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BIOS Lighting and Pinnacle Architectural Lighting to team up at LIGHTFAIR 2017

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Pinnacle to showcase product line Illuminated by BIOS and offer AIA accredited presentations

April 17, 2017 – BIOS Lighting, a developer and industry leading innovator of circadian and horticultural LED lighting solutions, today announced it will team up with Pinnacle Architectural Lighting to provide AIA accredited presentations during LIGHTFAIR International 2017 in Philadelphia.  The sessions, which will be offered at 10a, 12p, 2p and 4p May 9 and 10, and 9:30a on May 11 at Pinnacle’s booth #239 will focus on circadian lighting and will be presented by BIOS VP of Human Biological Research and Technologies, Robert Soler. In addition, Pinnacle will showcase several new products Illuminated by BIOS technology, including the sleek and elegant LiFT.

Pinnacle’s LiFT, now available with BIOS SkyBlue™ Technology, is designed with clean lines and harmonious proportions and provides the ability to create clusters of light in any architectural space. BIOS SkyBlue™ Technology infuses blue sky spectrum into LED light to help individuals regulate and entrain their circadian rhythm, which enables the body’s biological clock to properly operate and manage critical functions including the production of testosterone, hormones, cortisol and melatonin.

“At Pinnacle, one of our top goals was to be able to offer a true solution for Circadian Rhythm regulation,” said Chris Hammelef, President of Pinnacle Architectural Lighting. “Tunable white has been the perceived solution in the industry for so long. Now we need to educate everyone on BIOS SkyBlue™ Technology. That’s our main objective at LIGHTFAIR; to be able to educate as many influencers in the industry about our newest technological offering. BIOS is the technology for Circadian Rhythm regulation and together with Pinnacle, we’re able to offer the best solution in the Lighting Industry.”

Soler’s presentation will references peer-reviewed journals, proprietary research and real-world applications to clearly illustrate what participants should truly expect from circadian lighting. In addition, Soler will cover circadian design techniques to optimize biological impacts and provide information on real world health benefits.

“Although few truly understand the science behind it, manufacturers are pushing specifiers, designers and architects towards color tuning lights for circadian regulation,” said Soler. “My presentations at the Pinnacle booth during LIGHTFAIR will provide an excellent platform to discuss the truth about circadian lighting and, with the help of fundamental science, explain how it is not color tuning, but something much more specific to our bodies’ biological needs. It is not just for shift workers, 24-hour facilities, or elderly care. Circadian lighting is necessary for every one of us.”

LIGHTFAIR International, the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will be held May 9-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This three-day conference brings light, technology and design together to reveal new solutions, knowledge and discoveries to thousands of attendees, including design, lighting, architectural, engineering, energy, facility and industry professionals from the world. For more information or to register, visit http://www.lightfair.com/V40around.

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BIOS Lighting VP to speak at LIGHTFAIR International in Philadelphia on May 11

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Robert Soler to Present the Truth about Circadian Lighting

April 11, 2017 – BIOS Lighting, a manufacturer and recognized innovator of human centric and agricultural LED lighting solutions, today announced that BIOS VP of Human Biological Research and Technologies Robert Soler will speak at LIGHTFAIR International in Philadelphia on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Soler’s presentation will offer new and unique insight into what is currently known about circadian lighting and its effects on sleep and performance. He will reference peer-reviewed journals, proprietary research and real-world applications to clearly illustrate what participants should truly expect from circadian lighting. In addition, Soler will cover circadian design techniques to optimize biological impacts and provide information on real world health benefits. AIA credits will be offered for those participating in this lecture.

“The manufacturers are pushing specifiers, designers and architects towards color tuning lights for circadian regulation, but few truly understand the science behind it,” said Soler. “My talk focuses on the fundamental science to show how circadian lighting is not color tuning, but something much more specific to our bodies’ biological needs. It is not just for shift workers, 24-hour facilities, or elderly care. Circadian lighting is necessary for every one of us.”

Prior to BIOS, Soler worked at NASA 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 79 issued patents in the U.S.

LIGHTFAIR International, the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will be held May 9-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This three-day conference brings light, technology and design together to reveal new solutions, knowledge and discoveries to thousands of attendees, including design, lighting, architectural, engineering, energy, facility and industry professionals from the world. For more information or to register, visit http://www.lightfair.com/V40around.

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BIOS Lighting to Sponsor UC San Diego’s Center for Circadian Biology Symposium Held Feb. 15-17

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BIOS VP Available to Discuss Healthy Lighting Products with SkyBlue™ Technology

February 1, 2017 – BIOS Lighting, a manufacturer and recognized innovator of human centric and agricultural LED lighting solutions, today announced its participation as a sponsor of UC San Diego’s Center for Circadian Biology (CCB) Symposium Feb. 15-17.

