Circadian Lighting and the Rhythm of Life

Circadian Lighting and the Rhythm of Life According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 87% of their life inside buildings. Research has shown that spending significant time under artificial lighting can have multiple adverse health effects on a person, including but not limited to migraines, eye strain, sleeping disorders, hormonal disruption,…

Hospital Light Fixtures Are Not “One-Size-Fits-All”

Hospital Light Fixtures Are Not “One-Size-Fits-All” Hospitals are a myriad of rooms, many of which serve distinct purposes and have variable lighting requirements. Patient rooms, emergency rooms, surgical rooms, and MRI suites depend on high-quality LED lighting designed to particular criteria to meet varied requirements and needs. Energy-efficient lighting is necessary for the medical industry…

Tamper-Proof Lighting Protects Prison Population

Tamper-Proof Lighting Protects Prison Population KURTZON™ provides tamper proof and damage resistant light fixtures designed to withstand the abuse often found in prison cells, and other high traffic public areas. Learn more about these industry leading products. There are almost 2.3 million people within the American criminal justice system according to PrisonPolicy.com and maintaining safety…

Lighting in Modern Behavioral Healthcare Facilities

Lighting Plays a Healing Role in Modern Behavioral Healthcare Facilities Behavioral health facilities depend on lighting to provide a safe and secure environment while maintaining a residential atmosphere for the patient. Nearly gone are the unfortunate decades-old perceptions of behavioral health facilities as cold, prison-like institutions with concrete walls, bars on windows, and the ever-present…

What Is Hazardous Location Lighting

What Is Hazardous Location Lighting? Hazardous location light fixtures are engineered to withstand harsh environmental conditions in manufacturing and industrial facilities. These locations may include chemical plants, laboratories, oil and gas refineries, mining operations, and other industrial sites that contain extreme temperatures, combustible materials, and corrosive liquids or vapors. Because light fixtures are electrical devices,…

Lighting Requirements in Food Prep and Processing Areas

Lighting Requirements in Food Prep and Processing Areas The Center for Disease Control (CDC) lists processing, distribution, and preparation as three of the four steps in the food production chain where contamination can occur. In each of these three phases, light fixtures in the facilities are subject to food processing lighting requirements. Food safety and compliance are scrutinized and heavily regulated…