Ocular Lighting Effects on Human Physiology and Behaviour

CIE 158:2009 (including Erratum 1)
Division 6
978 3 901906 76 3

The nonvisual biological and behavioural effects of light in animals and humans are mediated by specific neuroanatomical pathways. Controlled empirical studies have shown that light can be used to treat some clinical disorders and may have broader, nonclinical applications for problems of shift work and jet lag. Studies are testing how lighting may be incorporated into architectural designs that are optimal for vision as well as physiological and behavioural stimulation.

This publication corrects and replaces CIE 158:2004 "Ocular Lighting Effects on Human Physiology and Behaviour".

To view Erratum 1 please follow this link.

The report is written in English, with a short summary in French and German. It consists of 59 pages with 9 figures.

The following members of TC 6-11 "Systemic Effects of Optical Radiation on the Human" took part in the preparation of this Technical Report:

  • J.A. Veitch, Canada (Chair)
  • G. van den Beld, The Netherlands
  • G. Brainard, USA
  • J.E. Roberts, USA