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Evaluation and Improvement of Lighting Efficiency in Working Spaces

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Department of Computer Sciences, Polytechnic School, University of Alcala, 28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain
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Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University Rey Juan Carlos, Paseo de los Artilleros, s/n, 28032 Madrid, Spain
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Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 1110; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041110
Received: 9 March 2018 / Revised: 2 April 2018 / Accepted: 4 April 2018 / Published: 8 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Lighting and Energy Saving)
Lighting is an essential element for modern life, promoting a sense of wellbeing for users. However, bad illumination may produce health problems such as headaches and fatigue, among other vision problems. For that reason, this paper proposes the development of a smartphone-based application to help in lighting evaluation to guarantee the compliance of illumination regulations and to help increase illuminance efficiency, reducing its energy consumption. To perform this evaluation, the smartphone can be used as a lighting measurement tool, evaluating those measurements through an intelligent agent based in rules capable of guiding the decision-making process. As a result, this tool allows the evaluation of the real working environment to guarantee lighting requirements, helping in the prevention of health problems derived from bad illumination and improving the lighting efficiency at the same time. View Full-Text
Keywords: mobile device; lighting management; lighting optimization; luxmeter; intelligent agent based in rules mobile device; lighting management; lighting optimization; luxmeter; intelligent agent based in rules
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Castillo-Martinez, A.; Medina-Merodio, J.-A.; Gutierrez-Martinez, J.-M.; Aguado-Delgado, J.; De-Pablos-Heredero, C.; Otón, S. Evaluation and Improvement of Lighting Efficiency in Working Spaces. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1110.

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