A sensory room is a therapeutic space that uses light, sound, and colors to calm, engage and help people to regulate their emotions and behaviors. Sensory rooms are commonly used for individuals with autism, but sensory rooms can also be used for individuals with ADHD, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, as well as for individuals with developmental challenges in communication, movement, balance, and social skills.
Sensory rooms have many benefits. It is a calming space that individuals can go to when they are becoming overwhelmed, where they can feel calm and safe and regain control of their emotions. Not only are sensory rooms for working through emotions, they are a great space to help improve focus, over-stimulation, socialization, motor skill development, cognitive development and sensory development.
In this stress-free environment, an individual is exposed to the brain’s complex reactions to what they can touch, hear and see and they can learn how to process and control these experiences for when they are out in the world.
|• Has a calming effect
|• Lowers blood pressure
|• Assists with sleep
|• Increases creativity
|• Promotes relaxation
|• Reduces anxiety and stress
|•Increases focus and concentration
|• Promotes cognitive development by increasing brain function
|• Improves coordination and motor alertness
|• Acts as a stimulant for sensory development
|• Provides a safe, secure and interactive learning space, giving children the opportunity to explore their environment
|• Increase proprioception (awareness of where your body is in space)
Yes. They are very safe. The lighting technology used in our sensory lighting is isolated – the StarEFX electronics are isolated above the ceiling or in an area away from the actual fiber optic stars. This method was developed to eliminate risk, thus ensuring the safety of all users, especially children using the sensory room unattended.
LightEFX technology uses cold lighting; therefore, no heat is applied, thus eliminating any contact with electricity. The lighting technology contains a low-voltage illuminator, which eliminates the risk of electrification. The sensory light fibers emit a low glare light, reducing the risk of eye damage. And finally, no UV rays are transported through the cables, thereby removing the risk of radiation exposure.
All LightEFX products can be tailor-made to suit all environments. Each design has an illuminator (the light source) with color-changing, twinkling, and dimming effects.
We provide the following LightEFX fiber optic lighting products:
StarEFX starlight panels introduce subtle and colorful lights into an area without the glare that conventional indoor lighting provides. It operates complementary to existing lights providing individuals a visual, fun way for engagement and relaxation.
The lighting system uses acoustic panels or printed lining with fiber optic star points resembling the night sky. The stars can be interactive through color changes, they can twinkle or be animated, with shooting star animations that add an unexpected little surprise to the observer.
LumiReeds add light and color to any space with an additional unique feature; they are flexible, so they can be bent into shapes or used in conjunction with other plants to enhance their appearance. LumiReeds look stunning on their own as a focal point or multiple can be used to illuminate pathways or ornamental features. They are cold to the touch and can be interacted with as a sensory light device to help calm users and improve focus.
Fiber Optic Curtains provide fantastic visual and physical stimulationflowing lights. You can sit under the curtain, play with it, or watch it from another part of the room to ease overstimulation.
Fiber optic curtains can be designed and installed as per request.
If you have an idea, we want to make it a reality. Our creative team at LightEFX will take you step-by-step to create your dream.
Click here to learn about our custom interactive sensory lighting for Monash Children's Hospital's 4 level sensory space.