We know today that coloured light prompts our body to secrete mood-brightening substances. Anyone who likes variety and who wishes to enjoy the combined therapeutic effect of light and colour should explore and exploit the possibilities of modern lighting technology. At the push of a button on a remote, for example, living room lighting can be changed from meditative blue to stimulating red.
Coloured light is widely generated nowadays with LEDs. The tiny diodes are extremely economical energy consumers and cater to virtually any requirements in terms of light colour: red, green, blue – up to 16.7 million colours can be mixed from the three basic colours. Modern RGB colour controllers, which are also available for fluorescent lamps, bring about a change of light colour at the push of a button. This is made possible by finely coordinated dimming of the individual light colours.
Colourful light on walls – and for furniture
Anyone wishing to bathe a ceiling or walls in a particular colour needs to use high performance RGB floods. Practical alternatives to static systems are mobile LED luminaires. They can be positioned at will and flexibly deliver the required splashes of colour.
LEDs can also be used to cast furniture in the right light: the powerful mini-light sources make stools and dressing tables gleam – alternating from yellow to green, to violet.