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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