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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 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.

BIOS Lighting VP to speak at LED Specifier Summit in Seattle on Sept. 22

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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.

BIOS and Ledra Brands Partner to Deliver Next-Generation Human LED Lighting Solution at LIGHTFAIR 2016

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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.