||한국생활환경학회지 , v.20 n.7(2013-12)
|| ; Sensibility responses ; Visual satisfaction ; Lighting environment ; Worship space ; Visual perception ; Contrast of light ; Distribution of light
||This study examines the sensibility responses and visual satisfaction for lighting environments in the worship space of churches. Survey was performed with images of three worship spaces where a variety of lighting conditions were used. Forty nine subjects participated in the survey. For three worship spaces, the variation of visual perception, sensibility responses, and visual satisfaction were analyzed according to the lighting conditions. Results indicate that overall impression of lighting environments improved when low color temperature of light, contrast of light, and indirect lighting fixtures were used for indoor wall surfaces. In order to create religious sensibility in worship space, the distribution of light with hierarchy is more important than the elements of decorative light. Overall satisfaction for lighting environments in the worship space of church showed a strong correlation with the contrast of light, the distribution pattern of light, the position and direction of light, and sensibility responses such as familiar and stable feeling about lighting environments.