Recently Luger Research joined as participant of the Good Light Group. Luger Research publishes the bi-monthly magazine “LED professional Review” and the bi-weekly “LED professional Newsletter”. Organisers of the “LED professional Symposium +Expo” and “Trends in Lighting Forum &Show” from 2010 to 2019, and this year premieres the first global digital lighting conference platform, LpS Digital.
“Luger Research brings a wealth of experience in communication and reporting the beneficial aspects of good light, our motto: Exploring Light for a Better Future,” says Siegfried Luger, Director.
Modern humans evolved on a rotating planet under a natural light-dark cycle during more than 50,000 years. It is only since the time of industrialisation, approximately 250 years ago, that people started to stay indoors more and more. Currently, most people spend more than 90% of their lives indoors. Indoor light levels are about 50x lower than regular outdoor light intensities and the spectral characteristics (colours) of electric light are completely different from natural light. Current indoor lighting is in most cases sufficient to see, but it is not appropriate for the optimal functioning of body and brain. This means most people are living in ‘biological darkness’ for about 90% of their lives.
More than 5 billion people live in ‘biological darkness’ during daytime resulting in sleepiness during the day and difficulty with sleeping during the night. It may result in mood disturbances, problems with concentrating, difficulties with learning and memory and a higher risk of errors, accidents, and health and well-being problems in the long run.
The Good Light Group is a non-profit organisation operating globally. The Good Light Group has a legal structure of a foundation and has been registered in The Netherlands in May 2019. The main objective of the Good Light Group is to stimulate the use of Good Light indoors. This goal will be reached by communicating the benefits of Good Light to the people, by stimulating collaborations and by promoting knowledge developments on the topic of Good Light.