Artificial light is changing – new technical developments and increasingly stringent legislation are creating a period of rapid and unprecedented change in the technology of light.
LightAware questions whether there is sufficient dialogue between disparate fields of expertise in technology, physiology and environmental science.
- How do developments in new technology take into account the potential impact on human physiology?
- What factors in the lighting are affecting human health?
- How do flicker, light spectrum, colour temperature, electro-magnetic radiation and other factors impact?
- How thoroughly are new products tested for their effects on skin, eyes, nervous system and circadian rhythms?
- And are wider environmental implications taken into account?
LightAware is collating a selection of articles and papers on lighting technology and health and to address these questions and to stimulate further research and investigation into this issue.
LightAware is compiling a selection of scientific papers and reports on lighting technology and human health:
|May 30, 2019 | Why LED lamps produce enormous luminance and glare | M. Nisa Kahn A novel derivation of near-field intensity […] Read More >|
|April 3, 2019 | WVU researchers identify how light at night may harm outcomes in cardiac patients | Buckhannon In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, West Virginia University neuroscientists linked white light at night—the kind that typically illuminates hospital rooms—to inflammation, brain-cell death and higher mortality risk in cardiac patients. Read More >|
|December 12, 2018 | Human Centric Lighting – The New X Factor? | Lighting in Architecture A Nobel Prize should be awarded to those who discover the key to healthy artificial lighting. Read More >|
|August 1, 2016 | CIE Research Strategy 2016 | International Commission on Illumination A small number of people experience a range of health conditions due to the spectral emission of light sources. Read More >|
|January 24, 2012 | Flicker can be perceived during saccades at frequencies in excess of 1kHz | University of Essex When driving at night behind a car with LED tail lights it is possible to experience a trail of lights with each rapid movement of the eyes (saccade). Read More >|
|July 24, 2010 | LED Lighting Flicker and Potential Health Concerns: IEEE Standard PAR1789 Update | 2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition The paper represents on-going work in IEEE PAR1789 that is vital to designing safe LED lamp drivers. Read More >|
|March 24, 2010 | Research into the effects and implications of increased CFL use | Howard M Brandston et al CFLs are not the superior replacement for incandescent lamps, neither in conservation or aesthetics. Read More >|