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  • LED4Home Jarad Bailey Interview 5-6-17 and 5-7-17
  • LED4home Jim Dutton 1-7-17
  • LED4Home Jarad Bailey interview 12-27-16
  • LED4Home John Schenk interview 1-21-17
  • LED4Home live interviews January 14 & 15, 2017
  • LED4Home Interview on Texas Home Improvement Show
  • LED4Home Jim Dutton and Jarad Bailey Texas Home Improvement 1-7-17

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SPACE STATION SHUT-EYE: NEW LED LIGHTS MAY HELP ASTRONAUTS (AND YOU) SLEEP BETTER

Astronauts on the International Space Station are swapping out their fluorescent light bulbs for a fancy new set of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that scientists think will help them sleep better and be more alert. If the new lights work as intended, the technology could help people on Earth sleep better as well. Read more

The LED street lights on this North Sea island are for the birds

White light can discombobulate migratory species, so Philips is installing blue-green, with funding from oil and gas companies. Is the new color good for people? Read more

Occupancy Detection Using Light

A team of faculty and graduate students from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) and Boston University was awarded a U.S. patent titled “Sensory Lighting System and Method for Characterizing an Illumination Space.” The patent describes how the LED lighting system in a space can detect occupants’ presence, location, and pose without the use of cameras, thereby preserving the privacy of the room’s occupants. Read more

Are LED Lights Bad for Your Health?

In June 2016, the American Medical Association published a set of guidelines to help lighting designers choose lights that maximize effectiveness and efficiency without causing harm to living organisms. After a recent article about LED streetlights, I fielded a few questions about the possible adverse effects of LED lighting. I knew that the AMA report cited lights with a heavy blue content, like "cool white" lights with color temperatures above 4000 K, but I was unaware of the subtleties in the color spectrum associated with lights. Recently, the US Department of Energy - which still exists at the time of this writing - published a very enlightening 18-page document that covers the issue in detail. Here's a synopsis of that report.Read more

Took a Nap in a $65,000 Bed of LED Lights to Get Skin Like Kate Beckinsale

Over the past few months, you may have seen commercials for a Phantom of the Opera-esque beauty treatment, a plastic mask full of glowing lights that promises clearer skin. Like glycolic acid peels or at-home laser hair removal, it is the latest product to act as a holy grail: something that was once relegated to the realm of those who could afford a trip to the dermatologist or aesthetician, but can now be purchased at your local drugstore. Read more

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