Popular Science—Popular Science highlights health damages of the light we have been using for the past 100 years and new plans of improvement. Professor Michael Siminovitch shares his insights. This article was originally published in the January/February 2016 issue of Popular Science.
Light & Health
CLTC is partnering with Liberty to create a zero net energy community in West Sacramento along the Sacramento River. The Liberty Lighting Guide provides design and technical specifications, application of directives, as well as Title 24 code compliance requirements for residential, outdoor, private community clubhouses, K – 8 schools, private clubhouses, neighborhood commercial spaces, parks, greenbelts, trails, sports, and recreation centers.
Smithsonian.com— Nine months in, a family of four adjusts to life in the Honda Smart Home, a testing ground for new technologies at University of California, Davis.
Professor Michael Siminovitch recently presented, “Circadian Design Principles—Application to Healthcare Facilities,” at a lecture sponsored by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC). This seminar reviewed the ongoing collaboration in circadian design research and development for healthcare applications.
Presentation to ASHRAE Golden Gate Chapter
Presented by Konstantinos Papapmichael, Ph.D
Overview of human light sensing and processing, focusing on well-being and health effects, especially the effects of blue light on circadian rhythms. Lighting strategies and implementation technologies that support human well-being and health, considering key indoor and outdoor applications.
CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch will deliver a lecture on new lighting strategies and technologies, particularly LEDs, and their effects on human health and circadian function.
6 - 8 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014
Graduate School Studio - 2nd Floor
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thornburi (KMUTT)
Illuminating Engineering Society, San Francisco
Presented by Konstantinos Papamichael
CLTC Co-director Konstantinos Papamichael discusses how new lighting strategies and technologies can impact human health and circadian function, both positively and negatively.
Join CLTC Co-director Konstantinos Papamichael as he discusses how new lighting strategies and technologies can impact human health and circadian function, both positively and negatively. Networking begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m. and a Q&A session, at Gensler Architecture Design & Planning in San Francisco.
This program will help clear up much of the misinformation and confusion surrounding LED technology while giving building and design professionals dependable guidelines for lighting indoor and outdoor applications.
The Honda Smart Home US is a model zero net energy (ZNE) home located in the UC Davis West Village. Honda collaborated with UC Davis, CLTC and WCEC to build this forward-thinking example of residential sustainability. The home includes daylighting, advanced lighting controls, and high-efficacy, circadian-friendly LED lighting.