Office lighting appraisal, performance, and well-being: a linked mechanisms map

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ConferenceProceedings of the 26th Session of the Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage: 04 July 2007, Beijing, China
Pages14; # of pages: 4
Subjectoffice; satisfaction; comfort; individual control; task lighting; energy consumption; illuminance; lighting preferences;; Lighting and health
AbstractMost would agree that a high-quality lighting installation provides good task visibility and contributes to the attractiveness of the space. In two experiments in a simulated office space, temporary office personnel worked under one of six lighting conditions for a day. Combined results from two statistical approaches show that people who perceived their office lighting as being of higher quality rated the space as more attractive, reported more pleasant mood, and showed greater well-being at the end of the day. Direct-indirect lighting and personal control were favoured. Lighting conditions that improved visibility also improved task performance.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAlso published in Eletricidade Moderna, v. 36, no. 410, May 2008, pp. 106, 108, 110, 112, 114.
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number49447
NPARC number20377837
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