2020-07-15

Outdoor Lighting at Night May Cause Sleep and Mood Disorders for Teenagers, Says Study

A new study reveals how outdoor artificial lighting at night links with sleep and mental disorder of adolescents. Researchers of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that teenagers who live in areas that have high levels of artificial light at night tend to get less sleep and are more likely to have a mood disorder comparing to teens who live in areas with low levels of night-time light. The research, titled “Association of Outdoor Artificial Light at Night with Mental Disorders and Sleep Patterns among US Adolescents,” was based on a cro...
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2020-06-23

Samsung’s Human-Centric LEDs with Engineered Spectra to Boost Energy and Improve Concentration

Study Shows the Impacts of Lighting in Our Daily Life Many researches have indicated that lighting plays a critical role for human wellbeing and can significantly affect our productivity. The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute published a study in 2018*, demonstrating that circadian-effective lighting installed in office buildings can help workers to reduce sleepiness and increase alertness and energy. “Circadian-effective” lighting describes light source delivering effective photic stimulus that suppress melatonin, which often re...
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2020-06-16

More Daytime Light Exposure Leads to Better Sleep Quality and Less Stress

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is investigating the impacts of working from home or quarantining indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic on individual daily light exposures. The results showed that indoor and outdoor light exposure significantly impacted people’s sleep quality and psychological health. LRC conducted a survey on people who had been staying home due to the pandemic in May 2020. The survey collected 600 effective data and found that daily indoor light exposure and time spent outside had a major impact on all sur...
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2020-05-28

Rising Lighting Applications You Can’t Miss in Post-pandemic Era

In 2020, people all around the globe are living in ways that we would never have thought because of COVID-19 pandemic. Majority of the world population has spent most of their time at home with lockdown policies and to avoid infection in the past few months. Even now that several areas have lifted up the restriction, people’s lifestyle is likely to change forever. Lighting applications, which highly related to our daily life, reflect the changes of people’s behaviors. LEDinside is thus seeing some rising trends in the lighting industry in response to the impact of ...
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2020-05-27

BIOS Lighting Partners TrueLight to Develop Circadian Lighting for Creating Healthier Indoor Life

BIOS Lighting and TrueLight announced their new strategic partnership to advance circadian lighting applications and bring the health benefits of natural sunlight indoors. The new dimmable TrueLight Circadia bulb uses patented BIOS SkyBlue Technology to pinpoint key photoreceptors that signal circadian responses. During the daytime, the TrueLight Circadia bulb infuses the critical sky-blue region (near 490nm), which helps improve alertness, mood and performance. Dimming the bulb after the sun goes down removes daytime photoreceptors and sends nighttime signals to he...
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2020-05-26

Samsung Spinoff Creates Artificial Sunlight with Window-like Lighting Device

Last week, Samsung announced that it is supporting five startups created by Samsung employees under the C-Lab Inside in-house incubation program. One of the new startups, SunnyFive, builds a window look lighting device delivering artificial sunlight. (Image: Samsung) According to Samsung, the window-shaped lighting created by SunnyFive produces full spectrum of light which is similar to natural light, simulating lighting situation including dawn, sunrise, sunset and dusk. Samsung also highlighted that this window-like lighting device can help users synthesize vitamin D...
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2020-05-20

Bridgelux Introduces Metric to Tell How Nature the Light Is

People are getting more aware of how natural lighting affects the body as well as the psychological feelings. Lighting design and LED technology also address how the artificial light source can mimic the light in the nature. But how do we measure the “naturalness” of light? Bridgelux introduced a new metric to quantify the naturalness. Bridgelux announced that it has developed a new metric to enable objective comparison of light sources to natural light, since standard lighting quality metrics such as CRI and TM-30 do not fully address the naturalness. The LED...
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2020-05-18

Signify Debuts Sky-mimicking Lighting to Enhance Human’s Wellbeing

Signify launched its new lighting product based on the concept of Human Centric Lighting, NatureConnect, which is built on proven biophilic design principles, usint elements of nature in interior spaces to create healthy, engaging and inspiring environments.   (Image: Signify) It is suggested from several researches that exposure to the right amount of light during the day, as well as the colors and dynamics from nature helps to improve people’s physical and psychological wellbeing. But the modern life style often leads to lack access to enough daylight, resulting...
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2020-04-23

