Human Centric Lighting

Resources | Project News | Systems | Sustainability | Human Centric Lighting | Jan 29, 2019

Repro-Light Survey Shows: The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting

Repro-Light Survey Shows: The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting Results from a pan-European survey reveal that current lighting in the workplace is not satisfying end-users and their needs, while at the same time it has a big impact on productivity and human well-being. Read more »

Lamps | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Dec 21, 2018

Circadian PAR30 Gimbal Spot Delivers Biological Spectrum with High Color Quality

Circadian PAR30 Gimbal Spot Delivers Biological Spectrum with High Color Quality Lighting Science, a global leader in circadian lighting technology, is pleased to announce the release of the Series A+™ Par30 Gimbal, a specification-grade lamp created for discerning clients and lighting designers. Series A+ features a healthy, circadian spectrum with high color quality, beam precision, and directional flexibility. Read more »

LED Modules | Indoor Applications | Systems + Applications | Controls | Human Centric Lighting | Tunable White Light | Nov 19, 2018

Lighting Scenes at the Touch of a Button - Tunable White System for Downlights

Lighting Scenes at the Touch of a Button - Tunable White System for Downlights The DLE G2 PRE Tunable White system is precalibrated at the factory and has an adjustable colour temperature range of 2,700 to 6,500 K, so it covers the entire white range from warm white to cool white. Luminous flux remains constant at all times. The system provides a simple way to create dynamic lighting solutions such as Tunable White and human centric lighting applications. Read more »

Research News | News-Spot | Human Centric Lighting | Resources | Health + Environment | Nov 09, 2018

Researchers from the University of Surrey Find that Blue Light Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Researchers from the University of Surrey Find that Blue Light Can Reduce Blood Pressure Exposure to blue light decreases blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a new study from the University of Surrey and Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf in collaboration with Philips reports. Read more »

Task Lights | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Nov 02, 2018

Lighting Science Brings Dual-Spectrum Technology to the Palm of Your Hand

Lighting Science Brings Dual-Spectrum Technology to the Palm of Your Hand Lighting Science, a pioneer in biological LED lighting, is excited to announce the newest addition to its family of circadian lighting products. JOURNI™, a portable and versatile LED task light, provides engineered spectrums designed for circadian regulation in one convenient device. Whether you are a jet-setter or a college student pulling an all-nighter, the appropriate JOURNI setting enables you to sync your circadian rhythm – either to boost wakefulness and productivity or to wind down and prepare for sleep. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Oct 31, 2018

PerfectWhite: Luminus’ Latest Spectrally Tuned COB

PerfectWhite: Luminus’ Latest Spectrally Tuned COB Spectrally tuned sources are the essential components of human-centric lighting and Luminus PerfectWhite is it’s newest source, joining the Sensus and AccuWhite products, that has been purpose-designed and improves upon the light from conventional sources. PerfectWhite™, which closely replicates the visual characteristics of halogen lamps (3000 K) was preferred by lighting designers in testing at both Light + Building and Lightfair. Though the spectrums are a virtual match – Luminus filled the cyan gap – PerfectWhite’s color point is slightly below the black body locus and as a result, there’s no green/yellow tint that is common to halogen. A better halogen has long been a wish of the lighting design community and PerfectWhite delivers without infra-red, without green/yellow tint, and without ultraviolet radiation. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Human Centric Lighting | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Oct 19, 2018

Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds today announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light. Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its award-winning Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution. Lumileds joins existing Legrand partnerships in tunable-white light engine as the exclusive LED array provider. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Oct 08, 2018

Lighting Science® Launches Good Day&Night Commercial Recessed Luminaires

Lighting Science® Launches Good Day&Night Commercial Recessed Luminaires Lighting Science®, renowned for its suite of human-centric LED lighting solutions, announces the launch of the Good Day&Night™ Troffers, which combine the patented GoodDay® and GoodNight® LED engineered spectrum technologies into one multi-dimensional circadian lighting product. The 2x2 and 2x4 troffers deliver biological benefits with high-quality light for peak visual performance, while providing the ability to control and personalize the spectrum of lighting – truly delivering the right light at the right time. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Human Centric Lighting | Sep 28, 2018

