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Lighting & Health

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Starts On - September 20, 2017 - 11:30am
Ends On - September 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
2 Victory Avenue, Suite 300
Nashville , TN 37213

"Lighting and Health: From Basics to Application"

The goal of this seminar is to provide attendees with the latest research as it can be applied, and the knowledge necessary to improve our modern living environments with healthy lighting. Mariana Figueiro, PhD, will discuss:

  • lighting and how it affects visual, non-visual, and message systems
  • lighting patterns for healthy buildings
  • tips for designing for circadian health, and the circadian entrainment for premature infants, adolescents, office workers, persons with dementia, and reduction of fatigue in cancer patients.

Biological rhythms that repeat approximately every 24 hours are called circadian rhythms. Light is the main stimulus that helps the circadian clock, and thus circadian rhythms, to synchronize with the 24-hour day. If lack of synchrony or circadian disruption occurs, we may experience decrements in physiological functions, neurobehavioral performance, and sleep.

Lighting for the circadian system employs lighting design objectives that differ from those typically used in traditional architectural lighting design, and therefore, requires metrics that differ from those currently used by lighting designers. In this presentation, the limitations of current lighting metrics (e.g., CCT, lux) in specifying light for the circadian system will be discussed.

Continuing education credits — 1 IES CEU; 1 AIA LU/HSW; and GBCI credit pending

Travel — Free Parking in Lot R of Nissan Stadium. Overflow parking Lot T.

Seats are limited. Reserved tickets only. Lunch will be provided.