2019 - Daylight Symposium
"The Rise of Human Centric Lighting" by Kevin Houser
Professor, editor-in-chief & co-founder
This talk with discuss the rise of Human Centric Lighting as both a phrase and a concept. Human benefits associated with light and lighting will be summarized. The audience will be challenged to reconsider their beliefs about the human benefits of light in buildings. What are the different meanings of Human Centric Lighting? Is it merely a new phrase for old concepts? Or, does the phrase encapsulate transformative ideas that have the potential for positive human outcomes?
Kevin Houser (PhD, PE, FIES, LC, LEED AP) is a professor at Oregon State University, editor-in-chief of LEUKOS, the journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and co-founder of Lyralux, Inc. He has published more than 125 publications about light and lighting. He has won the CIBSE Leon Gaster Award, IES Taylor Technical Talent Award three times, the IES Presidential Award, and is a Fellow of IES. His recent work focuses on human perceptual and biological responses to optical radiation and the application of that knowledge to the spectral design of light sources.