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Financial incentives and regulatory policies are important components of a strong market for renewable energy and energy efficiency. However, the availability of incentives and policies that encourage renewables and energy efficiency varies tremendously across U.S. states and utilities. DSIRE – the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency – serves as the nation’s most comprehensive source of information on financial incentives and policies that promote renewables and energy efficiency at the federal, state, local and utility levels. This public resource, which includes summaries of more than 2,600 incentives and policies, is used by around 180,000 different people each month. Established in 1995, DSIRE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.


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The near visual acuity (400 mm distance) of 27 children aged 10/11 years old was
measured by a licensed optometrist under two common fluorescent lamps of CCT
3600 K and 5500 K. Acuities were measured for three lighting conditions, either
both lamps providing equal task luminance or a condition where the task and
room luminance from the 5500 K lamps was set 50% lower. For the equal
luminance condition, the results showed visual acuity was significantly better
(PB/0.001) under the higher CCT lamp with 24 of 27 children having better acuity.
Paired t-tests comparing the lower luminance condition showed significantly less
acuity for the 5500 K lamps at the lower luminance, but no significant difference
between the 3600 K lamps at the higher luminance compared with the 5500 K
lamps at the lower luminance.

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OSRAM and the Transferzentrum für Neurowissenschaft und Lernen (‘Transfer Center for Neuroscience and Learning’) carried out a common study at schools in Ulm, Germany in 2011 investigating whether and how biologically optimized classroom lighting is able to contribute to stabilizing the circadian rhythm and thus also support alertness in the mornings. The issue: Is daylight-similar light able to contribute to pupils being more alert and concentrated in the mornings and gain better results with cognitive tests?

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