Light travels in two distinct pathways, one that allows us to see and one that regulates our 24-hour (circadian) rhythms. Hear insights on the importance of light and dark patterns throughout the day and the consequences of circadian disruption. What techniques can designers implement to create circadian-supportive environments? How do criteria differ from one application to another, i.e., healthcare to offices to classrooms? Learn ways to measure circadian light, achieve WELL points and utilize today's lighting technologies most effectively.
- Understand how the non-visual system, which includes our circadian system, processes light.
- Learn how to use the calculation tools associated with circadian stimulus (CS) and equivalent melanopic lux (EML) to help design circadian-supportive environments.
- Compare the ways in which various LED technologies and systems, including tunable white and tunable color, can contribute to the creation of circadian-supportive environments.
- Identify requirements to achieve WELL points.
Throughout her 20 years in lighting, Patricia has focused on translating research to design practice. Educator, researcher, lighting designer, product designer and program manager are but a few roles she has enjoyed while working closely with talented, multidisciplinary teams to promote the benefits of light to health and well-being.