LEDs Health and Wellbeing - Jan 30th, 2023
News & resources on SSL technology designed to support human health, wellbeing, and environmental stewardship
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January 30, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Lighting for Health & Wellbeing newsletter for Jan. 30, 2023. As we’ve mentioned over the past year, circadian lighting has not yet found major headway with commercial support. Tunability, yes. Dimmability, certainly. But responses from the lighting industry over the years have wavered depending on who you’re talking to or whose work you’re reading. Lots of debate surrounds the development of metrics for circadian responsivity and impact of lighting on human nonvisual systems. My opinion is disagreement in that regard could have many manufacturers and specifiers holding their breath for a sea change. But the latest survey from a team of researchers shows a steady heartbeat among a significant scientific population when it comes to supporting the application of the current circadian knowledge base to lighting.

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Finally, please note we’ve extended the deadline for the BrightStar Awards! Applicants now have until this Friday, Feb. 3, to complete their entries for a chance to earn industry honors for their innovative contributions to the LED and SSL industry.

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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

Researchers at the Mount Sinai Light and Health Research Center are building evidence to support Medicare/Medicaid coverage for in-home use of an effective lighting system.
Survey of circadian scientists concludes there is “sufficient evidence to support the widespread introduction of circadian lighting that adjusts light intensity and blue content across day and night.”
Earlier satellite measurements of night sky brightness have failed to note the effect of blue LED spectra. But it hasn’t escaped the attention of 51,000 citizen scientists.
Towns, cities, and other groups that apply for Dark Sky certification could be eligible to receive devices that help measure and monitor outdoor light emission.
In the latest setback to its once ambitious ramp-up of COVID fighting lamps, the company calls it quits for its own brand of home products. It’s still selling to commercial users and to OEMs.
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Luminaire utilizes Ushio Care222 far-UVC disinfection technology with patented filter for narrow band 222-nm emission.
New program establishes unbiased building health and air quality performance baselines through assessments by UL Solutions and SafeTraces, as well as verified improvements through IWBI’s WELL programs.
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