Perceptions of daylight quality delivered by light transport systems

Garcia Hansen, Veronica, Isoardi, Gillian, Miller, Evonne, & McLellan, Galyna (2010) Perceptions of daylight quality delivered by light transport systems. In Proceedings for the CIE Conference Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency, Vienna, Austria.

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Light Transport Systems (LTS) (e.g lightpipes, fibre optics) can illuminate core areas within buildings with great potential for energy savings. However, they do not provide a clear connection to the outside like windows do, and their effects on people’s physiological and psychological health are not well understood. Furthermore, how people perceive LTS affects users’ acceptance of the device and its performance. The purpose of this research is to understand how occupants perceive and experience spaces illuminated by LTS. Two case studies of commercial buildings with LTS, located in Brisbane, Australia are assessed by qualitative (focus group interviews) and quantitative (measurement of daylight illuminances and luminance) methods. The data from interviews with occupants provide useful insight into the aspects of LTS design that are most relevant to positive perception of the luminous environment. Luminance measurements of the occupied spaces support the perception of the LTS reported by occupants: designs that create high contrast luminous environments are more likely to be perceived negatively.

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ID Code: 38347
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Light Pipes, Occupants Perception, Light Transport Systems, Daylight Devices Performance
ISBN: 9783901906831
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OPTICAL PHYSICS (020500) > Optical Physics not elsewhere classified (020599)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics Lighting Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2010 01:27
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2013 00:34

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