BIOS Lighting Installed in UC San Diego Health’s Geriatric Emergency Department
CARLSBAD, Calif. – BIOS Lighting, a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting, today announced the installation of its nationally lauded LED lighting system in the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla.
The BIOS lights will aid patients and staff in UC San Diego Health’s geriatric emergency department (GED) in two crucial ways: by adding a heightened amount of circadian signal to provide alertness during the daytime hours; and by providing a unique wavelength of light dedicated to visual assessment of patients.
BIOS has integrated its groundbreaking research and development with science developed at NASA for the International Space Station to deliver unparalleled results that improve the health and well-being of people, plants and animals.
“Circadian entrainment is important to the GED staff for health and productivity, especially for those working longer or overnight shifts,” said Robert Soler, vice president of research at BIOS. “For short-stay, elderly patients, an important aspect of our lighting system is its unique wavelengths that enhance visibility of medical ailments, such as sepsis—a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to infection.”
In 2018, the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San D Health was the first California GED—and one of just eight in the United States—to be accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Earlier this year, BIOS was recognized as an innovator in the field when it was selected as the winner in the “Lighting for Health and Well-Being” category for the 2019 LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards. “At BIOS, we are passionately committed to developing lighting solutions that improve our overall mental and physical well-being,” said Soler. “For seniors, it’s important to implement circadian lighting that doesn’t compromise comfort and familiarity and is designed to align with biological functions that are core to keeping humans healthy.”
For more information about BIOS Lighting, visit: www.BIOSLighting.com.
About BIOS Lighting
Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS) is a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting. Through groundbreaking research and continuous development, BIOS LED lighting solutions are designed to improve the health and well-being of people, plants, and animals, while reducing energy use and creating a more sustainable planet. By integrating years of biological and horticultural expertise with science first developed at NASA for the International Space Station, and the latest advancements in LED lighting and controls, BIOS creates lighting technologies that deliver unparalleled biological and horticultural results. Located in Melbourne, FL, and Carlsbad, CA, BIOS continues to drive the convergence of science technology and expand its product portfolio of biological lighting solutions.
More information is available at www.BIOSLighting.com.
About UC San Diego Health
UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, is dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care through commitment to community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. For 2018-19, U.S. News & World Report ranked UC San Diego Health among the nation’s best in six adult medical and surgical specialties, including pulmonology, geriatrics, cardiology, cancer, neurology and orthopedics. The 808-bed academic health system includes UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Jacobs Medical Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion and Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, all in La Jolla, as well as primary care and same-day services at clinics throughout Southern California. For more information, visit health.ucsd.edu