Light for wellbeing: We have a long way to go

Light for wellbeing: We have a long way to go

Last week’s LuxLive show was a reminder of how much evidence there is of the profound effect that lighting has on our physiology, productivity and happiness. What we should actually do with that knowledge isn’t so clear.

Public spending for lighting 'needs to move indoors’

Public spending for lighting 'needs to move indoors’

It’s time to stop thinking of energy savings as our main goal for lighting, and start thinking about how lighting can make our lives more meaningful through better health, happiness and academic achievements, says an industry expert.

And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

Earlier this week we wrote that office workers confined to spaces away from natural light are tired and weary compared to their colleagues by the window, as a U.S. study observed. 

Now, like the proverbial string of buses, another study has come right along revealing the same general effect and more: People who work near the window laugh more.

Nighttime light impedes cancer drug

Nighttime light impedes cancer drug

The latest twist in the good light/bad light health saga is an alarming one: Exposure to even low levels of bedroom light could stop a key breast cancer drug from working, U.S. research suggests.

Davey defends UK energy policy

Davey defends UK energy policy

Ed Davey has responded to accusations that the coalition ‘doesn’t have an energy policy’, saying the government ‘is tackling the legacy of decades of under-investment in the UK’s energy infrastructure’.