You only need a few seconds to make a good impression on your guests in the hospitality industry. Hospitality lighting poses several challenges since it is responsible for establishing the mood, tone, and atmosphere of your hospitality space. By using hospitality lighting from Artificial Sky to influence a guest on an emotional level, hotels and restaurants can establish a particular atmosphere using biophilic design-friendly products from Artificial Sky such as our LED skylights and Virtual Sky ceiling systems. Understanding how people emotionally and physically respond to faux natural lighting can assist the design process and improve a guest’s experience when they enter your space, especially tired, weary travelers who can experience jet lag due to their body’s internal clock (circadian rhythm) being thrown off. Since light is the most powerful influence on circadian rhythm, strategic light exposure may help adjust your internal clock to avoid or reduce jet lag. The effect on circadian rhythm depends on the level and timing of light exposure. Daylight has the highest level of illumination and the strongest circadian effects. Different types of artificial light can also influence circadian timing to a lesser degree. Just any type of light exposure doesn’t resolve jet lag because the timing of the light is critical. At certain times, light exposure can either advance or delay your internal clock. Properly timed periods of both daylight and darkness can help sync your circadian rhythm with local time. When access to natural light is limited due to structural issues or geographic locale, light therapy from our Virtual Sky can deliver bright light exposure with greater circadian influence to help guests overcome jet lag and improve mood and overall well-being.