Seoul Semiconductor Sponsors Lighting for Health & Wellbeing Conference

Seoul Semiconductor plans to showcase its SunLike Series LEDs at the Lighting for Health & Wellbeing Conference. Photo of woman in the sun with spectrum diagram of SunLike Series LEDs.

Seoul Semiconductor will serve as the official conference sponsor of the Lighting for Health & Wellbeing Conference in Newport Beach, California USA on July 18, 2017. At the conference, the company plans to showcase its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, which Seoul says are the first light source that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. In addition, invited presenter Dr. Octavio Pérez, Ph.D., a researcher at the Mount Sinai Hospital and international lighting consultant, will take the stage at 11 am. He will discuss the melanopic stimulus as it relates to human-centric lighting.

According to Dr. Pérez, “In the emerging field of science known as “integrative lighting,” or, human-centric lighting, the design of a lighting system to produce beneficial physiological and/or psychological effects on humans will include both visual and non-visual effects. While the visual effects of lighting systems are well known to the lighting community, the real world experience with non-visual effects is still new to lighting manufacturers, designers, and architects, as well as the end-users of lighted spaces.”

“As an example, the WELL Building Standard Feature 54 is designed to support circadian health by setting a minimum threshold for daytime light intensity,” explained Dr. Pérez. “This involves properly translating and implementing melanopic stimulus metrics, which are based on the human eyes’ non-image forming photoreceptors – the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells, or ipRGCs – instead of the traditional lux measurement weighted toward retinal cones.”

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“This approach will move the lighting discussion away from fixtures and drivers and toward a more holistic integration of lighting into architectural spaces,” continued Dr. Pérez, “and will raise ethical questions about how this new form of integrative lighting will be applied.”

Dr. Pérez will deliver his presentation, “Melanopic Stimulus Insights for Health & Wellbeing Lighting & Design” at 11:00 am during the conference.

Delivering the Advantages of Natural Spectrum LEDs for Health & Wellness

Seoul Semiconductor will also show off and demonstrate their SunLike Series natural spectrum LED technology that produces light closely matching the spectrum of natural sunlight. According to Seoul Semiconductor, the SunLike Series provides an artificial light source more like natural sunlight. The company asserts that the SunLike Series LEDs minimize the drawbacks of artificial light sources while maximizing the benefits of natural light and also says that these LEDs enable lighting designers to develop lighting that can improve human health and wellbeing.

Uniquely, Seoul Semiconductor says that the SunLike Series LEDs have also achieved the highest level of eye safety certification the RG-1 level from the International Commission on Illumination, meaning that the light source has no photo-biological risks.

Seoul Semiconductor co-developed the SunLike Series of LEDs in collaboration with Toshiba Materials. Seoul Semiconductor contributed it expertise in LED fabrication and Toshiba contributed its TRI-R phosphor technology to produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. TRI-R is a registered trademark of Toshiba Material Co., Ltd.

A New Era of Human-centric Lighting

According to Seoul Semiconductor, the SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs offer a nature-based lighting environment that could lead the lighting industry to a new era of human-centric lighting technology.