2023 Beyond Melatonin – Dynamic Lighting Systems for Light and Health

Paul Pickard, Korrus, Inc.

March 7, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm EST

Room Location: Gramercy

Credit: 1 LU / HSW

Light is the primary input to our Circadian Clock – but are we ignoring the potential of light to impact our health and wellness beyond Melatonin suppression? This presentation examines the limitations of current Circadian metrics, explores the other ways in which spectra impacts human physiology, and concludes with a review of color systems that allow for sufficient flexibility to accommodate the science of Light and Health new discoveries and research becoming available.

Course participants should have a basic understanding of SPDs, the CIE diagram and metamerism.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants should gain a working knowledge of the limitations of current Circadian metrics
  2. Participants should be able to evaluate dynamic lighting system spectra for Circadian efficacy across multiple metrics
  3. Participants should be able to judge the flexibility of dynamic lighting systems to accommodate future research/discovery in both Circadian and non-Circadian areas of human health
  4. Participants should gain a basic understanding of non-Circadian benefits of light and use cases for such lighting


Paul Pickard
CSO – Lighting Technology, Korrus, Inc.

Paul Pickard is a 24-year veteran of the lighting industry, having held technical leadership positions at Acuity Brands, LED Lighting Fixtures, Cree Lighting, and is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Korrus, Inc. He led development of several industry-first and award-winning products, including the LLF LR6 downlight module, the 1st sub-$10 LED light bulb, and the Ecosense TROV and RISE product families to name a few. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of New Mexico, his current areas of focus are strategic technology development, systems engineering, color science and light for health. He holds over 260 US patents, with many more pending.


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