LEDs Health and Wellbeing - Jun 19th, 2023
News & resources on SSL technology designed to support human health, wellbeing, and environmental stewardship
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June 19, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Lighting for Health & Wellbeing newsletter for June 19, 2023. As I’ve mentioned in other missives, our health and wellbeing coverage isn’t solely focused on the ability to provide circadian entrainment with properly designed illumination. We also cover manufacturing, materials, and design initiatives that aim to address climate concerns, environmental stewardship, occupant productivity, equity, and energy resource management as demonstrated by the items included in this edition:

  • Still, Halper grabbed onto a story in which he noted that ams Osram champions less-efficient halogen light sources in specialty applications. I’ve included that here because I’m curious as to specifiers’ feedback on this. Some lamps have been excluded from halogen phase-outs. Do you continue to specify halogen lighting for stage and entertainment applications, or are you considering only LED offerings? Let us know!

Carrie Meadows, [email protected]


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In an interview with CARRIE MEADOWS, Finelite vice president of R&D AARON SMITH explains how the company puts design for disassembly concepts into practice, and how end users can inspire change across the lighting manufacturing supply chain.
WANDA LAU notes that tax credits, deductions, and other financial programs can motivate a move to incorporate energy-generating and -conserving technologies into our businesses and daily lives.
RUAIRIDH MCGLYNN of Stoane Lighting believes that lighting manufacturers should launch a circular economy process that eases supply chain challenges, addresses waste reduction, and enables a new service model.
For those getting into the business of rebuilding existing lights, surprises await — and not all good, as MARK HALPER discovers.
What? The company says that the inefficient lamps are more easily recycled, and should be the preferred choice in entertainment where they offer superior color rendering.
With sustainability in mind, the company is also recovering reflective plastic from television sets for the product’s reflectors.
The company reports that it is ahead of schedule on its net zero journey, already reducing absolute emissions across its operations by 42% since 2017.
Instead of metal, plastic, and glass, Philadelphia-based Lightly uses wood, wool, and hemp in the housings for its LED luminaires, Butterfly and Glow.
An increase in hybrid work is driving new tenant preferences and making it more important than ever to deliver equity in the work environment, no matter where people are working from.