LEDs Health and Wellbeing - Aug 15th, 2022
News & resources on SSL technology designed to support human health, wellbeing, and environmental stewardship
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August 15, 2022

Welcome to the Lighting for Health & Wellbeing newsletter for Aug. 15, 2022. The teaser "blurbs" for these monthly missives may pass by without notice most of the time. I wanted to point out a small change to this one and ask for your help. Just above the newsletter header, you'll see it now mentions "environmental stewardship" as part of our health & wellbeing focus. Why highlight this? It's a small number of characters we're allotted, you see, to give subscribers context for what they'll find inside. It's been challenging to find another way to encompass the idea of lighting that not only directly influences our biological rhythms, public health, and visual comfort with its spectral composition, intensity, and controllability aspects...but also considers its impact on the ecosystem, energy resources, and more intangible factors such as our ability to connect with each other and the environment around us. Have a suggestion on how to describe this topic? Please email me!

In this issue:

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Carrie Meadows, (603) 891-9382, [email protected]


SunLike 3030 Series LEDs produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight to deliver a healthier light experience by minimizing potential negative effects of artificial light. Accurately render objects in high quality light with this human-centric, nature-inspired light source. Available online at Digi-Key, Future, Avnet, and NRC Electronics.

IAN ASHDOWN reviews the published literature on visible light disinfection to explore germicidal mechanisms and identify information gaps for investigation in part one of a two-part series.
Wanda Lau enumerates the intangible benefits and value that solid-state lighting technology can bring to built environments, such as improving community engagement and enhancing wellbeing, while supporting stewardship of the natural environment.
CARRIE MEADOWS highlights the LightSPEC West event program that delivers fresh, local thought leadership in the built environment sector.
Active citizen voices help lighting designers balance concept, budgetary constraints, and execution in underserved neighborhoods, with eye-opening results.
JEFF HULETT, CAMERON MILLER, and TROY COWAN detail the importance of cross-organization participation in UV standards development and how those joint efforts will further market penetration and performance of GUV devices.
An accounting ‘obsolescence’ contributed to a significant decline in gross margins for the second quarter, says CEO Rondolat.
To date, seven manufacturers have received FDA warnings that portable GUV products exhibited defects that render them unsafe by “presenting a risk of injury to the user and nearby persons.”
Currently, human activities release more than 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide and nearly three times the concentration of methane, according to the data from NOAA. limate READi public framework stakesholders also include Ameren, Exelon and National Grid
U.S. DOE’s office of energy jobs will work with labor, other stakeholders to ensure doe programs support quality jobs.
DesignLights Consortium will process new networked lighting controls applications through the online portal. Users will no longer need to upload an Excel application form and email documentation to submit a system for qualification.