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’.

Research on retina damage sparks fresh LED health scare

Research on retina damage sparks fresh LED health scare

A study by researchers at a Madrid university which found that LEDs can be damaging to retinas has sparked a fresh health scare.

Dr. Celia Sanchez Ramos of Complutense University, who has been investigating what’s known as the ‘blue light hazard’, predicted ‘an epidemic’ of retina problems due to increased exposure to LED lighting.