The right lighting can make a world of difference in your daily life! That’s why we, together with Johan Krijl developed whiteboard animations that highlight the importance of good lighting.
Many people spend much of their day in semi-darkness, even with the lights on. This lack of proper lighting can have a significant impact on our biological clock, affecting our sleep, mood, and overall well-being.
Indoor lighting provides no more than 150 lux, while outside on a sunny day, the lux level can reach 125,000. Good light in your eyes is crucial to set your biological clock properly, and that's why it's essential to get at least half an hour of sunlight in the morning. If that's not possible, installing electric light that mimics daylight can also help.
Working on the animations has opened Krijl's eyes; before this project, he did not know how important good light is. He now has two desk lamps on the sides of his desk. This way, on busy days when he doesn't have time to go outside, he still has enough light. His sleep improved and can concentrate better. Now when he doesn't turn on the light he really misses it, the sunny atmosphere.
Not to mention what light does to your mood. There is a reason why people can get dejected in autumn and winter. Taking a walk every day can help. On the one hand through the exercise, but certainly also through the light falling into your eyes.