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Circadian Lighting

Kenall Luminaires with BIOS™ Lighting Technology

Kenall luminaires are now available with an innovative BIOS technology: SkyBlue, a proprietary circadian solution designed by NASA to promote better sleep, better energy, and better health.

What is BIOS SkyBlue LED Lighting?

Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS), a NASA spin-off, is a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting. Through continuous research and development, BIOS LED lighting solutions continue to be at the forefront of human-centric lighting.

By integrating years of biological expertise, with science first developed for the International Space Station, BIOS is driving the circadian lighting market with a biology-first approach and brilliant quality LEDs that can contribute to meeting the WELL Building Standard.

BIOS SkyBlue is a unique, biologic solution that works by using a “sky blue” (490nm) wavelength, which is found in daylight but is missing from most traditional LED lighting systems. BIOS lighting communicates directly with the human body via non-visual photoreceptors in the eye, known as ipRGCs (photosensitive retinal ganglion cells). ipRGCs contain melanopsin, a protein, which, when stimulated by light, sends a signal to the body to reset its cycle for the next 24 hours.

With a peak energy emission at 490nm, BIOS SkyBlue offers the highest melanopic/photopic (m/p) ratio at standard color temperatures (3000, 3500K, 4000K) for comfortable and energy efficient illumination that supporbrings the outside inside, allowing you to work more productively, sleep more soundly, and live healthier.

BIOS wavelength chart

People Centric Lighting

What are the Benefits of BIOS lighting?

We spend 90% of our lives indoors, in spaces with artificial lighting that does not provide the circadian signals found in natural sunlight. As a result, our bodies and minds have become out of sync with the natural day/night cycle. Research shows that this disconnect can have negative short-term and long-term health consequences over our lifetime.

BIOS SkyBlue is the first circadian light source to include key blue-sky signals (490nm), resulting in a 40% increase in circadian impact as compared to traditional tunable white lighting solutions.

  • BIOS lighting helps by:
  • Strengthening Your Circadian Rhythm
  • Increasing Alertness
  • Enhancing Productivity
  • Boosting Mood
  • Promoting a Better Night's Sleep

BIOS Lighting in Patient Room

Kenall & BIOS

Kenall has built a reputation for durable lighting solutions of superior quality and exceptional value. The company continues to develop innovative, energy efficient and sustainable solid state lighting solutions, making the Kenall name synonymous with quality, durability, reliability, and excellence.

Today, Kenall’s customer commitment remains unparalleled, and meeting our customers’ needs remains the driving force behind our innovative lighting solutions. By partnering with BIOS, Kenall can provide biologically optimized solutions in a luminaire designed to meet industry best practices, enabling the light fixtures to maintain the critical standards that these challenging environments require, while promoting better health for the end-user.

BIOS SkyBlue circadian lighting solutions have been integrated into Kenall luminaires across the spectrum of markets we serve, to promote health and wellness in hospitals, cleanrooms, schools and more.

Through our partnership with BIOS SkyBlue, Kenall is proud to offer the largest and most robust range of luminaires designed to fit the needs of a variety of applications.

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