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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses1994 (PC020404.04) ➔ The Lighting Effects on Children in Learning Environments


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Seungeun Lee (designer)
Linnaea Tillet (thesis advisor)
J.D. Wiesenfeld (thesis advisor)
Robert Prouse (thesis advisor)


December 23 1994


Light is a primary element of architectural and interior design in the school environment. The lighting of the school environment can attract and hold attention, stimulate learning, and influence the behavior of children in a positive way. Their ability to learn, to pay attention, their general health, and a number of other factors are all influenced by light. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to consider how to improve the luminous environment of schools--to make them more comfortable, satisfying and beautiful for children. There are many considerations that go into the correct way to design lighting, including brightness ratios, color rendering, color temperature, glare, contrast ratios, distribution of light, reflectance, and daylight availability, etc.. However, this study had been concentrated on how light affects our children's behavior, achievement, health and emotions.



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