Innovation Award Win at LINK LTC and Senior Living Conference
News of WalaLight’s first place finish in the Innovation Competition at the Lincoln Healthcare LINK Long-Term Care and Senior Living Conference has been spreading across the elder care industry and was even recently displayed across the newswire in Times Square in Manhattan.
The WalaLight System, an innovative lighting system developed by USaveLED incorporating smart Kelvin-changing LED lighting and controls, was selected as the first place finisher of the annual Innovation Competition during the July conference. WalaLight was chosen for the Innovation Award from among over 50 premier providers serving the elder care industry.
WalaLight’s revolutionary technology allows for a single light fixture to provide varying degrees of light across the color spectrum, from bright sunlight to warm yellow light, with the simple touch of a button. By allowing for the changing color of light throughout the day, the innovative lighting system can mimic exposure to natural sunlight and darkness, providing numerous benefits to individuals who do not get enough exposure to natural light. WalaLight is the only LED ambient lighting system on the market to provide this type of neo-natural light.
Brain research has identified a link between exposure to natural sunlight and its effect on the secretion of hormones that control key body and brain function. Lack of adequate exposure to natural light, as is typically found in elder care living facilities, can have a significant negative impact on both health and behaviors, affecting everything from circadian rhythms to pulse rate and blood pressure.
In addition to its research-backed health and behavioral benefits, the WalaLight system also offers significant cost savings over traditional lighting options due to dramatically reduced electricity usage, as well as lights that tout a 50,000+ hour lifespan, cutting down immensely on the need for maintenance and replacement.