Ultraviolet Light Kills Coronavirus, But Caution Required by Naomi Millán

When used appropriately, ultraviolet radiation is very effective at killing or deactivating pathogens. It can also cause harm to humans, so care must be taken when evaluating new technologies racing to market in a bid to help mitigate the new

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Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections with UV-C Lighting by Justin Stouch, LC, President, Stouch Lighting

Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, cause a significant portion of illnesses and deaths in the medical field. They’re such a concern that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has pinned the reduction of HAIs as a top goal

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LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

Approximately 1 in 25 patients who visit U.S. hospitals contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Standard cleaning procedures usually involve manual application of detergents and disinfectants. Unfortunately, the efficacy of these manual

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Healthcare Lighting Guide Set to Be Unveiled

The Society of Light and Lighting has announced that it is set to unveil the long-awaited new version of LG2: Lighting for Healthcare Premises publication. The learned body said the guidance booklet would be in the hands of specifiers, consultants,

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The Light of Your Life: Building the Case for Circadian Lighting by Craig DiLouie

As interest in circadian lighting grows, the lighting industry is developing metrics and products while validating approaches. This article provides a refresher on circadian lighting and focuses on three recent studies pointing to potential benefits. 1) Healthcare project – In

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IES Research Symposium 2018 Call for Posters

How does light during the day and night affect our circadian, biological, and behavioral responses? At the 2018 IES Research Symposium, Light + Human Health, we will hear the latest research and consider how this research might affect current and

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IES Publishes Standard on Lighting for Seniors and Low Vision Population

RP-28-16 is intended to increase the designers’ understanding of age-related vision loss and the importance of their design decisions that could impact the safety and independence of this growing sector of the population. In the 2007 edition, applications were primarily

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CLTC Collaborates with UC Davis Medical Center on Best Practices for Healthcare Lighting

CLTC and the UC Davis Medical Center are working together to identify best practices for healthcare lighting in patient rooms, corridors and support areas. The three key elements of these designs include circadian wellness, dark adaption, and high color rendering

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DOE Webinar Series on Healthcare Lighting

Registration is open for a three-part webinar series on healthcare lighting. All webinars will start at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) and will last one hour. • Tuesday, September 13: The Nurses’ Perspective on Hospital Patient Room Lighting Learn

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Ushio America Announces Strategic Investment in Fixture Manufacturer, American Green Technology®

Ushio America, Inc., continues its commitment to customer-based lighting solutions with a strategic investment in American Green Technology® (AGT), an advanced technology lighting fixture and air purification system manufacturer for the industrial and healthcare markets. This partnership brings together two

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