Beat the Winter Blues with Nanoleaf

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February 16, 2021 | 3 Min Read

Waking up in the winter can be hard. Getting through the day can be even harder. With the “Winter Blues” weighing us all down, sometimes it can feel like there’s no escape from winter’s cold and dreary grasp. Living in darker spaces can make it more difficult for your brain to produce serotonin, a mood-boosting hormone triggered by daylight.

That’s where Nanoleaf comes in. Nanoleaf’s lighting products have been proven to help elevate mood, and provide that much-needed burst of energy throughout the day. With both modular smart lighting panels and the more classic smart Bulbs and Lightstrips, they are easy to incorporate into your day-to-day routine. The curated “Winter” Playlist in the Nanoleaf App has all the Scenes you need to feel comfy and cozy, but on top of that, there are endless other ways to use your Nanoleaf lights to help shake off the Winter Blues!

Nanoleaf Shapes Triangles in a bedroom to beat winter blues.

Like we said, getting out of bed is the first hurdle. Whether your circadian rhythm is out-of-whack and you’ve had trouble sleeping or just can’t resist the warm embrace of your covers, the right lighting can help set the tone for the day. With Nanoleaf’s Schedule feature, you can set your lights to gradually turn on with the “Sunrise” Scene to gently wake you up with a natural light alarm, helping you ease into your day. Gone are the dark mornings of blaring sirens and repeated snoozes. With this natural method of waking up, you’ll feel refreshed and ready for the day, even before the winter sun has decided to make an appearance.

With the Circadian Lighting feature on the Nanoleaf Essentials, you can set the color temperature of your Bulb and Lightstrip to automatically adjust between warm and cool white light throughout the day to maximize your comfort and productivity. That means once you’re up and ready for your work-from-home —or whatever the day brings you—you’ll automatically have the ideal cool white lighting to kick your brain into action, and keep you going through that mid afternoon slump.

Nanoleaf Canvas light squares above a desk setup in winter.

Looking out the window during winter can be…discouraging, to say the least. By this point, we don’t even remember what a blue sky looks like. By the amount of light coming in sometimes we can’t even tell if the curtains are opened or closed. With Nanoleaf panels you can create your own sunshine and blue skies- or switch it up with a rainbow of over 16 million vibrant colors. Having Shapes panels by your workstation provides a constant beacon of light to shine on you throughout the day, mimicking the energizing effects of natural sunlight (but with no need for the SPF). Additionally, different colors have been shown to have different effects on your mood, like blue increasing productivity or red activating your alertness, so you can customize your colors to practically hack your mind. You can even set different colors to go with different tasks to keep you organized and on track, or set Schedules to signify when it’s time to take a break and stretch those legs.

What’s your favorite Nanoleaf smart light feature? Share your experience with us!

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