Customised lighting has been installed in a Danish psychiatric hospital in a bid to cut aggressive behaviour and conflicts between patients and staff.
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.
A lighting installation at a care home in Denmark is using tuned light in an attempt to manage serotonin and melatonin levels in elderly 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.
Sleep coach Nick Littlehales helps elite athletes to achieve peak performance by promoting healthy sleep cycles. He tells Kam Dhatt why light is fundamental to success
Lux's applications editor, John Bullock, delves deep into the world of Human Centric Lighting, in an attempt to find its soul.
In our latest design clinic Lux's technical editor, Alan Tulla, considers the best ways to light a treatment room.
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.