Ushio Care222® Far UV-C Excimer Mercury-Free Lamps

The filtered Care222 lamps can be safely used not only in unoccupied spaces but also in occupied spaces without posing a health risk to humans when used within the current exposure limits recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial

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Lighting’s Next Big Thing

After nearly saturating the energy efficiency angle with solid-state options, lighting’s future may lie in discovering its deeper powers by focusing on health, safety, functionality, and control. Research that sparked the solid-state lighting revolution is now moving on, seeking to

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Looking at Red LED Light Helps to Improve Eyesight for Elderly

A research led by researchers of UCL (University College London) revealed that staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight. Based on the result of the study, scientists believe that new affordable

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LightingEurope Calls for UV-C Products to be Allowed on EU Market

LightingEurope endorsed the recent UV-C safety guidelines published by the Global Lighting Association (GLA) and called on European Union Member States to ensure UV-C products can continue to be placed on the EU market.Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation is a proven methodology

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LRC Launches New Website: Lighting for Healthy Living

Introducing the LRC’s new Lighting for Healthy Living website! Integrating recent developments in lighting research and education, and bridging them to lighting applications in real-world situations, the new website focuses less on patterns and more on process.  This website integrates recent

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BIOS Lighting Partners TrueLight to Develop Circadian Lighting for Creating Healthier Indoor Life

BIOS Lighting and TrueLight announced their new strategic partnership to advance circadian lighting applications and bring the health benefits of natural sunlight indoors. The new dimmable TrueLight Circadia bulb uses patented BIOS SkyBlue Technology to pinpoint key photoreceptors that signal

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AquiSense Launches UVC LED Surface Disinfection System to Defeat COVID-19

UV LED technology expert AquiSense Technologies announced the launch of the PearlSurface 24G9™, one of the first UVC LED surface disinfection products designed for health care applications such as reuse of N95 face mask and other PPE. According to AquiSense,

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Sleep Better & Feel Better While Working From Home

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) has released a new video on how to maintain good sleep while working from home, or quarantining indoors, which is becoming commonplace during the coronavirus pandemic. Good sleep is essential for good health, and may

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Nichia Extends UV-C LED Product to Support Evolving Markets

Nichia is aiming to extend its dominance to the UV market following its impressive showcase at the recent RadTech 2020 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA. The company’s latest solutions remain ideal for curing applications, but an extended portfolio

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UV Lighting Kills Coronavirus, Scientists Confirm

Ultra-Violet light can kill the coronavirus, scientists at China’s National Health Commission have confirmed. They say the virus is sensitive to UV light and have verified that certain exposures will kill it. The NHC’s latest advice says indoor rooms can

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Samsung Bets on Move to ‘Human-Centric’ Lighting

One of the world’s biggest technology brands has unveiled so-called ‘human-centric’ lighting technology in the belief that the market is moving towards tuneable lighting. Korean giant Samsung announced its first human-centric LED packages, which are designed to be built into

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Coronavirus Outbreak Leads to Hot Sale of UV Light, Accelerating UV LED Development

The world spreading coronavirus has brought people’s attention to infection prevention with masks and disinfecting products in short supply. UV lights with disinfecting function also become popular. Conventional UV lights with mercury lamps have been in hot sale for disinfection

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An Assessment of a Hybrid Lighting System That Employs Ultraviolet-A

Reducing healthcare-associated infections is critically important. A new hybrid lighting system technology, designed to provide both visible white light and disinfecting UV-A radiation, was retrofitted into a modern hospital newborn intensive care unit. The UV-A dosing was set to levels

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LEDucation 2020 to Take Place March 17–18 in NYC

The health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors is our primary concern and we are monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19, both in the United States and internationally. At present, the situation has not impacted attendee or exhibitor registration and

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Amerlux’s People-First Solution Boosts Comfort, Productivity

Amerlux announced that it will begin shipping in early 2020 an innovative lighting solution that caters to the needs of people inside the building. Amerlux’s new AERUS lighting solution—which delivers a unique style and look compared to other indirect/direct pendants

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Office Lighting Should Be CRI 90, Says Signify

The company says a move to the higher metric would support the trend to put health and well-being in the workplace at the top of the agenda and tie in the increasingly widely-adopted WELL Building Standard. The company has upgraded all

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The Light and Health Alliance of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer

The Light and Health Alliance is a collaboration among Members (manufacturers, government organizations and NGOs, codes and standards bodies) and practitioners, including architects, specifiers, medical facility managers and physicians, to enable the broad adoption of lighting for human health by

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Record Grant for Scientists to Study Light and Health

The US-based National Institute on Aging is giving $3.8 million to top researcher Dr. Mariana Figueiro, professor and director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York state. The institute wants Figueiro to probe if

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Building the Evidence Outside the Lab by Morgan Pattison

Research in the field is uncovering lighting’s impact on human health and performance. LED lighting systems provide new opportunities for controlling the spectrum, intensity and duration of light exposure. These levels of control can be engaged as we come to

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Lighting Science Introduces Air Sanitizing Luminaire

Lighting Science of West Warwick, RI, launched a new LED luminaire that is said to reduce the airborne pathogens responsible for numerous illnesses. According to Lighting Science, the easy-to-install Cleanse ™ is an air-sanitizing luminaire that decreases the levels of

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