The right lighting in nursing homes can improve the sleep, mood and behaviour for patients with Alzheimer's disease, says the preliminary findings of a new study.
What is it? The use of lighting in the blue end of the visible light spectrum to kill bacteria in hospitals and other spaces.
The jet-lagged lighting designer whose idea for a new app for connected lighting won a top prize at LuxLive has begun work on the concept with top software engineers.
Tracking assets in a building using the lights is taking a major step closer this month as major supplier Osram unveils a simplified version of the technology.
A DANISH hospital is experimenting with saturated colour in its operating theatre in a bid to reduce the fatigue of surgeons and nurses and improve visual comfort during critical medical procedures.
Scandinavian airline SAS has fitted its premium waiting area at Oslo Airport with a collection of tunable LED lights to help passengers dose up with stimulation or relaxation as they see fit.
A Norwegian hospital is using orange light to reduce hyperactivity and anxiety in psychiatric patients.
Working nights is notoriously bad for your health – it’s been linked with chronic disorders such as cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Blame has fallen on the disruption to the sleep-wake cycle, which is set by light. So scientists are now asking: can clever lighting help?
Ground-breaking research appears to show that flickering light can retard or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
LEDs are safe – that’s the verdict of a European Union committee specialising in emerging health risks, in a new report on the potential hazards of LED lighting.