WEBCAST: Tunable lighting - Changing color and light levels to enhance our enjoyment and wellbeing
The Webcast will cover what has become a widely-accepted concept that lighting applied appropriately can bring joy and convenience to people, and also enhance wellbeing and productivity and even accelerate healing.
Originally broadcast: November 30, 2012
Time: Now available on demand
Speakers: Stan Walerczyk of Lighting Wizards, Rod Heller of Energy Performance Lighting and John Hwang of PlanLED
Overview: The Webcast will cover what has become a widely-accepted concept that lighting applied appropriately can bring joy and convenience to people, and also enhance wellbeing and productivity and even accelerate healing. The presentation will summarize the research on the enhancements to human life attributable to tunable lighting. The Webcast will address the technology involved in tunable lighting including LED components, driver electronics, and control schemes for both light output and color temperature (sometimes called Kelvin changing). The talk will cover existing tunable light sources including retrofit lamps that carry small price premiums relative to non-tunable sources. Moreover, the discussion will project ways that what the presenters call human centric lighting can make the complete transition from the R&D stage to commercialization.
The presenters include Stan Walerczyk of Lighting Wizards, Rod Heller of Energy Performance Lighting, and John Hwang of PlanLED. The three have joined forces to form Human Centric Lighting – an information resource focused on light and human health and the new generation of tunable light products that qualify as Human Centric Lighting.
Rod Heller is the founder, managing partner, and lead designer at Energy Performance Lighting, and specializes in energy-efficient upgrades in commercial and institutional buildings. John Hwang is the CEO of PlanLED providing consulting and product design services to LED and SSL manufacturers. Stan Walerczyk is a principal at Lighting Wizards, has presented over 700 seminars, consults on LED product design, is on the DOE CALiPER Guidance Committee, and assisted the DOE on spectrally enhanced lighting research.