Evaluating Lighting Quality in Today’s World

The new quality criteria for lighting are:

– Changing lighting situations, the ability to migrate lighting to reflect different usage patterns for the same space

– Personal control, the ability through radio-frequency or wifi to adjust the light volumes and even colour temperature to reflect individual tastes and needs

– Energy efficiency, minimizing electricity (see use of LEDs) use while ensuring appropriate lighting levels for all usage conditions

– Daylight integration, this is critical for great lighting…you must incorporate natural light as much as possible

– Light as an interior design element, using the element of light for design effect or harmonizing the decorative light filtering to maintain or add to the established aesthetic of the space