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LRC Offers 2-Day Program: Using the Power of Health and Light

August 12, 2019 [addtoany]

Sleep disorders are on the rise, with more than 70% of adults reporting that they obtain insufficient sleep at night. Light is the main factor impacting a person’s sleep-wake cycle, telling the body when to go to sleep and when to wake up. People in modern society spend more than 90% of their time indoors without enough light to stimulate the “circadian clock.”

In the evening, the blue light from smartphones and computer screens makes the brain think it’s time to wake up, just as you’re getting ready for bed, resulting in feeling tired and sluggish the next day. Learn how to use the power of light to improve health and wellbeing in schools, offices, hospitals, and homes at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) Light and Health Institute, Sept. 17–18 in Troy, New York.

The course is led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro. If you live or work in New York State, the course fee is only $360, thanks to support from NYSERDA!

Register today at