Lighting

Why so blue?

Why so blue?

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I've been in a fight with my computer monitor for the past couple of days. The screen was crisp and bright looking, but after a few hours I'd start getting a headache. I had been blaming that on a lack of coffee, until I started doing some research.

On the light track to improved design for healthcare

On the light track to improved design for healthcare

Research proves that exposure to the right light - at the right time - greatly impacts health, mood and well-being.

 Comparing energy-efficient light bulbs with old-tech lamps

Comparing energy-efficient light bulbs with old-tech lamps

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It's been nearly two years since U.S. manufacturers stopped making conventional 40- and 60-watt incandescent lightbulbs. While you can still find a few on store shelves, the familiar incandescent bulbs are getting harder to come by.

Illuminating lighting in assisted living

Illuminating lighting in assisted living

Advancements in lighting are among the most recent and most promising innovations to assure a better quality of life in assisted living and nursing facilities for seniors.

Lightbulbs as therapeutic tools

Lightbulbs as therapeutic tools

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Whether you're 25 or 75, you may have experienced the effects of aging on your eyesight -- and it tends to get worse as the years go by. Typical age-related eye pathologies -- including macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy -- contribute to reduced contrast sensitivity, slow light-dark adaptation, visual field loss and diminished visual acuity and depth perception.

Making home and AL facilities safe

Making home and AL facilities safe

Over the years, my siblings and I place gripper mats, cleared away clutter and installed shower seats in my mother's bathtub in order to keep her safe.

LED luminaires solve 3 common lighting challenges

LED luminaires solve 3 common lighting challenges

LED lighting is a growing trend in buildings today, and for very good reason. It delivers significant energy savings compared to traditional light sources. Plus, illumination, lifespan and color qualities continue to impress.