WIT Press


THE DYNAMIC LIGHTING INTO THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V7-N4-394-408

Volume

Volume 7 (2012), Issue 4

Pages

14

Page Range

394 - 408

Author(s)

F. PATANIA, A. GAGLIANO, F. NOCERA, A. GALESI, & J.CASERTA

Abstract

The light exercises indeed a very significant influence on whole biological parameters of people. If in the recent past the emphasis has been primarily focused on the visual effects of lighting, for the new projects the efforts of researcher are focused in discovering the psychological and biological effects of the lighting on people such as the relationship between men, the well-being status of people like body temperature, alertness and so on. The ‘dynamic lighting’ is an advanced technique that tries to bring the dynamic of daylight in indoor environments with the aim to create a stimulating ‘natural’ light that may enhances people’s sense of well-being. By this technique, people could control their own space according to their needs, mood and task, to improve performance and motivation of their own job, creating the right atmosphere by ‘Dynamic Light Scenario’: ‘personal light’ or ‘dynamic ambience’. According to this objective, the authors have applied the dynamic light technique in different environments as offices, museum and exhibitions halls. The aim of the paper is to show the results obtained in terms of human comfort, energy consumption and installation cost of the dynamic lighting systems.

Keywords

comfort, dynamic light, minimalist architecture, well-being