About Lighting for Health

We integrate the positive effects of natural light into our lighting design solutions

Lighting for Health is a diverse lighting design practice with specialist lighting consultants in Light and Health. They are uniquely placed to provide lighting schemes specifically to improve the health of the individual, designing People-Centred Lighting Solutions that bring the qualities of natural daylight indoors using state-of-the-art biodynamic and energy-efficient lighting technologies.

The two founding directors have a wealth of experience in interior and lighting design. Sandra Decker boasts a first class honours degree in Interactive Arts and has exhibited many of her light art installation works in Europe and in the UK. She went on to complete a Master’s by Research in the psychological effects of light on health and continues to push the boundaries in the lighting field.

Nuala Morris, on the other hand, spent fifteen years as a senior nurse/midwife within a number of hospitals and care institutions. She then retrained in design, gaining a BA(Hons) degree in Interior Design and worked as an interior designer for seven years before completing a Masters looking at the physiological effects of light on health in health care facilities.
With twenty years’ combined experience in lighting, they both have a deep understanding of how light influence people’s health and its impact on peoples’ motivation, concentration and work performance.

Why Lighting for Health?

Lighting for Health brings the dynamic rhythm of daylight indoors and plans biodynamic lighting experience so that people can enjoy the same seamless changes in brightness and warmth in their living and working environment all year round.

It is a well-known fact that everyone needs exposure to quality, natural light on a daily basis, sunlight is the most natural nourishment in the world and gives our lives rhythm but sometimes we can take this for granted.

Although our biological clocks are genetically pre-set to compensate for the 24 hour cycle, it must be re-synchronized daily through exposure to daylight or artificial light designed to replicate daylight. Hormone levels of Melatonin, Cortisol and Serotonin are all crucial elements in keeping our systems in balance and are greatly impacted by the process. Without exposure to daylight, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue and /or depression may soon follow.

However, used effectively, lighting can have a positive impact on well-being, health and capability, improving the lives of many who live and work in indoor environments whether it be in offices, educational or healthcare facilities to name but a few.

With their knowledge of the effects of light on well-being and health, they integrate the benefits of light into specifically designed People-Centred Lighting Solutions to adequately reflect people’s needs, preferences and moods as well as to achieve maximum quality of light and lighting.

Lighting for Health believe that light is an important design tool, their goal is to ensure that the lighting concept comes alive applying the benefits of light, utilising energy-efficient lighting products, using optimum light sources and with the use of sophisticated modern technologies create a cohesive design that will blend harmoniously into the overall architectural design and at the same time maintain the core aesthetic of the building.