2Q 2018

Quantifying and Standardizing the Measurement of Human-Centric Lighting

The growth of LED adoption and increased interest in lighting controls have paved the way for new opportunities in the commercial lighting industry. LEDs have provided energy savings that can justify lighting upgrades and allow customers to focus on building occupants and the relationship between the occupants and the building. This has created greater interest in healthy buildings and human-centric lighting. Internet of Things (IoT) solutions can help provide the foundation for human-centric lighting through connected devices and actionable data. Technology to measure and help quantify human-centric lighting is underutilized, as no clear standard measurement for human-centric lighting has been agreed upon.

While this confusion can lessen interest in human-centric lighting, standards organizations have helped shed light on healthy buildings. They play a critical role in the success of human-centric lighting and healthy buildings that can improve occupants’ health, well-being, and productivity. The certification process remains lengthy and complex, but standards organizations can help provide education for customers interested in using advanced technologies to address occupant productivity and health. Working with government organizations can help make the components of green and healthy buildings the norm instead of the exception and will be crucial for the long-term success of these types of certifications.

This Navigant Research report examines the growing interest in occupant health and well-being, focusing on human-centric lighting and 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.

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  • How has the lighting market progressed?
  • What are the motivations for lighting upgrades and how have these changed?
  • What is human-centric lighting?
  • How does occupant health and well-being fit into the goals of building owners and operators?
  • How will human-centric lighting help drive increased adoption of lighting controls?
  • What does this shifting market mean for lighting manufacturers?
  • What roles do standards organizations play in the lighting market?

  • Lighting manufacturers
  • Lighting designers
  • Technology manufacturers
  • Building owners
  • Facility managers
  • Standards organizations
  • Investor community

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Recommendations

Technology Advancements Bolster the Lighting Market

LEDs and Lighting Controls Provide New Opportunities

Focus on Increased Productivity and Occupant Comfort

Building Codes and Standards Provide Guidance

Lighting Industry Moves Motivation for Advanced Lighting Beyond Sole Focus on Energy Savings

Lighting Is One Component of a Healthy Building

Demand for Light Measurement Does Not Meet Available Tools

Focus on Office, Healthcare, and Education

Lighting Vendors Must Shift Focus to Meet Customer Interest in Occupant Health and Productivity

Lighting Vendors Will Benefit from Looking at Holistic Aspect of a Healthy Building

The Lighting Industry Needs to Agree on Measurement for Circadian Lighting

Standards Organizations Must Streamline Requirements and Work with Governments to Impose Requirements

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