Brink and colleagues evaluated links between college/university classroom conditions and student performance.
Peeters, Smolders, and de Kort report on variations in lighting experiences among people working in the same office.
Investigators have found that varying lighting in nursing homes during the course of the day, so that light intensity and color mimics lighting conditions outdoors, supports better sleep among residents.
The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer is making available, at the web address noted below, an information-packed video that will be useful both to people designing lightscapes and also to anyone working from home.
Effects on performance and alertness
Research completed by McCunn and colleagues confirms the value of allowing people some control over their physical environment.
Research lead by Paksarian and Merikangas, and published in JAMA Psychiatry, confirms that nighttime light can have undesirable consequences.
Our emotional, cognitive, and physical wellbeing are linked to the light in the space we’re in; whether it is natural or artificial, dim or bright, cool or warm. Neuroscience research reveals how designers can use light indoors to positively affect humans’ experiences at home, work, school, or wherever they might be and whatever they're doing.
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Researchers at the Lighting Research Center confirm the value of spending time in brightly lit spaces.