Thursday, September 22, 2011

[IWS] Circadian: Combating the Dark Side of Light at Night: Performance and safety benefits of filtering out 460-480nm blue light [2011]

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


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Combating the Dark Side of Light at Night: Performance and safety benefits of filtering out 460-480nm blue light  [2011]

[full-text, 14 pages]


Lighting a workplace at night used to be simple - provide enough light adequate to do the job while avoiding eyestrain.


However, recent research shows there may be a darker side of exposure to light at night, which increases errors and reduces performance, with significant costs to the well being of shiftworkers.


To help you understand how to achieve safer lighting at night, this whitepaper will:


Review the scientific background on the consequences of light at night

Examine the various solutions that have been studied to combat these consequences

Provide solutions for mitigating the costs, risks and liabilities of exposure to light at night



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Institute for Workplace Studies 
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