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Refereed Journal Articles

2018

Author(s): Nagare R, Plitnick B, Figueiro MG
Title:  Effect of exposure duration and light spectra on nighttime melatonin suppression in adolescents and adults
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2018; doi:10.1177/1477153518763003
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Author(s): MG Figueiro, R Nagare, LLA Price
Title:  Non-visual effects of light: How to use light to promote circadian entrainment and elicit alertness
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2018; 50(1):38-62
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Kalsher M, Steverson BC, et al.
Title:  Circadian-effective light and its impact on alertness in office workers
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Lighting Research & Technology, 2018; doi: 10.1177/1477153517750006

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Author(s): Nagare R, Plitnick B, Figueiro MG
Title:  Does the iPad Night Shift mode reduce melatonin suppression?
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology, 2018; doi 10.1177/1477153517748189
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2017

Author(s): Lunn RM, Blask DE, Coogan AN, Figueiro MG, et al.
Title: Health consequences of electric lighting practices in the modern world: A report on the National Toxicology Program's workshop on shift work at night, artificial light at night, and circadian disruption
Journal Title: Science of The Total Environment, 2017; 607-608:1073-1084.
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Author(s): Hunter CM, Figueiro MG
Title: Measuring Light at Night and Melatonin Levels in Shift Workers: A Review of the Literature
Journal Title: Biological Research for Nursing, 2017; 19(4):365-374.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Disruption of circadian rhythms by light during day and night
Journal Title: Current Sleep Medicine Reports, 2017; 3:76.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Steverson B, Heerwagen J, Kampschroer K, Hunter CM, Gonzales K, Plitnick B, Rea MS
Title: The impact of daytime light exposures on sleep and mood in office workers
Journal Title: Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, 2017; 3(3):204-215.
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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: Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 2017; 7(2):119-145.
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Author(s): Figueiro MG, Radetsky L, Plitnick B, Rea MS
Title: Glucose tolerance in mice exposed to light–dark stimulus patterns mirroring dayshift and rotating shift schedules
Journal Title: Scientific Reports, 2017; 7:40661; doi:10.1038/srep40661.
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Author(s): Acosta I, Leslie RP, Figueiro MG
Title: Analysis of circadian stimulus allowed by daylighting in hospital rooms
Journal Title: Lighting Research and Technology, 2017; 49(1):49-61.
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2016

Author(s): Rea MS, Figueiro MG
Title: The NICU Lighted Environment
Journal Title: Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 2016; 16(4):195-202.
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Author(s): Rea MS, Figueiro MG
Title: Light as a circadian stimulus for architectural lighting
Journal Title: Lighting Research and Technology, 2016; 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, 2016; 48(8):966-975.
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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.
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2015

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, 2015; 47(2):161-176.
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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): 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): 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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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.

2017

Author(s): Figueiro MG
Title: Rethinking Exposure to Saturated Colored Light
Periodical: Architectural Lighting; September 26, 2017

Author(s): Pedler D, Figueiro MG
Title: Lighting Focused on Occupant Health and Well-Being
Periodical: Building Operating Management; September 6, 2017

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Rea MS
Title: Quantifying Circadian Light and Its Impact
Periodical: Architectural Lighting Magazine, February 13, 2017

2016

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Hunter CM
Title: Understanding Rotating Shift Workers’ Health Risks
Periodical: Occupational Health and Safety; November 1, 2016

Author(s): Figueiro MG, Gonzales K, Pedler D
Title: Designing with circadian stimulus.
Periodical: Lighting Design and Application (LD+A); 2016, 46(10):30-34.

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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