Program – Lighting for Health and Wellbeing Conference 2017 – USA
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July 18 2018 | Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, California | USA



The Lighting for Health and Wellbeing Conference will feature exclusive presentations by keynote speakers, interactive sessions, live interviews and a networking reception.

The 2018 Program will be announced soon.  Below is a look at the 2017 Program.

  • Thursday 27 July 2017
    • 7:30 am

      Welcome Coffee

    • 8:45 am

      Welcome and Introduction

    • 9:00 am

      Impact of Dynamic Lighting Schedules on Circadian Adaptation to Shift Work

      Speakers: Shadab Rahman
      The physiologic effects of light exposure in humans range from changes in gene expression to overt behavior. These effects can be utilized in everyday settings to improve health and wellbeing. Read more...
    • 9:30 am

      Taking the Obesity and Diabetes Risk Out of Light at Night

      Speakers: Martin Moore-Ede
      Conventional energy efficient fluorescent and LED light in the 3000K – 4000K CCT range emit 15-25% of their irradiance in bio-active blue wavelengths which have significant impact on human health and performance. Read more...
    • 10:00 am


    • 10:30 am

      What is Daylight and How Can it be Reproduced Electronically?

      Speakers: Steve Paolini
      Whatever the final analysis of healthy, circadian based illumination, it is surely rooted in our actual collective daylight experience. Most of us, who are lucky enough to have access to daylight on a regular basis, usually have a pleasant experience of high quality light that varies throughout the day and Read more...
    • 11:00 am

      UNTAPPED POTENTIAL: How Spectrally Curated LED Light Sources Can Save Lives – Literally!

      Speakers: Deborah Burnett
      LED and SSL technology has been promoted for energy efficiency, color tuning ability, and IOT capability, however the real benefit and bottom line revenue stream value has been overlooked until now. Read more...
    • 11:30 am

      Sustainable Lighting for Health and Well Being – From Environment to Epigenetics

      Speakers: Abrahaim Haim
      Light/dark cycles, expressing rotation of our plant on its axis, are a basic signal for entraining our temporal-organization of body functions. Read more...
    • 12:00 pm


    • 1:00 pm

      Light and Us

      Speakers: George C. Bosson
      During the course of human evolution exposure to natural lighting conditions has conditioned neurological stimuli that regulate numerous biological functions. Read more...
    • 1:30 pm

      What Gets Measured, Gets Managed

      Speakers: Roy Raymann
      Humans have more exposure to light sources than ever before. Our body however is entrained to a 24hr day-night cycle and many of the bodily processes are indirectly orchestrated by this input. Read more...
    • 2:00 pm

      The Immersive experience

      Speakers: Clay Markham
      With the Future of Hotels focused on experiential accommodation and interactive socialization, we will look at how the hotel guestroom and lobby spaces will evolve to create a new level of comfort and wellness through the control of light sources and colorations. Read more...
    • 2:30 pm


    • 3:00 pm

      Pursuing evidence-based applications of SSL in a healthcare setting

      Speakers: Robert Karlicek
      While many people believe that varying the spectrum of LED-based lighting can deliver benefits for people ranging from a general sense of wellbeing to increased alertness, better sleep, and even perhaps faster healing, the lighting industry lacks fully vetted evidence of such benefits. Read more...
    • 3:30 pm

      Biological Impacts of Human Centric Lighting

      Speakers: Jamie Zeitzer
      Light has the capacity to have a direct impact on human biology, notably influencing the timing and intensity of sleep and alertness. Read more...
    • 4:00 pm

      Spectral Design of the Healthcare Environment

      Speakers: Robert Soler
      This presentation will cover circadian rhythms, alertness and sleep for staff and patients, light exposure and the patient experience, and skin-based responses of light, as well as visual requirements for medical evaluations and procedures. Read more...
    • 4:30 pm

      Closing Panel – How Should We Measure and Characterize Lighting for Health and Wellbeing?

      Speakers: Additional panelists to be announced, Andrea Wilkerson, Jim Benya, Robert Karlicek, Shadab Rahman
      Metrics and characterization for general lighting has been studied and restudied for years, and while debates on the topic continue, the industry has methods that suffice. Read more...
    • 5:15 pm