LightingEurope and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) have issued a joint statement on humancentric lighting. The statement seeks to define humancentric lighting and its benefits and elements. Humancentric lighting is viewed within the context of delivering certain benefits of light to specific applications and users.

The elements are broken down into technical and content enablers. Technical enablers include intelligent lighting, tunable-white lighting and personal control. Content enablers include circadian light, light levels and lighting that supports specific activities, and daylight.

The organizations go on to warn against using the term improperly. For example, they say that “pure technological feasibility to tune lighting in color or intensity” does not automatically mean the solution is humancentric lighting:

In order to promote an appropriate use of the term Human Central Lighting, LightingEurope recommends that the promised benefits thereof are backed by scientific user-based evidence relevant for that specific proposition in that specific application which will typically require a dedicated design process.

LightingEurope’s efforts to develop the case for humancentric lighting may lead to humancentric-friendly lighting regulation on that continent.

Click here to read the statement.