Preferred luminous conditions in open-plan offices: research and practice recommendations

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TypeArticle
Journal titleInternational Journal of Lighting Research and Technology
Volume32
Issue4
Pages199212; # of pages: 14
SubjectOpen-plan offices [cubicles]; Lighting
AbstractThis paper compares research participants' office lighting choices to recommended practice and existing research, and concludes with practical recommendations for lighting installations. Participants were given the opportunity to choose lighting conditions for VDT office work as part of an experiment concerning the effects of individual control over lighting on task performance and satisfaction. Most participants' choices bettered current energy code specifications for lighting energy use, while largely following both CIBSE and IESNA recommended practice for desktop illuminance. Average luminance ratios between the VDTscreen and background were lower than recommended practice but consistent with other investigations. No effects of age or sex were observed. Participants who made lighting choices at the end of the day-long session chose conditions that created less VDT-screen glare from reflected images, as compared to those who chose lighting conditions at the start of the day. Despite a high degree of variability in the chosen luminous conditions, overall ratings of lighting quality and environmental satisfaction were high.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAuthors' Response to Discussion is also included in the article.
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number43061
9916
NPARC number20331194
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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