Can lighting help night shift workers?

Can lighting help night shift workers?

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?

EU gives LEDs a clean bill of health

EU gives LEDs a clean bill of health

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.

Great streetlight switch-off leaves 999 crews in the dark

Great streetlight switch-off leaves 999 crews in the dark

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.

Lux to investigate UV at fixture design conference

Lux to investigate UV at fixture design conference

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. 

How to use human centric knowledge to your advantage

How to use human centric knowledge to your advantage

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. 

Human centric lighting: How to make it work for you

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.

Could light cure dementia?

Could LED help to cure Alzheimer’s? PLUS: Well and Breeam environmental standards to join forces. AND: Winner of Illuminated River competition revealed in London. Lux Today 13 December 2016.

Could LED help to cure Alzheimer’s?

Could LED help to cure Alzheimer’s?

Flashing LED lights in the eyes of mice has been found to drastically reduce the levels of plaque in the brain, which in human beings can cause Alzheimer’s disease.

Research conducted by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that light encouraged protective cells to destroy harmful proteins that accumulate in the brain prompting the onset of dementia.

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