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Human-Centric Lighting in Control Rooms
How Light Impacts Employee Performance & Health

Scientific Research + Technology Innovation — Driving Change Management to create safer 24/7 control rooms enhancing Health, Performance & Productivity.

Oil and Gas Industry Issues Circadian Lighting Guidelines

American Petroleum Institute tells members to “minimize circadian disruptions.” That means strip down the blue, at least one expert says.

In an influential move to mitigate harmful blue-tinged LED light at night, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued new workplace safety guidelines directing sites to minimize circadian disruptions from light sources.

Visit CIRCADIAN Light at the Northeast Petrochemical Conference & Exhibition in Pittsburgh, PA. Booth #124, June 20-21, 2019.

Learn about the New API RP-755 Lighting Requirement, critically important for 24/7 industries.

Can your Work Environment Lighting meet the New API RP-755 Lighting Requirement?

  • Has More than 15% blue rich white light during the day to promote alertness.
  • Displays UL Verified Mark to indicate less than 2% blue at night to minimize circadian disruption.
  • Automatically cycle from blue rich in the day to blue depleted at night.
  • Maintains high quality white light over 24-hour cycles to keep areas well-lit.
  • Beware of faulty substitutes that just dim the lights --- Color-Tuning lights Don’t Qualify.


True & False CIRCADIAN LIGHTING: How To Protect Occupant Health & Productivity 

Many lighting products are incorrectly labelled "circadian." This is because the word “circadian” has recently entered into lighting industry vernacular often with limited understanding of its precise meaning. This can create confusion for architects, lighting designers and specifiers. 

So, what is circadian lighting? In 2018 the IES and RPI's National Science Foundation funded LESA center workshop report concluded that, “Merely adjusting CCT, light intensity, or even SPD with time of day does not qualify a lighting system as 'circadian.' CCT color tuning products …should not be labelled 'circadian' unless they have been demonstrated through properly designed clinical trials to be capable of optimizing the phase, amplitude and/or entrainment of the circadian system to promote human health and wellbeing.”


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