Human Centric Circadian Lighting – How it works and why it is beneficial

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Organisation profile

LED Group is Ireland's largest lighting company with a global presence and a reputation for first class customer service and products.   The ROBUS range of products integrates new technologies with an emphasis on high performance LEDs, focusing on energy savings and functionality. LED Group's core values are that of accountability – we always do what we say we will do, ambition, empowerment, customer focus and fast pace.   

Training aim

Introduction to the principles of human centric lighting and its effects on the circadian rhythm of humans; explanation of how to design lighting programmes; introduction to a typical HCL system

Learning objectives

a. The science of colour

b. How a two channel tunable white light works

c. Why the sky is blue

d. Introduction to circadian rhythms

e. The non-visual (melanopic) response of the human eye and melatonin

f. Scientific evidence of the benefits of human centric lighting

g. The Hamburg School Dynamic Lighting Study

h. DIN SPEC for Biologically Effective Lighting

i. Why CCT range is important

j. Key factors impacting

k. Design and case study of a human centric circadian lighting system

Course outline

  • The Strategic LED Lighting Roadmap 2016-2025
  • The Biological Effects of Light
    • The Science of Colour
    • The Science of Circadian Rhythms
    • The Non-Visual Response of the Eye
  • The Scientifically Evidenced Benefits of Human Centric Lighting
  • DIN SPEC 67600:2013-04 Biologically (Melanopic) effective illumination
  • HUMANITAS – concept and range: delivering human centric circadian lighting

Trainer's profile

Jonathan L. Ford, BEng.Hons

Technical Training Manager - At Robus Lighting since 2008

Previous Roles:

- Project and Design, Specification Engineer at Robus Lighting. Delivered CPD training courses on a range of Electrical Installation subjects to Installers, Wholesalers, Consultants and end-users

- Sales Manager Robus Lighting - Delivered presentations to Installers and Distributors on Led Light Technology

Previous companies:

- Cooper Lighting and Safety - Mains and Emergency Lighting, Central Battery & Fire Alarm Specification Engineer

- Cooper Crouse Hinds – Specification Engineer

- Implemented training courses on a range of Lighting, Battery and Fire Alarm performance and Installation subjects to Installers and Consultants.

- W.E Jeffries (Legsun) Electrical Contracting Approved C&G 2391 Installer

Michael Moran

Hons Degree in Materials and Engineering Technology Limerick University in 2011

2013 – 2014, Asgard Cleanroom Solutions - Product Development Manager

2014 – 2017, LEDspan – Technical Manager – Design, Technical Support and presentations to clients.

2017– Present, LED Group – Head of Technical & Operations – Presenting to customers on a range of topics and products.

Donal Kennedy

2002, B’Eng Mechatronics, DCU

2003, MSc Computer Aided Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, DCU

2018, Diploma in Medical Device Science, NUIG

2004 – 2005, Mechanical Design Engineer - Marco Beverage Systems

2007 – 2008, CAD Support Engineer - Solid Solutions, SolidWorks reseller

2008 – 2011, Lighting Designer/CAD Technician – DesignLight

2011 – 2015, Project/Application Engineer - Idex Pump Technologies

2015 – 2018, Sales Engineer - Pentair Food & Beverage Systems

2018 – present, RD&I Mechatronic Engineer - LED Group 

Course duration

2 hours

Assessment & certification

CPD Hours

Who should attend

Lighting Specifiers, Lighting Designers, Consulting Engineers, Architects, Contractors, Facility/Building Managers.