The Light and Health Research Center releases monthly newsletters providing Center highlights
Equal Lights: Projects Focused on Health Equity
Carol Horowitz, MD, MPH, Director of Mount Sinai’s Institute for Health Equity Research, discusses health inequities in the medical field and biases in devices.
Emergency Flashing Lights Survey
The Center is surveying how people understand flashing lights and vehicle marking colors used on emergency and maintenance vehicles.
Improving the Model for Predicting Circadian Phase
A model for predicting circadian phase from an individual’s light-dark exposure pattern was developed to help diagnose sleep problems due to circadian disruption.
Lighting for Improving Sleep in Myeloma Transplant Patients
The magazine designing lighting published a follow up article showing how room lighting can help patients during hospitalization.
Alzheimer’s Association Presents a Mini-Caregiver Conference
On Monday, November 14, researchers attended the conference in Troy, New York to expand outreach on how light can affect individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
LHRC Holds Official Grand Opening
We invited our partners and members of the Mount Sinai community to the grand opening of our laboratory October 17-18, and interviewed attendees about their thoughts on the trajectory of current projects and initiatives.
Turning Light for Health Research into Practice
Mariana Figueiro, PhD, hosts a webinar course to discuss the latest research and show examples of applications.
Making Emergency Vehicle Lights and Markings Safer
Trials continue to look at conditions that convey information to drivers, and help them navigate past work zones and roadside emergencies without endangering first responders.
Recent Awards and Publications:
Finger on the Pulse-Ox
Pulse-oximeter measurements can underestimate cardiorespiratory risks for persons with dark skin pigmentation. Our team will investigate ways to eliminate these biases.
Do You Wear Sunglasses at Night?
Congratulations to researcher John Bullough, PhD, of the Light and Health Research Center, who recently published a book titled Understanding Glare in Exterior Lighting, Display, and Related Applications.
Field Trials Using Germicidal Ultraviolet (UV) Begin
Field trials at Kinderhook Creek Farm in Stephentown, New York, investigate the use of UV-C to treat powdery mildew on summer squash, specifically to discover whether leaf canopy agitation increases the efficacy of the UV treatments.
Office Lighting Study in Capital Region
Our lab space is being put to good use with a grant from the Jim H. McClung Foundation to look at distribution, energy, glare, and circadian stimulus.
Online Courses Start in September
Registration for the Lighting Design and Light and Human Health courses close on Tuesday, September 6, and Friday, September 16, respectively.
On Monday, August 29, John Bullough, PhD, discusses the important role lighting plays while driving during the day and night.
On Tuesday, July 26, we met with our light and health industry partners for our semi-annual meeting to discuss past and future projects. Want to join the conversation for our October 18-19 partners event?
Recent Awards and Events:
Assessing the Accuracy of Phone Illuminance Meter Apps
Ever wonder about the accuracy of smartphone illuminance meter apps? In the next episode of “A View From Mount Sinai,” apps were tested and analyzed.
It's a Complicated World Out There: Exposomics and Light
On Monday, July 25, at noon ET, Robert Wright, MD, MPH, is interviewed about how the environment affects life health, disease, and development.
McClung Lighting Research Foundation Funds New Grant
In an office simulation, the team will investigate the effects of luminaire intensity distribution on melatonin, glare, visibility, and energy.
The Light and Health Research Center Visits the Farmers Market
The Light and Health Research Center team visited the Farmers Market in Troy, New York, to talk to the local community about our research into the effect of lighting on sleep and overall health.
Fee-Fi-Fo Fungicide: Light As a Natural Pesticide
Join the discussion on Monday, June 27, at noon ET when David Gadoury, PhD, is interviewed about using light to reduce plant diseases.
LHRC Welcomes New Partners
The LHRC is excited to announce the National Lighting Bureau and Mosheo as Lighting Education Partners.
Lighting to Transform Classrooms
Lighting has the ability to change the classroom environment. See how LHRC researchers began to look at the effects.
McClung Lighting Research Foundation Funds New Grant
Sleep disorders are a growing problem among teenage students. Episode 5 of A View from Mount Sinai explores how lighting can play a role.
Capturing Light at Night from Satellite Imagery
Experts discuss the significance of satellite imagery data to determine the effects of light at night on health and the environment.
A New Kind of Lullaby: Light/Dark Pattern for Babies
Randy Reid interviews Sofia Axelrod, PhD, about the implication of light and darkness, and its impact on the health of babies.
Daylight Savings Time and Your Health
People are still talking about which is better: Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time. Experts explain some of the pros and cons of time changes
How Does Light Affect Your Health?
Mariana Figueiro, PhD, Director of the Center, participates in a discussion with the National Lighting Bureau and takes questions from the live audience.
How Light Improves Pedestrian Safety
Learn why traffic accidents involving pedestrians have been on the rise and how lighting can play a role in reducing these accidents.