Study Proves Full Spectrum LEDs Outperform standard LED lighting

A new study conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Germany showed that full spectrum LED products deliver better visual comfort compared to standard LED products. Full spectrum LEDs are usually categorized as those emitting light similar in composition to natural sunlight. The soon-to-be published Fraunhofer IBP study incorporated a technical comparison of the LED spectra to daylight spectra, a literature review addressing the effect of light spectra on humans, and a psychological study with 83 persons in an office setting. Each par...
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2020-03-26

Casambi Helps to Building Human Centric Lighting for Smart Office in Germany

  Finnish wireless lighting control expert Casambi provided its technology to support a Sedus, an office equipment supplier based in Germany, to create office lighting which helps to enhance well-being of users. Sedus opened its new office building in Dogern, Germany in April 2019 which the company aimed to build an open office to demonstrate a smart working place of the future. Based on the concept, the office equips flexible and smart solutions to provide ideal setting for concentration and collaboration. Lighting thus plays a critical role in the smart office. (Im...
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2020-03-19

ZIGEN Launches World First Tunable White COB LED Based on Its Patented Technology

ZIGEN Lighting Solution based in Hiroshima Japan announced a tunable while COB LED product, which changes luminous color following the blackbody locus (BBL) by 2 channel inputs. With its proprietary ON-BBL LED structure, the color range of ZIGEN’s tunable white COB LED product, ZG7BGXL5W00, is set from 2000K sunset color temperature, preventing middle color from becoming pinkish. (Image: ZIGEN) So far, luminaire manufactures have to take care Duv (deviation from the BBL) in the middle color when designing a tunable white...
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2020-03-11

Samsung Electronics Launches Its First Human Centric LEDs to Enhance Indoor Lifestyles

Samsung Electronics unveiled its first "human-centric" LED packages, collectively known as LM302N. Engineered with carefully created light spectra, the LM302N family helps human bodies adjust melatonin levels indoors, making people feel more energetic or relaxed depending on their daily life patterns. “The benefits of using Samsung's LM302N reach beyond the basic lighting function of visual recognition, by improving the non-visual biological effects of lighting on people,” said Un Soo Kim, senior vice president of LED Business Team at Sa...
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2020-03-09

Innovative LED Technology from Nichia is Ray of Light for Retail Sector

In Germany, a major supermarket chain owner is experimenting with new LED technologies that move beyond straightforward product illumination. An EDEKA store installed lights using ground-breaking Vitasolis™ LEDs from Nichia. Vitasolis™ offers a unique color spectrum that recreates the effect of natural light on people. Keen to find out what impact these LEDs can have on shopper behavior and, potentially, what products they buy, the store owner has teamed up with Dr. Enrique Strelow, Head of Shopper Communication at Ferrero, to conduct a scientific tria...
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2020-02-27

Researchers Identify Cell Leading to Effectiveness of Circadian Lighting

Human centric lighting and circadian lighting applications have become popular as people are getting more aware of the effect of lighting on our physical and psychological condition. To further understand the connection between lighting and people’s wellbeing, a new study found a cell in the retina which create the effect of light on human. Researchers at the University of Washington Health Sciences (UW Medicine) identifies a cell in the retina, which plays an important role in signaling our brain centers that regulate circadian rhythms, boost alertness, help memory and co...
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2020-02-12

LEDVANCE Introduces Human Centric Lighting Products

A new series of human centric lighting products were launched by SYLVANIA, LEDVANCE. With its TruWave Technology, the LED portfolio offers light that mimics the natural light spectrum to deliver what the company called “Natural Light for Natural Living™”. According to LEDVANCE, the new series not only supports an improved sleep/wake cycle, but also delivers dimming and less intense blue light for reduced eye strain. (Image: LEDVANCE/SYLVANIA) “LEDVANCE stands for advancing light, and today’s ...
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2019-12-04

Acuity Brands and CIRCADIAN ZircLight Form Strategic Partnership for Circadian Lighting

