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A Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Lighting in Buildings: Investigating Luminance Contrast Relationships Through High-Dynamic-Range Image Based Analysis

Abstract This study examines the applicability of high dynamic range (HDR) imagery as a diagnostic tool for studying lighting quality in interior environments. It originates from the limitations in lighting quality assessments, particularly from the problematic nature of measuring luminance contrast--a significant lighting quality definer. In this research, HDR imaging method is studied systematically and in detail via extensive camera calibration tests considering the effect of lens and light source geometry (i.e. vignetting, point spread and modulation transfer functions), in-camera variables (i.e. spectral response, sensor sensitivity, metering mode,), and environmental variables (i.e. ambient light level, surface color and reflectance, light sou... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Tural, Mehmedalp (Author) / Bryan, Harvey (Advisor) / Kroelinger, Michael D (Committee member) / Ozel, Filiz (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Design / High dynamic range / Lighting / Lighting analysis / Lighting quality / Luminance contrast
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 235 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Architecture 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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