30 November 2018

How the right lighting saves on your heating costs

The intensity and colour of lighting influence heating costs. Moreover, the right lighting contributes to a healthier indoor climate in offices and other buildings. This is demonstrated in Marije te Kulve’s research, with which she obtained her PhD at Maastricht University (UM) this week. She researched the effect of lighting on the temperature of the body and on the experience of ambient temperature in a total of 65 women. Te Kulve's study shows that the right light intensity greatly influences the perception of temperature. This means that smart lighting in office buildings can lead to more temperature variation, and therefore also to a healthier indoor climate, more efficient energy consumption and thus lower heating costs.