Are LED Streetlights Causing You Problems?
Walking around at night, are your eyes more easily bothered by the streetlights? There’s a reason for that. LED streetlights have recently become more popular across the U.S. These are more efficient, last longer, and save municipalities money when compared to older bulbs, but they also have their negatives. This influx has prompted the American Medical Association, or AMA, to release an official statement, unanimously approved by the group’s members, with guidelines on how to mitigate the potential for harm to both human health and the environment.
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New Atlas Shines Spotlight on Light Pollution
The “New World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness,” originally published in 2001, has recently been updated and re-released. Differences between the two editions are not solely due to increased light pollution during the interim years. Improved technology and models have resulted in more precise data and images, and as a result, the two are not meant to be compared. Read more >

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New Advances in Jaundice Light Treatment
Jaundice develops when the body cannot excrete bilirubin, a chemical that naturally occurs as red blood cells come apart. The more the chemical builds up, the yellower someone’s skin becomes. In newborns who haven’t yet developed the enzymes that allow their bodies to get rid of bilirubin, jaundice isn’t just common, it can also cause permanent damage or even death. While first world countries have the technology and money to treat children (usually relying on special blue-light lamps), these remedies are often too expensive for those in less developed nations and as a result over 150,000 newborns are negatively affected by it. Learn more >

Light Emitting Tables Improve Health in Alzheimer’s Patients
Scientists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently discovered that by using tables capable of shining light on the face of a patient with Alzheimer’s can help improve his or her sleep cycle and moods. Since these patients spend so much time sitting at tables, it was an obvious choice to install the lights in them. These direct doses, when used in tandem with the room lighting, proved to be more beneficial than just the lights around the room.
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Color and Light Seminar
This free Color & Light seminar will cover basics of color theory, color management, lighting science and much more. Attendees will learn how color and light measurement technology can help increase productivity, raise quality standards, and improve manufacturing processes. This is an educational workshop hosted by Konica Minolta Sensing color and light experts.

September 29, 2016 - Novi, MI

> Are LED Streetlights Causing You Problems?

> New Atlas Shines Spotlight on Light Pollution

> New Advances in Jaundice Light Treatment

> Light Emitting Tables Improve Health in Alzheimer’s Patients


CL-70F CRI Illuminance Meter

The CL-70F CRI Illuminance Meter is an entry-level solution for the measurement and evaluation of the illuminance, color temperature, and color rendering index (CRI) of various illumination sources such as LEDs and fluorescent lamps. Learn More >


CL-70F CRI Illuminance Meter

Konica Minolta Sensing's new CL-70F CRI Illuminance Meter is a cost-effective solution for the measurement of today's lighting. The CL-70F is a portable spectrometer based illuminance meter that accurately measures color temperature, illuminance, and color rendering index. Watch video >

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