Acuity Brands announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with CIRCADIAN ZircLight. This business partnership includes licensing of CIRCADIAN ZircLight intellectual property, and a collaboration intended to accelerate commercialization within North America of CIRCADIAN’s Zirc™ branded technology through Acuity Brands’ portfolio of indoor luminaires. (Image: Pixabay) Over the past five years, CIRCADIAN ZircLight has created evidence-based specifications for workplace lighting and developed specialized ...
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2019-11-22

Osram Introduce 5 Lighting Design Strategy Trends in Healthcare Facilities

Increasing studies have indicated the effects of lighting on human well-being. Lighting design in healthcare facilities thus become even more critical to enhance patents’ condition and provide staffs suitable working environment. Based on the understanding and its expertise in lighting, Osram indicated that lighting design techniques play an influential role in the overall patient experience and healing process. The company thus introduced five trends in lighting design for healthcare facilities. (Image: Osram) Flexibility a Must Flexibility is identify as an indisp...
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2019-11-07

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike LEDs Adopted for LED Light Bulbs of Human-Centric Lighting Design

Seoul Semiconductor announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have been adopted for lighting brand “REMEZ” by RemiLicht GmbH for the lighting market in Russia. The LED light bulbs feature a human-centric lighting design enabled by the SunLike Series LEDs. The SunLike Series LEDs adopted by RemiLicht GmbH for LED light bulb used for residential lighting and desk lamp achieved color temperatures of warm white (3000K) and cold white (5700K), optimized to natural light spectra by reaching lower blue light peak similar to su...
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2019-10-29

Smart Lighting Products as the Focus on 2019 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

The 21st HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), as well as the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo kicked out on October 27 and 29 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and at AsiaWorld-Expo. Together the two events hosted more than 3,100 exhibitors from 35 countries across the world to showcase innovative, fashionable and practical lighting products. (Image: HKTDC) The twin lighting shows also organized various seminars and forums during the fair period, inviting international brands including Sig...
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2019-10-22

New Lighting Products from Focal Point at LED Specifier Summit; Legrand Partners Pinnacle for Human Centric Lighting Applications

Lighting companies are diving into human centric lighting with more and more fixture manufacturers presenting products with enhanced light source for different lighting environments and applications. U.S.-based Focal Point reported that it will showcase the latest luminaires and acoustic solutions at the LED Specifier Summit in Chicago, USA. The company will exhibit the expanding Seem 1 family, a series of linear luminaires providing design flexibility. Focal Point is also presenting a preview of the soon-to-be-released acoustic lighting products Blume and Zyl. (I...
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2019-10-21

BASF to Deliver LED Technology for Human Centric Lighting in Europe with EMDE Development of Light

Chemistry company BASF announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with EMDE Development of Light (EMDE), a Germany-based innovative lighting design company. Under the agreement, EMDE will distribute BASF’s innovative LED Sunvue® lighting products in Europe. In addition, the lighting company will adopt BASF’s color conversion technology to design new lighting products and solutions. (Image: BASF) BASF’s proprietary Sunvue technology is developed to optimize blue LED light for different applications. The te...
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2019-10-15

New LED Chip Products: Lumileds Delivers Highest Efficacy CoB; Bridgelux Launches Natural Light Solutions

In spite of slump price, LED makers are still releasing new chip products targeting niche lighting applications such as commercial retail lighting and human centric lighting. Lumileds launched LUXEON CoB Core Range PW, a line of chip on board LEDs built for high impact retail, indoor area lighting and other commercial lighting applications. The product features Lumileds’ proprietary SLA phosphor technology to achieve the highest efficacy in the industry at 138 lm/W and color temperature of 4000K 90CRI. (Image: Lumileds) “We’re alway...
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2019-10-04

LEDVANCE to Present Smart Human Centric Lighting Applications at 2020 Light+Building

According to the report of LEDinside, 2019 Global Lighting Market Report, MLS, who took over LEDVANCE from Osarm, became the fourth largest lighting company in the world. The company currently focuses on smart LED lighting and is planning to expand its business in smart home and human centric lighting. Seeing the future of smart lighting application, Lawrence Lin, CEO of LEDVANCE, shared his insight towards the market of smart lighting in 2020. (Image: LEDVANCE) Global Smart Home Lighting Trend Lin said that the development of sma...
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2019-07-05

