Influence of Internal Shading on Daylight Provision, its Impact on Melanopic Illuminance, and Spatial Brightness Perception



This paper discusses the interdisciplinary study of light and illumination, focusing on how light affects human behavior and health, and how it can be measured and understood.


  • Lighting Design Considerations: The paper discusses the importance of understanding light and illumination in the design of built environments, such as buildings, to optimize human physiology and behavior.
  • Sleep and insomnia: The paper mentions the effects of light on sleep, suggesting that understanding light exposure can help address sleep issues.
  • Alertness and performance: The paper discusses how light affects alertness and performance, suggesting that understanding light exposure can help optimize these aspects.
  • Mood regulation: The paper mentions that light can affect mood, suggesting that understanding light exposure can help in mood regulation.
  • Cognitive function and memory: The paper suggests that light exposure can affect cognitive function, although it does not delve into specifics.
  • Education and learning: The paper discusses an interdisciplinary summer school focused on teaching about light and illumination, highlighting the importance of education in this field.


F Russo, RA Díaz-Infante, M Liberská
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