LEDs Health and Wellbeing - Oct 24th, 2022
News & resources on SSL technology designed to support human health, wellbeing, and environmental stewardship
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October 24, 2022

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Lighting for Health & Wellbeing newsletter for Oct. 24, 2022. We are inching closer to the end of daylight savings time here in the U.S., although if the proposed Sunshine Protection Act ever makes it through the House, we may see the twice-yearly time change for the very last time in 2022.

Whether you are for or against the practice of shifting daylight schedules, it seemed like a good time to focus on both the human and environmental effects of electric outdoor lighting as the daylight hours shorten. Having said that, the DesignLights Consortium is one of many organizations that prescribes a proactive approach to address the ecosystem impacts of improperly implemented outdoor lighting, by performing due diligence and selecting outdoor lighting products that limit light trespass, reduce light pollution, and minimize the influence of artificial light on other organisms. Not only will these considerations help to preserve the night sky views and reduce negative impacts on the natural world, but they can also conserve energy when the right lighting and controls strategies reduce wasted light.

From energy code updates to smart schemes for outdoor lighting, the entire lighting manufacturing and design chain can achieve healthier end results while shoring up a strong bottom line.

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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]


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Lighting scientist LEORA RADETSKY details the DesignLights Consortium’s recommendations for saving energy, minimizing impacts on people and nature, and preserving the night sky.
Department of Energy's Justice Week shows gaps in social justice and equality of funding among historically underrepresented groups. But WANDA LAU points toward the ability to measure progress from this baseline.
CLAUDE ZHU shows how controls support safety and efficiency goals in a mesh-network case study of outdoor area lighting for pedestrian and non-automotive travel.
Prepare for energy code requirements that impact lighting and controls implementation. CRAIG DILOUIE summarizes changes to California Title 24 energy code that will go into effect in 2023.
Astrid Simonsen Joos sounds determined to boost the IoT business at the LED lighting company, which is strong in the maritime sector and building its human-centric presence.
DST has all sorts of negative health ramifications, says the University of Munich’s Till Roenneberg. LEDs might help, but there’s nothing like the sun.
Community concerns about the lack of lighting on a quarter-mile stretch of Oregon's Amazon Park Running Trail spurred installation of bollards that minimize light pollution while improving visibility.
The 2022 BOMA International COVID-19 Commercial Real Estate Impact Study was underwritten by a grant from Yardi and developed by Brightline Strategies.
The California law sets phase-out dates for compact fluorescent lamps and linear fluorescent lamps starting in 2024. It is the second state to pass a ban on fluorescent lamps, following Vermont’s vote to phase-out CFLs in 2023 and 4-ft LFLs in 2024.