Proper lighting (Educational website and 'smart lights' in Helsinki city center)
A website that will educate people about lighting in private and public places, how to illuminate their homes & importance of quality sleep. Implementing the 'proper lighting' project in Sinebrychoff Park.
The artificial illumination affects us humans and other living creatures more than we might think. It directly influences the production of hormone melatonin and, therefore, quality of our sleep. Light and sleep relate to each other very much: the right temperature (color) of light can help us sleep better and perform better, reducing stress and boosting the immune system.
During the day many of us spend lots of time inside without getting enough daylight, while in the evenings we use strong artificial light and watch screens closely before going to bed. This disturbs our circadian rhythm and decreases the quality of our sleep, and good quality sleep is essential for optimal health and mental performance.
This proposal suggests to address the above-mentioned problem in the following 2 ways:
*Creating a website that will educate people about the importance of proper lighting in private and public places, how to illuminate their homes & how important is good quality sleep (using previous research and published Master's thesis).
*Implementing the 'proper lighting' project in Sinebrychoffin puisto (Sinebrychoff Park): 'smart lights' for street illumination i.e. lighting temperature (Kelvin) is regulated depending on the time of the day (based on the successfully executed pilot project in Laajasalo).
Budgeting (discussed with the City expert):
-'smart lights' in Sinebrychoff Park €50,000
# 'Neighbourhood Mothers' community proposal and ideas (Nicehearts ry) #