Applying Light for Human Health - Session One:
13:00 - 14:30 | Monday 2 November 2020
Session One - Programme:
|How Light Exposure Affects Human Health||Russell Foster, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford|
|What Manufacturers Need to Know||Peter Thorns, Head of Strategic Lighting Applications, Thorn Lighting|
|What Lighting Designers Need to Know||Florence Lam, Arup Fellow and Global Lighting Design Leader, Visiting Professor of Lighting Design and Engineering at UCL The Bartlett Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering|
Following the discovery of the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell in the human retina, a lot of effort has been expended by researchers on exploring what are called the non-visual effects of light.
While this effort has resulted in an increase in understanding by researchers it has also produced several premature claims for lighting systems that will enhance human health.
This, in turn, has caused anxiety amongst lighting designers and manufacturers. Their concern is that the claimed benefits may not be evident in practice, or worse, they may be detrimental to human health, or, alternatively, they may be true and to ignore them will mean being left behind.
The objective of this symposium is to set out where and how lighting can confidently be applied to enhance human health.
The SLL Lighting Research & Technology Symposium: Applying Light for Human Health will be held online, spanning 5 sessions from 2 – 6 November 2020. Registration is available for single sessions or for the whole week.
This event is supported by:
E_GS349 SESSION ONE - Member Rate £15.00
E_GS349 SESSION ONE - Standard Rate £30.00
ALL SESSIONS - Member Rate £40.00
ALL SESSIONS - Student Rate £20.00
ALL SESSIONS - Standard Rate £80.00
E_GS349 SESSION ONE - Student Rate £5.00