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Lin, J., Hedekvist, P. O., Mylly, N., Bollen, M., Shen, J., Xiong, J. & Silfvenius, C. (2024). Human-Centric and Integrative Lighting Asset Management in Public Libraries: Qualitative Insights and Challenges from a Swedish Field Study. IEEE Access, 12, 40905-40921
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2024 (English)In: IEEE Access, E-ISSN 2169-3536, Vol. 12, p. 40905-40921Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Traditional reliability evaluation of lighting sources often assesses only 50% of a lamp's volume, which can lead to performance disparities and misapplications due to their limited reflection of real-world scenarios. To address the limitations, it is essential to adopt advanced asset management approaches that enhance awareness and provide a more comprehensive evaluation framework. This paper delves into the nuances of human-centric and integrative lighting asset management in Swedish public libraries, employing a qualitative field study to ascertain the alignment of current practices with these advanced lighting principles. Expanding library services to 20 high-latitude locations (>55° N) in Sweden, our research employed field observations, stakeholder interviews, and questionnaires, coupled with a thorough gap analysis, to understand the current landscape and stakeholder perceptions. Our findings reveal a dichotomy between the existing conditions of library lighting and the stakeholders' experiences and expectations. Despite the intention to create conducive environments, there is a clear disconnect, with overt problems and covert challenges affecting user satisfaction and efficacy of lighting management. Managers, staff, and users reported varied concerns, including eye strain and discomfort, indicative of substantial room for improvement. The study advocates for a paradigm shift in not only lighting asset management but also reliability evaluation of lighting sources, moving toward continuous improvement, and enhanced awareness and training on human-centric and integrative lighting principles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2024
Asset management, Continuous improvement, Human computer interaction, Human-centric lighting, Integrative lighting, Library buildings, Lighting Asset Management, Lighting control, Reliability of lighting sources, Visual and non-visual performance, Visualization
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance Engineering; Electric Power Engineering
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-104928 (URN)10.1109/ACCESS.2024.3377135 (DOI)2-s2.0-85188464082 (Scopus ID)
Swedish Energy Agency, P2022-00277

Validerad;2024;Nivå 2;2024-04-09 (joosat);

Full text license: CC BY-NC-ND

Available from: 2024-04-02 Created: 2024-04-02 Last updated: 2024-04-09Bibliographically approved

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