Light and Health Research Center

News & Media Archive

Scientists Reveal Cause of Skin-Color Bias in Pulse Oximetry
March 6, 2024
LHRC scientists have discovered the culprit behind the well-documented bias in fingertip pulse oximeters, which systematically overestimate oxygen saturation in individuals with dark skin. Get free access to the manuscript in the British Journal of Anaesthesia until April 24, 2024.

LRx, LLC Becomes First Light for Plant Health Partner
January 30, 2024
LRx founding partner, Barry Muscatello, says "LRx is pleased to join the Light for Plant Health Partnership in the important mission of combating plant diseases and improving agricultural sustainability."

Proceed with Caution: Lighting for Emergency Vehicle Responder Safety
September 18, 2023
LHRC Program Director John Bullough, PhD, and Emergency Responder Safety Institute’s Director of Training, Jack Sullivan discuss how lighting on emergency vehicles can often create confusion for oncoming drivers, leading to increased risks for first responders.

New R01 Awarded by CDC
September 15, 2023
The Center is funded to study filtered eyewear for healthy melatonin rhythms, visual performance, and alertness in night-shift nurses.

Lighting for Emergency Responder Safety
September 12, 2023
Program Director John Bullough, PhD, and colleagues from Penn State conduct a NIOSH-funded emergency vehicle lighting study.

The Center’s Recent Study is Featured in Designing Lighting Magazine
August 29, 2023
Center Director Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, and David Pedler discuss a lighting intervention for Parkinson's disease patients.

Reducing Lighting Energy Use in Controlled Agricultural Environments
July 28, 2023
Our research on greenhouse lighting was featured in HortScience.

Probe Into Long Covid
July 25, 2023
Center Director Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, is part of the nationwide initiative to investigate long-term symptoms of COVID-19.

Creative Solution to Deliver Circadian-Effective Light
June 20, 2023
Light tables are a great solution to provide bright light to residents in senior care facilities. Read the article by LHRC researcher, Allison Thayer, MS, in designing lighting magazine.

Center to Offer Online Courses
March 01, 2023
The Center is offering a series of webinars and two online professional certificate courses in 2023. These interactive educational offerings will be led by LHRC faculty and staff who are the foremost experts in their fields.

Two new Education Partners join the Light and Health Research Center for 2023
January 03, 2023
The Center is pleased to announce two additions to the Lighting Education Partnership: BrainLit, a world leader in lighting designed to enhance human health and well-being, and Vantage Lighting, a leading manufacturer of specification-grade LED lighting products.

A View from Mount Sinai” Episode Six: Light Measurement Apps
July 19, 2022
The LHRC discusses the accuracy of smart phone apps in measuring light levels in various types of lighting applications

UL Solutions to join Lighting Education Partnership
The Light and Health Research Center is pleased to announce that UL Solutions, a world leader in applied safety science, has funded a two-year membership in the LHRC’s Lighting Education Partnership

Mosheo Corporation to join Lighting Education Partnership
May 20, 2022
The LHRC is excited to announce that Mosheo Corporation has become a Lighting Education Partner

“A View from Mount Sinai” Episode Five: Lighting to Support Students’ Sleep
May 11, 2022
This episode of A View from Mount Sinai explores the role of light in promoting healthy sleep patterns for teenage students

National Lighting Bureau to join Lighting Education Partnership
April 18, 2022
The LHRC is pleased to welcome the NLB as a partner to enhance lighting education initiatives. Since the beginning of 2022, the NLB has been instrumental in establishing the “Let’s Talk About Light and Health” series which airs monthly.

Let’s Talk About Light and Health: A new kind of lullaby
April 11, 2022
Review highlights of Dr. Sofia Axelrod’s interview about a robust light/dark pattern for babies

Call for Subjects
April 11, 2022
Do you or someone you know have sleep problems, memory loss, and over the age of 55? Join a research study to help determine if daytime light may improve sleep health.

“A View from Mount Sinai” Episode Four: Satellite Imagery
April 11, 2022
The LHRC discusses the use of satellite imagery to characterize light at night

Let’s Talk About Light and Health: Out of the womb
March 11, 2022
Review highlights of Dr. Robert White’s interview about lighting in the NICU

Living in Different Times
March 3, 2022
A tip sheet to help align solar time (daylight/darkness) and social time (the clock) with biological time (individual circadian system) amid the changing of the clocks

“A View from Mount Sinai” Episode Three: Daylight Saving Time
March 9, 2022
The LHRC explores pros and cons of keeping one uniform time (either Standard Time or Daylight Time) throughout the year in the U.S., and provides some helpful advice on dealing with the time change

“A View from Mount Sinai” Episode Two: Lighting for Pedestrian Safety
February 16, 2022
Experts discuss the role that lighting can play in improving visibility of pedestrians and decreasing pedestrian injuries and deaths along streets and roadways at night

New Video Blog Series
January 28, 2022
Introducing “A View from Mount Sinai” hosted by Dan Frering in partnership with the Lighting Agora

Bright Days, Dark Nights
January 26, 2022
Mark Rea, PhD and Jennifer Brons, MS discuss healthy at-home lighting on the American Lighting Association’s new podcast; “That’s Brilliant”

LHRC Director, Mariana Figueiro, Honored
January 3, 2022
Mariana Figueiro, PhD honored as IESNYC member of the month

New Monthly Q&A Series
January 1, 2022
In cooperation with the Mount Sinai Light and Health Research Center (LHRC), the National Lighting Bureau (NLB) presents: Let’s Talk About Light and Health, a monthly Q&A session following interviews with experts in lighting and more. Hosted by Randy Reid of the NLB and produced by Allison Thayer of the LHRC.

Q&A with LHRC Director, Mariana Figueiro, and LEDs Magazine’s Carrie Meadows
December 2, 2021
LHRC Director Mariana Figueiro and Jennifer Brons caught up with LEDs Magazine’s Carrie Meadows for an in-depth Q&A about current and future light and health studies

LHRC Releases Version 2.0 of Circadian Stimulus Calculator
August 30, 2021
The Light and Health Research Center at Mount Sinai has released an extensively revised version of its free, open-access circadian stimulus (CS) calculator based on recent advances in the understanding of light’s effects on the human circadian system

JP Bedell to Serve as LHRC Industry Advisor
July 28, 2021
The Light and Health Research Center is pleased to announce that JP Bedell of SDA Lighting in New York City has agreed to serve as the center’s first Industry Advisor

Chris Wolgamott to Serve as Executive Advisor for Lighting Energy Partnership
May 16, 2021
The LHRC is pleased to announce that Chris Wolgamott of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance has agreed to serve as an Executive Adviser to its Lighting Energy Partnership

Clinical Trial Recruitment
April 27, 2021
The LHRC is recruiting participants for the following clinical trials…