Webinar: Light and Lighting Measurement for the EHS Professional

Most of our customers that measure light consider it to answer one of two questions: (1) Is there sufficient light to perform a task, or (2) Is there sufficient light to prevent slips, trips, or falls, and to allow for safe exit in emergencies. 

But with new light technologies comes new concerns: How does light quality affect people? How can knowledge of light’s physiological effects on people to create environments that encourage effectiveness in workplaces and schools? How do specific light bulbs, light fixtures and settings affect energy consumption?

Recorded, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at RAECO Rents

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In this Industry Experts Webinar Series, William Mills PhD of Northern Illinois University talks about the factors and technologies that professionals need to understand and measure lights and lighting for energy, cost, and environmental health and safety, and the learnings uncovered in experiments at NIU’s lighting lab.

His 70-minute presentation covers these topics and more:

  • Understanding visible light: units, measurement parameters, lighting wavelength, different lighting technologies
  • Effects of light on physiology and psychology:  Vision types, ergonomics, Circadian rhythms
  • Lighting issues in the workplace:  Basic safety, flicker and glare, productivity, shift work, fatigue
  • Management concerns in lighting: Energy usage, sustainability, environmental light pollution
  • Lighting-related EHS Issues: From measurement to fixtures and systems design
  • Ask the Expert: Your questions answered.

About our speaker:  William Mills PhD has more than 30 years of experience in environmental, health and safety, chemical processes, and advanced technologies issues. He has worked nationally and internationally for the private sector, government agencies, and academic institutions. Dr. Mills has been focusing on EHS-related lighting issues since 2002. His research has included the development and use of sensor technologies for industrial hygiene, energy efficiency, and human factors purposes.

Dr. Mills holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Trent University with a minor in Environmental & Resource Science, an MS in Chemistry from McMaster University, and a PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a specialization in air quality, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry, and toxicology.  He currently serves are an assistant professor of environmental health and safety in Northern Illinois University’s Industrial Management Technology program.

We welcome Dr. Mills as our featured speaker and thank him for sharing his expertise with RAECO Rents customers.

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