3S Lighting and Bios have partnered to bring lighting designers and architects state-of-the art and revolutionary SkyBlue® circadian technology within our product portfolio of Downlights, Linear Extrusions, Troffers and bespoke design luminaires to suit your project needs.
BIOS lighting communicates directly with human circadian biology to reset life to a more natural state. No complicated controls, no energy-sapping increases in illumination necessary and the color temperature you want.
BIOS SkyBlue Lighting Solutions:
REAL CIRCADIAN LIGHT
FOR BETTER SLEEP AND
The science is clear—artificial light has a negative effect on our health. But that’s about to change. BIOS has revolutionized indoor lighting by reverse engineering human biology to create LED lighting solutions that provide the natural “blue-sky” spectrum of light that our bodies need to maintain healthy sleep patterns and promote well-being.
BIOS SkyBlue solutions are perfect for:
Tunable White is a Placebo
BIOS SKYBLUE® TECHNOLOGY VS. TUNABLE WHITE
While traditional tunable white can change the appearance of light, 3S Lighting luminaires illuminated by BIOS SkyBlue® produce the healthy ‘sky blue’ light signal needed to stimulate human circadian biology.
- Research has shown that our circadian system has its peak sensitivity in the ‘sky blue’ region near 490nm – as shown in the graph.
- BIOS spectrum includes a distinct peak in the ‘sky blue’ region at 490nm, whereas traditional LEDs (including Tunable White) have a significant drop in this range.
- BIOS surpasses traditional white LEDs in melanopic content, regardless of CCT – essential for circadian stimulation
Static vs. Dynamic
3S LIGHTING + BIOS IS AVAILABLE WITH BOTH STATIC (ALWAYS-ON) AND DYNAMIC (W/ BIO-DIMMING™) – ADDING THE FLEXIBILITY TO ATTENUATE THE SKY BLUE SIGNAL THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
3S Lighting + BIOS is available with both static and dynamic light engines, giving you the freedom to specify BIOS in a wide range of applications.
Static light engine solutions are where the ‘sky blue’ light signal remains on while the fixture is powered. This is better suited for applications such as offices and educational spaces, where the space is occupied only during the daylight hours.
Dynamic light engines add the ability to fine-tune and dim-down the sky blue signal, as desired. This solution is most appropriate for spaces that are inhabited during both daytime and night-time, where you may not want the signal on at all times of the day. With BIOS Dynamic light engines, tuning out the sky blue signal results in a modest (500K) CCT shift, providing both a psychological and biological benefit without a harsh change in CCT.
Bio-Dimming™ is a proprietary module that pairs with BIOS SkyBlue® Dynamic light engines, delivering a completely customizable and spectrally-modulated light source. This module adds the ability to fine-tune the melanopic lux (i.e. the ‘sky blue’ signal), while keeping the photopic lux (the visual signal/brightness) at a constant. The Bio-Dimming controller is compatible with most single-channel drivers and standard dimming protocols (e.g. DALI, 0-10V, DMX, etc.).
WELL Building Standard ™
3S LIGHTING + BIOS LIGHTING SOLUTIONS CONTRIBUTE TO SATISFYING THE WELL V1 AND V2 BUILDING STANDARDS
3S Lighting + BIOS lighting solutions contribute to satisfying Circadian Lighting Design Feature 54 under the WELL Building Standard™ v1 and Feature L03 under the Well Building Standard v2. 3S Lighting + BIOS SkyBlue® also meets other features within the WELL Light Concept, including coloring quality offering 83+ CRI and R9 values greater than 80, visual comfort metrics, and higher M/P ratios than traditional LED lighting.
All 3S Lighting + BIOS products feature a high melanopic ratio (up to 0.95), which contributes to satisfying the WELL Standards for Circadian Lighting Design
All 3S Lighting + BIOS products feature 83+ CRI and R9 > 80, exceeding the standards set forth by the IWBI.