Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

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

2020 Light and Health…And Energy Efficiency?

Light and Health...And Energy Efficiency?

Tuesday, August 18
3:30pm – 4:30pm


Credits: 1 AIA LU HSW

As we begin to understand that light does more than just support vision, "lighting what we want to see" becomes an antiquated philosophy. But how do we light for wellbeing with energy constraints becoming more stringent? This talk will explore what additional design strategies we should strive for in the future, including a powerful visual effect known as color constancy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the physiological effects of light.
  2. Learn how color constancy can be used in design applications
  3. Learn how to think about vertical foot-candles in designs
  4. Learn how to meet criteria for WELL and CS without compromising energy efficiency


Robert Soler
VP Research, BIOS Lighting

Robert Soler is the VP of Research at BIOS lighting. Prior to his work at BIOS, Robert served as the subject matter expert for NASA's circadian lighting system on International Space Station used to support astronaut rhythms aboard a vessel that orbits the earth every 90 minutes. Robert is an advisor to the International WELL Building Institute and is a fellow of the National Science Foundation (NSF).