2018-02-22

Human-Centric Lighting Takes LED Technology to the Next Level

The human body reacts to sunlight and darkness by releasing hormones that direct our internal clock, known as our circadian system. Disturbing our internal clock can affect our ability to perform or concentrate and literally puts us at risk for a host of diseases. Recent research indicates that building occupants’ circadian rhythm can be disturbed when they spend long hours indoors without access to the Earth’s natural lighting cycle.  
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2018-02-21

Top Commercial Lighting Trends for 2018

Light influences our lives in many ways including our health, moods, productivity, concentration, sleep cycles, decision making and emotions. With the adoption of smart lighting and IoT, lighting characteristics such as color, intensity and timing can automatically adjust to meet the needs of occupants. For example, in this article by Digital Lumens (now OSRAM), the author states, “In your kids’ elementary school, biometric sensors will track students’ alertness, subtly shifting spectrum to automatically boost their focus any time it starts to wane.”
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2018-02-09

Osram’s Regensburg Location Seen in a Whole New Light

“Our employees are the key to our success”, stresses Gerhard Maihoefner, head of the Regensburg location of Osram Opto Semiconductors. “As a world leader in LEDs and optoelectronics, it makes sense to utilize our light-based innovations to contribute to a positive working environment.”
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2018-02-05

Feed Your Body and Soul with Light: Introducing Home Lighting with Benefits

Soraa, the established manufacturer in high-quality, full spectrum LED lighting, announced the launch of Soraa Radiant and Healthy LED bulbs for the home. These two lights bring a technically advanced, professional quality level of lighting to consumers. Soraa has combined the energy efficient benefits of LED with two important advancements: full spectrum color with Soraa Radiant LED bulbs for your visual soul, and Zero Blue light with Soraa Healthy LED bulbs for better sleep.
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2018-01-29

LRC’s Mariana Figueiro to Outline New Research on Lighting, Circadian Health

Mariana Figueiro, director of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will reveal how lighting can optimize health based on the latest research at National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors’ (NAILD) Innovation 2018 on Feb. 13-16 in Rancho Mirage, California.
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2018-01-29

Philips Lighting Supports Circadian Rhythms of Czech Employees with Human Centric Office Lighting

Philips Lighting has helped to transform the Czech Republic headquarters of energy company innogy, by installing an LED lighting system tuned to support the circadian rhythms of innogy’s office staff, including stimulating their energy levels at set times in the day. Employees enjoy a comfortable bright light, similar to natural daylight, to start their day and after lunch. This helps to stimulate energy levels, enhance workplace comfort and vision, supporting a sense of wellbeing and performance. The stimulus from the “human centric lighting” fixtures is likened to a strong cup of coffee.
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2018-01-19

Lighting Science Unveils Enhanced Lighting for Peak Performance

Lighting Science, specializing in human-centric lighting solutions, unveiled its enhanced line of biological LED products that deliver greater physiological impacts and improved energy efficiency. 
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2018-01-16

Human Centric Lighting to Overtake Energy Saving as Key Differentiator in Lighting Design for Buildings, Predicts amBX

Human Centric Lighting will be the next major area of opportunity for the global lighting and building design industries now that energy saving is regarded as ubiquitous, according to lighting technology specialist amBX.
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2017-11-14

SunLike Series LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor Deliver Natural Spectrum Human-Centric Lighting Sources for European Lighting Designers

Seoul Semiconductor exhibited its new SunLike Series LEDs that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight, at the recent Professional Lighting Design Conference (PLDC), held in Paris.
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2017-11-14

amBX to Show ‘Wellbeing Dashboard’ Concept for Next Generation Human Centric Lighting

British lighting technology company amBX has teamed up with lighting consultancy IT Does Lighting to develop the concept of a Wellbeing Dashboard that can enable building managers and employers to monitor how well the lighting in their spaces is supporting employees.
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2017-10-12

Osram Supports “Healthy Offices” Survey

A research project conducted by Twente University, The Free University Amsterdam and the property consultant CBRE Holland once again confirms the interplay between work surroundings and health as well as the well-being and performance capacity of people. Osram installed a “Human Centric Lighting” solution for the survey at the headquarters of CBRE in Amsterdam – consisting of a time-controlled lighting system with a circadian-friendly lighting sequence. The results verify: 76 percent of participants felt happier, 50 percent healthier and 12 percent performed better in an objective experiment.  
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2017-10-03

Kenall is the First to Introduce Light Fixtures Using Indigo-Clean Technology to Safely Kill Harmful Bacteria

Most people agree that athletic activity is healthy for mind and body, but harmful bacteria in locker rooms, restrooms and on equipment introduces the risk of infection. To combat these infections, Kenall has incorporated Indigo-Clean technology into two of the company’s best-selling sealed, high-abuse, LED light fixtures: the Millenium™ Stretch MLHA and SimpleSeal™ HASEDI Luminaires. These luminaires combine white ambient light with 405nm Indigo light in order to kill harmful bacteria, including staph, such as MRSA, and are part of a comprehensive portfolio of lighting products that Kenall has developed utilizing this revolutionary new technology.
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2017-09-20

