BIOS’ SkyBlue™ Generation 2 Resets the Expectations for Human-Centric Lighting  

SkyBlue Gen 2 gives lighting designers the industries highest melanopic ratio and lumens per Watt performance for unparalleled health and wellness benefits at common color temperatures 


Carlsbad, CA – March 31, 2021 – BIOS, a leader in circadian lighting, today announced its next generation LED human-centric lighting solutions, SkyBlue Generation 2 (Gen 2), that is now available for specification among the BIOS Illuminated Partners. SkyBlue Gen 2 is the leading LED circadian lighting solution by targeting the natural blue-sky portion of the visible spectrum (490nm) to promote better sleep, better energy, and better wellness.

By applying BIOS biological expertise and new LEDs co-developed with Lumileds, BIOS SkyBlue Gen 2 delivers groundbreaking performance and benefits that create new opportunities for anyone specifying human-centric lighting.

  • The industry’s highest health and wellness light metric (m/p) for better sleep, better energy and improved productivity

  • A full range of CCTs including 3000K, 3500K, 4000K

  • Best-in-class lumens per Watt for improved energy efficacy

  • A Cyanosis Observation Index (COI) of 3.3 or lower to assist in the visual detection of cyanosis

  • Simple, single channel control, compatible with all standard dimming and control protocols making installation easy and inexpensive

 “The BIOS Gen 2 platform gives the Lighting Design community a powerful new set of tools to create and add value in the built environment.”

– Glenn Heinmiller, Principal of Lam Partners


“Our partners and specifiers have been clear in their feedback, ‘Improve the light and remove barriers to broad-based adoption,’ and that’s exactly what we’ve done,” said Mark McClear, Chief Operating Officer, BIOS Lighting.

 Human-Centric Lighting Solutions Built with Specifiers and End-Users in Mind

Healthy spaces and personal wellness are more important than ever. Lighting projects increasingly require strategies to address the biological health of occupants in addition to meeting visual requirements and simple end user controls. SkyBlue Gen 2 was designed with this biology first approach. Now, specifiers can comply with the Circadian Lighting Design Feature L03 under the WELL Building Standard v2 knowing that there is a set of BIOS Illuminated™ Partners with luminaires that will meet or exceed those standards.

“The BIOS Gen 2 platform represents the most comprehensive and commercially viable HCL technology that I’ve seen to date. Their continued innovation in this space is a testament to the closeness that they have with the lighting design community as well as with leading institutions like WBI who are driving progress in the built environment.”

– Larry Chapin, Senior Product Manager at H.E. Williams Inc.

Human-Centric Lighting Solutions for the Built Environment

SkyBlue Gen 2 incorporates Bio-Dimming, the 2019 Sapphire Award winning biological dimming module, enabling a comprehensive, easy to use day/night circadian solution. Bio-Dimming Modules are integrated into the light fixture and are compatible with any standard single-channel dimming system (0-10V, DALI, DMX, Wireless, etc.), making it easy and inexpensive to integrate BIOS SkyBlue Gen 2 into any lighting project. 

BIOS SkyBlue solutions provide the industry’s highest health and wellness light metric (m/p) in standard color temperatures with simple, standard and intuitive controls. 

There are more than 30 BIOS Illuminated partners in North America that specifiers can work with directly and BIOS is expanding its partner program to Europe and Asia in 2021. For complete details on SkyBlue Generation 2 and listing of the BIOS Illuminated partner network visit


About BIOS

Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS) a NASA spinoff, is a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting for people and plants. By integrating years of biological expertise, with science first developed for the International Space Station, BIOS is driving the circadian lighting market with a biology-first approach and brilliant quality LEDs that can help contribute to WELL™ Building Standards.

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