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
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