You probably know our PlantHome mainly as an indoor garden in which you easily grow your own fresh vegetables and herbs. But have you ever considered that with the PlantHome you have an extra source of atmospheric light in your home? With normal use of the PlantHome, the built-in LED-light will be on for 20 hours a day, which, in combination with the smoked glass, provides a source of warm light.
Many people don’t think about it, but light can have a massive influence on our mood. Maybe you’re someone who always feels a lot less happy in winter and you can’t wait for the days to get longer and to have more light in the house again. Too little exposure to light is actually harmful to our health. For example, it can have a negative influence on our mood, because light influences the production of the happiness hormone serotonin, and on our sleep, because it influences the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Of course, we can’t make the days longer and rainy days are inevitable, but the adverse consequences of a shortage of daylight can be (partly) eliminated with the right lighting in the house. When you work indoors a lot, the amount of light influences your work performance: in a well-lit workplace you feel less drowsy and you can concentrate better.
It may not immediately occur to you, but the PlantHome can contribute to pleasant lighting in the house! With normal use, the LED-light will be on for 20 hours a day, so you will have an extra light source in the house for 20 hours a day. Due to the smoked glass on the front and sides of the PlantHome, the light is not a bright white light, but a warm yellow light. Of course, the light that comes from the PlantHome isn’t sufficient to replace daylight or to fully illuminate a workplace, but it can have a positive influence on our mood. In addition to the amount of light, the colour of light also influences our mood and work performance. Warm light like the light from the PlantHome can make you feel calm and relaxed and it can even have a positive influence on creativity. Especially during the dark winter evenings, the light of the PlantHome can make you feel just that little bit better!