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Refereed Journal Articles

The articles and papers listed below are the results of light and health research conducted by LRC scientists. Some papers are available at no charge directly from this Web site. Others can be downloaded from the publisher's site, often at no charge. In some cases, publishers offer an abstract but may require purchase of the entire paper. We have attempted to provide appropriate links and the information you will need to view these articles.

2016

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Office lighting and personal light exposures in two seasons: Impact on sleep and mood
Journal Title: Lighting Research and Technology, 2016; 48(3):352-364.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Plitnick B, Rea MS
Title: Research Note: A self-luminous light table for persons with Alzheimer's disease
Journal Title: Lighting Research and Technology, 2016; 48(2):253-259.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Delayed sleep phase disorder: clinical perspective with a focus on light therapy
Journal Title: Nature and Science of Sleep, 2016; 8:91-106.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Sahin L, Wood B, Plitnick B
Title: Light at night and measures of alertness and performance: Implications for shift workers
Journal Title: Biological Research for Nursing, 2016; 18(1):90-100.
Abstract: See abstract

2015

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Hunter CM, Higgins PA, Hornick TR, Jones GE, Plitnick B, Brons J, Rea MS
Title: Tailored lighting intervention for persons with dementia and caregivers living at home
Journal Title: Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, 2015; 1(4):322-330
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Light, sleep, and circadian rhythms in older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
Journal Title: Current Alzheimer's Research, 2015; In press.

Author(s): Acosta I, Leslie RP, Figueiro MG
Title: Analyses of circadian stimulus allowed by daylighting in hospital rooms
Journal Title: Lighting Research and Technology, 2015; In press.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Overington D
Title: Self-luminous devices and melatonin suppression in adolescents
Journal Title: Lighting Research and Technology, 2015; In press.
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Author(s): Young CR, Jones GE, Figueiro MG, Soutière SE, Keller MW, Richardson AM, Lehmann BJ, Rea MS
Title: At-Sea Trial of 24-h-Based Submarine Watchstanding Schedules with High and Low Correlated Color Temperature Light Sources
Journal Title: Journal of Biological Rhythms, 2015; 30(2):144-154.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Individually tailored light intervention through closed eyelids to promote circadian alignment and sleep health.
Journal Title: Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, 2015; 1:75-82.
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2014

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Plitnick B, Rea MS
Title: Pulsing blue light through closed eyelids: Effects on phase shifting of dim light melatonin onset in older adults living in a home setting
Journal Title: Nature and Science of Sleep, 2014; 6:149-156.
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Author(s): Sahin L, Wood BM, Plitnick BA, Figueiro MG
Title: Daytime light exposure: Effects on biomarkers, measures of alertness, and performance
Journal Title: Behavioral Brain Research, 2014; 274:176-185.
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Author(s): Rea MS, Figueiro MG
Title: Quantifying light-dependent circadian disruption in humans and animal models
Journal Title: Chronobiology International Special Issue: Shift Work, 2014; 17:1-8.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Plitnick BA, Rea MS
Title: The effects of chronotype, sleep schedule, and light/dark pattern exposures on circadian phase
Journal Title: Sleep Medicine, 2014; 15(12):1554-64.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Plitnick BA, Lok A, Jones G, Higgins P, Hornick T, Rea MS
Title: Tailored lighting intervention improves measures of sleep, depression and agitation in persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia living in long-term care facilities
Journal Title: Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2014; 9:1527-1537.
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Author(s): Sloane PD, Figueiro MG, Garg S, Cohen LW, Reed D, Williams CS, Preisser J, Zimmerman S
Title: Effect of home-based light treatment on persons with dementia and their caregivers
Journal Title: Lighting Research and Technology, 2014; 1477153513517255, first published on February 7, 2014; doi:10.1177/1477153513517255.
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Author(s): Okamoto Y, Rea MS, Figueiro MG
Title: Temporal dynamics of EEG activity during short- and long-wavelength light exposures in the early morning
Journal Title: BMC Res Notes, 2014; 7:113.
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Author(s): Rea MS, Figueiro MG, Jones GE, Glander KE
Title: Daily activity and light exposure levels for five species of lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center
Journal Title: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2014; 153(1):68-77.
Abstract: See abstract

