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Lack of Toxic Materials in LED Lighting and Human Health

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Aug 18, 2014 6:31:00 AM

 

Most consumers, lighting designers and architects already know that LED lighting is a fantastic option for energy efficiency, making Mother Nature and your bank account quite happy. However, one of the most underreported facets of LEDs is the collection of benefits that these fixtures can bring to our well-being.

In the past, the lighting industry had one goal: illumination. However, since LED and lighting fixture technology has advanced so far (and continues to become more and more innovative), many lighting manufacturers are creating LEDs that return the focus to health and wellness.

 

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Topics: LED Lighting, lighting and health, architectural lighting, inspiration, human-centered design, lighting safety

Improve physical and psychological health with tunable lighting

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Aug 12, 2014 6:17:00 AM

 

Artificial light has created more "time," so to speak, for all of humankind to get things done. We can work whenever we please, carry on business 24 hours a day if needed. However, as animals who have spent millennia living by the rhythms of the sun's rays, this artificial option has definitely taken a toll on some individual's health and personal well-being.

 

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Topics: productivity, dimming, lighting and health, human-centered design, tunable white lighting

Human-centered lighting expected to be top trend

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jul 31, 2014 5:44:00 AM

 

Commercial LED lighting design that focuses on the needs of occupants as well as cost savings is expected to be a major trend between now and 2020.

While further optimizing lumen output, light uniformity and luminous efficacy, lighting manufacturers and designers are expected to direct more emphasis and research toward the soft costs of lighting - glare reduction, circadian regulation and employee morale - Green Biz reported. The expanding proliferation of studies regarding the role of lighting in concentration and productivity in educational, healthcare, corproate and other commercial facilities has caused a turning point in discussion around fixture specification.

 

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Topics: LED Lighting, productivity, lighting and health, architectural lighting, human-centered design

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