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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Webcast: Full-Spectrum LEDS and Indoor Daylight Support for Health and Wellbeing

September 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM CDT / 9:00 AM PDT / 4:00 PM GMT Dr. Octavio L. Pérez holds a PhD in multidisciplinary science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, USA. His field of

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Circadian Lighting: New Information on Lighting’s Health Effects by Craig DiLouie

The lighting industry continues to explore the potential for lighting solutions to benefit and optimize human health. Studies indicate light has physiological effects that go beyond vision. In recent years, the industry has focused on the effect of light on

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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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