BIOS®

BIOS technology merges seamlessly with Axis luminaires to support circadian health – promoting alert days & sleepful nights.
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What is BIOS?

Life is all about contrast, perhaps none as important as Light & Dark, Day & Night. As humans, we have evolved with blue sky and daylight as natural cues to keep our body clocks aligned with the 24-hour day, allowing our circadian rhythms to function as designed.

BIOS is an LED technology whose spectrum is designed to help regulate circadian, or 24-hour, rhythms. It works in conjunction with traditional white light LEDs, so maintains the appearance of white light in familiar color temperatures. We enjoy the overall health benefit – without having to compromise quality of light.

Features & Benefits

Two Systems: Static and Dynamic

The BIOS SkyBlue® spectrum works quietly behind the scenes requiring no manual spectral adjustments; it combines with and complements traditional white light LEDs, resulting in correlated color temperatures (CCTs) that are preferred by most users: 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K. The appearance of that white light remains relatively constant, depending on which BIOS system you choose – static or dynamic.

How does it work?

BIOS SkyBlue® is so named because its spectrum is designed to do just that – suggest the natural blue of the sky. It peaks at 490 nm to communicate directly with the human circadian system by targeting the sensitivity of melanopsin, a protein contained in a small set of retinal ganglion cells that act as light sensors for our non-visual system. These sensors send that ‘light’ signal to our body’s master clock, which re-sets every 24 hours, triggering all biological systems to proceed, e.g. hormone production – early morning cortisol for alertness, nighttime melatonin to promote sleep; body temperature levels, blood pressure levels, and hunger to name a few.
 
Dynamic Spectrum

Dynamic spectrum light engine

Dynamic spectrum light engine – automatically calibrates light level; gradually removes ‘blue’ spectrum as day progresses, reducing melanopic impact; limits exposure to blue light at the wrong time of day, while keeping light levels for visual tasks constant; suited to 24-hour applications, including healthcare and shift workers
  • Pairs with Bio-dimming module to work seamlessly within the luminaire
  • Reduces CCT by 500K from daytime to nighttime– dims the ‘good blue’ according to time of day
  • Simple controls: works with most single channel drivers; compatible with standard dimming protocols, works with 0-10V, DMX, ELV
Static Spectrum

Static spectrum light engine

Static spectrum light engine – supports proper daytime circadian stimulus; no need for color tuning, color temperature adjustments or increasing light levels; R9 >90 at each color temperature; suited to daytime focused applications, such as offices and schools
  • Maintains appearance of white light at desired CCTs of 3000K, 3500K, or 4000K