Lighting Design & Specification

April 21, 2021

LDS Sinai research centre 400All living things depend upon light for survival. The Mount Sinai Light and Health Research Center was created in 2021 to apply the science of light to improve health outcomes.

Among the many projects underway, we are looking at how robust patterns of light and dark improve sleep for people from many walks of life, from submariners to premature infants to senior citizens and, indeed, to all who work in offices, schools, and factories. We are developing lighting schemes to improve the lives of those living with conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and depression, and those who are undergoing cancer treatment or recovering from traumatic brain injury. We are also exploring the science and application of ultraviolet light to improve vitamin D production in populations who do not get enough sunlight, to control agricultural plant pathogens, and to serve as a germicidal disinfection strategy in the built environment. We are also developing new lighting technologies for safer transportation, from less glaring and more effective lighting for emergency vehicles to airport ground lighting that is better visible to pilots.

As Earth’s citizens, we are compelled to focus on lighting applications that are both effective and sustainable. This means developing new metrics for characterizing and quantifying light for a healthy planet, as well as developing design guidelines to assist those who are charged with implementing this research in real spaces. We very much hope you are intrigued with our new center and want to be part of its evolution and impact.

Online Professional Certificate Course in Lighting Design

The Light and Health Research Center at Mount Sinai is offering a 10-week, online professional certificate course in lighting design. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to help those in professions related to lighting to begin or improve their practice in lighting design.

Go HERE for more information

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IESThe IES knows you want to take your knowledge with you. In this special webinar, IES staff will guide you through The Lighting Library® – a giant step forward in how we create and deliver standards. This new online subscription-based platform allows access to our full set of standards from anywhere with an internet connection, updates automatically, and allows for more regular revisions of the standards to keep up with the times. 

This webinar will provide details of how the Lighting Library is organized and how to best utilize the platform as a tool for your lighting business.  
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