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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