ALW HAS PARTNERED WITH BIOS, GIVING YOU ACCESS TO
A FULL SUITE OF HUMAN-CENTRIC LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

ALW HAS PARTNERED WITH BIOS, GIVING YOU ACCESS TO
A FULL SUITE OF HUMAN-CENTRIC LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

True Circadian Lighting

True Circadian Lighting

ILLUMINATE THE SOUL® WITH HUMAN-CENTRIC LIGHTING AND ACOUSTIC SOLUTIONS.

ALW has partnered with BIOS lighting solutions, giving you access to a full suite of circadian lighting solutions designed around human biology. ALW's BIOS Illuminated® products integrate the robust and versatile options available within ALW's product portfolio with BIOS' revolutionary SkyBlue® technology.

ALW + BIOS SkyBlue Lighting Solutions:

Regulate healthy sleeping patterns

Improve sleep quality

Increase productivity

Promote physical, mental, and
emotional well-being

Enhance short- and long-term
health

Why Circadian Lighting?

CIRCADIAN LIGHTING IS KEY TO DESIGNING HEALTHY, HUMAN-CENTRIC SPACES

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.

ALW + BIOS SkyBlue® Lighting Solutions are perfect for:

HEALTHCARE

Improve output from staff - and outcomes for patients

WORKPLACES

Create a healthier, more productive workforce

SENIOR LIVING

Reduce depression, agitation, sundowners syndrome, and nighttime wandering

EDUCATION

Bring energy and focus back to the classroom

Tunable White is a Placebo

BIOS SKYBLUE® TECHNOLOGY VS. TUNABLE WHITE

While traditional tunable white can change the appearance of light, ALW's 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.

Bio-Dimming Performance Characteristics

Daytime CCT   Daytime   M/P Ratio Nighttime CCT   Nighttime   M/P Ratio CRI R9 COI*
3000K 0.74 2700K 0.45 83 90 3.3
3500K 0.83 3000K 0.50 83 90 3.1
4000K 0.95 3500K 0.55 83 90 3.1

Static vs. Dynamic

ALW + 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

ALW + 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 nighttime, 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. 0-10V, DMX, ELV, etc.).

CIRCADIAN LIGHTING WITHOUT COMPROMISE

LightPlane+ 2

SUSPENDED  •  WALL  •  SURFACE  •  RECESSED  •  PERIMETER

LightPlane+ is ALW's newest linear family designed to bring sustainability within reach for all projects. Featuring a Declare Label and Red List Approved options (at no added cost), LightPlane+ 2 offers unrivaled specification with 96 distinct model & optical combinations, providing uncompromising value to exceed even the most demanding (and budget-conscious) project requirements. Key features include:

  • Aperture: 2″
  • Length: 2+ ft. (customizable w/ optional illuminated mitered corners)
  • Mounting: Suspended, ADA-Compliant Wall Mount, Surface Mount, Recessed, and Perimeter
  • LED Output: 350 - 1,200 lm/ft. (customizable) - Direct and/or Indirect
  • Optics: Lambertian, Low Glare, Asymmetric, Batwing, and Widespread
  • 10-Day QuickShip + Declare Label / Red List Approval (no added cost)

 

Explore: LightPlane+ 2 (LPX2) • LPX2 Recessed • LPX2 Perimeter

LightPlane+ 4

SUSPENDED  •  WALL  •  SURFACE  •  RECESSED  •  PERIMETER

LightPlane+ is ALW's newest linear family designed to bring sustainability within reach for all projects. Featuring a Declare Label and Red List Approved options (at no added cost), LightPlane+ 4 offers unrivaled specification with 96 distinct model & optical combinations, providing uncompromising value to exceed even the most demanding (and budget-conscious) project requirements. Key features include:

  • Aperture: 4″
  • Length: 2+ ft. (customizable w/ optional illuminated mitered corners)
  • Mounting: Suspended, ADA-Compliant Wall Mount, Surface Mount, Recessed, and Perimeter
  • LED Output: 350 - 1,200 lm/ft. (customizable) - Direct and/or Indirect
  • Optics: Lambertian, Low Glare, Asymmetric, Batwing, and Widespread
  • 10-Day QuickShip + Declare Label / Red List Approval (no added cost)

 

Explore: LightPlane+ 4 (LPX4) • LPX4 Recessed • LPX4 Perimeter

SuperPlane 2.5

SuperPlane 2.5 is the slim version of ALW's flagship SuperPlane family of high-performance direct and/or indirect luminaires. SP2.5 features an aperture of 2.5" and seamless illumination up to 250 linear feet. Suspended SuperPlane products are also available with an indirect batwing lens, for wider ceiling illumination.

