Human Lighting Education

Learn all about the effects of circadian lighting on humans.

What is Sleep Chronotype and Social Jetlag?

Sleep is essential; we all know that. But not all sleep was created equal. In this video, Robert Soler delves into the primordial factors that shaped our sleep patterns for millenia, and the pressures and disconnects of contemporary life which lead to “social jet lag,” and deeper health issues like ADHD and Alzheimer’s disease.

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What is Spatial Distribution?

Lighting design has always been about the strategic and aesthetic placement of light sources. As Robert Soler explains in this short video, biological elements are very important as well, particularly the placement of lights relative to the “horizon plane,” which determine whether light is coming from above or below one’s normal horizontal gaze.

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What is Melanopsin?

In this two-and-a-half minute video, scientist Robert Soler explains how the photopigment, Melanopsin, functions to help our eyes see by integrating light over time.

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