Join us Tuesday, March 12, 1-2pm for Lighting Quality Metrics for Products and Projects
Ute Besenecker, DesignLights Consortium and Kate Sweater, Dwaal Lighting Design at The New York Hilton Midtown Hotel
Quality-of-light metrics are available to evaluate and predict the lighting quality characteristics of luminaires, including color quality, distribution, and glare performance. Achieving high quality of light in the actual built environment, however, depends both on the quality of light delivered by the luminaire and the overall design and application of the project.
In this session the presenters will review and discuss a selection of quality metrics both at the luminaire and at the project level using several lighting project examples including retrofit and new construction. Using these examples, the session will illustrate the value of quality-of-light metrics both as tools for evaluating the potential lighting quality of a product, and for achieving good quality of light through lighting design and application. The session will also clarify when the use of specific quality metrics are appropriate, and where the limitations are.