  • Aperture: 2.5″
  • Length: 2ft. - 250ft. (customizable - with continuous ControlRoll lens)
  • Mounting: Suspended, Wall, or Surface (Back)
  • LED Output: 300 - 1,200 lm/ft. (customizable) - Direct and/or Indirect
  • Acoustic Options Available

Explore: SuperPlane 2.5 • SuperPlane 2.5 Recessed • SuperPlane 2.5 Acoustic

SuperPlane 4

SuperPlane 4 is the larger aperture version of ALW's flagship SuperPlane family of high-performance direct and/or indirect luminaires. SP4 features an aperture of 4" and seamless illumination up to 250 linear feet with proprietary ControlRoll Optics. SP4 is also available with optional downlights, with output options from 800 to 1500 lumens.

  • Aperture: 4″
  • Length: 2ft. - 250ft. (customizable - with continuous ControlRoll lens)
  • Mounting: Suspended, Wall, or Surface (Back)
  • LED Output: 300 - 1,200 lm/ft. (customizable) - Direct and/or Indirect
  • Accent Downlight options for SP4
  • Acoustic Options Available

Explore: SuperPlane 4• SuperPlane 4 Recessed • SuperPlane 4 Acoustic

CORE

CORE is ALW's flagship cylinder product line, featuring a trio of models (Cutout / Round / Square) along with two compatible sizes (4 & 6). CORE features shell cutout options (CORE Cutout) for added creative freedom. Available standard cutout options are round, square, and dual.

  • Diameter: 4.5″ (CORE 4) • 6″ (CORE 6)
  • Height: 12.2″ or 15.4″
  • Distribution: Direct
  • Mounting: Catenary, Sconce, Surface Mount, Suspended Pendant, or Yolk
  • Custom shell cutouts available (CORE Cutout model)

Explore: CORE CX • CORE LX

Serene

Serene is a high performance acoustic pendant, offering five shapes of acoustical fins shrouding our flagship CORE 6 cylinder pendant. With an output of 500 - 6,000lm and an efficacy of up to 147lm/W, the Serene pendant offers form and function for your downlight needs.

  • Cylinder Aperture: 6″
  • Overall Diameter: 27″ - 38″
  • Overall Height: 27″ - 35″
  • LED Output: 500 - 6,000 lm (direct)
  • 5 Standard Shapes with ability to specify custom shapes

Explore: Serene

ILLUMINATE THE SOUL® WITH BIOLOGICALLY-ENHANCED LIGHTING

WELL Building Standard™

ALW + BIOS LIGHTING SOLUTIONS CONTRIBUTE TO SATISFYING THE WELL V1 AND V2 BUILDING STANDARDS

ALW + 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. ALW + 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.

CIRCADIAN LIGHTING DESIGN

All ALW + BIOS products feature a high melanopic ratio (up to 0.95), which contributes to satisfying the WELL Standards for Circadian Lighting Design.

COLOR RENDERING QUALITY

All ALW + BIOS products feature 83+ CRI and R9 > 80, exceeding the standards set forth by the IWBI.

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ALW + BIOS — TRUE CIRCADIAN LIGHTING

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

LEARN MORE ABOUT BIOS & CIRCADIAN LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY BELOW

General Resources

Specification Sheets

Static + Dynamic Solutions

Lighting Control Protocols

Spectral Power Distribution Curves

WELL Building Standard

BIOS Lighting Solutions — Educational Videos

Video: Why BIOS for Circadian Lighting? (0:57)

Video: BIOS Lighting vs. Color Tuning (8:56)

Video: SkyBlue Bio-Dimming Solutions (1:25)

BIOS Lighting Solutions — Educational Videos

Video: What is Sleep Chronotype & Social Jet Lag? (9:33)

Video: BIOS Lighting vs. Color Tuning (8:56)

Video: What is Spatial Distribution? (1:43)