Luminus COB Modules For Dim-to-Warm and Dynamic CCT Control

Luminus COB Modules For Dim-to-Warm and Dynamic CCT Control Luminus’ breakthrough warm dimming and dynamic CCT tuning modules deliver exceptionally uniform color and control across any environment and enable consistency from fixture-to-fixture and between linear, downlights, and directional luminaires that are used in the same space. On-board IC chips, unique to the Luminus modules, enable multiple dimming curves and exceptionally uniform color and quality across a broad range of luminaires designed for hospitality, commercial and office environments. Read more »

Downlights | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Jul 12, 2018

Lighting Science Group Introduces Good Day&Night Downlight

Lighting Science Group Introduces Good Day&Night Downlight Lighting Science® today announced the release of a new daytime productivity and natural sleep cycle lighting solution. The Good Day&Night® Downlight combines the company’s popular, patented GoodDay® and GoodNight® LED spectrum technologies into a single, easy-to-use luminaire. The new downlight is a comprehensive solution that enables residential and commercial customers to optimize daytime alertness, while also enhancing their nighttime sleep environment. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Light Generation | LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Jul 02, 2018

A Near Infrared Enhanced LED Lighting Approach

A Near Infrared Enhanced LED Lighting Approach With the evolution of LED lighting, one topic has come more and more in the focus of the lighting industry: Human Centric Lighting (HCL). While HCL is not clearly defined, a common understanding is that this is light and lighting that supports health and the well-being of humans. Some new proposals are going beyond the approach of providing just visible light in adequate quality, but also to providing invisible radiation, UV and/or NIR that support health and well-being. Some research and the evolution of humans show clear evidence for positive effects of this kind of illumination. Scott Zimmerman, CEO at Silas, presents a new approach that adds NIR radiation to LED illumination. He explains the background of this idea, how it also improves the quality of visible light and discusses the health benefits. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Indoor Applications | Human Centric Lighting | Jun 05, 2018

Luminus’ Spectrally Tuned LED Light Sources Create New Market Opportunities

Luminus’ Spectrally Tuned LED Light Sources Create New Market Opportunities Luminus Devices, Inc. has released its third proprietary spectral technology, PerfectWhite™, which closely replicates the visual characteristics of halogen lamps (3000 K). When compared to halogen, PerfectWhite was preferred by lighting designers in testing at both Light + Building and Lightfair. Read more »

Tech-Talks Bregenz | Lp Article | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 27, 2018

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Fred Maxik, Founder & CTO, Lighting Science Group

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Fred Maxik, Founder & CTO, Lighting Science Group LED light in combination with advanced controls, and here especially IoT capabilities, opened several new options in lighting. In this context, the term Human Centric Lighting, and more recently, the term Biologically Active Light have become trendy. Fred Maxik, founder and CTO of the Lighting Science Group, who held the keynote speech at LpS 2017, recognized these opportunities in a very early stage when most other manufacturers were still struggling with the challenges of the new technology. In the interview he explains what his perception of light is and its importance in our lives. He gives insights into his philosophy and ideas on which criteria artificial lighting has to fulfill in order to live up to the promising terms „Human Centric Lighting“ and „Biologically Active Light“. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Tunable White Light | Mar 30, 2018

Luminus’ Dynamic Modules Deliver Uniform Warm Dimming and Dynamic CCT Control Across Environments

Luminus’ Dynamic Modules Deliver Uniform Warm Dimming and Dynamic CCT Control Across Environments Luminus Devices, Inc., has released its breakthrough warm dimming and dynamic tuning modules that deliver exceptionally uniform color and control across any environment and enable consistency from fixture-to-fixture and between linear, down, and directional luminaires that are used in the same space. Unique to the new modules are on-board IC chips that allow exceptional color quality and uniformity in hospitality, commercial and office environments. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Human Centric Lighting | Feb 27, 2018

New LRC Study Tests the Impact of Circadian Light on Alertness in Office Workers

New LRC Study Tests the Impact of Circadian Light on Alertness in Office Workers In 2017 the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute published a groundbreaking study showing that office workers who receive a robust dose of circadian-effective light experience better sleep, and lower levels of depression and stress, than those who spend their days in dim or low light levels. The team of LRC researchers, led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro and sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration, measured existing light levels for 109 participants at five federal office buildings designed to maximize daylight availability indoors. The research team found that even in open offices with many, large windows, office workers were not receiving enough light to stimulate their circadian system during the day, due to factors such as season, cloud cover, desk orientation, and window shade position. Read more »

