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A cross-cultural study on perceived lighting quality and occupants' well-being between UK and South Korea

Kim, DH; Mansfield, KP; (2016) A cross-cultural study on perceived lighting quality and occupants' well-being between UK and South Korea. Energy and Buildings , 119 pp. 211-217. 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.03.033. Green open access

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Abstract

The path leading from lighting quality through preference and mood to human health and well-being was defined as the ‘Appraisal Path’ by Veitch et al. This study aims to investigate the appraisal path under uncontrolled cafes, and to compare the results between daylit and non-daylit cases as well as the cultural differences between the UK and South Korea. A daylit café and a non-daylit café were chosen for the field survey both in London and Seoul. Then, customers’ experiences and feelings in the cafes were investigated by using a customized questionnaire, in terms of quality of lighting, feelings, attractiveness,satisfaction and eye discomfort. 66 customers (49 for daylit, 17 for non-daylit) were randomly selected and questioned in London and 102 customers (62 for daylit, 40 for non-daylit) participated in the field survey in Seoul. As a result, four different appraisal paths were found. No significant relationship was found between perceived lighting quality and perceived eye discomfort at daylit cafes in both London and Seoul. On the other hand, it was found that perceived lighting quality was a key determinant factor on perceived eye discomfort regardless of the cultural differences at non-daylit cafes. However, there was a significant cultural difference in factors affecting perceived lighting quality.

Type: Article
Title: A cross-cultural study on perceived lighting quality and occupants' well-being between UK and South Korea
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.03.033
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.03.033
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 Elsevier. This manuscript version made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted.
Keywords: Occupant well-being, Lighting quality, Appraisal path, Eye discomfort, Health
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1493077
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