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Robert Soler to Discuss Biologically Focused Lighting and Its Effects on Human Health
September 7, 2016 – BIOS (Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems), a manufacturer and recognized innovator of LED lighting solutions for biological and horticultural industries, is pleased to announce that Robert Soler, VP of Human Biological Research and Technologies for BIOS, will be speaking at the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America’s Rocky Mountain Lights exhibition in Denver on September 15, 2016.
Soler’s topic for discussion will be biologically focused lighting and its effects on human health and wellness.
“Light not only affects us in a visual sense, but also biologically,” said Soler.”By using the right type of lighting, we are able to improve our overall wellbeing.”
Soler brings a wealth of knowledge with him regarding this subject. Prior to BIOS, Soler worked at Kennedy Space Center where he assisted in designing and building the first LED light for use on the International Space Station (ISS) and collaborated with scientists to use LED light for photo biological purposes in space. His years of experience as an electrical and lighting engineer have led him to become an inventor of 73 issued patents in the U.S.
Rocky Mountain Lights is a free exhibition of lighting and lighting controls at EXDO Event Center in Denver, Colorado. This one-day event will provide continuing education courses throughout from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. as well as networking opportunities. For more information and to register, visit www.iesrmsdenver.org.
Robert Soler to Present Aspects of Human Centric Lighting and Circadian Impact
August 22, 2016 – BIOS (Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems), a manufacturer and recognized innovator of LED lighting solutions for biological and horticultural industries, today announced that BIOS VP Human Biological Research and Technologies Robert Soler will speak at the LED Specifier Summit in Seattle on September 22, 2016.
Soler’s topic for discussion is human centric lighting and how LED lighting offers the ability for spectrum tuning, not just color tuning. During his talk, he will present current scientific literature covering all aspects of human centric lighting application.
“There is a lot of discussion about color temperature and circadian impact,” said Soler. “I’ll introduce scientific data to shed light on the difference between the color and spectrum for optimal melanopsin sensitivity.”
Prior to BIOS, Soler worked at Kennedy Space Center where he assisted in designing and building the first LED light for use on the International Space Station (ISS) and collaborated with scientists to use LED light for photo biological purposes in space. His years of experience as an electrical and lighting engineer have led him to become an inventor of 73 issued patents in the U.S. Soler’s knowledge on the subject of human lighting makes him an excellent resource for lighting professionals at the Summit.
The LED Specifier Summit is a one-day immersion into LED lighting education and solutions taking place at the Washington Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. Geared toward specifiers of commercial, architectural and decorative LED lighting products, the Summit enables attendees to stay current on the latest LED lighting trends through seminars, panel discussions, exhibits, product demonstrations and face-to-face access to leading international lighting manufacturers.
MEDIA ALERT: Robert Soler is an expert resource on human LED lighting and available to meet with members of the press and analyst community from Sept. 21-22 in Seattle. For more information or to schedule a meeting, please contact: Olivia McDonald, (321) 259-1795, ext. 450.
Ledra Brands LED Downlights Outfitted with BIOS with SkyBlue™ Technology
Provide Health Benefits within Large-Scale Indoor Environmental Applications
April 25, 2016 – San Diego, CA – LIGHTFAIR 2016 – Ledra Brands Booth #4853 – Researchers at BIOS, developers of world-class LED lighting solutions for the biological lighting market, today unveiled new Zhaga-based LED light engine modules that produce a circadian friendly white light enabled by BIOS SkyBlue™ Technology at LIGHTFAIR International 2016. BIOS has entered an exclusive agreement with Ledra Brands, a leader in solid state lighting design, to provide SkyBlue light engine modules for a line of next-generation LED downlights that help restore the connection to the outdoors to areas with limited or no daylight exposure. Ledra Brands and BIOS plan to introduce the integrated product line in the third quarter of 2016.
BIOS SkyBlue Technology for Circadian Benefits
BIOS LED systems are the next generation of lighting driven by scientific findings that were first developed at NASA and engineered for astronauts on the International Space Station who depend completely on artificial light. On earth, the average person can spend up to 90% of their time indoors under electrical light, which does a poor job of mimicking the sun—the strongest time cue for the human circadian system that tells the body clock whether it is night or day.
BIOS’ new SkyBlue Technology infuses Blue Sky spectrum to deliver a positive melanopic response significantly higher than that of standard white light (4000K LED at same light levels). By combining maximum melanopic spectrum with minimal Blue Light Hazard, businesses can provide a positive biological impact to employees, customers, patients or residents through LED overhead lighting. Shifting individual rhythms to a more consistent group rhythm while delivering the proper LED light spectrum can improve sleep, alertness, physical performance and cognition—potentially leading to fewer workplace accidents, absentees or other physical dangers attributed to loss of sleep or poor circadian rhythms.
“Legacy LEDs have their spectrum in the wrong place for promoting optimal melanopsin stimulation,” said Robert Soler, Vice President of Human Biological Technologies and Research at BIOS. “To enhance circadian entrainment and provide health benefits, our SkyBlue Technology puts LED spectrum in the proper place to provide maximum melanopic flux with minimal blue light hazard.”
“BIOS with SkyBlue Technology integrates decades of scientific research about how the proper light spectrum can have a positive affect on human functions, and takes it to the next level within large-scale settings where we can literally bring the outdoors inside to people who generally have little access or exposure to natural sunlight,” said Sean Tegart, President and CEO of BIOS. “BIOS is pleased to partner with an industry leader like Ledra Brands to promote biological health and safety through indoor LED lighting that is suitable for a multitude of commercial applications—from office buildings and universities, to hospitals and assisted living facilities.”
Members of the media are invited to learn more about the Ledra lighting fixtures with BIOS with SkyBlue Technology in Ledra Brands Booth #4853 at LFI, April 26-28, San Diego, CA.
About Ledra Brands
Ledra brands has been a leader and pioneer in solid state lighting design. An American manufacturer located in Southern California, Ledra brands began in the mid 80’s with European partnerships of quality lighting products. Today it has three brands, Bruck, Molto Luce and WILA USA, spanning several categories of commercial, retail, hospitality and residential lighting products. Many of these American and European designs have had reliable, energy efficient LEDs integrated since 1999. Ledra brands continues to provide the latest in Intelligent, Biological and Color Consistent solid state technology. More information is available at http://ledrabrands.com.
About BIOS Lighting
Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS) is a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting. Through groundbreaking research and continuous development, BIOS LED lighting solutions are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of people, plants and animals, while reducing energy use and creating a more sustainable planet. By integrating years of biological and horticultural expertise with science first developed at NASA for the International Space Station, and the latest advancements in LED lighting and controls, BIOS creates lighting technologies that deliver unparalleled biological and horticultural results. The BIOS Lighting team has a collective experience of more than 50 years in lighting specific research and development, and are listed on more than 30 LED lighting technology patents. Located in the “Space Coast” area of FL, its Melbourne headquarters are located just south of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where BIOS continues to draw-on and participate in the massive infrastructure built to support NASA’s ongoing research programs. More information is available at www.BIOSLighting.com.