Light is the basis of our life. It assures that plants and living organisms develop, supplies us with nutrients and increases our quality of life. More than 80% of the information we gather from our environment is taken in by our eyes. Good lighting provides us with high levels of visual comfort, prevents fatigue and offers us safety and a sense of wellbeing. Creative light planning results in interesting accents in private homes, in architecture and in public areas. New knowledge concerning biologically effective lighting is leading to additional favorable effects, whose implementation has first been made inexpensively feasible by means of new LED lighting technology.
Our photometry compendium answers questions covering all aspects of the issues of light, basic lighting technology and colorimetry terminology, tips for the selection of measuring equipment and an overview of applications and standards.