Track: Human Factors and Ergonomics
Recent studies have proven that lighting conditions in the workplace play a vital role in employees’ satisfaction as well as their productivity, and health in general. Natural light is the main source of lighting in the workplace, and it’s very important for the employees to be exposed to it to a certain level in addition to the artificial ones. This paper reviews the important role of lighting in the workplace with regard to shedding light on natural lighting, how employees feel about it and about lighting in their offices in general, and whether it causes a certain health issue or not. This was done by surveying several employees from different companies and was supported by a correlation analysis study to study the relationship between the different parameters. An experiment was conducted to check if the employees were exposed to healthy and safe lighting in different locations depending on different parameters and indications such as lighting steadiness and distribution, and whether they faced common issues such as glare, lighting contrast, and flickering. New and old buildings have to incorporate natural light more into their structure. A review of possible solutions has been created and made for both with some innovative solutions.