Seeing the Light in a Non-Visual World
Date & Time
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Eric Haugaard

For most building occupants, light has been something we’ve always controlled with a simple flip of a switch, or experienced as a static condition of the space. The convenience of light-on-demand has lengthened our days and shortened our nights. Today we realize, light affects us in more ways than we could have imagined just a few years ago. In this session, we will explore the differences between visual and non-visual consequences of light and how this knowledge is changing the way we consider delivering light to the spaces we occupy.  Additionally, we will discuss the near-term potential of evidence-based recommendations for “better light” along with future possibilities.  
In this presentation, we will:                                          
-Examine the varieties and differences of lighting solutions designed for visual versus non-visual impact
-Compare and contrast the WELLbuilding standard and LRC circadian stimulus as it relates to typical lighting design scenarios
-Explore the potential conflicts between lighting designs optimized for health and well-being, versus optimal energy efficiency
-Identify likely trends and future possibilities surrounding dynamic lighting solutions