2013

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Wood B, Plitnick B, Rea MS
Title: The impact of watching television on evening melatonin levels
Journal Title: Journal of the Society for Information Display, 2013; 21(10):417-421.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Bierman A, Rea MS
Title: A train of blue light pulses delivered through closed eyelids suppresses melatonin and phase shifts the human circadian system
Journal Title: Nature and Science of Sleep, 2013; 5:133-141.
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Author(s): Radetsky L, Rea MS, Bierman A, Figueiro MG
Title: Circadian disruption: comparing humans to mice
Journal Title: Chronobiology International, 2013; 30(8):1066-1071.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Nonaka S, Rea MS
Title: Daylight exposure has a positive carry-over effect on nighttime performance and subjective sleepiness
Journal Title: Lighting Research and Technology, 2013; 45(4).
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: An overview of light’s effects on circadian rhythms: implications for new light sources and lighting systems design
Journal Title: Journal of Light and Visual Environment, 2013; 37(2&3):51-61.
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Author(s): Sahin L and Figueiro MG
Title: Alerting effects of short-wavelength (blue) and long-wavelength (red) lights in the afternoon
Journal Title: Physiology & Behavior, 2013; 116-117:1-7
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Hamner R, Bierman A, Rea MS
Title: Comparisons of three practical field devices used to measure personal light exposures and activity levels
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2013; 45(4): 421-434
Abstract: See abstract

Author(s): Figueiro MG and White RD
Title: Health effects of shift work and implications for structural design
Journal Title: Journal of Perinatology, 2013; 33 Suppl 1: S17-23
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Author(s): Appleman K, Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Controlling light-dark exposure patterns rather than sleep schedules determines circadian phase
Journal Title: Sleep Medicine, 2013; 14(5):456-61
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Author(s): Zhu Y, Fu A, Hoffman A, Figueiro MG, Carskadon MA, Sharkey KM, Rea MS
Title: Advanced sleep schedules affect circadian gene expression in young adults with delayed sleep schedules
Journal Title: Sleep Medicine, 2013; 14(5):449-55
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Author(s): Wood B, Rea MS, Plitnick B, Figueiro MG
Title: Light level and duration of exposure determine the impact of self-luminous tablets on melatonin suppression
Journal Title: Applied Ergonomics, 2013; 44(2):237-240
Abstract: See abstract

2012

Author(s): Rea MS, Figueiro MG, Sharkey KM, Carskadon MA
Title: Relationship of morning cortisol to circadian phase and rising time in young adults with delayed sleep times
Journal Title: International Journal of Endocrinology, 2012; Volume 2012
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Author(s): Hanford N, Figueiro MG
Title: Light therapy and Alzheimer's disease and related dementia: Past, present, and future
Journal Title: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 2012; 33(4):913-922
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Lessons from the Daysimeter: can circadian disruption in individuals with Alzheimer's disease be measured?
Journal Title: Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 2012; 2(6):553-556
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Plitnick B, Rea MS
Title: Light modulates leptin and ghrelin in sleep restricted adults
Journal Title: International Journal of Endocrinology, 2012; Volume 2012
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Short-wavelength light enhances cortisol awakening response in sleep-restricted adolescents
Journal Title: International Journal of Endocrinology, 2012; Volume 2012
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Hamner R, Higgins P, Hornick T, Rea MS
Title: Field measurements of light exposures and circadian disruption in two populations of older adults
Journal Title: Journal of Alzheimers Disease, 2012; 31(4):711-715
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Preliminary evidence that light through the eyelids can suppress melatonin and phase shift dim light melatonin onset
Journal Title: BMC Research Notes, 2012; 5:221
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Author(s): Rea MS, Figueiro MG, Bierman A, Hamner R.
Title: Modeling the spectral sensitivity of the human circadian system
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2012; 44(4):386-396
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Gras LZ, Rea MS, Plitnick B, Rea MS
Title: Lighting for improving balance in older adults with and without risk for falls
Journal Title: Age and Ageing, 2012; 41(3):392-395
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2011

