroer K, Hunter CM, Gonzales K, Plitnick B, Rea MS, The impact of daytime light exposures on sleep and mood in office workers, Sleep Health (2017) Jun;3(3):204-215.
2) Viola AU, James LM, Schlangen LJ, Dijk DJ, Blue-enriched white light in the workplace improves self-reported alertness, performance and sleep quality, Scand J Work Environ Health (2008) Aug;34(4):297-306.
3) Beaven CM, Ekström J, A comparison of blue light and caffeine effects on cognitive function and alertness in humans, PLoS One (2013) Oct 7; 8(10):e7607