Green light for surgeons ‘cuts fatigue’

Green light for surgeons ‘cuts fatigue’

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.

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. 

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