Plants have several positive effects on humans validating their use in interior spaces. In addition to their pleasantness, the enhancement of human psychological wellbeing and the improvement of environmental parameters are two favourable aspects. Light is a vital element, used by plants for photosynthesis and morphogenesis and by human being for vision and for the regulation of the circadian rhythms, but they need different lighting conditions in quantity as well as in quality. Usually the human-being oriented lighting design for interiors only guarantees the survival of plants as it is inadequate for their proper growth and development. The aim of this paper is to develop an approach to interior lighting design suitable both for humans and plants in terms of quality of light and physiological requirements. The hall of a museum was introduced as a virtual experimental setting, testing the positive impact of new lighting technologies.

Lighting Design for Plant Growth and Human Comfort

BISEGNA, Fabio;BURATTINI, CHIARA;MATTONI, BENEDETTA
2015

Abstract

Plants have several positive effects on humans validating their use in interior spaces. In addition to their pleasantness, the enhancement of human psychological wellbeing and the improvement of environmental parameters are two favourable aspects. Light is a vital element, used by plants for photosynthesis and morphogenesis and by human being for vision and for the regulation of the circadian rhythms, but they need different lighting conditions in quantity as well as in quality. Usually the human-being oriented lighting design for interiors only guarantees the survival of plants as it is inadequate for their proper growth and development. The aim of this paper is to develop an approach to interior lighting design suitable both for humans and plants in terms of quality of light and physiological requirements. The hall of a museum was introduced as a virtual experimental setting, testing the positive impact of new lighting technologies.
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