STONEHAM, Mass., June 5, 2018 --- CIRCADIAN Light is pleased to offer Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) credits to members of The American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Health, Safety, and Welfare courses endorsed by AIA focus on design concepts that safeguard the public on construction and designs that focus on issues such as lighting, construction systems, sustainability, and adaptation.
CIRCADIAN Light has just been approved by the American Institute of Architects to offer AIA Continuing Education courses for Health, Safety, and Welfare credits.
Our first course offering is called "Circadian Lighting for Workplaces: Protecting Health and Improving Productivity." The course will educate architects and lighting designers that are specifying circadian lighting and want to gain an understanding of the key differences between the day, evening and nighttime impacts of the blue content of white light on circadian rhythms, human health and productivity.
Visit http://circadianlight.com/circadian-light-workplaces for more information, or to register.
More than 20 years of scientific research reveal that exposure to blue-rich light in the evening and at night increases the risk for certain types of cancers.
The subject was further explored in 2007 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), which revealed that shift work that impacts natural circadian rhythms is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Further exploration of the 2007 findings revealed:
- Breast cancer increased 32% - 58% in women regularly exposed to light at night.
- Prostate cancer increased up to 200% in men regularly exposed to light at night.
- Blind women have a lower risk of breast cancer, and blind men have a lower risk of prostate cancer that is related to the degree of visual impairment.
Most energy efficient LEDs in the market today are rich in the blue wavelengths that at night trigger the metabolic processes involved in hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease through:
1.) Disruption of the circadian system (phase shifting and circadian misalignment)
2.) Melatonin-suppression and phase shifting
Suspended 2X4 LED Pendant design offers healthy, white light without the harmful blue light.
Suspended 2X2 LED Pendant design offers healthy, white light without the harmful blue light.
Suspended 1X4 LED Pendant design offers healthy, white light without the harmful blue light.
Control blue wavelength dosage while maintaining white light intensity and color.