Luminaires | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting | Feb 19, 2018

Selteka Introduces Skylighter Luminaires for Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric Lighting

Selteka Introduces Skylighter Luminaires for Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric Lighting On 18 March at show Light + Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Selteka will present Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric lighting luminaires Skylighter with BIOWN light mixing technology – amazing light spectrum and color rendition, automatic light intensity and color profiling which supports natural human biorhythm. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Dec 04, 2017

Adura LED Solutions Announces Color Tunable LED on Board Modules

Adura LED Solutions Announces Color Tunable LED on Board Modules Adura LED Solutions, today announced a new line-up of High Power LED on Board (LoB) modules for Indoor and outdoor Lighting that features color tunability and increased design compatibility. The new module 2024C LoB can be driven from 50-250 W using variety of 3535 packed LEDs from Cree, Nichia, Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductors, Samsung and other LED suppliers. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Oct 06, 2017

Fulham Launches New 25 W Universal Mains Dimmable Driver

Fulham Launches New 25 W Universal Mains Dimmable Driver October sees the launch of a new LED 25 W universal mains dimmable driver from Fulham Europe, one of the leaders in electronic lighting components. The new dimmable driver is expected to be very popular as it is designed to be compatible with most dimmers from a wide range of dimming controls manufacturers. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Quality | Human Centric Lighting | Optics | Sep 25, 2017

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Wilfried Pohl, Research Director, Bartenbach GmbH

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Wilfried Pohl, Research Director, Bartenbach GmbH Bartenbach is one of the pioneers in light planning and lighting research. Since Christian Bartenbach Senior founded the engineering office in 1976, the company has been dedicated to light and visual perception. Several lighting inventions made over the years, can be attributed to Bartenbach. Dr. Wilfried Pohl, as a member of the Managing Board and Director of Research at Bartenbach GmbH, has played a substantial role in many developments. LED professional talked with him about Bartenbach’s history, education in the lighting business, the lighting parameters he deems very important, the quality of light, "Human Centric Lighting" and "Biodynamic Lighting“, and how LEDs have changed the light planning and lighting research company, in general. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | SCHEER | Resources | Reports | Health + Environment | Jul 21, 2017

SCHEER Draft Report on LED Published - Health Study

SCHEER Draft Report on LED Published - Health Study The EU Scientific Committee on Health, Environment and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) has published on 19 July 2017, a Preliminary Opinion on potential risks to human health of Light Emitting Diodes. Read more »

Business | Organization News | NLB | Human Centric Lighting | May 31, 2017

Designing With Tunable White Light in Focus at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum

Designing With Tunable White Light  in Focus at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum Relying on tunable white light “is the best, most-affordable way to ‘future-proof’ your work and designs and ensure very high performance.” So said Terry Clark, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Finelite, Inc., while participating in the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum as one of three panelists focused on new and emerging developments in tunable white light; i.e., lighting whose color and other elements can be adjusted to meet a variety of needs and preferences. Other panelists included Brent Protzman, Ph.D., Director of Building Science and Standards Development, Lutron Electronics, Inc., and Sandra Stashik, P.E., F.IES, LEED AP, Director, Strategic Specification Development, Acuity Brands Lighting. EdisonReport Editor and Publisher Randy Reid moderated the discussion. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 25, 2017

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED As LED lighting grows in acceptance and popularity, so does the need for better and more ranging color quality. Traditionally, LED lighting gave off a stark white, cool glow that was harsh on the eyes and made it difficult to use as a primary lighting source. Warm-dim LED technology has toned down that cool coloring, dynamically shifting the current and future applications of LED lighting management systems. Dimmability with a warm glow effect creates more opportunities than ever for LED lighting management systems. Read more »

Business | Organization News | LightingEurope | IALD | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 20, 2017

Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting

Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting Light has been known for a long time to enable sight, safety and orientation. However, light is not limited to facilitate vision, it has the potential to achieve far more than this. Science has shown that light facilitates powerful non-visual effects on humans. Light has the ability to improve cognitive performance, it can energize, increase alertness or ease relaxation. It can improve mood, as well as stabilize the sleep-wake cycle of people. Therefore, it can be understood that light impacts people’s wellbeing and performance. In fact, the true value of light lies in the combination of excellent visual, biological and emotional effects of light. LightingEurope uses the terminology “Human Centric Lighting” for lighting that brings such benefits to the users. A product or system can only be “Human Centric” within the context of people, time and space, thus within a specific application. Therefore, Human Centric Lighting requires the integration of these effects in the lighting design. Read more »

