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.
A major research project on the effects of bright light therapy on dementia patients has been launched in Norway.
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.
The US government is to investigate how so-called human-centric lighting can improve the performance of healthcare workers in emergency rooms.
Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, delves deep into the world of Human Centric Lighting, in an attempt to find its soul.
Ambulance crews are finding it more and more difficult to find the homes of 999 callers, as local authorties around the country opt to turn off street lights in order to save money. But, in an an emergency, seconds count and some say the great switch-off is putting lives at risk.
A UV expert will consider the possibilities of UV lighting at next week’s Lighting Fixture Design conference in central London. UV can be used for a wide spectrum of applications, but most importantly it can be utilised to prevent infection, something that could bring wide ranging benefits not only to British hospital wards, but to people living in third world nations.
Human Centric Lighting and circadian rhythms have become much more common terms over the period of the last year. But, despite the rise in awareness, not everyone knows how best to use this new knowledge when designing new lighting fixtures. At Lux's upcoming Lighting Fixture Design Conference we intend to close the gap between know-how and real-world application.
Scientist who discovered human centric lighting shares tips with Lux. PLUS: Lighting based indoor positioning set to revolutionise US stores. AND: Health fears makes city think twice about LED. Lux Today 24 January 2017.