The development of new types of light sources and lighting management systems affects the diverse ways lighting can be varied. However, lighting parameters such as light hue or light distribution are no longer just fixed values when it comes to evaluating lighting scenarios; instead, they are increasingly being dynamically adapted to user preferences, activities or daily routines. In psychology, it is a known fact that the amount and type of light a person is exposed to can cause clinical illnesses such as depression, which can be counteracted using different forms of light therapy.
Light affects people's well-being and thus also their behavior and performance. Among others, these aspects are making companies pay more attention to optimal working conditions for their employees in order to ensure competitiveness. Good lighting management should therefore address not only the potential for saving energy but also the optimum resource-saving balance between rooms and the people using them.