1.4.2 Change to accent lighting when required

1.4.2 Change to accent lighting when required


The measure proposes the installation of accent lighting to provide concentrated light on areas with specific requirements of luminosity.


  • Important energy savings can be achieved since the light is just concentrated where and when is needed

  • Increase indoor environmental comfort

  • Users are free to regulate the illuminance level of their working areas without affecting others colleagues


  • Risk of visual fatigue increases.

  • Desktop lamps should not be used for prolonged periods of time, and never as the sole light source

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. The cost is the necessary to buy desk lamps (starting from 15€).

References and best practices

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Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices

Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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