LEDs Magazine News & Insights - Oct 4th, 2023
Industry news, commentary, research, and applications in LED and solid-state lighting technology and markets
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October 4, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s News & Insights for Oct. 4, 2023. Circadian studies continue to develop the knowledge base for the application of tunable spectra to human health and wellbeing this time with the aim to ease the transition of newborns from womb to external world. Circadian lighting specialist Chromaviso has supplied Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden with zoned luminaires that can be dimmed and tuned to support neonatal care with respect to babies’ light sensitivity and sleep cycles. We expect more to come in terms of study results from this installation.

Also in this issue, horticultural lighting developers Sollum Technologies and Fluence report on new business in the produce and cannabis growing sectors, respectively, demonstrating that LED adoption in the sector hasn’t gone into full drought.

Finally, I want to note upcoming professional development resources provided by the not-for-profit group Women in Lighting + Design (WILD). WILD’s Lamplighter Coalition has three online seminars planned through October and November on how to prevent and manage workplace sexual harassment. Social justice issues cross over from personal to professional life, so I too have asked myself, “What can I do if this happens to me or around me?” It’s important for all professionals to feel capable, respected, and supported in their workplaces as well as on the job outside of the office regardless of gender identity. I urge anyone who is interested in practical guidance and training to register and attend one of these online webinars.

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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

Even at the best of times, newborns’ eyes are sensitive to bright light. A Chromaviso system in Uppsala keeps things calm for babies, parents, and staff.
Is the drought beginning to ease in the horticultural lighting industry?
Oakfruitland also reports lower energy use while providing brighter lighting using Fluence luminaires purchased before the horticultural downturn. But when will the market recover?
Lighting design priorities remain the same despite how schools and learning have evolved, as seen in this case study of Powel SLAMS, designed by Rogers Partners with lighting designer The Lighting Practice.
Barker Associates and Buro Happold tailor lighting solutions for playfulness, productivity, and pragmatism in modern learning spaces.
The company’s DC2DC platform relies on low-voltage technology that helps installers minimize hazards with simplified power conversion architecture for greater efficiency and lower maintenance costs alongside tunability and control.
Open-plan accommodations in commercial complex required smart functions to complement daylighting alongside a clean look.
The stadium's Total Light Control—TLC for LED system from Musco Lighting will raise light levels to FIFA Lighting Standard A, enable dimming, reduce energy consumption, and enhance the fan experience with dynamic color schemes.
Study finds retrofitting buildings using digital and electric solutions reduces carbon emissions by up to 70%.
Colleges and universities are making headway on their sustainability goals. How are they reaching them—and what challenges are they facing along the way?