|M.Sc Student||Tujman Clara|
|Subject||Lighting Systems Concerning Psychological and Technical|
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisors||Ms. Rachel Sebba|
|Mr. Eliyahu Ne'eman (Deceased)|
The purpose of this research study was to examine people's responses to different conditions of light in dwellings and to find the relation between these light conditions and people's behavior in their homes. These findings could serve as a basis for architectural design.
A literature survey was carried out in order to review the present knowledge about the subject.
Two cases were empirically investigated to determine how light influences changes in behavior apartment design and use of electric light Implications of such changes for design are discussed.
The first Case is a building in K. Eliezer, Haifa. The second Case consists of 44 apartments identical in design but differing in daylight penetration because of their orientation and position relative to the height of the building. These apartments are situated in Romema, in six buildings.
It was found that occupants responded to the problem only below a minimum comfort level of illumination. In the Case of Kiryat Eliezer, residents did not respond and the case was abandoned, therefore the study continued only in Romema.
Residents responded to a continuous normal living situation but not to a static, easily measured situation. The study found that residents' satisfaction with their apartments differed significantly according to the apartment's geographical orientation. Behaviors differed according to light conditions.