EventsLighting for human health comes into focus at SLL symposium

Using light to enhance human health will be the main focus on this year’s Lighting Research and Technology Symposium.
Content Team4 years ago4 min

Organised by the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), the biennial event – entitled Applying Light for Human Health – will be held online for the first time from 2 to 6 November.

The Society, which represents the interests of all those interested in the application of light, has curated a programme designed to address the key topics within the light and health conversation.

The chosen focus has come about as researchers explore the non-visual effects of light. While this has resulted in increased understanding, it has also produced claims for lighting systems that will enhance human health. This, in turn, has caused anxiety amongst lighting designers and manufacturers that the claimed benefits may not be evident in practice, may be detrimental to human health, or may be true and to ignore them will mean being left behind.

The objective of the symposium is to set out where and how lighting can confidently be applied to enhance human health. Speakers include:

  • Russell Foster CBE, FRS FMedSci, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford
  • Dr Mark Rea from the Lighting Research Centre, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dr Mariana Figueiro from Rutgers Institute for Health
  • Florence Lam, Arup Fellow and Global Lighting Design Leader
  • Dr Arnold Wilkins, Emeritus Professor at the University of Essex

Topics being covered include how light exposure effects human health, how can natural lighting necessary for human health be implemented and what lighting designers need to know.

Each 90-minute session will take place online (13:00) and tickets are available for individual sessions or for the full week.

Ticket prices:

Single Session Full week
Standard Rate £30.00 £80.00
Member Rate £15.00 £40.00
Student Rate £5.00 £20.00

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