The Impact of Lighting Fluctuations on Anthropological Aspects

Kristina Berzina, Inga Zicmane, Andrejs Podgornovs, Anastasija Zhiravecka, Jevgenijs Kuckovskis, Natalija Berzina-Novikova

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Abstract

Intermittent lighting pulsations in a certain frequency spectrum are known to cause various side effects, varying from mild annoyance to a potential health hazard. Several groups of people can be sensible to not only visible but also invisible flicker. At present moment, in most jurisdictions, the use of incandescent light bulbs is curtailed or even prohibited as the technology no longer meets energy efficiency standards, as a result, they are replaced by other types of electric bulbs. State-of-the art lighting technology requires auxiliary device in the form of electrical ballast or switch-mode power supply for a proper operation. Harmonics and interharmonics are known to cause malfunctions in power supply devices and under certain circumstances this can lead to light flicker. This paper presents an overview of the previous research works in the field as well as analysis of the visual light fluctuations in electric bulbs and further recommendations for lighting systems designers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC/I and CPS Europe 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538651858
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC/I and CPS Europe 2018 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC/I and CPS Europe 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC/I and CPS Europe 2018
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityPalermo
Period12/06/1815/06/18

Keywords*

  • flicker
  • fluctuations
  • health
  • light pulsations
  • lighting

Field of Science*

  • 2.7 Environmental engineering
  • 2.1 Civil engineering

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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