Haomin Wei / Courtesy Public Lighting Authority of Detroit

Haomin Wei / Courtesy Public Lighting Authority of Detroit

Over at our sister lighting publication, Architectural Lighting, associate editor Katharine Keane delves into the ruckus that came up this year between the medical and lighting communities over the use of blue LEDs. The American Medical Association released the H-135.927 official policy statement that called for “minimizing and controlling blue-rich environmental lighting by using the lowest emission of blue light possible to reduce glare.” But, writes Keane, the statement “did not include the input of experts and researchers in the lighting community who have scientific knowledge and application experience in this area.” Keane then goes in depth on the spread of LEDs, especially for outdoor lighting, as well as responses from the two largest lighting associations—the Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Read Keane’s full article here.