Impact of Lighting
Whether for accent, task and ambient illumination, the quality and levels of light we're exposed to have a direct effect on our health and feelings of well-being.

Good lighting

Light has such a vital bearing on our capacity for certain biological functions that there is clear evidence of the impact of lighting on our physical well-being and health.

People who generally stay outdoors for a significant part of each day have different light needs to those used to being indoors for most of the time.

Impact of Lighting

Natural light provides the spectral energy distribution necessary for our biological functions. Similarly, full-spectrum fluorescent lights perform the same task but at much lower light levels than daylight. Incandescent and cool-white fluorescent lights do not cover the entire photobiological spectrum required for a human being.

While high doses of UV light contribute to health-related problems such as skin cancer, the dose received from sitting under lights for up to eight hours is equivalent to less than 15 minutes in the sun and is considered to be quite safe.

Impact of Lighting

Poor lighting