While static in its necessity, the human dependence on light is not immutable. It is suggested that our lighting ‘needs’ vary alongside specific environmental, individual, behavioral, and social factors. Is it possible that there exists a framework which incorporates this multitude of variables facilitating one’s se-lection of the most appropriate and productive lighting conditions? This study seeks to investigate questions surrounding the extent to which daylight-simula-ting fluorescent light tubes, which have been positively linked to productivity measures and well-being, will be preferred over other fluorescent tubes. Office employees communicated preferences by indicating favored factorial combi-nations of color temperature and brightness from twenty-one light pairs under two conditions. Results indicate that color temperature and its interaction with brightness and gender significantly predict light preference. The broader range of male preference suggests that predicting female response to implemented lighting schemes may be more difficult than targeting male reactions.