This year at the Illuminating Engineering Society's Light + Behavior Symposium, our own Eliza Grove & Robert Soler presented a poster illustrating the effect of our biological lighting on the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2014 Major League Baseball season opener. The 2014 Major League Baseball season opened far from home this year in Sydney Australia with the Los Angeles Dodgers playing the Arizona Diamondbacks. For the Dodgers, the trip to Sydney from LA required a 14-hour flight and resulted in a 6-hour time shift (across the dateline). Our team members, Robert Soler & Eliza Grove, worked directly with the LA Dodgers to provide our biologically-corrected lighting and a lighting regime to help alleviate the jet lag associated with their travel.
We noticed a great post go up today on HNGN that discusses how exposure to light in the morning can help with weight loss. The article mentions that light may be as beneficial to weight loss as sleep, and provides the supporting evidence to back it. In our own studies with developing the Awake & Alert and Good Night lights, we have found plenty of research supporting how the right amount of sleep and light can balance the body's internal clock.
The National Geographic April 2014 edition features a piece in Smart Traveler by Costas Christ about dealing with jet lag. In the article, he interviews Fred Maxik who explained to him how our lighting scientists have pinned down the specific wavelengths of light that affect our natural rhythms and how this new technology can be used for smarter travel. You can check out some of the National Geographic April features here http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/2014-04/.
Chris Leary of Fox News gives some great tips for organizing your tech this spring including how to get better sleep. The Good Night and Awake & Alert are both featured in this short clip with some other great new gadgets to help make everyday life a little bit easier.
This month we found out a few articles are featuring our lighting technology in the Awake & Alert & Good Night lights. If you get the chance to stop by a new stand (they still have those right?) or at the checkout counter, be sure to pick up National Geographic Traveler & Popular Science April 2014 editions.