Turning Lighting Research into Practice for Health & Well Being

Good Health and Well-Being by Design


September 2022

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA # DAS453-22, IDCEC - # 117291

About this webinar

Daytime light exposure plays an important role in promoting entrainment of circadian rhythms and improving nighttime sleep. However, current lighting standards do not take the non-visual effects of light into consideration. Most of us spend 90% of our daytime hours indoors, where lights can be too dim during the day to activate our biological clock and perhaps be too bright during the evenings. This course discusses what you can do in the built environment to promote brighter days and darker nights for positive outcomes among the occupants. We will share the latest research in lighting science and show examples of how applications providing a robust 24-hour light and dark scheme in numerous environments improved sleep, mood, and behavior in various populations

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD

Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, is the Director of the Light and Health Research Center at Mount Sinai and Professor in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine. She is well known for her research on the effects of light on human health, sustainability, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. She holds a bachelor's in architectural engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and a master's in lighting and a doctorate in multidisciplinary science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her master's and Ph.D. dissertation research focused on the human circadian response to light. Dr. Figueiro is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society (FIES) and the author of more than 140 scientific articles in her field of research. She has brought attention to the significance of light and health as a topic of public interest through her TEDMED talk.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  1. Understand how light affects humans.
  2. Identify lighting characteristics that affect the visual and circadian systems.
  3. Discover the latest research on light’s impacts on sleep, health, and well-being.
  4. Implement light in environments for people as they age to promote better sleep.

Entire 2024 series

$345 Single payment
12 HSW CE credits

Single session

$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

Entire 2024 series

$29/month 12 Monthly payments
12 HSW CE credits

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