LEDs Health and Wellbeing - Nov 21st, 2022
News & resources on SSL technology designed to support human health, wellbeing, and environmental stewardship
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November 21, 2022

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Lighting for Health & Wellbeing newsletter for Nov. 21, 2022. Cold and flu season is picking up as more people are spending time indoors in the cooler climate zones. While we hear more widespread buzz about coronavirus variants, RSV, and respiratory illnesses these days, of course all manner of microbes have the potential to impact public health through air, surface, and water contamination. While questions remain about the types of pathogens and the percentage that can be deactivated by ultraviolet and visible-light disinfection methods, the currently understood capabilities are advantageous in helping global society to achieve access to clean water supplies, improved indoor-air quality, and reduced contact with contaminated surfaces in all sorts of spaces. But we must remain vigilant in staying up to date on the latest research studies and remember that science evolves because our understanding of how to interpret data and apply it to practice continues to expand.

Additional health and wellbeing content addresses mercury-lamp phaseouts, bringing circadian knowledge into practice, and more. Please stay in touch about content we publish and to propose contributed articles.

Carrie Meadows, [email protected]


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A literature review raises awareness of the need for more precise data to effectively apply visible light disinfection in appropriate scenarios, IAN ASHDOWN concludes in part two of his series.
Researchers wanna research. But other industry advocates say we know daylight rhythms improve our wellbeing. How will this impact the pace and practice of circadian lighting development?
An overview of the implementation of IEC62471 for photobiological safety evaluation remains at eyeball level for LEDs Magazine readers.
In 2021, several trials documented that violet radiation around 405 nm can over time deactivate viruses, although these systems require continuous operation for maximum efficacy.
California employs climate-saving policy strategy to eradicate fluorescent bulbs. Advocates HEIDI SANBORN, JORDAN WELLS, and MICHAEL SCHOLAND explain how.
Demand for surface-oriented wares is slow, following obsolescence. Air disinfection lines also sluggish.
The shift to LEDs is subjecting both humans and nature to what can be detrimental light frequencies, University of Exeter scientists report.
Editorial director Wanda Lau reflects on the increasing attention to smart buildings and the role that Smart Buildings Technology can continue to play in the future.
This webinar will cover the features of high-intensity SST and SFT white LEDs and showcase examples of how these LED features enhance a directional lighting system's performance.
Lumileds LED specialist Willem Sillevis-Smitt will explain the tools and techniques available that will help the lighting industry overcome dark-sky concerns.