293 nm UVB LED More Efficient in Geneating Vitamin D3 than Sunlight, Found Boston University

Research published today in Scientific Reports shows that light from RayVio's 293nm ultraviolet (UV) LED is more efficient than sunlight at producing vitamin D3 in skin samples. Tyler Kalajian and his research team, led by Dr. Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D., and supported by Boston University School of Medicine and a Boston University Ignition Award, found that skin samples exposed to RayVio's UV LED for just 0.52 minutes produced more than twice as much vitamin D3 as samples exposed to 32.5 minutes of sunlight.
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2017-08-10

Tuning Light As Per Circadian Lighting Systems

Light a natural factor, enables us to see our world in vibrant color and striking details. It also acts as an indication of when our body must wake up and sleep. If you acutely discern from sunrise to sunset, the color and intensity of the light fluctuates from warm amber to bright light during the day, and back to warm light at sunset, followed by darkness in the night. The nature set-cycle of light brightness and intensity has an intense influence upon health of living beings as it affects the body’s circadian system. The human body has a 24 hour rhythm that has established sleep/wake patterns, and control of physiological functions such as hunger, temperature and blood pressure. When our body is in sync with the rhythm, we feel energized and stabilized, if not we feel drained and lethargic. The minute we wake up, our body gets introduced to lights and the time we snooze, we switch off all our light resources for getting proper uninterrupted sleep.
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2017-08-02

New Research Supports Customized Lighting Solutions to Reduce The Negative Impact of Light on Sleep

Lighting Science, a noted brand in next-generation LED lighting solutions, announces the comprehensive results from a study, "The effects of spectral tuning of evening ambient light on melatonin suppression, alertness and sleep", published today in the medical journal Physiology and Behavior1. The study was conducted by the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, with lighting technology provided by Rhode Island-based Lighting Science, makers of the noted GoodNight™ and Sleepy Baby™ pre-sleep consumer LEDs.
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2017-07-18

More than Just Mood Lighting

As the world of LEDs continue to evolve, manufacturers are fervently trying to get the latest technologies in the hands of consumers. But with a flood of options, end-users are oftentimes inundated with gadgets that have short shelf lives or half-heartedly address their lighting goals. For designers and architects in need of creating flexible spaces, address human-centric lighting and more, USAI Lighting serves up advanced tunable white lighting to address a variety of lighting goals all in one fixture. Check out the below options to harness a host of lighting benefits.
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2017-07-11

LRC Releases New Version of Circadian Stimulus Calculator with Expanded Functionality

The Lighting Research Center has released a new version of its free, open-access circadian stimulus (CS) calculator with more robust and flexible functionality to help lighting professionals select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for circadian-effective light exposure in architectural spaces.
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2017-07-07

LPS 2017 Proudly Announces Its Stellar Speakers and Event Program

LpS 2017 (LED Professional Symposium +Expo) are proud to reveal this year’s event program, for what will be the greatest LpS to date. Joining over 1600 delegates and 100 exhibitors in Bregenz this year will be global experts from industry and research, to focus on multiple lighting applications such as Human Centric Lighting, Transportation, Agricultural, Healthcare and many more.
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2017-03-22

ALPHABET Lighting New HUMAN-CENTRIC SERIES with BIOS

ALPHABET Lighting (formerly WILA Lighting USA) announces a new human-centric, biological lighting series specifically developed for Circadian Rhythm regulation. These new downlight products are enabled by SkyBlue technology by researchers and former NASA scientists at BIOS. BIOS has entered an exclusive agreement with Ledra Brands to provide true Circadian Rhythm lighting providing many benefits for the occupants in the space.
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2016-03-09

GE Lighting C Sleep Smart Bulbs Hit Markets

Last October, GE announced it was planning to launch C by GE smart LED bulbs especially designed to be in sync with the human circadian rhythm in 2016. One of the long awaited bulbs has finally made its way onto the market.
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2014-11-05

Human Centric Smart Lighting, Are We There Yet?

Smart lighting emerged in recent years as a promising technology that has attracted investments from many institutes and LED companies, but further R&D is required before the technology can become truly human centric, said Pei-Ting Chou, Manager, Electronics and Optoelectronics Research Laboratories, ITRI, at LEDforum 2014, which was held on Oct. 24, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.
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LEDtronics introduces its latest series of LED Machine Status Indicator & Utility Bulbs. This is a product category LEDtronics has been manufacturing for 35 years, and this newest generation is the most energy-efficient and of the highest ... READ MORE

The new Synios P2720 has the same footprint as the 850 nm version. Measuring only 2.0 mm x 2.75 mm x 0.6 mm, the IRED is therefore ideal for space-critical applications.

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