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Document ID (ISN)70118
CIS number 97-2068
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Begemann S.H.A., van den Beld G.J., Tenner A.D.
Title Daylight, artificial light and people in an office environment, overview of visual and biological responses
Bibliographic information Sep. 1997, Vol.20, No.3, p.231-239. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract In a long-term study of the responses of office workers to daylight and artificial light, identical cell offices were equipped with a ceiling-based lighting system which workers could adjust as they wished. Preferred lighting levels were higher than current indoor lighting standards and corresponded to levels where biological stimulation can occur. Results for two occupants showed striking differences in lighting settings corresponding to individual circadian rhythms and performance. Lack of light may negatively influence alertness, performance and the degree of well-being.
Descriptors (primary) lighting; visual performance; biological effects; offices
Descriptors (secondary) illumination levels; natural lighting; long-term study; circadian rhythm; artificial lighting
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work
Lighting and colour