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Circadian Light for Your Health: Light, Not Laughter is the Best Medicine

  • Date:Wednesday, May 10
  • Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:103AB
  • Session Code:L17HW02
  • Abbreviated (Tagline) Title:Light, Not Laughter is the Best Medicine
  • Teaching Method:Panel
  • Type of Session:60 Minute Sessions, Light and Health Forum
  • Session Level:Advanced
  • Target Audience:Architect / Interior Designer / Landscape Architect, Lighting Designer / Engineer, Owner / Facility Manager / End User / IT Manager, Researcher / Educator / Student, Government Official / Municipality, Sustainability Office
  • Short Course Description:This session will discuss the connections between light and health in the workplace and highlight results from the US General Services Administration's multi-year study of circadian light in federal workplaces in the US and in northern Europe.
  • Learning Objective 1:Describe the links between light and circadian functioning
  • Learning Objective 2:Discuss circadian light solutions with customers and provide options
  • Learning Objective 3:Create a value proposition for circadian light in work environments
  • Learning Objective 4:Differentiate between unfounded health claims and evidence based health outcomes associated with circadian lighting
  • Type of Track:Light & Health Forum

Light is as essential to our daily health as the air we breathe and the food we eat. Yet health promoting light is in short supply in our work environments where the traditional emphasis is on light for vision. This session will highlight results from the US General Services Administration's multi-year study of circadian light in federal workplaces in the US and in polar regions. Speakers from GSA, the US State Department and Rensselaer Polytechnic University will discuss how circadian light installations can improve mood and alertness during the workday and sleep quality at night compared with standard lighting.

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