Case Study: Preliminary Results Show Promise for Tunable White Light in Senior Care Facilities by Hannah Fullmer - Energy Watch News


Case Study: Preliminary Results Show Promise for Tunable White Light in Senior Care Facilities by Hannah Fullmer

Color tuning opens a world of opportunities in lighting design, proving itself useful in a seemingly endless supply of applications—designing lighting “scenes” for special occasions, creating different atmospheres for a hotel versus a hospital or shifting the color temperature of the light in the room for potential health benefits. It’s that last example that especially intrigued a group of researchers in Sacramento. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the ACC Care Center (also in Sacramento) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) partnered to explore if color tuning could benefit the residents of a senior-care facility. Researchers replaced some of the ACC Care Center’s fluorescent lighting in one corridor, two resident rooms, the nurse station, the common family room and the administrator’s office with tunable white light LEDs. Particularly, the researchers wondered how different color temperatures might affect the resident’s melatonin levels. http://www.ecmag.com/section/lighting/preliminary-results-show-promise-tunable-white-light-senior-care-facilities

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