Welcome to the Lighting for Health and Wellbeing newsletter by LEDs Magazine for Jan. 31, 2022. We’re doing a quick rundown on today’s newsletter content for you, but first I want to mention that we are still accepting circadian-lighting project/application photos for our March cover consideration. Research and commercial scenarios are acceptable. Please drop me a note for more details.
Our January/February issue of the magazine just dropped and we have some excellent contributing authors featured. If you want full digital access to the current issue and archives, subscribe through our form. Vyv CEO and biomedical engineer Colleen Costello sends a strong message to the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) design and supply chain in our featured article on the responsibilities to buyers and end users of products that claim to disinfect using ultraviolet (UV) radiation or visible antimicrobial light. As many know, Costello’s company develops 405-nm light systems for disinfection; that does not mean she has published an “anti-UV campaign.” Instead, she has clearly outlined problems with inappropriate or confusing guidance regarding UV systems; how to prioritize explicit information on safety and operation; and best-practice implementation of complementary systems intended for antimicrobial use. We have more to come on visible-light disinfection capabilities and what other industry stakeholders see as missing links with standards going forward.
We also have featured news from the industry on awards recognition for UV-free antimicrobial lighting, as well as a new Tesla Awards category announced by the National Lighting Bureau to establish a project award for lighting that supports circadian entrainment. The NLB has asked the lighting for wellbeing specialists at Mount Sinai’s Light and Health Research Center to judge the new category.
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- Carrie Meadows, (603) 891-9382, [email protected]