New Webcast Addresses the Effects of Light on Human Health and Behavior

Jan. 27, 2009

Research on the non-visual effects of light is playing an increasingly important consideration in the practice of lighting. Recent discoveries indicate that the non-visual effects of light are mediated by a newly discovered photoreceptor in the eye that is distinct from the classical rods and cones for vision.

These findings, presented in this IES Webcast, will provide its participants with useful information on:

  • How light regulates hormones, rhythms, and behavior in humans
  • How this research is leading to the development of new architectural lighting strategies
  • How light can be used to treat clinical and non-clinical problems

Join your colleagues at an IES Sectional Meeting on March 11, 2009 for an enhanced educational experience. Participating IES Sections will be listed with contact information on the IES Web site. Those unable to attend an IES Section meeting can participate with their home or office computer and phone.

For more information or to participate, visit the IES Web site at Look for the Webcast link on the homepage.

Participants are eligible for:

IES CEUs / AIA LUs: 1.5

Registrants will receive:

  • An e-mail confirmation after registration confirming one phone connection for the audio portion and one Internet connection for the visual aspect of the live event.
  • A second e-mail confirmation about three to five business days prior to the live event will include a link to the test site to verify the Web connection as well as instructions for connecting via the Internet and phone to the live event on March 11 at 7 p.m. (EST).

Full details about the Webcast are available on the IES Web site: For additional questions, contact Howard Scheiber, Ph.D., education program manager, by phone at (212) 248-5000, ext.124, or e-mail at [email protected].

About The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
IES is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society in North America devoted to lighting. Since 1906, the IES has sought to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. A broad variety of programs, including publications, conferences and seminars, have been established to accomplish this mission—IES publishes and distributes the finest lighting literature authored by committees with the most experienced minds in industry and academia today. For more information about IES, go to

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