Evaluate the room visually through its lighting system, colours and design. These factors affect each other and are difficult to assess individually. The room colours should not be distorted, and visual work should be possible without the discomfort of glare or reflections.
The room’s visual quality governs, to a large extent, your health and your performance capacity. It is therefore important that you do not completely rely on computer calculated results. Try to make a visual evaluation of your own workplace using the adjacent table.
Rank the opposite pairs on a scale of 1–5.
|Light level||– is it dark or light in the room?||dark – light|
|Light distribution||– how is the light distributed in the room?||varied – equally|
|Light colour||– is the light colour experienced as warm or cold?||warm – cold|
|Colour||– how are the colours and objects viewed?||distorted – natural|
|Glare||– does unpleasant glare occur?||troublesome – not noticeable|
|Shadows||– whether they are hard or soft?||hard – soft|
|Reflections||– whether they are intense or diffuse?||intense – diffuse|