Localized lighting in open-plan offices

C. de Bakker, M.B.C. Aries, H.S.M. Kort, A.L.P. Rosemann

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Controlling lighting conditions at desk level has proven its energy savings potential. However, in open-plan offices without partitions separating desks this local control might come at expense of users’ comfort. An explorative study in an office building in the Netherlands revealed the influence of local control on users’ satisfaction with the lighting conditions compared to central control. Differences were found to be minimal (from .03 to .58 a 7-point scale), except for users’ satisfaction with the illuminance uniformity throughout the space. This measure was less satisfying with the localized lighting, especially with scenarios
where constant background illuminance levels were limited (.81 less). A direct result from this study is the recommendation to use a dimming system when applying local lighting control. More research is however needed to further confirm the findings of this study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLICHT 2016, 25-29 September 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe
PublisherKIT Scientific Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-3-7315-0564-8
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2016
EventLICHT 2016, 25-28 September 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany: 22. Gemeinschaftstagung der Lichttechnischen Gesellschaften Deutschlands, Österreichs, der Niederlande und der Schweiz - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 25 Sep 201628 Sep 2016


ConferenceLICHT 2016, 25-28 September 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany
Abbreviated titleLICHT 2016
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