Technology to Measure and Quantify Human-Centric Lighting Is Underutilized

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Standards organizations provide a starting point for understanding human-centric lighting and healthy buildings, but a clear measurement is still needed to impact the industry

A new report from analyzes the role human-centric lighting plays in healthy buildings, discussing challenges around standardization and providing recommendations for stakeholders.

Growing interest in healthy buildings—which focus on occupant well-being, health, and productivity—is paving the way for new opportunities in the commercial lighting industry. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lighting controls are some of the technologies helping to provide actionable data that can influence the relationship between occupants and buildings, in addition to providing cost savings. : However, according to a new report from , technology to measure and help quantify human-centric lighting is underutilized, and no clear standard measurement for human-centric lighting has been agreed upon.

“Human-centric lighting has been a growing buzzword within the lighting industry and is gaining attention by manufacturers, building owners, operators and occupants, and researchers,” says Krystal Maxwell, research analyst with Navigant Research. “But while interest and available products are increasing, there is still a lack of research available on human-centric lighting, how to quantify the benefits of it, and the best way to measure it.”

While standards organizations provide a starting point for understanding human-centric lighting and healthy buildings, lack of agreement on measurement is expected to delay industry progress, according to the report. In the meantime, government organizations can work to make the components of green and healthy buildings the norm, which is expected to be crucial for the long-term success of these types of certifications.

The report, , examines the growing interest in occupant health and well-being, focusing on human-centric lighting and the role it plays in the healthy building. The study discusses the building types that are a key focus for human-centric lighting and lack of agreement on standardization for quantifying how this type of lighting can influence productivity. Recommendations are provided on how stakeholders can help ensure human-centric lighting plays a positive role in healthy buildings. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the .

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Quantifying and Standardizing the Measurement of Human-Centric Lighting, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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