Jessica Collier/US

Perception of metrics: the intersection of colour characteristics and qualities guided by preference

Presentation date: 26. October
Presentation time: 10:15

LED technology has redefined the way designers approach many aspects of lighting design, from colour and controllability, to creating healthy living environments. Consequently, these new functions and capabilities have led to the development of a more complex language surrounding descriptions and specifications of light sources. As these light sources enter the consumer market and are more commonly used in residential applications, it is critical that the information presented to consumers is clear and correctly correlated with the consumer’s perception of the source, and thoughtfully communicated.
This work attempts to resolve a disconnect in the gap between consumer education and the expanding palette of products by translating the metrics of a source into a description of the qualities and attributes desired for a specific application. Multiple experiments were conducted to correlate the metrics behind a source and the associated visual perception in order to develop a database that can be used to provide a visual description of a light source. This database can be continually developed and utilized by manufacturers, designers, and consumers so all parties have an approachable and comfortable way of talking about lighting.

Jessica Collier/US, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jessica Collier is a lighting designer, who graduated from Parsons The New School for Design with a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design in May 2018. Before embarking on a career in lighting, she studied Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her current research examines the relationship between LED light source performance metrics and subsequent human perception of the sources in space. More broadly, other research interests are product development and evaluation. Besides her studies and research, Jessica has worked for Jan & Brooke as a Junior Designer between 2014 and 2019. She is currently a Research Associate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.