Global 7500 debuts Bombardier’s circadian rhythm-based lighting

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The newly launched Soleil lighting system from Bombardier is a circadian rhythm-based cabin lighting technology that is fully integrated with the flight management system.

Designed and developed exclusively for the Global 7500, the Soleil lighting system features dynamic daylight simulation, which Bombardier says can help combat jet lag.

“We’re pleased to showcase the innovative Soleil lighting system on the Global 7500 aircraft,” said Peter Likoray, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Global 7500 jet is the world’s longest range purpose-built business aircraft, and the Soleil lighting system will help passengers arrive at their destination feeling more rested and refreshed.”

The system’s dynamic daylight simulation feature uses specific combinations of red and blue light wavelengths that Bombardier says help stimulate or suppress the production of melatonin – which assists in regulating the sleep-wake cycle and can help contribute to synchronizing passengers’ circadian rhythms to the time at their destination.

Fully integrated into the Global 7500’s nice Touch CMS, the lighting system can also be customized to a passenger’s preference for either extended sleep or productivity via its circadian adjustment setting. The Soleil lighting system can also be programmed to schedule the optimal times for meal services, enabling the cabin crew to prepare and plan more efficiently.

Bombardier says the new system incorporates twice the number of individual LEDs than other cabin lighting methods, delivering an extremely vivid and high definition color rendering index (CRI).

Soleil is a standard feature on the Global 7500. The aircraft, which entered service in December 2018, can fly for more than 16 hours.

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