Sharing control of
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Personal control for open-office lighting

Weighing the benefits and disadvantages of consensus lighting control

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People’s desks are a reflection of the way they work. Some office workers like to pile things up on their desks; others prefer a clear desk space. In the same way, people prefer different kinds of lighting for their individual workspace. But more are more offices are moving towards larger, mutual working areas in which many colleagues share the same lighting.

This presents a special challenge for open-office illumination. Using a generic lighting scheme with no controls will probably be suboptimal for everyone. But allowing only a few individuals to control the light would not be fair. This sets the stage for consensus control: having colleagues share the lighting controls – but will this work, or does it lead to conflict?

In Personal control for open-office lighting, you will see how recent studies have explored and evaluated the benefits and drawbacks of sharing lighting control in an office setting. We will also look at the design considerations that come into play, as well as the impact of consensus control on the potential for energy savings.

Sign up to this Light Bite hosted by Tatiana Lashina, and learn how real-life studies have explored the possibilities and the effectiveness of consensus control for office-space lighting.

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Meet your host:

Tatiana Lashina Senior Scientist at the Smart Professional Spaces department at Philips Research, Group Innovation.

Her passion is to empower people and improve their life with technology.

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