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Lesniak NZ, Rea MS
Title: Implications of controlled short-wavelength light exposure for sleep in older adults
Journal Title: BMC Research Notes, 2011; 4:334
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Plitnick B, Rea MS, Gras LZ, Rea MS
Title: Lighting and perceptual cues: Effects on gait measures of older adults at high and low risk for falls
Journal Title: BMC Geriatrics, 2011; 11(49)
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Author(s): Rea MS, Brons JA, Figueiro MG
Title: Measurements of light at night (LAN) for a sample of female school teachers
Journal Title: Chronobiology International, 2011; 28(8):673-680
Abstract: See abstract

Author(s): Sharkey KM, Carskadon MC, Figueiro MG, Zhu Y, Rea MS
Title: Effects of an advanced sleep schedule and morning short-wavelength light exposure on circadian phase in young adults with late sleep schedules
Journal Title: Sleep Medicine, 2011; 12(7):685-692
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Sleep opportunities and periodic light exposures: Impact on biomarkers, performance and sleepiness
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2011; 43(3):349-369
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Plitnick B, Wood B, Rea MS
Title: The impact of light from computer monitors on melatonin levels in college students
Journal Title: NeuroEndocrinology Letters, 2011; 32(2):158-163
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Author(s): Bierman A, Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Measuring and predicting eyelid spectral transmittance
Journal Title: Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2011; 16(6)
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Brons J, Plitnick B, Donlan B, Leslie R, Rea MS
Title: Measuring circadian light and its impact on adolescents
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2011; 43(2):201-215
Abstract: See abstract

2010

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: The effects of red and blue lights on circadian variations in cortisol, alpha amylase, and melatonin
Journal Title: International Journal of Endocrinology, 2010; Volume 2010
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Evening daylight may cause adolescents to sleep less in spring than in winter
Journal Title: Chronobiology International, 2010; 27(6):1242-1258
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Author(s): Miller D, Bierman A, Figueiro MG, Schernhammer E, Rea MS
Title: Ecological measurements of light exposure, activity, and circadian disruption in real-world environments
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2010; 42(3):271-284
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Author(s): Rea MS, Figueiro MG, Bierman A, Bullough JD
Title: Circadian light
Journal Title: Journal of Circadian Rhythms, 2010; 8:2
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Author(s): Higgins PA, Hornick T, Figueiro MG
Title: Rest-activity and light exposure patterns in the home setting: A methodological case study
Journal Title: American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias, 2010; 25(4):353-361
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Author(s): Plitnick B, Figueiro MG, Wood B, Rea MS
Title: The effects of red and blue light on alertness and mood at night
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2010; 42(4):449-458
Abstract: See abstract

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Lack of short-wavelength light during the school day delays dim light melatonin onset (DLMO) in middle school students
Journal Title: NeuroEndocrinology Letters, 2010; 31(1):92-96
Abstract: See abstract

2009

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Bierman A, Plitnick B, Rea MS
Title: Preliminary evidence that both blue and red light can induce alertness at night
Journal Title: BMC Neuroscience, 2009; 10(105)
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Bierman A, Bullough JD, Rea MS
Title: A personal light-treatment device for possibly improving sleep quality in the elderly: Dynamics of nocturnal melatonin suppression at two exposure levels
Journal Title: Chronobiology International, 2009; 26(4):726-739
Abstract: See abstract

2008

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Gras L, Qi N, Rizzo P, Rea M, Rea MS
Title: A novel night lighting system for postural control and stability in seniors
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2008; 40(2):111-126
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Author(s): Sloane PD, Figueiro MG, Cohen L
Title: Light as therapy for sleep disorders and depression in older adults
Journal Title: Clinical Geriatrics, 2008; 16(3):25-31
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: A proposed 24 h lighting scheme for older adults
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2008; 40(2):153-160
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Bierman A, Rea MS
Title: Retinal mechanisms determine the subadditive response to polychromatic light by the human circadian system
Journal Title: Neuroscience Letters, 2008; 438(2):242-245
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Author(s): Rea MS, Bierman A, Figueiro MG, Bullough JD
Title: A new approach to understanding the impact of circadian disruption on human health
Journal Title: Journal of Circadian Rhythms, 2008; 6:7
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Saldo E, Rea M, Kubarek K, Cunningham J, Rea MS
Title: Developing architectural lighting designs to improve sleep in older adults
Journal Title: The Open Sleep Journal, 2008; 1(12):40-51
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2007

