Live! from the LRC
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is presenting a series of monthly webinars on a variety of leading-edge topics in lighting. The live, one-hour webinars will include information on the latest research in lighting, and will be interactive to allow participants to ask questions of LRC researchers about each of the topics presented. Learn more and register today!
Webinar Topics and Schedule
Light and Health: Cutting through the Noise
February 4, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Presenters: Mariana Figueiro, Mark Rea
There is growing interest about the effects that light and lighting can have on human health and wellbeing. However, there is substantial confusion about how to apply the science of light and health when selecting lighting systems and applying them in a lighting design or application. This presentation will include information on the science involved in how lighting affects human health. It will also present guidance on how to apply these findings in lighting applications to improve the health and wellbeing of people. "Tailored lighting, when properly designed to deliver the correct amount of light at the right time, can positively impact health and wellbeing. We have seen firsthand the many benefits of lighting, but it is important to get the right lighting to see the positive effects." –Dr. Mariana Figueiro
Outdoor Lighting: Making Uniformity a Priority for Security Lighting
March 10, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Presenters: Jennifer Brons, John Bullough
We often light streets, parking lots and other outdoor locations to help reinforce a sense of safety and personal security. In recent years there have been many discussions about the role of the spectral distribution (color) of outdoor lighting for visual effectiveness and energy efficiency. These discussions are based upon the obvious differences between yellow high pressure sodium lamps and white light emitting diode sources. This webinar will help participants understand that spectrum is a relatively unimportant factor compared to the uniformity of lighting when it comes to making people feel safe and secure outdoors, and will help them demand not only better standards for outdoor lighting, but better products for achieving those standards.
Lighting: Red, White, and Blue
April 14, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Presenters: Andrew Bierman, Mariana Figueiro, Mark Rea
When we think of lighting, we typically only think of white light. However, research is providing new information on the potential impacts of both short and long wavelengths of light. This webinar will present information on the impacts of both red and blue light on such issues as improving alertness for people, circadian entrainment, and even preventing diseases in plants. Presenters will also discuss the issue of blue light hazard.
UV: Beyond Red, White, and Blue
May 12, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Presenters: Andrew Bierman, Mark Rea
There is growing interest in the application of Ultraviolet (UV) energy for purposes ranging from disinfection in hospitals and other healthcare settings to preventing or combating several types of plant diseases in controlled-environment agriculture and in field production. This webinar will review recent research on the use of UV for a variety of applications. It will also provide information on UV safety and photodegradation issues.