Amber – light in the orange-red spectrum
Amber is a relatively new concept in the lighting world. Since the discovery of light’s biological effects on people, we have established that high levels of cold light activate us and low levels of warm light calm us.
Daylight or intense light primarily in the blue and green part of the spectrum stimulates the production of cortisol, while low levels of light at night, or light with a lot of red, affects the production of melatonin and makes us want to sleep.
Amber is an extension of the concept Tunable White (colour temperature control) where Amber quite simply supplies light in the orange-red spectrum. Unlike traditional Tunable White solutions where both hot and cold diodes are installed on the LED board, Amber diodes are installed on separate LED boards.
Amber solutions give warm light at relatively low levels and are used in all types of care environments where monitoring takes place without wanting to disturb the patient’s sleep and thus circadian rhythm. Low levels of warm light do not disturb our sleep, but if we wake up, there is still enough light to see our surroundings and navigate the room.