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Light4Health

In Collaboration with: Ivleva Maria,

Mimi Ravn, Denitza Rubio, Hamidreza Eizadi 

  (2019)

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Light4Health is an international lighting workshop that works to educate students on the effects that light has on health. The project completed during the first installment of the workshop focused on lighting research, the ability to measure light, and a group project proposal for lighting design in residential home in Wolverhampton, England.   

The project proposal was set for a family living in a residential home in Wolverhampton, UK. We had the opportunity to visit this site and while we were there we conducted a series of daylight measurements. 

After arriving on site, we laid out a grid and began conducting measurements to determine how much daylight, in lux, was entering the house.

The images above show the data results and lux measurements from both the first and second floor of the house. After this a floor plan was constructed and the daylight factor was calculated in Velux

 Our group determined that the SPD graphs for the lighting in the house should have higher peaks in the red wavelengths, more similar to the measurement of daylight. The lights should not measure high peaks in blue, due to the health concerns surrounding peaks in blue wavelengths. 

Spectral Power Distribution graphs

After determining the correct SPD readings for the lights, our group created a floor plan of both the first and second floor, with all of our lighting included.

The straight lines would be cove lighting, while the circles would be task lighting, or luminaries. During the morning, the lighting would come from the ceiling, facing down, with cooler temperatures. And during the evening the lighting would be warmer and directed from the sides to help further resemble the setting sun. 

Second Floor

First Floor

(model completed by Denitza Rubio)