LEDs Health and Wellbeing - Oct 16th, 2023
News & resources on SSL technology designed to support human health, wellbeing, and environmental stewardship
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October 16, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Lighting for Health & Wellbeing newsletter for Oct. 16, 2023. We have a breadth of content for you in this month’s edition, ranging from applications to practical guidance and lighting-related current events.

For instance, a Swedish hospital aims to deliver newborns into a more peaceful and calming environment, easing their transition from womb to world, while a Norwegian hospital has begun retrofitting its former mercury-containing fluorescents with LEDs designed to support medical care while saving energy.

Furthermore, lighting scientists weigh in on the roadmap for proper application of circadian lighting indoors as well as mitigating outdoor impacts of digital signage, with the goal of increasing roadway safety.

Finally, I’ve blogged recently about the unintended consequences of building glazing and excessive nighttime lighting upon the natural world, as mainstream media has reported an alarming number of birds colliding with buildings as a result of disorientation in their typical migratory flight patterns. Thankfully, there are conservancy groups working alongside municipalities to decrease these problems, and I am optimistic that consideration to materials, construction, and less obtrusive illumination will help to rebalance the human-centric built environment to support the natural ecosystem.

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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]


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A hospital in Uppsala, Sweden has installed LED-based circadian lighting in its neonatal intensive care ward, where parents and staff say the softer and controllable tones have fostered a calm environment that helps premature and full-term babies develop and recover.
Migratory bird collisions are the latest instance highlighting the encroachment of the built environment upon the natural world. But it's human nature to seek solutions and continue to improve our impact.
In response to an increase in digital billboards along roadways, Claude Zhu explores impacts on drivers and recommends implementing guidance based on reviewed studies and available ordinances.
Martin Moore-Ede responds to a finding of scientific consensus on circadian lighting and advises the lighting industry on steps it can take to develop an evidence-backed strategy for risk management before regulation rules all.
Europe’s mercury-minded ban leads large facility in the north to replace 34,000 tubes with integrated LED luminaires from Glamox.
Co-chairs of the Minamata Convention on Mercury – Africa Region call upon the global lighting industry to support an amendment to mercury-lamp phase-out plans.
Deep baffle design is equipped with a specialty lens to spread light uniformly toward the center for desired beam angles.
Building managers and occupants of the Torre Glòries office tower in Barcelona, Spain, benefit from a flexible co-working space made possible with connected lighting.
Poor indoor air quality can affect students’ ability to learn and pay attention in school. What are the key drivers of poor IAQ in schools—and what can school facilities teams do about them? Check out our latest podcast to find out.