ASSIST Recommendation Provides New Metrics for Specifying Color Properties in Retail Lighting

A recent survey of lighting designers and specifiers by the National Lighting Product Information Program showed that for retail applications, light source color properties are considered more important than any other light source criterion, including energy efficiency. To define light source color properties, the lighting industry predominantly relies on two metrics, correlated color temperature (CCT), [...]

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Lighting Design Can Reduce Anxiety For Tunnel Drivers

Norwegian researchers have found that good design and lighting can significantly reduce anxiety among travelers driving through tunnels, as reported by here. The article states: The main point is to obtain a good distribution of light, in conjunction with the use of artistic lighting, which turns out to give drivers a feeling of space [...]


Lighting Influences Taste of Wine and How Much Consumers Are Willing to Pay for It

Lighting influences how wine tastes and how much consumers are willing to pay for it, based on a series of three German experiments in which more than 500 people tasted white Riesling wines. The study report, “Ambient Lighting Modifies the Flavor of Wine,” was published in the December 2009 issue of Journal of Sensory Studies. [...]


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