European Hospitals Install Connected Tunable Smart Lighting to Optimize Health Condition for Patients and Staffs

Connected lighting system integrating smart control and tunable light opens a room for health care applications. Hospitals in Berlin, Germany and Barcelona, Spain, showed the benefits of implementing connected LED lighting systems. At Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron hospital, a human centric lighting system which can tune the lighting spectrum to match natural daylight was installed in the intensive care unit. With seven LED engines and the combination of single-peak LEDs phosphor-converted LEDs, the system enables light emission to match the visible range spa...
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2019-05-22

Seoul Semiconductor at LFI 2019: Full Spectrum of LED for Human Centric Lighting and UV LED for Horticulture Lighting

Seoul Semiconductor and its division Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc (SETi) and Seoul Viosys are presenting its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs and UV LED products for horticulture lighting applications. The SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, which produce light that closely matches the spectrum of sunlight, will be featured at LIGHTFAIR with a special room to presenting the SunLike Series LED experience. The full spectrum LEDs of Seoul Semiconductor was recognized by a study that could promote human well-being. The company...
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2019-05-20

Lumileds Transforms White Light Color Tuning and Enables Next Step in Human Centric Lighting with LUXEON Fusion Technology

Lumileds launched LUXEON Fusion, a technology that delivers white color selection while streamlining fixture manufacturing. Combining the needs of many tuning technologies, including dim to warm and dynamic tuning for human centric lighting, LUXEON Fusion addresses color temperatures from 1,800K to 10,000K with high color-rendering index (CRI) (>90 over 95% of range) and high color fidelity. According to Luminleds, LUXEON Fusion enables the next step in human centric lighting. When lighting hospitals, restaurants, offices or retail venues, designers often...
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2019-05-17

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series LEDs Can Promote Human Visual Comfort, Says Study

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs were identified as a key light source for promoting human well-being, based on the results of a recent comprehensive sleep study conducted by scientists at the University of Basel. In collaboration with Toshiba Material’s TRI-R spectrum technology, Seoul Semiconductor developed SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs in 2017, which is the first LED light source to closely match the spectrum of natural sunlight. (Image: Seoul Semiconductor) There has been an increase in research activi...
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2019-05-17

Nichia’s Vitasolis Enables Human Centric Lighting

Nichia Corporation will unveil a state-of-the-art LED spectrum technology, named Vitasolis, at LIGHTFAIR International during May 21 -23). This technology, which will be first incorporated in Nichia’s market leading 757 platform, will help control human circadian rhythm via a unique spectrum meant to stimulate activity. While Nichia previously presented the technology at The Phosphor Global Summit 2019 as well as the 2019 Department of Energy SSL R&D Workshop, Vitasolis will be on display at LIGHTFAIR International within Nichia’s ...
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2019-04-08

Soraa Introduces Blue-Free Sleep-Friendly LED Light

Soraa, founded by Shuji Nakamura, the Nobel Prize winner, announced a new series of blue light free LED lamp with its patented technology for enhancing health and well-being. (Image: Soraa) The new product, Soraa HEALTHY, with the featured ZEROBLUE technology, emits a blue-free spectrum which reduces melanopic lumens about 40 percent compared to conventional LEDs. According to Soraa, the HEALTHY combine an engineered mix of green and red phosphors to produce a spectrum with a wide gap in the blue range, removing blue completely while retaining a h...
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2019-03-21

Commercial Lighting Trends in 2019 [Part 1]

With advanced LED development and improved data transmitting technologies, commercial lighting is going beyond illumination. Osram proposed some commercial lighting trends addressing the well-being of users and optimized space utilization for efficient energy usage. Occupant Health and Wellbeing Takes Center Stage The first thing Osram mentioned is human centric lighting. Building owners and facility managers are incorporating Tunable White technology as part of their lighting strategy. Tunable White technology is designed for Human Centric Lighting (HCL) applicat...
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