A STUDY ON APPLICABILITY OF HANDRAIL LIGHTING IN STAIRS SPACE OF RAILWAY STATION
Journal of Environmental Engineering (Transactions of AIJ)
The first purpose of this study is to clarify the influence of light environment on user's evaluations of stairs such as visibility and easiness of moving up and down. By measuring illuminance, brightness, and subjective evaluations of stairs of stations, it shows that illuminance and brightness of the lower view angle influence greatly on subjective evaluations. Taking that result, we conclude that lighting set in handrails of stair can illuminate most efficiently. The second purpose is to
... d purpose is to clarify the influence of variation of lighting height. Intended for elderly people and young people, we conducted an experiment. As a result, variation of height of handrail lighting does not influence on subjective evaluations greatly. However, the evaluations in the environment of handrail lighting tend to be higher than that of ceiling lighting. In addition, it shows that elderly people can feel security in the environment of handrail lighting.