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Bullough JD, Bierman A, Fay CR, Rea MS
Title: On light as an alerting stimulus at night
Journal Title: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 2007; 67(2):171-178
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2006

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Appleman K, Bullough JD, Rea MS
Title: A discussion of recommended standards for lighting in the newborn intensive care unit
Journal Title: Journal of Perinatology, 2006; 26:S19-S26
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS, Bullough JD
Title: Circadian effectiveness of two polychromatic lights in suppressing human nocturnal melatonin
Journal Title: Neuroscience Letters, 2006; 406(3):293-297
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS, Bullough JD
Title: Does architectural lighting contribute to breast cancer?
Journal Title: Journal of Carcinogenesis, 2006; 5(1):20
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Author(s): Bullough JD, Rea MS, Figueiro MG
Title: Of mice and women: Light as a circadian stimulus in breast cancer research
Journal Title: Cancer Causes and Control, 2006; 17(4):375-383
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2005

Author(s): Bierman A, Klein TR, Rea MS
Title: The Daysimeter: A device for measuring optical radiation as a stimulus for the human circadian system
Journal Title: Measurement Science and Technology, 2005; 16:2292-2299
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Bullough JD, Bierman A, Rea MS
Title: Demonstration of additivity failure in human circadian phototransduction
Journal Title: NeuroEndocrinology Letters, 2005; 26(5):493-498
Abstract: See abstract

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Bullough JD, Parsons RH, Rea MS
Title: Preliminary evidence for a change in spectral sensitivity of the circadian system at night
Journal Title: Journal of Circadian Rhythms, 2005; 3:14
Abstract: See abstract

Author(s): Bullough JD, Figueiro MG, Possidente BP, Parsons RH, Rea MS
Title: Additivity in murine circadian phototransduction
Journal Title: Zoological Science, 2005; 22(2):223-227
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Author(s): Rea MS, Figueiro MG, Bullough JD, Bierman A
Title: A model of phototransduction by the human circadian system
Journal Title: Brain Research Rev, 2005; 50(2):213-228
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2004

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Bullough JD, Parsons RH, Rea MS
Title: Preliminary evidence for spectral opponency in the suppression of melatonin by light in humans
Journal Title: Neuroreport, 2004; 15(2):313-316
Abstract: See abstract

2002

Author(s): Rea MS, Figueiro MG, Bullough JD
Title: Circadian photobiology: An emerging framework for lighting practice and research
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2002; 34(3):177-190
Abstract: See abstract

Author(s): Rea MS, Bullough JD, Figueiro MG
Title: Phototransduction for human melatonin suppression
Journal Title: Journal of Pineal Research, 2002; 32(4):209-213
Abstract: See abstract

2001

Author(s): Stevens RG, Rea MS
Title: Light in the built environment: Potential role of circadian disruption in endocrine disruption and breast cancer
Journal Title: Cancer Causes and Control, 2001; 12(3):279-287
Abstract: See abstract

Author(s): Rea MS, Bullough JD, Figueiro MG
Title: Human melatonin suppression by light: A case for scotopic efficiency
Journal Title: Neuroscience Letters, 2001; 299(1-2):45-48
Abstract: See abstract

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS, Boyce P, White R, Kolberg K
Title: The effects of bright light on day and night shift nurses' performance and well being in the NICU
Journal Title: Neonatal Intensive Care. The Journal of Perinatology-Neonatology, 2001; 14(1):29-32.

1996

Author(s): Bullough JD, Rea MS, Stevens RG
Title: Light and magnetic fields in a neonatal intensive care unit
Journal Title: Bioelectromagnetics, 1996; 17(5):396-405
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Author(s): Bullough JD, Rea MS
Title: Lighting for neonatal intensive care units: Some critical information of design
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 1996; 28(4):189-198
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Conference Proceedings

The following is a list of conference proceedings where light and health research was presented by LRC scientists.

2014

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Light and Health: what we know, what we don't know and what we need to know.
Conference: LS-14 2014 Conference. Como, Italy. June 22-27, 2014.

2013

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Wood B, Plitnick B, and Rea MS
Title: The impact of watching television on evening melatonin levels
Conference: Proceedings of the Society for Information Display: Display Week 2013. Vancouver, BC, Canada. May 20-27, 2013.