At the event, BIOS Lighting VP of Human Biological Technologies and Research Robert Soler will be on hand to answer questions about BIOS Lighting’s circadian-friendly SkyBlue™ Technology which infuses blue sky spectrum into LED light to help bring back circadian rhythms.

“We’re thrilled to be invited to the Symposium,” said Soler. “Our company is deeply rooted in science which is why it is so important for us to show our support for the science community by sponsoring and participating in this.”

“At the event, I’ll be available to discuss our SkyBlue™ Technology which is driven by scientific findings first developed at NASA and engineered for astronauts at the International Space Station.”

The CCB Symposium will be held Feb. 15-17 at the Sanford Consortium Auditorium in La Jolla, California. The conference aims to provide participants with a comprehensive view of modern circadian biology as well as exchange a broad spectrum of ideas and techniques in circadian biology. For more information, visit https://ccb.ucsd.edu/activities-and-events/symposium.html.

BIOS Lighting VP to speak at Lightspace California on March 2

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Robert Soler to Present the Application of Circadian Rhythm Lighting Design

February 1, 2017 – BIOS Lighting, a manufacturer and recognized innovator of human centric and agricultural LED lighting solutions, today announced that BIOS VP Human Biological Research and Technologies Robert Soler will speak at Lightspace California in Anaheim on March 2, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

Soler will be joined by Deborah Burnett of Benya Burnett Consultancy for a joint presentation on creativity in human-centric design and circadian rhythm (the human body clock that operates critical functions including the production of testosterone, growth hormone, cortisol and melatonin).

“Designers are under the impression that in order to incorporate this new circadian-friendly lighting technology they will be forced to sacrifice creativity in the process,” said Soler. “This is simply not the case, and Deborah and I will explain how the two are not mutually exclusive as well as discuss the application of this circadian rhythm lighting design.”

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.

Lightspace California is co-located with The LED Show and Strategies in Light at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA Feb. 28 through March 2. At the event, a line-up of thought leaders – including leading lighting designers and architects –will explore themes of integration of light and architecture, the role of darkness and shadow and collaboration across the disciplines. For more information or to register, visit http://lightspacecalifornia.com/.

 

BIOS Lighting VP to speak at Strategies in Light in Anaheim on March 1

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Robert Soler to Present the Truth about Circadian Lighting

February 1, 2017 – BIOS Lighting, a manufacturer and recognized innovator of human centric and agricultural LED lighting solutions, today announced that BIOS VP Human Biological Research and Technologies Robert Soler will speak at Strategies in Light in Anaheim on March 1, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Soler’s presentation will dive into what is currently known about circadian lighting and its effects on sleep and performance. He will cover how different spectrums and spatial distributions can impact the circadian clock (the human body clock that operates critical functions including the production of testosterone, growth hormone, cortisol and melatonin) and other neural mechanisms in our brain which govern these performance gains.

“This is not your typical circadian presentation as most consist of some statistical correlations or anecdotal results from a group of people you don’t know and sponsored by a manufacturer who has a lot to gain from positive results of the study,” said Soler. “My talk focuses on the fundamental science to show how Circadian Lighting is not just for shift workers, or 24-hour facilities, or elderly care.  Circadian Lighting is necessary for every one of us, and I’ll show you how this works with the person you know best: You.”

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.

Strategies in Light is being held in conjunction with The LED Show and is a three-day immersion into the latest in lighting technologies, products and services taking place Feb. 28 through March 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Attracting more than 5,000 attendees from 60 countries, Strategies in Light and The LED Show bring together executive management, engineers, architects, lighting designers, scientists, horticultural lighting professionals, manufacturers, marketing personnel, government and academia to network and learn the latest about the trends and technologies shaping the future of the industry. For more information or to register, visit http://www.strategiesinlight.com/index.html.

BIOS Lighting Innovator to Speak at Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland Feb. 16

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Neil Yorio to Discuss LED Lighting Technology for Sustainable Cannabis Production

January 17, 2017 – BIOS Lighting, a manufacturer and recognized innovator of LED lighting solutions for biological and agricultural industries, today announced that BIOS co-founder and VP of Lighting Research Neil Yorio, will present at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Yorio will discuss LED lighting technology for sustainable cannabis production during his roundtable presentation in Exhibit Hall D from 1:15 to 2 p.m.

“There’s a large amount of information about different lighting technologies floating around in the commercial Cannabis industry, and not all of it is accurate,” said Yorio. “I’ll be presenting scientific based details about the newest LED grow light systems and how they can maximize all phases of plant growth and production while significantly reducing power consumption and eliminating hazardous materials and waste.”

Yorio brings a wealth of knowledge on the topic pulling from his 20+ years spent as a NASA plant physiologist and photobiologist at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as well of his present work as VP of Lighting Research in Agriculture where he uses his expertise in plant lighting requirements to design and offer products that are relevant to the industry of controlled environment crop production.

