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Ice, Darkness, a Circadian Story

Apparatus Design is happy to invite you to attend a most compelling circadian story, and chance to meet the new Global Director for Ligman Lighting, Martin Valentine.

London based, Martin Valentine was responsible for the lighting design for the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI Station, a  space-station on ice and within the design process was able to bring in endocrinological research data gathered from the winter crew of previous Halleys spanning 40-years. This lecture will show the history and challenges of life in Antarctica, the research, analysis and the solutions for the unique energy efficient sustainable lighting design that was installed in Halley VI.

Now, over ten years since the lighting design was first conceived and five years since the station became occupied, the story and solution for Halley has resonance and lessons to give to many of us in the field of human centric lighting.

British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI Station is the 6th version of BAS’s permanent home that has sat on Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf since 1964. Halley VI was designed in 2006 and opened in late 2011. Every April a core selection of 20 out of the base’s approximate 80 staff remain to ‘winter’ for around 100-days, isolated and in permanent nighttime until relief arrives the following spring.

Cases of psychosis, suicide, depression are all too common historically in those whom winter in Antarctica and research data was invaluable on how people are subjectively and objectively affected by these long winter periods, including recording of hormone levels, monitoring of light and UV exposure and EEG/ECG readings.

This event is co-sponsored by Ligman Lighting USA and their Northern California Agent 16500.

Please RSVP to Celine Marzipan:  This event is expected to fill up quickly

Download Martin Valentine's Ice, Darkness, a Circadian Story, Whitepaper HERE.

Earlier Event: March 15
Student Design Symposium
Later Event: May 21
LIGHTFAIR® International 2019