Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 19–20, 2024
New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

2021 The New Age of Circadian Lighting Design

The New Age of Circadian Lighting Design

Robert Soler, BIOS Lighting

August 18, 2021

3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

1 LU Elective


Light has a profound impact on physiology. This talk will cover the latest in the science, with supporting clinical data, as well as simple and pragmatic design considerations to meet new recommendations for circadian health as well as energy efficiency requirements. In addition, this talk will cover design concepts for taking circadian lighting to the next level, including taking advantage of a visual phenomenon known as color constancy.

Learning Objectives
1. What is settled in the science of light and health
2. Simple design techniques to achieve circadian lighting recommendations
3. How color constancy can be used to take circadian lighting to the next level
4. Design concepts for the next evolution of lighting for light and health


Robert Soler
VP Research, BIOS Lighting

Robert Soler is the Vice President of Biological Technologies and Research at BIOS Lighting. Prior to his work at BIOS, his most prominent work was at Kennedy Space Center, where he helped design and build the first LED light for use on International Space Station (ISS). He served as Subject Matter Expert for NASA’s circadian lighting system to synchronize astronauts to a 24-hour cycle onboard ISS. He received a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for investigation in circadian lighting paradigms and currently serves on the light advisory committee for the International WELL Building Standard.