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Title: Light and Health (AIA #GELAIA15LH)
Presenter: Shelli Sedlak, LC, LEED AP®, SMIEEE, Manager, The Institute, Current, powered by GE
When: 10am - Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Where: Room 305
The criteria for lighting design that optimizes task performance, provides visual comfort and saves energy has been well established. But there are three known routes through which lighting affects people: visual, perceptual and circadian. How and what we see can have a direct impact on our physical and psychological experience. There is a growing body of research that supports the existence of non-visual effects of light that can serve different biological functions including cognition, well-being and sleep. Today’s lighting systems, especially with LEDs, are providing enhanced capabilities to implement designs that not only meet our visual needs but improve our biological responses to our environment. Of particular interest is the role of the circadian system as it impacts performance, well-being, satisfaction and comfort.
Length of Seminar:
One hour, with approximately 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for questions
Shelli has over 25 years of experience in the industry and has been with GE since early 2000. She joined the Institute staff in 2012. Prior to the Institute, she held positions in Specification Sales for GE and has worked in other sales and technical capacities in the industry. Shelli has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Ohio University. She is also a member of IES, Senior member of IEEE, holds a Lighting Certified (LC) credential from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) and is a USGBC LEED AP®. She has served on the IES and NCQLP Boards as a Director and is active on several industry committees.