Improving Lighting Quality by Practical Measurements of the Luminance Distribution

  • Thijs KruisselbrinkEmail author
  • Juliëtte van Duijnhoven
  • Rajendra Dangol
  • Alexander Rosemann
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 827)


Light is one of the important aspects for a comfortable office environment. Too often high quality lighting is not achieved. Lighting quality can be defined by different aspects that are relevant such as the quantity, distribution, glare, spectral power distribution, daylight, directionality, and dynamics of light.

The luminance distribution seems to be a suitable measure to achieve high quality lighting. The luminance distribution can be measured, with a practical accuracy, by commercially available cameras and fisheye lenses. All these aspects spectral power distribution can be measured using a camera-based luminance distribution measurement device. So, a luminance distribution measurement device is an excellent tool to measure or indicate lighting quality. It can be used to achieve a better understanding of lighting quality and potentially it can be implemented in automated building control systems.


Luminance distribution Lighting quality Measurements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Intelligent Lighting InstituteEindhovenThe Netherlands

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