Preferred luminance distribution in working areas
Energy authorities are charged with encouraging the use of energy efficient technologies. This can be achieved by persuading both clients and developers to incorporate energy efficiency requirements into the design brief.
In Sweden, lighting accounts for about 10% of total energy consumption, so this area offers considerable potential for energy saving.
But energy efficiency advice must be accompanied by recommendations on lighting quality; otherwise requirements for energy efficiency could be set too high and adversely affect quality. By combining recommendations on quality and energy efficiency in lighting, the energy authorities hope to elicit a more widespread response and promote the spread of good, energy-efficient lighting.
Tommy Govén, Lighting Technology Manager, Fagerhult
Åsögatan 115, S-116 24 Stockholm, Sweden
Delegate to CEN TC 169, CIE Division 3 and SIS TC 387