Tech Spot #104: Human-centric lighting, London, United Kingdom
Architects: Lighting Science
Human-centric lighting comes to the UK
Biological LED pioneer teams with distribution powerhouse to bring health and wellness across the Pond
There have been several stories recently in the UK press about the possible negative effects of LED lighting, particularly street lights. Now a specialist in human-centric lighting solutions has developed LED solutions for varying environments that focus on a market that is ready to embrace healthy lighting.
Lighting Science ® has launched international versions of its GoodDay ® A19, GoodNight ® A19, and Sleepy Baby ® LED bulbs, and the offering of these products in the UK market. These popular LED lighting products will be available for both consumer and commercial sale beginning in May 2018, through a partnership with the premier UK distributor, Target Holdings UK Ltd.
For 30 years, Lighting Science has been pioneering human-centric LED solutions for varying environments, from residential and educational, to workplace and healthcare. Target Holding’s recognition and understanding of the existing LED market in the UK, and of the increased demand for healthy lighting in all channels and verticals of this market, has led to a natural partnership with Lighting Science. This partnership combines the technology and products of Lighting Science with the channel knowledge of Target Holdings to engage a market that is poised to embrace healthy lighting.
“As wellness trends become more popular in the UK, Europe and globally, we are committed to bringing our products to end-users in these geographies,” said Khim Lee, President of Lighting Science. “We are excited to team up with Target Holdings, whose focus is on educating the consumer about the science behind our top-performing human-centric products. This partnership confirms the growing traction that Lighting Science products are gaining worldwide.”
“Many people don't realize the actual physical impact that light can have on their bodies. By exposing yourself to specific lighting spectrums you can actually enhance your mental alertness, focus and cognitive performance. Our lights use customized spectra designed to support your body and mind for peak performance during the day for work and play, as well as for rest and relaxation afterwards,” says Ute Besenecker, Ph.D., Director of HealthE Lighting, Senior Scientist, Lighting Science Group
Biological lighting fixtures provide the full spectrum of natural light, based on the technology that Lighting Science Group first developed to help keep NASA astronauts healthy in space. The space has 58 Lighting Science bulbs including L Bars over the open office space and in meeting rooms/private offices, some ceiling level puck lights under the mezzanine, and some recessed lights built into the sound clouds in the kitchen and large conference room.Lighting Science’s team of experts were the first to develop patented technologies in collaboration with NASA to support the circadian rhythms of astronauts on the International Space Station. Using these proprietary engineered spectrum technologies, the GoodDay ® A19, GoodNight ® A19, and Sleepy Baby ® bulbs promote increased productivity, performance and focus during the day and a more restful sleep at night. These products will be available online for immediate delivery across Europe through three channels - via Lighting Science at www.amazon.com.uk , through Target Holdings UK at www.targetholdings.co.uk, and through the Optoguard label at www.optoguard.co.uk.
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