Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

Rescheduled to August 18–19, 2020

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2020 Decoding “Healthy Lighting” from a Designer’s Perspective

Decoding "Healthy Lighting" from a Designer's Perspective

Tuesday, March 17
11:30am – 12:30pm
Room: Nassau West


Credits: 1 AIA LU HSW

The word is out about “healthy lighting” and “circadian lighting.” Owners are coming to designers asking for it in their projects, but they don’t necessarily know what they are asking for. On the other hand, there is a lot of research being published about the impacts of light on health, but it isn’t easily accessible to designers (who don’t have lots of free time to read studies anyway). This presentation will review and evaluate the currently published research with the goal of educating designers to be able to make informed design decisions and advise clients responsibly.

Attendees will:

  1. Know where to look to find the latest research on light and health and understand how to evaluate it for project relevancy.
  2. Explain the research to owners to aid in appropriate decision-making regarding the implementation of healthy lighting for particular projects.
  3. Understand how to translate the recommendations from research into implementable design strategies.
  4. Recognize the relationship between currently published research and requirements included in benchmarking systems like WELL.


Rebecca Mintz
Senior Lighting Designer, Lightcraft

Rebecca has nearly 10 years of experience in architectural lighting design. Drawing from both her creative prowess and organizational talents, she is well known in the industry for her excellent communication and project management ability. She has experience on a wide range of projects including commercial, residential, corporate, educational, and healthcare facilities, as well as numerous LEED and WELL projects. She is a mentor within Lightcraft and is an instructor at Parsons School of Design. Rebecca was named one of the global “40 Under 40” in Lighting Design by Lighting Magazine in 2019. She holds an MFA in Architectural Lighting Design from Parsons and an AB from Brown University.