Light and behavior: a summary

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Proceedings titleProceedings of IES Light + Behavior Symposium II, April 6-8, 2014, Cleveland, OH (LS-2-14)
ConferenceIES Research Symposium II: Light + Behavior – Light’s Influence on Human Behavior, April 6-8, 2014, Cleveland, Ohio
Pages1127; # of pages: 17
AbstractIn April 2014 the Illuminating Engineering Society held its second research symposium on the topic of “Light and Behavior”. Behavior is the output produced by people in response to physical and social stimulation. Lighting can certainly change the physical stimulation experienced by people so it is certainly one of the many factors that affect human behavior. Whereas the effects of lighting on visibility are well understood, how lighting changes human behavior is not; however, it is widely believed that different lighting conditions can influence work performance, individual comfort, safety, health and well-being and the overall quality of life. In an innovative format, speakers representing the design and research perspectives discussed their approaches to lighting for education, outdoor environment or healthcare applications. The designers presented examples of the issues they face in designing for the application and the researchers discussed the latest findings relevant to the application. This article is a summary of the symposium based on the authors' expertise, and includes research questions and new directions arising from the discussions over the two days of stimulating presentations and discussion.
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PublisherIlluminating Engineering Society of North America
AffiliationConstruction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRCC 56204
NPARC number21277614
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