Special Issue "Design of Architectural Sustainable Lighting"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Considering the myriad of issues associated with the production of electricity, such as those related to global warming, the proper design and usage of lighting in buildings has become increasingly important. In addition to the environmental issues, we now know that there are potential linkages between lighting and the psychological as well as physiological well-being of building occupants; it is all a matter of the content of light and how it is engineered. For example, on the one hand, light rich in blue spectral content has been reported to desynchronize the human circadian rhythms during the night hours. On the other hand, properly designed blue light can be used to elicit activeness, thus increasing productivity and work performance in buildings that lack sufficient amounts of daylight during the day.
There is also the issue of light pollution; properly designed lighting can substantially contribute to the prosperity and aesthetics of a built environment. At the same time, poorly designed lighting leads to light pollution, which is a serious problem with its own particular set of adverse effects that include some of the health issues discussed above and which have subsequently dominated the debate in the lighting community in recent years.
However, it has not been all bad news regarding lighting in the built environment; there have been exciting advancements in the technical design of light sources in terms of efficiency and healthy lighting. Additionally, numerous ways of incorporating daylight into built environments to lessen dependency on artificial lighting are continuously being discussed in the lighting community. Moreover, the development and application of new technologies, for example those associated with Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning, in the field of architectural lighting provide infinite possibilities that could facilitate the design of good, healthy, and economic lighting (e.g., in lighting control mechanisms).
As such, given the importance of lighting in our everyday lives, the extent and the multifaceted nature of light-related issues in the built environment, consistent and multidisciplinary discussions are rather necessary among lighting designers, policy makers, health industry, computer scientists, electrical engineers, and so forth. To that end, this Special Issue, “Design of Architectural Sustainable Lighting”, provides a platform for exchange of knowledge and current status of the design, research, development, engineering experiences, and law regarding sustainable light and lighting issues, covering visual, environmental, social, and economic dimensions and requires a multidisciplinary approach in order to advance in these and related areas.
Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.
Prof. Dr. Gon Kim
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable lighting
- Daylighting in architecture: design and analysis
- Innovative façade lighting
- Energy conservative lighting
- Right to light and policies
- Light pollution and visual comfort
- Lighting controls and modeling
- Lighting issues for CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design),
- Healthy lighting and light therapy
- Innovative lighting fixture design and technologies
- Indoor and outdoor lighting