True & False Circadian Lighting: How to Protect Occupant Health & Productivity

Many lighting products are incorrectly labelled "circadian." This is because the word “circadian” has recently entered into lighting industry vernacular often with limited understanding of its precise meaning. This can create confusion for architects, lighting designers and specifiers. 

So, what is circadian lighting? And what are the objectives and benefits of circadian lighting?

This course reviews evidence-based research on defining the circadian spectral characteristics of light and will share how to distinguish between "true" and "fake" circadian lighting products. It will explore the benefits to human health, well-being and performance that can be achieved by providing the optimal circadian light at the right time. 

Learning Objective 1:     Understand the correct definitions of "circadian" lighting based on up to date medical research.

Learning Objective 2:      Learn why certain light spectrums enhance health and performance during the day, but causes health risks during evening and night hours by disrupting circadian rhythms.

Learning Objective 3:     Understand why fixed spectrum and full spectrum LED lights and many white color tuning products are not true circadian lights because they fail to properly control light exposure, entrain circadian rhythms and negatively impact human health and productivity.

Learning Objective 4:     Learn how to correctly specify and incorporate circadian light into the built environment.

PRESENTER:  Andrew Moore-Ede of CIRCADIAN Light

For over 15 years, Andrew Moore-Ede has been a consultant for CIRCADIAN®, the global leader in providing workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock.

When numerous research reports concluded that light exposure at night was disrupting circadian rhythms and negatively impacting human health and well-being, Andrew’s clients asked a simple question: what lights should we be using to prevent circadian disruption? This led to an NIH grant to research and define the circadian spectral characteristics of light and ultimately to the creation of a new company: CIRCADIAN® ZircLight.

Andrew is excited to be working for a company that is dedicated to developing evidence-based lighting solutions that feature specialized controls and spectrally engineered Day and Night LEDs designed to optimize human well-being and performance and minimize the impact of circadian disruption for our 24/7 world.


This event is being offered virtually.  Please register to receive the link to join.