Special Issue "The Future of Interior Lighting is here"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: daylight, exterior lighting; lighting control; lighting design; lighting measurements; photosensors; road and tunnel lighting; sustainable lighting
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One word that characterizes the situation in the lighting industry during recent years is “change”. This change is based on the symbiotic relationship between technological development, lighting design improvement and, of course, the adoption of sustainable principles. Lighting digitization together with the widespread use of LED lamps has led to increased device connectivity offering a wide range of possibilities. LiFi, Internet of Things, Power over Ethernet, wireless sensors have transformed the traditional luminaires into smart devices capable to connect in a network transmitting information. As the light is enriched now with information, it is therefore possible not only to increase energy savings through controls but also to include additional functions such as the ability to adjust the lighting system’s operation according to the users’ expectations and needs. The aforementioned developments allowed not only the manipulation of luminaire’s emitted luminous flux but also the color temperature of the light source. This is the core concept of the Human Centric Lighting which affects health, well-being and productivity providing proper lighting when and where is needed. In recent years zero energy buildings received increased attention though proper legislative pressure and this can potentially sideline the human factor from the epicenter of the build environment. Fortunately, it seems that the focus of lighting design has just moved from spaces to humans. It is therefore of urge importance the new and often contradictory lighting trends to be examined and this is exactly the scope of this special issue. Case studies of exceptional lighting projects are welcome.
Submitted manuscripts should address one or more of the following topics:
- Architectural lighting & daylighting
- Decision systems for optimized lighting
- Human Centric Lighting (Case studies of exceptional lighting projects are welcome)
- Innovative lighting control (Photosensors, CCD sensors, occupancy sensors, etc)
- Innovative luminaires (dynamic lighting, dimming, IoT, LiFi, etc)
- Light pollution and impact on the human health
- Lighting Design and Sustainability
- Near and Net Zero Energy Buildings
- Retrofitting Strategies, Measurement and Verification
- Social Impact and wellbeing (Ergonomics, Productivity, etc)
- Visual impairment and corresponding lighting needs
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Adj. Prof. Lambros Doulos
Prof. Aris Tsangrassoulis
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- Architectural lighting
- Human Centric Lighting
- lighting control
- light pollution
- Near and Net Zero Energy Buildings
- optimized lighting