NEW! Light & Health Forum

Light Health Forum

Light has been shown to impact humans well beyond providing for optimal visual performance. This forum helps identify the current knowledge of the impact of light on biological health and overall well-being, as well as addressing current issues such as the potential for blue light as a hazard.

In addition, the forum presents examples of applications of what we know about light and health, particularly in the frontiers of the healthcare and independent living environments.

Only at LIGHTFAIR International!

Forum Sessions

The first-ever Light & Health Forum is a one-day series of six 60-minute sessions on Wednesday, May 10 that covers research, circadian light, blue light, independent living facility design, 24-hour lighting environments and hospital lighting  Sessions are available as a Forum package or à la carte.

See below for overview and click here to search by 'Type of Session' (in the right sidebar menu) and select 'Light & Health Forum' to access course descriptions, speaker bios and other detailed information.

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May 10
8:00am - 8:25am
  Breakfast Presentation
8:30-9:30am L17HW01 Light and Health: What We Know and Don’t Know in Applying the Research Naomi Miller, Jennifer Veitch
  10am-11am L17HW02 Circadian Light for Your Health: Light, Not Laughter is the Best Medicine Mariana Figueiro, Bryan Steverson, Donna McIntire-Byrd
  11:30am-12:30pm L17HW03 Blue Light - Is There an Issue? David Sliney, Ph.D., George Brainard, Ph.D., John Hanifin, Ph.D.
  2-3pm L17HW04 Circadian Lighting in an Independent Living Facility Connie Samla, Dave Bisbee
  3:30-4:30pm L17HW05 Creating an Immersive 24-hour Lighting Environment for a Pediatric ICU Patricia Rizzo, Michael White, Jason Albrecht
  5-6pm L17HW06 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Swedish Ballard Behavioral Health Unit: Design and Implementation of Circadian Lighting Strategies Brent Protzman, Ed Clark, Joshua Butz, Mary Alcaraz