Lighting Science Hosts “Light is Medicine” Event at SLEEP 2014 Medical & Research Conference
Panelists Discuss Medical Benefits Of Controlling Wavelengths of Artificial Light on Sleep, Performance and Well-Being
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. & MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 3, 2014– Intelligent lighting solutions company Lighting Science hosted a panel presentation entitled “Light is Medicine” last night in Minneapolis at SLEEP 2014, the 28thAnnual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. A central theme of the event, sponsored by one of the largest patent holders of biologically-corrected lights, focused on the advances in research about the useful role of LED lights as a powerful tool in enhancing sleep, performance and well-being.
- Dr. Steven Lockley, PhD., a neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School,
- Dr. Smith Johnston, medical officer and expert in Aerospace Preventative Medicine based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he is the Medical Director of the Aerospace and Occupational Medicine Clinics, Lead Physician of the Wellness and Human Performance Program and Lead of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Fatigue Management Team, and
- Robert Soler, Director of Lighting Research at Lighting Science® and leader of the development of the photobiologically-corrected light that will go up to the ISS in 2015.
“To be a participant at one of the leading global conferences on sleep medicine and research is an exciting milestone for all of us at Lighting Science, and we are honored to be considered at the forefront of medical technology and innovation. Lighting Science released its patented biologically-corrected bulbs last year, and now we are the first light bulb designer and manufacturer to be a sponsor of this prestigious annual SLEEP conference,” said Mr. Soler. “Today’s events confirm our longstanding belief that light is a powerful force in nature, even when compared to pharmaceuticals, and that we are just beginning to learn how to harness the profound impact light has on our alertness and sleep patterns and overall circadian rhythms.”
New technology and scientific discoveries have allowed researchers to gain a more complete understanding of how a newly-discovered light photoreceptor in our eye impacts our circadian cycles. By filtering and tailoring blue-light wavelength exposure throughout the day, light can be biologically-corrected to enhance sleepiness before bedtime to prepare the brain for sleep, improve quality of sleep, and improve overall well-being.
“The studies that we are conducting on how light affects human physiology, including our work with NASA, are changing the way we think about using light and how we approach solutions to help us sleep,” said Dr. Lockley.
Lighting Science, in coordination with NASA, developed LEDs for inclusion on the ISS and is the first company to produce patented biologically-corrected LED lights that support our circadian rhythms and sleep cycles. Lighting Science will be displaying their line of biologically-corrected LEDs in the exhibition hall at SLEEP 2014 in booth #1013.
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