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference will be held on Feb. 15 & 16, 2017 at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Oregon. This two-day convention and networking event is focused on the business side of the fast-growing cannabis industry. For more information, visit www.ccc-con.com.

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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 technology development, BIOS LED lighting solutions are designed to improve the health and well-being 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 Bioregenerative Life Support Systems as well as 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.

BIOS Lighting Announces Academic Partnership with Utah State University

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Collaboration with Dr. Bruce Bugbee and University Laboratory for Photobiological Research

September 12, 2016 – BIOS (Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems) has entered into an academic partnership with Bruce Bugbee, PhD, Professor in the Plants, Soils and Climate Department and Director of the Crop Physiology Laboratory at Utah State University (USU). The partnership will combine Dr.Bugbee’s world-renowned expertise and research in plant physiology and photobiology with the industry-leading LED grow lighting technology development by BIOS.

“BIOS’s collaboration with Utah State University is the perfect pairing of cutting-edge research and applied science,” says Neil Yorio, Vice President of Agricultural Lighting Research for BIOS. “Dr. Bugbee is internationally respected for his long career of groundbreaking photobiological research and discoveries.”

“During my tenure as a plant physiologist and photobiologist at NASA, I had the distinct pleasure of working with him to develop Bioregenerative Life Support Systems that will enable long duration human exploration in space.”

Dr. Bugbee’s lab is currently studying the effects of blue light on growth and development in a range of economically important crop species. His team is gearing up to look at far-red light (nearly invisible to humans) and its impact on leaf expansion rate, radiation capture and photosynthesis.

The team at BIOS will work with the USU lab to develop the research tools necessary to conduct this type of research. BIOS will use the resulting knowledge to expand their scientific approach in developing next-generation LED lighting products.

“Being a science-focused company, BIOS provides a synergistic complement to our research program,” said Dr. Bugbee. “Horticultural lighting is a wide-open field for technology development, particularly with the current interest in high yield, indoor crop production and urban farming.”

“With support from BIOS, we can advance the scientific understanding of how light can be used to alter plant growth. This knowledge can then be used to advance the design and performance of LED technology.”

Canada’s Island Garden Embraces the Future of Cannabis Production by Installing BIOS’ Icarus LED Grow Fixtures.

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As the Cannabis market continues to expand in North America, many commercial production entrepreneurs have begun stepping into the future with LED grow lighting technology.  Edwin Jewell of Canada’s Island Garden has spent a career on commercial plant production for the non-Cannabis market is one of those visionaries.

“In doing my due diligence on LED grow lighting technologies on the market, I quickly learned that there are very few professional grade products designed for commercial Cannabis production.” Says Edwin Jewell.  “The robust design and performance was impressive, and the horticultural integration expertise that BIOS brings will be very important in integrating this technology in my facility.”

BIOS approach to creating high performance fixtures is to work back from what the plant requires.  “Having extensive knowledge and understanding of these plant requirements, not just the light, but all the environmental parameters and how they depend and interact with each other is key to designing LED products,” says Neil Yorio, V.P. of Agricultural Lighting Research at BIOS.  “We have focused our efforts on taking a scientific approach, and not conforming to speculation or other anecdotal requirements and have minimized the risky design features other competitors have embraced.”

Engineered for science, BIOS (Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems) is the leader in designing and manufacturing professional grade LED technology for biological applications.  Their extensive experience with integrating LEDs in this industry is based on decades of controlled environment research for crop production at NASA.

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BIOS Icarus installation at Canada’s Island Garden on Prince Edward Island. Owner Edwin Jewell has gone all LED technology in this Cannabis production facility.

 

At Canada’s Island Garden, 55 freshly installed BIOS Icarus fixtures adorn one of the flowering rooms in this state of the art Cannabis production facilities.

At Canada’s Island Garden, 55 freshly installed BIOS Icarus fixtures adorn one of the flowering rooms in this state of the art Cannabis production facilities.

Dangers of Toxic Mercury in HPS

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Many growers don’t realize that toxic chemicals shower their plants with every HPS bulb that explodes. In its vaporized form, Mercury is at its most dangerous state.  As the public becomes more and more aware of this dirty little secret, growers will be compelled to change to healthier lighting solutions.  Today, BIOS Icarus™LED grow lights are the healthiest lights available.

 

Below are links about dangers of mercury in lamps:

http://www.iar.unicamp.br/lab/luz/ld/Arquitetural/Sa%FAde/imerc_fact_sheet_mercury_use_in_lighting.pdf

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2011/04/cfl_bulbs_the_us_epa_guideline.html

BIOS Lighting VP to Speak at Rocky Mountain Lights in Denver on Sept. 15

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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.