2012

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS, Hamner R
Title: Calibrated personal light exposures as they might affect melatonin suppression in different populations
Conference: Experiencing Light 2012. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. November 12-13, 2012.

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: An overview of the non-visual effects of light: Implications for new light sources and lighting systems design
Conference: 13th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting (LS13). Troy, NY, USA. June 23-27, 2012.

2011

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Sustainable buildings: More than just lumens per watt
Conference: Clean Tech for Sustainable Buildings: From Nano to Urban Scale (CISBAT '11) International Conference Proceedings. Lausanne, Switzerland. September 14-16, 2011.

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Erdener B, Jayawardena A, Lesniak N, Sahin L, Sweater K, Wood B, Yue L, Reh R
Title: The impact of self-luminous electronic devices on melatonin suppression
Conference: SID '11 Digest of Technical Papers, Society for Information Display. Los Angeles, CA. May 15-20, 2011.

2010

Author(s): Zhang J, Bierman A, Wen JT, Julius A, Figueiro G
Title: Circadian system modeling and phase control
Conference: 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Atlanta, GA. December 17, 2010.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Non-visual effects of light: Implications for design
Conference: International Optical Design Conference (IODC) Conference Proceedings, Optical Society of America. Jackson Hole, Wyoming. June 13-17, 2010.

2009

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Preliminary evidence that both red and blue lights increase nocturnal alertness.
Conference: Experiencing Light 2009 Conference Proceedings. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. October 27-29, 2009

Author(s): Miller D, Bierman A, Figueiro M, Schernhammer E, Rea, MS
Title: Ecological measurements of light exposure, activity, and circadian disruption in real-world environments
Conference: Experiencing Light 2009 Conference Proceedings. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. October 27-29, 2009

2006

Author(s): Rea MS, Bullough JD, Bierman A, Figueiro MG
Title: Measuring light as a stimulus for the human circadian system
Conference: Commission Internationale d'Eclairage (CIE) 2nd Expert Symposium: Light and Human Health Symposium Proceedings. Ottawa, ON. September 7-8, 2006.

Author(s): Rea MS, Bullough JD, Bierman A, Figueiro MG
Title: Implications of white light sources with different correlated color temperatures on human circadian function
Conference: Commission Internationale d'Eclairage (CIE) 2nd Expert Symposium: Light and Human Health Symposium Proceedings. Ottawa, ON. September 7-8, 2006.

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Lighting for Alzheimer's care
Conference: Commission Internationale d'Eclairage (CIE) 2nd Expert Symposium: Light and Human Health Symposium Proceedings, Ottawa, ON. September 7-8, 2006.

Author(s): Crepeau LJ, Bullough JD, Figueiro MG, Porter S, Rea MS
Title: Lighting as a circadian rhythm-entraining and alertness-enhancing stimulus in the submarine environment
Conference: Undersea HSI Symposium: Research, Acquisition, and the Warrior. Mystic, CT. June 6-8, 2006.
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2003

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Bullough JG, Rea MS
Title: Spectral sensitivity of the circadian system
Conference: Third International Conference on Solid State Lighting, Proceedings of SPIE 5187. San Diego, CA. August 3-8, 2003.
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Author(s): Bullough JD, Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Circadian photometry
Conference: Council for Optical Radiation Measurements, 2003 Conference. June 2003.

2002

Author(s): Rea, MS
Title: Light - Much more than vision
Conference: (Keynote). Light and Human Health: EPRI/LRO 5th International Lighting Research Symposium, The Lighting Research Office of the Electric Power Research Institute. Palo Alto, CA. 2002:1-15.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS, Stevens RG, Rea AC
Title: Daylight and productivity - A possible link to circadian regulation
Conference: Light and Human Health: EPRI/LRO 5th International Lighting Research Symposium, The Lighting Research Office of the Electric Power Research Institute. Palo Alto, CA. 2002:185-193.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Eggleston G, Rea MS
Title: Effects of light exposure on behavior of Alzheimer's patients - A pilot study
Conference: Light and Human Health: EPRI/LRO 5th International Lighting Research Symposium, The Lighting Research Office of the Electric Power Research Institute. Palo Alto, CA. 2002:151-156.
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Author(s): Rea MS, Bullough JD, Figueiro MG
Title: The future of light
Conference: Light & Health Research Foundation Proceedings: Symposium for Healthy Lighting at Work and at Home, for Increased Well Being, Comfort and Performance. Light & Health Research Foundation. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 2002.

