WHAT:
The Daylight lighting program brings outdoor lighting cycles indoors for healthier living. Daylight is a part of the Biophilia movement is to make indoor spaces healthier by simulating the sun's cycles of temperature and brightness throughout the day, to stimulate the hormones in our bodies that aid waking, activity and concentration, and winding down, promoting relaxation and sleep.
HOW:
1-  Research and Product Discovery: learning about the science behind circadian lighting for wellness, and how it affects the hormones in the body that prompt awakeness, alertness, relaxation, and tiredness.
2- Panel discussions with lighting designers about their high-end lighting clients, quantitative interviews with lighting home-owner customers, and Interviewing lighting installers as we explored features their customers want.
3-  Layout design in mobile and tablet views, user-testing for task completion, comprehension, and design UI preference. Design iterations and more user testing. 
Customers and installers wanted an easy, simplified customer-facing view, but on the back-end, there is a lot of customization that our installers can fine-tune. The challenge was to keep the Customer Configuration simple and easy.




Entry Popover - introducing the new feature
User testing validated comprehension of the "Daylight" title, the image, and the feature description for comprehension of the feature.
Use Case 1: Daylight Cycle - Follow the Sun
Have your lights follow the natural sun cycle (based on your geolocation), set it, and forget it.

Leave the house, interrupt the cycle, or turn off the light, and it will return to its place in the cycle after you cycle it back on. 
Use Case 2: Daylight Cycle - Extended Day

Extend your days. Imagine the long dark nights of the high northern or southern hemispheres. 
Home-owners can personalize their times to have natural cycles of long summer days indoors. (So cool!) 
Daylight Setting
​​​​​​​Follow the sun based on your geolocation, or set your own time.
Customize which lights are included in the Daylight Cycle 
Lighting Page - showing a light in an active daylight cycle 
(automatically adjusting throughout the day in brightness and temperature)
Multiple Daylights Programs are an Extension of Daylight:
Smart home lighting and schedules need to reflect the flexible nature of the people living within it, and allow for personalization. 
Lighting schedules are expected to change seasonally.

Setting multiple Daylight Zones accommodates different schedules: Office / Work-from-home, Kid's or Elderly Schedules, and Night Owls.