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Subjectivity of Lighting Perception and Comfort: The Role of Preferences and Expectations

Maier, Julia and Zierke, Oliver and Hörmann, Hans-Jürgen and Windemut, Ivan (2016) Subjectivity of Lighting Perception and Comfort: The Role of Preferences and Expectations. Environment and Behavior, 49, pp. 1105-1127. SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/0013916516678905. ISSN 0013-9165.

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Lighting in passenger rail cars is designed according to defined standards to implement a safe and healthy as well as comfortable lighting situation for the passengers. However, not every passenger’s demands are met by average lighting conditions; individual preferences are well-known to influence participants’ comfort sensations. To further explain the role of individual preferences and expectations regarded as stable dispositions, sensations of 40 participants were analyzed in a mock-up of a passenger rail car of the Next Generation Train (NGT) using an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) luminaire. Two lighting scenarios (100 lx and 150 lx) were used as levels of the independent variable. Results confirm that individual preferences and expectations have an influence on the perception and evaluation of the lighting situation. Moreover, positive expectations were found to have a somewhat higher impact for subjective reactions than illuminance had and should thus be considered in future lighting research and design.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108400/
Document Type:Article
Title:Subjectivity of Lighting Perception and Comfort: The Role of Preferences and Expectations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Maier, Juliajulia.maier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zierke, Oliveroliver.zierke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hörmann, Hans-Jürgenhans.hoermann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Windemut, Ivanivan.windemut (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Environment and Behavior
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1177/0013916516678905
Page Range:pp. 1105-1127
Publisher:SAGE Publications
Keywords:comfort, individual preferences, lighting, Next Generation Train, passenger rail car
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: Witt, Andrea
Deposited On:29 Nov 2016 16:04
Last Modified:17 Aug 2020 12:46

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