Criteria influencing the choice of luminaires in office lighting
Journal article, 2012

This study is the first to evaluate the different criteria presently used in Sweden for lighting design, and their importance when planning the visual environment. It considers the role of the Swedish lighting designer and the different evaluations of criteria in the office lighting design process. The study aims to investigate whether a designer with an academic education or longer experience would infer more value in perceptual criteria and incorporate research into designs to a larger extent than a designer with less education. The findings suggest that current research needs to be more readily available to practitioners to enhance differentiation of criteria and proposed lighting designs. Education and experience could not be proven to make a difference, but different gender brought with it a divergence in the evaluations.

Visual environment

Perceptual criteria


Office lighting

Design criteria


Design process



Annika Kronqvist

Chalmers, Architecture, Architectural theory and methods

Journal of Design Research

1748-3050 (ISSN) 1569-1551 (eISSN)

Vol. 10 4 269-292

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