LEDs Health and Wellbeing - Feb 27th, 2023
News & resources on SSL technology designed to support human health, wellbeing, and environmental stewardship
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February 27, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine's Lighting for Health & Wellbeing newsletter for Feb. 27, 2023. A former colleague once told me that he considered all general-purpose lighting to be "human-centric lighting" - that is, it is created by humans for human visual acuity. More and more often, it is also created to improve the human condition or experience within built environments. When we began to talk about refining terminology for the application of light to human needs, we went beyond visual acuity and learned about circadian effects of lighting on both humans and the ecosystems around us, so "human-centric" became a term we used less frequently. I now propose to you in our audience that the "lighting for health and wellbeing" application or segment of the market can include considerations even beyond the circadian and biological impacts of wavelengths themselves, such as sustainability in materials and components selection, the use of acoustic dampening techniques, circularity and replaceability, manufacturing for disassembly, and more. We'll be covering more of these topics throughout the year. Do you agree or disagree with my assessment, and why?

In this issue:

  • Our colleagues at Architectural SSL report that 405-nm disinfection lighting is a good (school) sport

Please stay in touch about content we publish and to propose contributed articles.

Carrie Meadows, [email protected]


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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.”
Sales and profits up for the fourth quarter and year. Energy efficiency, net zero, and an upcoming fluorescent ban are driving business. IoT still “early stages.”
CEO Alexander Everke and CFO Ingo Bank are leaving amid questions surrounding the nearly $1 billion Malaysian project for micro LEDs and 8-inch wafers. They say everything is fine.
Offshore wind helps drive marine sales. The numbers are up on land, too.
Patent-pending CLS Optic and central groove allow for independently controllable widespread batwing uplight.
Zumtobel was approached by EPR architects to provide a lighting scheme that would bring the centre to life and enhance office spaces with quality illumination.
EcoVadis, an international agency that rates the sustainability performance of companies around the world, awarded Tridonic with a silver medal for sustainability, helping the company to rank in the top 25% of rated companies.
Chelsea High School in Michigan integrates 405-nanometer lighting for an enhanced cleaning protocol.
Billed as a first for the industry, the Relational Data tool adds value to Fitwel Certification by allowing real estate companies to rank their properties’ and entities’ healthy building performance against their peers.
Omaha’s Hubbard Center for Children features expanded interiors and a new 10-story, state-of-the-art hospital with the user experience at the forefront.