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Planning for good indoor lighting

Küller, Rikard LU (2004) In 1(4)
Abstract
Urbanisation and industrialisation has led people spending more time indoors than ever before. Many buildings have small windows and contain large windowless spaces. Therefore, the natural daylight outdoors has to be replaced by light from artificial sources. If light affected vision only, this situation would be difficult enough. Since light also affects both well-being and health, the design of indoor lighting becomes a highly demanding task, which requires great knowledge and experience. Only some professional architects and engineers have obtained specialised qualifications in lighting design. Still, in many cases any architect or building engineer may be required to provide advanced lighting installations in buildings as diverse as... (More)
Urbanisation and industrialisation has led people spending more time indoors than ever before. Many buildings have small windows and contain large windowless spaces. Therefore, the natural daylight outdoors has to be replaced by light from artificial sources. If light affected vision only, this situation would be difficult enough. Since light also affects both well-being and health, the design of indoor lighting becomes a highly demanding task, which requires great knowledge and experience. Only some professional architects and engineers have obtained specialised qualifications in lighting design. Still, in many cases any architect or building engineer may be required to provide advanced lighting installations in buildings as diverse as offices, schools and health care facilities. Sometimes, lighting is added during the last phase of the building design, or even when the building has been almost completed. Considering lighting already in the beginning of the design process will ensure a much better result, including not only the fittings and power supply of the artificial lighting system, but the shape and size of rooms and windows, and even the orientation of the entire building. Lighting should be an asset for everybody in that building during its entire existence. Whereas good lighting can be both satisfying and productive, bad lighting might cause annoyance, fatigue and stress. Thus the design of the lighting will have consequences for the users for many years. (Less)
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planning, user, windows, electrical installations, architecture, lighting, educational institutions, interior design, health care facilities, office buildings
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Lund University, Housing Development & Management
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1100-9446
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  author       = {Küller, Rikard},
  institution  = {Lund University, Housing Development & Management},
  issn         = {1100-9446},
  keyword      = {planning,user,windows,electrical installations,architecture,lighting,educational institutions,interior design,health care facilities,office buildings},
  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Planning for good indoor lighting},
  year         = {2004},
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