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Main Title: Daylight: What makes the difference?
Author(s): Knoop, Martine
Stefani, O.
Bueno, B.
Matusiak, B.
Hobday, R.
Wirz-Justice, A.
Martiny, Klaus
Kantermann, T.
Aarts, M. P. J.
Zemmouri, N.
Appelt, S.
Norton, B.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Light is necessary for vision; it enables us to sense and perceive our surroundings and in many direct and indirect ways, via eye and skin, affects our physiological and psychological health. The use of light in built environments has comfort, behavioural, economic and environmental consequences. Daylight has many particular benefits including excellent visual performance, permitting good eyesight, effective entrainment of the circadian system as well as a number of acute non-image forming effects and the important role of vitamin D production. Some human responses to daylight seem to be well defined whilst others require more research to be adequately understood. This paper presents an overview of current knowledge on how the characteristics of daylight play a role in fulfilling these and other functions often better than electric lighting as conventionally delivered.
Issue Date: May-2020
Date Available: 24-Jun-2020
DDC Class: 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Subject(s): daylight
visual performance
circadian entrainment
human response
electric lighting
Journal Title: Lighting Research & Technology
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publisher Place: London
Volume: 52
Issue: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/1477153519869758
Page Start: 423
Page End: 442
EISSN: 1477-0938
ISSN: 1477-1535
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