Potential Risks to Human Health of Light Emitting Diodes

Following a request from the European Commission, the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) reviewed recent evidence to assess potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) emissions. The review of the published research conducted

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IES Early Bird Registration Extended to June 1, 2017

The 2017 Annual Conference fosters personal and career growth through educational and networking opportunities and allows lighting professionals to earn up to 14 CEU credits. The objective of this conference is to provide educational sessions relevant to this audience of

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Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting

With the aim to understand human-centric LED lighting and to guide a smoother proliferation of the technology, LightingEurope and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) have issued a joint paper in which they defined the benefits, technologies, and potential

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Researching how light can be used to promote health and well-being

Biological rhythms that repeat approximately every 24 hours are called circadian rhythms. Light is the main stimulus that helps the circadian clock, and thus circadian rhythms, keep a synchronized rhythm with the 24-hour day. If lack of synchrony or circadian

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American Council of Health Replies to AMA’s LED Report

In June 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) warned against using high-intensity LED streetlights due to its negative impact on sleep and overall health safety. However, the ACH believes that these concerns are puzzling and rather overblown. The AMA report

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Human-Centric Lighting Illuminates the Possibilities for Wellbeing by Mark Halper

Scientists have come to a firmer understanding of how the spectral content and intensity of light can alter biological processes. Many studies have shown a connection, for instance, between blue-rich white light and the suppression of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin,

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New Website from LRC: Lighting Patterns for Healthy Buildings

To assist lighting designers and specifiers in selecting quality lighting that supports healthy living. Lighting affects peoples’ visual, circadian, and perceptual systems. A 24-hour lighting scheme, first proposed by Mariana Figueiro in 2008 for older adults, augments lighting design by

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What’s Trendy in Lighting by Jeff Gavin

Intelligent Lighting Commits to Efficiency, Connectivity and Health. Multifunctional sensors, networked wireless controls accessible from mobile devices, and, yes, LEDs are trends that picked up steam this year. These interconnected technologies will be transformational for the electrical contractor (EC). Most

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The Smart Ario Lamp Will Keep Your Brain On Schedule and Make Your Day

Watch the video… According to Ario, our daily light exposure has serious implications for “sleep, mood, immune system, weight management, and overall well-being.” Basically, certain light temperatures trigger our brains to release certain hormones — a cool biological trick that

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OSRAM Opto: Future Is Bright for LED Components in Wearable Application

The emerging “Quantified Self” trend involves people monitoring, managing and tracking their health and wellbeing through digitalized biomedical information. Equipped with optical sensors, wearable devices such as smart watches and smartbands help consumers collect and measure different biological indicators and

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DOE Updates MSSLC LED Luminaire Spec, Issues Fact Sheet on Light and Health

The US DOE has released V2.0 of the “Model specification for LED roadway luminaires” that is meant for use by members of the DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) in LED street-light specification projects. The agency also recently released

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DOE Publishes Fact Sheet on LED Lighting and Health

The U.S. Department of Energy published a fact sheet that looks at what’s known about the effects of lighting on human health, with specific reference to LEDs. In Lighting for Health: LEDs in the New Age of Illumination, based on

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DOE Publishes Fact Sheet on LED Lighting and Health

Entitled Lighting for Health: LEDs in the New Age of Illumination, it’s based on a recent article by 14 leading researchers, which appeared in the journal Trends in Neurosciences. Recent research has greatly advanced our understanding that light not only

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