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Check out this article relating to lighting that automatically synchs with the time of day in a given geography without human intervention.

Interesting ideas.

Circadian lighting has been all the rage in the smart-home universe for a few years, but until recently no one really had the algorithms or ability to implement an automated human-centric lighting system … until now.

For all the talk about circadian lighting, you’d think we’d have some … circadian lighting by now – you know, the kind that automatically synchs with the time of day in a given geography without human intervention. Sure, it might be all the rage in commercial environments, but residential is a whole different animal.

Commercial environments are pretty much one-note: Everyone in the space kind of does the same thing every day with little variability.

“It’s easy to do on a regular schedule for a full day,” says Angie Larson, VP of sales operations for Savant, the lighting, home automation and A/V manufacturer. “But it’s harder to do in the home, because someone is always interrupting the flow.”

You wouldn’t want all loads in all rooms to follow natural daylight patterns all the time. In the kitchen, you might want it brighter for cooking at certain times. Lighting schedules will be different in the parents’ rooms compared to the kids’. The home office? That’s another big question mark.

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