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS, Stevens RG, Rea AC
Title: Daylight and productivity - A field study
Conference: Teaming for Efficiency: 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Washington, D.C. August 18-22, 2002.

 

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Non-Refereed Journals and Magazines

The following is a list of publications in non-refereed journals and magazines. We have attempted to provide appropriate links and the information you will need to view these articles.

2015

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Light Therapy for Better Sleep
Periodical: Sleep Review; May 4, 2015

2014

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: The Value Proposition: Where are the Products?
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A); 2014; 44(5): 40-44
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2013

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: 24-hour lighting scheme for older adults: A pledge to the lighting community
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A); 2013; 43(2): 46-50
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title:  Why field measurements of circadian light exposures are important
Periodical: Lighting Research & Technology, Invited Opinion, 45(1):6
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2011

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS, Brons JA
Title: Light at night in our bedrooms: We measured it, so let's talk about it
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), November 2011

2010

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Plitnick B
Title: Examining how light impacts teenagers' sleeping habits
Periodical: Architectural Lighting Magazine, December, 2010

2009

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: La luz ya no es sólo para la visión: cómo diseñar iluminación para los sistemas visual y circadiano (Light isn't just for vision anymore: how to design lighting for the visual and circadian systems).
Periodical: Luxes Magazine, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Mexican Chapter. October 2009

Author(s): Jansen JS, Figueiro MG
Title: Belysning For ældre – Mere end blot lumen pr. watt. (Lighting for older adults: more than just lumens per watt-Part 1)
Periodical: LYS Magazine, Danish Lighting Society, Denmark. LYS-03-09, September 2009

Author(s): Jansen JS, Figueiro MG
Title: Belysning For ældre – Mere end blot lumen pr. watt. (Lighting for older adults: more than just lumens per watt-Part 2)
Periodical: LYS Magazine, Danish Lighting Society, Denmark. LYS-03-09, September 2009

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: The dawn of a new day in light therapy for the elderly
Periodical: ADVANCE Magazine for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine, 2009

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: 24-hr lighting scheme for older adults
Periodical: The AIA Report on University Research, 5th Edition, American Institute of Architects.

2008

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Sustainable lighting for healthcare facilities: More than just lumens per watt
Periodical: Journal of Green Buildings, 2008; 3(1): 74-89

2006

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Research Matters: Did you know that one plus one can be less than two?
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), 2006; 36(5)

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Light isn't just for vision anymore
Periodical: Green Building News, 2006

2005

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Research Matters: Measure up for healthy lighting
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), 2005; 35(1):14-16

Author(s): Taylor J
Title: Advanced lighting technologies enhance resident care
Periodical: Nursing Homes Magazine, Sept 2005
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Research Matters: Bright side of blue light
Periodicals: LD&A, 2005; 35(5):16-18
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Bright side of night lighting
Periodical: LD&A Research Matters, 2005; 35(5):16-18
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2004

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Research Matters: Health and lighting
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), 2004; 33(2):17-18

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Research Matters: Occupancy sensors: Are there reliable estimates of the energy savings?
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), 2004; 34(1):12-13

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Research Matters: Light at night: Will it kill us?
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), 2004; 34(1):12-13

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Research Matters: Are residential fluorescent lamp luminaires feeling the heat?
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), 2004; 34(9):16-17

2003

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Research Recap: Light, aging & the circadian system - Reviving 'all that jazz?'
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), 2003; 33(6): 8-11
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS, Eggleston G
Title: Light therapy and Alzheimer's disease
Periodical: Sleep Review Magazine, 2003; 4(1):24
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Research Recap: Circadian rhythm
Periodical: Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), 2003; 33(2):17-18
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Booklets and Guides

Lighting the Way: A Key to Independence - Series of three booklets with guidelines for effective lighting for older adults. Separate booklets are available online and as PDF files for:

  1. General public, older adults, and their families
  2. Home designers, architects, and builders
  3. Health care professionals

Controlling Tuberculosis Transmission with Ultraviolet Irradiation - Answers common questions about tuberculosis and shows how to control its transmission using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).

 

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