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Global Lighting Association Publishes Extended Version of Colour Rendering Index

 The Global Lighting Association (GLA) has recently published a method, based on the well-established Colour Rendering Index system.

Application of CIE 13.3-1995 with Associated CRI-based Colour Rendition Properties

On September 18th 2015, the Global Lighting Association (GLA) issued a position statement on Colour Rendering Index in which the need for an additional colour quality measure was indicated.

Global Lighting Association Publishes Extended Version of Colour Rendering Index

 The Global Lighting Association (GLA) has recently published a method, based on the well-established Colour Rendering Index system.

GLA Launch Press Release

 Taipei, Taiwan. The global lighting industry is pleased to announce the formation and launch of the Global Lighting Association. 

Customs Classification of LED Lighting Products

 The lighting industry is currently undergoing a paradigm shift from conventional lighting to LED lighting and the development of new LED lighting products is proceeding very rapidly. 

Position Statement on Colour Rendering Index

The Global Lighting Association (GLA) cautions against the establishment of regulatory or other minimum performance requirements... 

Application of CIE 13.3-1995 with Associated CRI-based Colour Rendition Properties

On September 18th 2015, the Global Lighting Association (GLA) issued a position statement on Colour Rendering Index in which the need for an additional colour quality measure was indicated.

Strategic Roadmap of the Global Lighting Industry

An important role of the Global Lighting Association is to share knowledge on global trends, and for this reason we have prepared The Strategic Roadmap of the Global Lighting Industry.

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The discovery of the 3rd photo-receptor has given rise to the concept of human-centric lighting. We define human-centric lighting as lighting that supports health, well-being and performance by combining visual, biological and emotional benefits of light.

It is important to note that the biological effects of lighting are only triggered at much higher lighting levels than those required for vision. The current indoor lighting levels of 50-500 lux are generally adequate for vision. However they have little, or no, biological effect. To achieve biological effective lighting we need much higher lux levels. The reason is that humans are diurnal animals, and our biology, conditioned over tens of thousands of years, expects us to be in outdoor lighting conditions. Outdoor light levels during daylight hours are orders of magnitude higher than indoors. Even on a cloudy day, the outdoor light level is at least 10 times greater than indoors.

Need for biologically effective lighting in buildings

 

first picto   second picto
Daylight is dynamic from sunrise to sunset Electric lighting is static from wake-up to go-to-sleep

 

third picto On a sunny day
people outside receive 100 000 lux
fourth picto Indoor in offices people receive 500 lux
fifth picto On a cloudy day
10 000 lux
sixth picto and in schools only 300 lux

 

Lighting needs to be dynamic and tuneable according to use

school hospital elderly

home 2 office factory 

As we move towards the middle of the 21st Century, the focus of building design is shifting from cost and energy to the well-being of occupants.

healthy buildings