|Document ID (ISN)||106637|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||van Bommel W.J.M.
||Non-visual biological effect of lighting and the practical meaning for lighting for work
||July 2006, Vol.37, No.4, p.461-466. Illus. 32 ref.
||The effects of good lighting extend much further than generally believed. Recent medical and biological research has consistently shown that light entering the human eyes has, apart from a visual effect, also an important non-visual biological effect on the human body. As a consequence, good lighting has a positive influence on health, well-being, alertness, and even on sleep quality. Improved understanding of the effects of lighting requires new rules governing the design of good and healthy lighting installations. Thanks to the recent discovery of a novel photoreceptor in the eye, one can now begin to define these new rules that will allow the improved design of lighting installations.
||lighting; biological effects; artificial lighting; workplace design
||illumination levels; work efficiency; state of health; retina; circadian rhythm; physiology of vision; vigilance
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Lighting, colour and vision
|Broad subject area(s)
Stress, psychosocial factors
||Lighting and colour