Personal lighting conditions to obtain more evidence in light effect studies

J. van Duijnhoven, M.J.H. Burgmans, M.P.J. Aarts, A.L.P. Rosemann, H.S.M. Kort

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Research demonstrated a large variety regarding effects of light (e.g. health, performance, or comfort effects). Since human health is related to each individual separately, the lighting conditions around these individuals should be analysed individually as well. This paper provides, based on a literature study, an overview identifying the currently used methodologies for measuring lighting conditions in light effect studies. 22 eligible articles were analysed and this resulted in two overview tables regarding the light measurement methodologies. In 70% of the papers, no measurement details were reported. In addition, light measurements were often averaged over time (in 84% of the papers) or location level (in 32% of the papers) whereas it is recommended to use continuous personal lighting conditions when light effects are being investigated. Conclusions drawn in light effect studies based on personal lighting conditions may be more trusting and valuable to be used as input for an effect-driven lighting control system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018)
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 pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-96059-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-96058-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - 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
Abbreviated titleIEA 2018


  • Individualized
  • Light effects
  • Light exposure
  • Measurements
  • Methodological issues

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