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12-03-2020 New Chip Brings Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi Connectivity to IoT Devices
More portable, fully wireless smart home setups. Lower power wearables. Batteryless smart devices. These could all be made possible thanks to a new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio developed by...
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09-03-2020 LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
People who visit hospitals are expecting care and treatment, not additional complications, yet approximately 1 in 25 patients contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals,...
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03-03-2020 Giving a new shape to the economy
According to Solange Blaszkowski who chairs the IEC Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects (ACEA), “in very simple terms, circular economies are about resources and how to keep them in use”....
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27-02-2020 Guidance on 2019 Changes to Lighting Rules in California
California’s 2019 lighting standards and regulations went into effect January 1, 2020. The 2019 changes include updates to both the Appliance Efficiency Regulations and Building Energy Efficiency...
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25-02-2020 Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications
Advancements in UV LED technology have begun changing the horticultural lighting landscape. Research is still ongoing to discover the extent of benefits and best practices of using UV light in...
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10-02-2020 IALD Launches New Guidelines for Manufacturers for WELL Rating Systems
HELPING LIGHTING DESIGNERS MORE EASILY MEET THE WELL BUILDING STANDARD CRITERIA CHICAGO, IL USA, 14 JANUARY 2020 | The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the leading global...
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04-02-2020 EU publishes directive, regulations for Clean Energy Package
After giving the final green light for its clean energy package in late May, the European Commission has published two important documents in the Official Journal of the European Union that will...
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30-01-2020 Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals
Melatonin synchronizes the day-night-rhythm in animals and humans. It adjusts the circadian clocks of cells, tissues and organs, and regulates other seasonal processes like reproduction. In...
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28-01-2020 Effects of a Tailored Lighting Intervention on Sleep Quality, Rest Activity, Mood, and Behavior in Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Older adults with Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD) experience severe dysfunctions of their sleep–wake and rest–activity patterns that clinically present as sundowning, excessive...
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27-01-2020 AI & Lighting
LpR 73 Article, page 62: Recently, Artificial Intelligence has emerged as an evolutionary force in almost every industry, demonstrating its potential to radically change existing processes. In...
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21-01-2020 Experts Discuss Circadian Lighting at NLB Forum
While some lighting designers are taking a wait and see attitude about circadian lighting, others are taking a proactive stance. The industry may not agree on the same numbers, but there is...
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20-01-2020 Assisted Living Chain to Offer Circadian Solutions
Watermark Retirement Communities, in partnership with Healthe by Lighting Science, has announced a partnership to provide circadian lighting solutions for their memory care neighborhoods. The...
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08-01-2020 LRC Research Collaboration With GSA Finds Morning Blue Light and Afternoon Red Light Promote Entrainment and Increase Alertness in Office Workers
Researchers from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently published the latest in a series of studies...