Resources | LpO Article | Event-Reports | Trends | Sustainability | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 03, 2017

First LightingEurope Summit – An Outstanding Figure in the Lighting Branch, Hands Over His Responsibilities

First LightingEurope Summit – An Outstanding Figure in the Lighting Branch, Hands Over His Responsibilities Diederik de Stoppelaar, one of the most influential and esteemed personalities in the lighting branch, has retired and passed over his responsibilities to Ourania Georgoutsakou. One of his last activities was initiating the first LightingEurope Summit, a one-day program, where a number of respected and eloquent lecturers were invited to speak. The venue, The Steigenberg Wiltcher's, in Brussels, was a good choice for this first of its kind event. About 150 lighting specialists, friends, and colleagues of Diederik de Stoppelaar attended the conference and farewell event. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Sensors | Color Sensor | Human Centric Lighting | Mar 28, 2017

ams Launches AS7225 Tunable-White Lighting Smart System Sensor

ams Launches AS7225 Tunable-White Lighting Smart System Sensor ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensor solutions, today announced the AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system sensor, further broadening the solution set for sensor-integrated tunable-white lighting solutions. With the addition of the AS7225, OEM lighting manufacturers can access ams’ closed-loop CCT tuning and daylight compensation, while retaining the existing host microprocessor architecture in their smart lighting design. The result is higher precision, more flexible LED binning, and lower system costs for tunable white lighting systems. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Mar 16, 2017

Tridonic Introduces Tunable White Modules for Wall and Ceiling Luminaires

Tridonic Introduces Tunable White Modules for Wall and Ceiling Luminaires With the new CLE Tunable White modules, Tridonic is adding components for round wall and ceiling luminaires to its tunable white portfolio. The colour temperature can be set dynamically between 3000 K and 6000 K, with the luminous flux remaining constant. Read more »

LpR Article | Smart Lighting + IoT | Event-Reports | Sustainability | Human Centric Lighting | Manufacturing | Resources | Feb 15, 2017

Swiss Photonics Workshop on Intelligent Efficient Solid State Lighting

Swiss Photonics Workshop on Intelligent Efficient Solid State Lighting Swiss Photonics held their Swiss Solid State Lighting Workshop in the Pantheon at Muttenz near Basel on December 12th of last year. The ambience of the automobile museum was perfect! The program covered a broad range of topics including Human Centric Lighting, Internet of Things and the results of the LASSIE project (Large Area Solid State Lighting Intelligent Efficient: A 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development). In the following article, Arno Grabher-Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at LED professional, summarizes the highlights. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Feb 14, 2017

OEM Systems Group Promises Healthy Light at the Workplace

OEM Systems Group Promises Healthy Light at the Workplace Work is ever more frequently leading to health problems: In 2016, the number of sick notes through mental illness has reached a new high in Germany. According to health insurer DAK-Gesundheit*, they are responsible for 17 percent of sick leaves. Thus, mental illnesses are now the second most frequent reason for absenteeism. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Feb 02, 2017

LED Engin Enhances Small Form-Factor LED Light Engine with LuxiTune 2.3 and BLE Control Interface

LED Engin Enhances Small Form-Factor LED Light Engine with LuxiTune 2.3 and BLE Control Interface Combining a compact form factor with the latest platform features, the LuxiTune™2.3 tunable white light engine announced by LED Engin, Inc., a leader in high flux density LED products, targets the same track-lighting and small down-lighting applications as its Gen 2.0 products, while delivering the added performance and controllability benefits that were introduced with Gen 3.0. These advances, which include smooth deep dimming to 0.5%, no e-flicker and no visible flicker, also extend to additional control interfaces for DALI, DMX-RDM and Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) through daughter cards, that customers can chose to wire into their fixtures. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Jan 19, 2017

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED As LED lighting grows in acceptance and popularity, so does the need for better and more ranging color quality. Traditionally, LED lighting gave off a stark white, cool glow that was harsh on the eyes and made it difficult to use as a primary lighting source. Warm-dim LED technology has toned down that cool coloring, dynamically shifting the current and future applications of LED lighting management systems. Dimmability with a warm glow effect creates more opportunities than ever for LED lighting management systems. Read more »

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