Features explained

Each lighting scenario and feature in SVET is designed to improve your physical and mental performance. The research and development of all SVET lighting scenarios was made in collabration with Fraunhofer IAO. Here are the main features:

Daylight compensation

From the first sun rays in the morning until the last moments of dusk, the sun’s light is never the same, constantly changing in color temperature and brightness. Our bodies are rigged to synchronize with this daily rhythm, changing the activity of all the organs based on the data received from the light. Artificial light is unable to provide such data, so spending some time away from the sunlight inevitably leads to upset circadian rhythms, with many body systems working without proper rest or sufficient energy.

SVET light bulbs completely mimic the dynamics of the sunlight, which allows your body to function the way it should. It will help restart your body’s self-regulating mechanisms, improve your general physical and mental state, make you more energised and reduce stress build-up.

Better sleep

Due to our human nature, any light is a signal for our body to stay awake. Overuse of artificial lighting and other lighting sources leads our bodies astray, disrupting our sleeping patterns. It all comes from blue light. Blue light suppresses melatonin – a hormone naturally produced by the body at nighttime when it is dark. It is necessary for a proper sleep, but it is also a powerful antioxidant and has many beneficial health effects. That means the more light we are exposed to as we get ready for bed, the harder it will be to fall asleep and get a good night’s rest. Any immediate shifts from bright light to darkness can also make it harder to get to sleep.

SVET decreases the blue component of the light spectrum during late evening hours prior to sleep time. It helps you fall asleep faster and have better sleep in general.

Stressless wakeups

We perceive light through our closed eyes during hours of sleep, and the specific properties of dawn light serve as triggers for the body to prepare us for wakeup. While we are still sleeping, the nervous system wakes up internal organs and increases brain activity by degrees. The final moments of waking up are completely stressless and occur when the whole body is prepared. The dawn lasts 16 to 30 minutes, during which the sunlight transitions from warm white to cold white via complex algorithms.

Waking up in this manner provides us with good mood and good health for the morning, which is a major factor in helping us stay positive and awake through the day. In some cases, waking up with sunlight is recommended as an alternative to many types of prescription medication.

SVET Dawn simulation will create veritable Dawn lighting in your room, providing you with a completely stressless, and healthy way to wake up.

Boosted productivity

Staying energized throughout the day in an urban environment can be difficult. Certain types of lighting can harm your concentration, and not every common source of light benefits your productivity. For example, cold light increases our concentration and makes us more alert, while warm light can have a relaxing effect on the body. A properly set-up cold light can get you the same effect as a cup of coffee. Of course, waking up with the sunrise and starting your workday under the morning light, you won’t need coffee.

SVET light bulbs take current time of day into account and dynamically change light properties along with it, providing the right type of light at the right time – just when you need to be concentrated or relaxed.

Reading performance

The proper lighting for reading improves text comprehension and memorization, but it is not easy to achieve. It differs by time of day and must strike a balance between stimulating and relaxing. SVET features a reading mode that will automatically tune the current lighting to create the best atmosphere for reading. On top of that, the perfect color rendering of SVET is extremely useful for reading and interacting with all kinds of media.

Safe for your eyes

Adding the full-spectrum SVET bulbs to your daily routine is like having a personal color/chromo therapist. SVET light bulbs have a flicker index of less than 0.1%, meaning that SVET light is virtually without flicker. No flicker helps prevent headaches, migraines or even depression, which standard artificial lighting sources only exacerbate. Also, SVET is not dangerous for people with conditions of photosensitive epilepsy or autism (flicker-lighting can cause a person with epilispy to had severe seizures).

Flickering is one of the negative effects of standard home and office lighting. It’s inherent to the majority of lighting equipment available on the market due to the fact that it shares the same power system, which is a 50/60 Hz alternating current. Some light sources come equipped with power converters that allow them to change the frequency of flickering, making it less pervasive. Still, the best choice would be to get rid of flickering completely, which is possible with analog dimmer-equipped lighting. SVET uses analog dimming to avoid flickering when changing the light's brightness.