National Lighting Bureau Closes the Year with the LHRC

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Home is Where the Light is shines light on Circadian Rhythm

Nashville, TN — The National Lighting Bureau unveils its latest groundbreaking initiative with the introduction of the “Home is Where the Light Is: Residential Light Fixture Program.” In a world where the significance of lighting extends beyond mere functionality, this innovative panel aims to redefine the way we illuminate our living spaces. As Dr. Mark Rae once said, “Lighting is not just for vision anymore.” As we spend more time in our homes, the importance of creating a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing environment becomes paramount. The Residential Light Fixture Program seeks to revolutionize residential lighting solutions, emphasizing not only efficiency and practicality but also the transformative power of light to enhance our overall well-being. Moderated by Randy Reid and Produced by Allison Anderson, this panel discussion,  includes lighting professionals such as Jennifer Brons, Research Program Director at the Light and Health Research Center (LHRC), Terry McGowan, representative of the American Lighting Association (ALA), and Eric Jacobson, former President of ALA and Randy Reid, the NLB’s Executive Director as the moderator. 

“Home is Where the Light Is: Residential Light Fixture Program,” not only marks a significant stride in the realm of residential lighting but also champions the integration of circadian-effective lighting for improved well-being. Recognizing the pivotal role that light plays in our daily lives, this program places a special emphasis on circadian-effective lighting solutions. By incorporating lighting strategies that align with our natural circadian rhythms, the Residential Light Fixture Program aims to foster environments that not only enhance mood and productivity but also contribute to better sleep quality. The inclusion of circadian-effective lighting underscores the Bureau’s commitment to promoting healthier lifestyles, as it acknowledges the profound impact that well-designed lighting can have on our sleep patterns and overall health. With a simple touch you can effortlessly control the illumination levels throughout your home, achieving both stylish and functional lighting for a quality living experience.  

Notably, this may mark Reid’s final appearance as the Executive Director of NLB, adding a poignant layer to the significance of this panel. Allison Anderson, “It has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside Randy these past two years for the Let’s Talk About Light and Health webinar series. I appreciate the opportunity I had to collaborate with Randy and have learned so much from him. The Light and Health Research Center appreciates the commitment of interviewing professionals in the field to share light and health topics with various audiences.” As we draw the curtain on this enlightening panel, from the profound impact of circadian-effective lighting on our well-being, expertly articulated by Jennifer Brons, to the nuanced perspectives on lighting trends and design considerations brought forth by Terry McGowan and Eric Jacobson, this discussion has illuminated the forefront of innovation in residential lighting. With the promise of intuitive control and a commitment to creating spaces that seamlessly blend style and functionality, the journey towards a brighter, healthier, and more pleasing home environment beckons, guided by the wisdom shared in this insightful discourse.

About the NLB

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