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Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette A debate that seems to evolve and keep pace with stimulating technology

There is yet more research on the effects of LED light and health. We have provided you with the position of the AMA, the response of the industry and of the IES. This time it is interesting to view the position of the European Commission regarding this question and their conclusions which in fact seem more like non-conclusions. Why does this organization's position lack conclusions? There are many factors that need to be considered, such as the time of day, the length of the waves, the age of individuals exposed and the fact that LED technology is developing at a rapid pace. Just as the debate is. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor linegoyette@kerrwil.com


Changing Scene

Sustainable Development

Canada Moves Forward with a National Strategy for Recycling Mercury-Containing Lamps

By Owen Hurst
Recycling Mercury-Containing Lamps Having now received Royal Assent the bill moves to the next stage in development. Namely, the establishment of national standards for the safe disposal of such lamps; the establishment of guidelines regarding facilities for safe disposal; and the creation of a plan to promote public awareness of the importance of lamps being disposed of safely… Read More

LED Lighting and Health

Literature Review Gives LEDs Qualified Pass on Possible Health Effects

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Peers & Profiles

Gordon MacDonald, LED Lighting Retrofit Manager at Rexel's Atlantic Division

By Owen Hurst
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LED Technology

Why Is Color Rendering Index Important to LED Lighting?

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Seen on the Web

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New Products and Solutions

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StanPro LED Retrofit Kit

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Eiko LED Litespan HID Replacement

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Liteline T8 Linear LED Lamps

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