The Wessex Institute of Technology has for years been convening conferences on sustainable architecture and planning, design in nature, heritage architecture, and environmental health. With the growing importance of lighting in the creation of better, healthier environments, the enhancement of heritage architecture, and the recovery of urban areas, as well as new developments in more sustainable lighting it became clear that a conference focusing on lighting issues would be useful. This book contains the papers to be presented at the first International Conference on Lighting in Engineering, Architecture and the Environment, discussing the latest developments in a variety of topics related to light and illumination, from its engineering aspects to its use in art and architecture and the effect of light on living systems and human health. Ranging from discussions of technical issues regarding equipment design and light measurement to human perception of light and the effect of light on human health, the book will be of interest to architectures, planners, environmental health experts, and stage designers in academia, industry and government, as well as colleagues discussing the latest developments in a variety of topics related to light and illumination, from its engineering aspects to its use in art and architecture and the effect of light on living systems and human health.biological. effects. We normally think of the eye as an organ for vision, but due to the discovery of additional nerve ... Light sends signals via the novel photoreceptor cells and a separate nerve system to our biological clock, which in turn regulates ... The figure shows only a few examples: body temperature, alertness, and the hormones cortisol and melatonin . ... Higher illuminance levels with colder light will wake us up in the morning and make us more alert during the post-lunch dip.
|Title||:||Light in Engineering, Architecture and the Environment|
|Author||:||Konrad Domke, C. A. Brebbia|
|Publisher||:||WIT Press - 2011|