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In search of evidence for the hue-heat hypothesis in the aircraft cabin

Albers, Frank and Maier, Julia and Marggraf-Micheel, Claudia (2014) In search of evidence for the hue-heat hypothesis in the aircraft cabin. Lighting Research and Technology. SAGE Publications. DOI: 10.1177/1477153514546784 ISSN 1477-1535

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Abstract

This paper examines whether the use of coloured light can influence aircraft passengers’ temperature sensations and can make the climate be perceived as cooler or warmer (‘hue-heat hypothesis’), a phenomenon shown in earlier light laboratory experiments. Experiments with 199 subjects were conducted under realistic conditions, a cabin of a single-aisle aircraft. Two lighting scenarios (yellow and blue) were combined with different temperatures. Results show an effect in the hypothesized direction. The impact of lighting colour on climate perception and evaluation can be observed in the whole sample and in certain subgroups of subjects. The size of the effect agrees with former studies. A largescale application of this effect in the aircraft/aviation industry could lead to energy savings and contribute to cost effectiveness.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/95197/
Document Type:Article
Title:In search of evidence for the hue-heat hypothesis in the aircraft cabin
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Albers, Frankfrank.albers (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Maier, Juliajulia.maier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Marggraf-Micheel, Claudiaclaudia.marggraf (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:Lighting Research and Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:0
DOI :10.1177/1477153514546784
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Carter, DavidUNSPECIFIED
Boyce, PeterUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1477-1535
Status:Published
Keywords:coloured light, temperature sensation,
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: Witt, Andrea
Deposited On:12 Feb 2015 09:52
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:51

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