Lighting for Healthcare – Do We Control the Light, or Does the Light Control Us?
Robert Davis, a senior staff lighting engineer and the director of the Solid State Lighting Program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will be giving a talk on the evolving landscape of lighting research and the intersection of light and health.
LED lighting systems provide unprecedented opportunities for controlling the intensity, spectrum, distribution, and timing of light in the built environment.
The rapid emergence of this technology has occurred in parallel with new scientific discoveries about certain biological effects of light, including light’s apparent influence on circadian, affective, and cognitive responses.
So while our ability to control the lighting stimulus has expanded, so has our understanding of how light itself may control our responses.
This seminar explores these connections and the implications for the design of health care environments.