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Light and Health Research Center Welcomes 2 New Partners

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Sinai 400x275January 3, 2023

Two new companies have joined The Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: BrainLit, a leader in lighting designed to enhance human health and well-being, and Vantage Lighting, a leading manufacturer of specification-grade LED lighting products including vHealth® healthcare lighting. Both have joined the LHRC’s Lighting Education Partnership for 2023.

The LHRC’s Lighting Education Partnership is a collaboration among businesses, organizations, government agencies interested in promoting meaningful and effective education in lighting.

“Vantage Lighting is very happy to support the LHRC’s education partnership and we appreciate their ongoing contributions to the lighting industry,” said Steve Kaufman, CEO. Vantage Lighting is a leading manufacturer of specification-grade LED recessed downlights, cylinders, and low/high bays for commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Featuring vHealth® downlights for healthcare facilities, Vantage offers a complete line of American-made (BAA Compliant), energy-efficient new construction and remodel luminaires with multiple control options, aperture sizes, aesthetic styles, mounting types, light distributions, and lumen packages.

“BrainLit is pleased to join the LHRC’s education partnership and looks forward to working with them to spread the word about the important role that lighting plays in supporting human health and well-being,” added Kyle Harris, CEO. BrainLit is a health-tech company focused on light system solutions that improve well-being, health, and performance. The company was founded in Lund, Sweden in 2012 by Tord Wingren, one of the inventors of Bluetooth technology.

The mission of the LHRC’s Lighting Education Partnership is to deliver high-quality education that expands understanding of the value of lighting among end-users. Part of that mission includes providing professionals with technical information on using light more sustainably — providing the greatest benefit to the health of people and the planet.

“The support of BrainLit and Vantage Lighting as education partners will help us to expand our efforts in educating a wide range of people about the benefits that lighting can provide,” said Dan Frering, the Education Program Manager for the LHRC. “We thank both companies for their funding and look forward to collaborating with them on future educational programming.”


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