Spring Ahead with Color Selectable Lighting

Daylight Saving Time arrives on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Here’s how to prepare for the time change using color selectable lighting to spring ahead.

Spring Ahead with Color Selectable Lighting

Daylight Saving Time (DST) arrives Sunday, March 12, at 2 am, bringing an extra hour of sunlight as the weather warms in the spring and summer months. Almost every state in the U.S. participates in this springtime ritual, except for Arizona and Hawaii. And more than 40 countries worldwide observe Daylight Saving Time, including most of Canada.

However, only some people like the annual time change. "Springing ahead" – moving the clocks forward - is challenging for people because most of us find it harder to get up earlier in the morning.  

In 2022, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the "Sunshine Protection Act", introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida. The bill would permanently extend daylight saving time from eight months of the year to the full 12 months. But the measure has not yet been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, nor has President Biden signed it into law. As a result, it remains TBD whether the Sunshine Protection Act will be signed into law this year.

Control Light with CCT Selectable Fixtures


One of the ways you can alleviate the effects of moving to daylight saving time is by using CCT selectable lighting. Installing LED light fixtures with color selectable technology integrated inside them is one of the newest ways to control light in your home. CCT refers to the visual appearance of white light. White light can appear either warm (more yellow) or cool (blue). Warm light corresponds to a lower CCT on the Kelvin scale, and cool light measures higher on the Kelvin scale. "Selectable" means that there are multiple distinct white light settings within the LED. With just a flip of a switch, color selectable LEDs can change between pre-set color temperatures of white light, from warm, to soft, to bright, to cool to daylight settings, to create the perfect amount of light for your space.

To help your body get used to the time change, select a color temperature closely aligned to natural daylight, such as 4000K or even 5000K if you prefer brighter light. These color temperatures contribute to feelings of alertness and focus and can improve mood and productivity.

New CCT Styles are Beautiful and Functional

PROG_P300403-009-CS_heroH_PRODIMAGE_515-1-1Our new CCT designs are stylish and functional. For example, the Phase 4 Collection LED Linear Vanity Light features color selectable technology and a sleek and minimal composition that can be mounted as a wall sconce or vanity light. A smooth square backplate anchors the fixture, supporting a slim rectangular acrylic shade that creates a soft, uniform, energy-efficient light at 3000K, 4000K or 5000K.

PROG_P300406-009-CS_hero_PRODIMAGE_515-1Our Semblance Bath and Vanity Collection has a contemporary design anchored by a sleek, square backplate. A handsome rectilinear metal bar holds an acrylic diffuser along its length, creating edge-lit, color-selectable illumination of 3000K, 4000K or, 5000K at a flip of a switch.  

For even more color adjustability, try downlights from our Intrinsic Collection. New additions to this popular family include the Directional Surface Mount LED and Adjustable Eyeball styles that offer sleek architectural styling and deliver 5-CCT selectable LED light in five different color temperatures: warm, soft, bright, cool or daylight (2700K/3000K/3500K/4000K/5000K).






To learn more about color selectable technology, read our blog on Understanding Color Selectable LED Lighting.

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