Circadian Lighting Primer - Future-Proof Your Building and Promote Health and Wellness
through Circadian LED Installation
Sunlight is an important external cue for our biological clock. With 90% of our time spent inside under
conventional lighting, most people are deprived of sunlight’s benefits to increase focus, mood, and activity
level during the day. At night exposure to blue light waves (from LED bulbs and other electronics) causes
stress on the body, sleep problems, and may be detrimental to our overall health. Our biological clocks
are compromised. Learn how circadian lighting combines the energy saving benefits of LED retrofitting with a
tunable white LED lighting system that supports circadian rhythm wellness during both the day and night hours.
Katherine Wilde is the President and owner of Edifice Rx, a company that she founded in 1994 in response to Sick Building Syndrome when energy efficiency and expanded use of chemicals in building products converged to create occupant health problems. She has a BS from the University of Delaware and an MS in Psychology from California State University, Hayward.
Lukas Jenkins is an Industrial Hygienist at Edifice Rx where he focuses on making “Healthier Environments for a Sustainable Future.” He is an expert on integrative circadian lighting, having retrofitted a firehouse in Chester County, as well as conducting ongoing research on occupant feedback and effects for proper scheduling and best practices for implementation. Lukas holds a BS from West Chester University and an MS from Penn in Environmental Sciences.
Edifice Rx, a healthy building/ indoor environmental quality (IEQ) firm, provides active choices to building occupants and owners that improve occupant health and productivity, diagnose and support building health and performance, and engage occupants in sustainable activities.