Winchip Chapter 5: Illumination, Human Health, and Behavior & Indoor lighting and its Effect on Emotions
Winchip Chapter 5: Illumination, Human Health, and Behavior & Indoor lighting and its Effect on Emotions 308
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Date Created: 09/11/16
DES 308 Lighting Design Instructor: Julie Peterson Due: Monday, September 12, 2016 Reading Notes WEEK 2 Indoor lighting and its Effect on Emotions http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/indoor-lighting-and-its-effect-on-emotions/interior-design-furnishings-fixtures Light levels impact human performances such as - Vision - Cognition - Mood o These all effect: Productivity Learning Researcher Alison Jing Xu says light could be perceived as heat, and that perception can trigger our emotions - Bright light acts as a promoter for more intense emotions Light Regulates large amount of human behaviors - Sleep - Attentiveness o Studies suggests academic performance is increased when students study in spaces with natural day light. Our quality and quantity of daily natural light is very low since the majority of our time is spent in doors. - Common problems produced by lighting or lack of o Eye strain (inadequate radiance, glare, flicker… etc.) Cause headaches Irritability Fatigue Feeling of poor health Fluorescent lighting is a good General Lighting Low voltage incandescent is proper for narrow distributions such as hallways and stair wells - Transitional lighting Low level lighting can create drowsiness, Bright can create intensified emotions (BALANCE IS KEY) DES 308 Lighting Design Instructor: Julie Peterson Due: Monday, September 12, 2016 Reading Notes WEEK 2 Winchip Chapter 5: Illumination, Human Health, and Behavior Lighting Effects on a Persons Health - Positive o Helps provide vitamin D which allows for more Calcium absorption which in return prevents osteoporosis and rickets. o Ultra violet light cures jaundice in infants o Light therapy to cure certain forms of cancer, leukemia, skin conditions, sleep disorders and depression in older adults o Can regulate hormones, improve growth in children, and enhance the immune system o Photomedicine– science dedicated to using light to improve human health - Negative o Eye strain, headaches, dizziness, skin cancer, and premature aging of sin and eyes o Seizures (Flickering lights for those with epilepsy) o Fluorescentlighting affects hyperactivechildren causing nutritional problemsand reduced attention span o Autistic children are sensitive to variance in light Circadian Rhythm– sleeping and waking up (Body Clock) - Light tends to wake you up and keep you awake o Dim light helps produce melatonin which is a hormone that helps you sleep Behavioral and Psychological effects of light on people - Quality Lighting effects Behavior o Improves productivity o Increases performance - Quality Lighting effects Psychological o Heal and feel better quicker in natural lighing Universal design to a lighting environment CONSIDER THESE - All people should be consideredwhenever possible o A light plan should meet the physical and psychological needs of the users space - Visual acuity - Manual dexterity - Controls - Placement of luminaires, switches and outlets *DESIGNERS SHOULD ALWAYS REFER TO THE MOST CURRENT RESEARCH.
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