Improving lighting quality by practical measurements of the luminance distribution

T.W. Kruisselbrink, J. van Duijnhoven, R. Dangol, A.L.P. Rosemann

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Light is one of the important aspects for a comfortable office environment. Too often high quality lighting is not achieved. Lighting quality can be defined by different aspects that are relevant such as the quantity, distribution, glare, spectral power distribution, daylight, directionality, and dynamics of light. The luminance distribution seems to be a suitable measure to achieve high quality lighting. The luminance distribution can be measured, with a practical accuracy, by commercially available cameras and fisheye lenses. All these aspects spectral power distribution can be measured using a camera-based luminance distribution measurement device. So, a luminance distribution measurement device is an excellent tool to measure or indicate lighting quality. It can be used to achieve a better understanding of lighting quality and potentially it can be implemented in automated building control systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume X
Subtitle of host publicationAuditory and Vocal Ergonomics, Visual Ergonomics, Psychophysiology in Ergonomics, Ergonomics in Advanced Imaging
EditorsThomas Alexander, Sebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Yushi Fujita
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-96059-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-96058-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 26 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Conference20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018


  • Lighting quality
  • Luminance distribution
  • Measurements


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