1997 Volume 81 Issue 5 Pages 430-437
The purpose of this study is to clearly define the meaning of affluent lighting in a living room and together with its related elements.
Two psychological experiments, one using the evaluation grid method and the other using the semantic differential method, were carried out using photographs of living rooms.
1) 24 meanings and 41 elements emerged from the results of experiments using the evaluation grid method. Some examples of the elements are the kinds of luminaire, space design, and so on.
2) The meanings of affluent lighting were explained by feelings of comfort, brightness, and variety from the results of experiments using the semantic differential method. The important elements were plural luminaires and brightness. The results show that affluent lighting can suit various situation in a living room.