Temporal variables and personal factors in glare sensation
Kent, M.G. and Altomonte, Sergio and Tregenza, P.R. and Wilson, R. (2015) Temporal variables and personal factors in glare sensation. Lighting Research and Technology, 48 (6). pp. 689-710. ISSN 1477-0938
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1477153515578310
Previous laboratory experiments have provided evidence of an effect of time of day on glare sensation. During the tests, temporal variables and personal factors were also measured to analyse their influence on levels of visual discomfort as the day progresses. The results revealed statistically significant and practically relevant tendencies towards greater tolerance to source luminance from artificial lighting at all times of day for earlier chronotypes and for participants not having ingested caffeine. No conclusive evidence was found for the effect of fatigue, sky condition and prior light exposure on glare sensation throughout the day. These findings suggest that temporal variables and personal factors should be measured in conjunction with visual discomfort levels to explore the causes of the wide individual differences commonly associated with the subjective evaluation of glare sensation.
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