Forum for Illumination Research, Engineering, and Science (FIRES)

Category: Measurements and Calculations, Visual Performance
By Brian Liebel IES Director of Standards and Research This article is an expanded version the article found in the 50th Anniversary issue of LD+A, July 2021, providing additional background, more references, and personal insights by the author.
By Jennifer Long, PhD Jennifer Long Visual Ergonomics, Katoomba NSW, Australia In his editorial “Is there a science of lighting design?” Peter Boyce observed, “the lighting designer who can deliver a solution that matches peoples’ preferences is likely to be successful.”1 But how does one accurately establish a person’s preferences? Do lighting preferences equate to the needs and requirements for the visual environment?
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