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All the Light We Can and Cannot See

All the Light We Can and Cannot See While we tend to think of light as illumination, that is only true for a small portion of light in the visible spectrum. There is a lot of light that we just can’t see – that’s invisible to the naked eye. There are also concerns...

Your planet or your health?

Your planet or your health? With rising sea levels, extreme weather events and increased risk of damaging wildfires, climate change has been a growing issue of concern around the globe. The effects of climate change seem to be everywhere in the news. Since January, in...

Not All Blue Light is Created Equal

Not All Blue Light is Created Equal When is Blue Light Healthy and Not So Healthy? Perhaps you recently caught some rays on the beach, read a book on an electronic tablet or even sat at home watching television.  Each of these activities exposed you to visible and...

Coming to Terms with LED Lighting

Coming to Terms with LED Lighting It’s More Than Meets the Eye The rush to switch to LED lighting continues to accelerate.  A Washington Post headline recently caught our eye.  Headlined “Why you should switch to LED lightbulbs right now, before the law requires it,”...

How Melatonin Affects Your Health

How Melatonin Affects Your Health New Cool Paints Address Heat Issues Without Requiring a Black-or-White Decision On those nights that you just can’t fall asleep, popular wisdom suggests that you drink warm milk, and there may actually be some kernel of truth behind...

Can the Right Light Grow a Better Tomato?

Can the Right Light Grow a Better Tomato? Optimizing Plant Yields in Controlled Environments Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, water shortages, urban expansion and a reduction in arable land are creating a major shortfall between the amount of food we...

The Impact of Blue Light on Shift Workers

The Impact of Blue Light on Shift Workers While Ben Franklin’s adage, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” may be sage advice, it is not a possibility for the more than 7 million shift workers in the United States. These workers, who...

The Problem with Blue Light at Night

The Problem with Blue Light at Night Tips to Reduce its Impact On Your Sleep Today, blue light is everywhere – emitted by everyday screens like smartphones, computers and other digital devices as well as by LED lights.  While natural blue light from the sun is fine,...

Lighting the Way to 2019 & Beyond

Lighting the Way to 2019 & Beyond It’s an exciting time for the industry as it leverages the latest technology to innovate LED design, color, wavelength, energy efficiency and more. All indications point to healthy growth for the lighting industry in 2019 and the...