Personal Lighting Conditions to Obtain More Evidence in Light Effect Studies

Authors Mats Burgmans , Mariëlle Aarts , Alexander Rosemann , Juliëtte van Duijnhoven , Helianthe Kort
Published in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Publication date 2019
Research groups Technology for Healthcare Innovations
Type Article


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.


  • Helianthe Kort | Professor | Research group Technology for Healthcare Innovations
    Helianthe Kort
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Technology for Healthcare Innovations

Language English
Published in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Key words light effects, measurements, methodological issues, individualized, light exposure
Digital Object Identifier DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96059-3_12
Page range 110-121

Technology for Healthcare Innovations