LEDs Focus On - Oct 26th, 2023
Technology, case studies, and resources on LED-based general, facade, and entertainment illumination
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October 26, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Focus On LEDs in Lighting newsletter. I mentioned this in yesterday’s News & Insights mailing, but if you don’t receive those weekly digests, you can fix that by signing up today. I’m seeking two to three interesting medical care/hospital lighting projects that have been completed within the last 8 months to be covered in our January/February 2024 issue. If you're a lighting designer/specifier, supplier, or installer and you'd like to have your project considered, please email me: a project explainer with a short description of the project scope/scale, retrofit needs, client objectives, any controls systems involved, and a list of engineering/design team pros who worked on the project.

The call for projects has led me to realize that we at LEDs mainly cover circadian-effective lighting in healthcare settings. Of course clinical, surgical, and other care environments have varying needs to address, from patient safety to staff visual acuity to providing a calming environment for healing – regardless of the circadian aspects. And healthcare facilities offer a significant retrofit business opportunity with the eventual removal of mercury-containing fluorescents from the market. I’m looking ahead to highlighting some inspiring case studies.

Please stay in touch about content we publish and to propose contributed articles.

Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

Europe’s mercury-minded ban leads large facility in the north to replace 34,000 tubes with integrated LED luminaires from Glamox.
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.
Residents are better rested and more alert under human-centric luminaires, according to a Harvard University study. To paraphrase: It’s the circadian, stupid!
The caregivers at a Danish nursing home will play a key role in the personalized lighting system. A usability expert will study their acceptance of it.
The company’s 20% Q4 drop is an improvement, and bosses say it should continue to get better. Still, the performance drags down numbers at parent SGH, largely a computing group.
Stakeholders — including specifiers, designers, manufacturers, public agencies, and program operators — have an opportunity to shape methods that will be used to quantify and benchmark products’ environmental impact.
LEDs Magazine's October issue features a selection of small but powerful luminaires.
November 9th Webinar sponsored by ERP Power
Omaha’s Hubbard Center for Children features expanded interiors and a new 10-story, state-of-the-art hospital with the user experience at the forefront.