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.

Meet the woman tasked with lighting a London hospital

Meet the woman tasked with lighting a London hospital

Lux meets Alexandra Hammond, the woman in charge of environmental impact at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, ahead of her appearance on next week's Lighting for Healthcare webinar. Hammond was responsible for leading a massive £1 million pound retrofit for the Hospital, which is one of the biggest health providers in the UK.

Could LED help to beat Zika?

Could LED insect discovery help to beat Zika and malaria? PLUS: London bridges plan in troubled water as critics pan ideas. AND: Madrid office skyscraper becomes city’s smartest building. Lux Today November 22 2016.

Can LED boost health benefits of cannabis?

New lighting to change view of Niagara Falls. PLUS: Cambridge University buys circadian lamps to wake sleepy students. AND: Can LED boost health benefits of cannabis? Lux Today November 8 2016.

Blue light halts Scottish suicide spike

Berlin unveils on demand street illumination. PLUS: Blue light is used to halt a mysterious spike in Scottish suicides. AND: Portable UV aims to revolutionise parenting. Lux Today October 25 2016.

Portable UV light aims to revolutionise parenting

Portable UV light aims to revolutionise parenting

In response to the growing awareness of the effectiveness of UV light at killing germs, American company Rayvio is developing a portable and digital UV source that can be used to, among other things, sterilise baby’s bottles to prevent contagious illness in youngsters. 

The best of Lighting Spy

The best of Lighting Spy

Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.

 

Two-minute explainer: Lighting for the partially sighted

Two-minute explainer: Lighting for the partially sighted

The Equality Act 2010 is intended to protect partially sighted people from unfair treatment in employment and when accessing public services. But what more can be done with light to make life a little more equable for those with disabilities? In particular, how can light be best utilised to benefit partially sighted people?

Light helps in dementia fight

Light helps in dementia fight

Light can be a very effective treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s due to its ability to improve sleep patterns and a new system from Osram is helping to do just that.

 

Cold water poured on LED health risk claims

Cold water poured on LED health risk claims

The respected Lighting Research Centre in the United States has issued a pointed critique of the American Medical Association’s recent warning that LED could be a health risk.

How to light a hospital ward

How to light a hospital ward

In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a hospital ward. 

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