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February 2022 Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER ZOOM EVENT

UWMA @ QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,
NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS
Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

WHEREVER YOU ARE

7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, Febraru 8th, 2022

 

“Leveraging Advances in LED Lighting
To Maximize Human Health”

Speaker:  Robert Soler

Vice President, Biological Research & Technology
BIOS Lighting

 

Circadian rhythm, a 24-hour pattern found in all life, is governed by a central clock, tied to novel receptors in our eyes, called intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs).  They influence many important aspects of human physiology:  circadian synchronization; tracking of seasonal changes; acute alertness; working memory; mood and behavior.  These ipRGCs contain a sky-blue photopigment called melanopsin, with peak in-vivo sensitivity ~ 490nm, a frequency highly abundant in daylight.  Human physiology is set up to seek high amounts of 490nm light in the day and low amounts at night.  Now that most humans spend > 90% of their lives indoors with electric light, they receive insufficient sky-blue signal --- a problem exacerbated by energy-efficient lighting, which contains even less. The resulting poor delineation of day vs night has led to myriad adverse health consequences.   After walking us through the problem at large, our speaker will describe recent advances in biologically-aware lighting and how they’re being used to enhance human health and quality of life.

 

To receive the Zoom link, please register by February 6th:   propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, March 8th 2022 (7 P)


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