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Interviews + Opinion, Light + Health

Interview with Juno’s Scott Roos on Light and Health

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Roos, Vice President Product Design, Juno Lighting Group (Acuity Brands). The topic: lighting and health. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the August 2016 issue of tED. DiLouie: What do we currently know with a fair [...]

Construction + Economy, Light + Health

AIA Survey Finds Healthy Buildings Becoming Key Design Priority

Nearly three quarters of U.S. architects say the health impacts of buildings are influencing their design decisions. That finding parallels a strong market demand by building owners, with a solid two-thirds surveyed also reporting that health considerations affect how they design and construct buildings. These findings and others were recently released in a new report, [...]

Education + Resources, Events, Light + Health

DOE Hosts Webinars on Healthcare Lighting

DOE is offering a series of webinars on healthcare lighting. Both start at 1:00 PM EST and last for 60 minutes: Tuesday, October 4: Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Lighting: Where’s the Evidence? Presenters: Anjali Joseph, Clemson University, Robert Davis and Andrea Wilkerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The nonvisual effects of light have captured a lot [...]

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Lighting for Health

Below is my contribution to the August issue of tED Magazine on the topic of lighting and health. Reprinted with permission. For millions of years, sunrise and sunset set the human body clock, or circadian system. This system produces and regulates bodily functions such as sleep-wake cycles, body temperature and hormonal release based on 24-hour [...]

Light + Health, Research

LRC: Tailored Lighting Improves Quality of Life for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

Lighting tailored to the needs of an individual can improve sleep and reduce depression and agitation in persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro, Light & Health Program Director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. The study, published in the April [...]

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“Going Beyond the Lumen?” by Jim Brodrick

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Light sources are typically evaluated in terms of how much light they produce (in lumens) relative to how much power they draw (in watts). From lighting designers to building owners to consumers, [...]

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AMA Issues LED Streetlighting Guidance, Controversy Ensues

Street and area lighting are among the most popular applications for LED sources. It’s estimated that more than 10% of streetlights have been converted to LED technology in the U.S. Many LED streetlights exhibit characteristics that are very different than traditional high-pressure sodium sources. The popularity of LED streetlighting led the American Medical Association (AMA) [...]

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Can the Impact of Human-centric Lighting be Measured?

Light and health, light and productivity–can it be measured? This LUX webinar explores whether the impact of human-centric lighting can be measured, and how. Check it out here.

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Circadian Health Could be Transformational for Lighting Industry

Lighting is on the cusp of major change, say three lighting experts while discussing the subject of lighting and circadian health at the annual lighting colloquy sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau. The three panelists were Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., professor and Light & Health Program director, Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Kevin Kampschroer, [...]

Interviews + Opinion, Light + Health, Products + Technology

Juno’s Scott Roos on Tunable-White Lighting

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Roos, VP of Product Design, Juno Lighting Group, on the topic of tunable-white lighting. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the May 2016 issue of tED. DiLouie: Looking at LED sources and controls, what are the [...]

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