KTH has the overall project lead (WP7), and is responsible for overall coordination as well as lighting-related tasks (WP4). KTH will survey and assess the existing lighting qualities of the case study sites pre-intervention and in collaboration with the other partners develop and test strategies and guidance for lighting solutions that support human and wildlife inhabitants alike.
In this work package (WP6) our intent is to survey and assess the existing lighting qualities of the case study sites pre- intervention, and develop and test strategies and guidance for lighting solutions that support human and wildlife inhabitants alike.
While there are guidance documents for outdoor lighting, the needs for light in after-dark outdoor environments are not well defined even when addressing human needs alone; debates about the role of lighting design and possible impacts on perceived qualities of the built and natural environment – in addition to visibility – are ongoing and have not brought forth comprehensive, coordinated guidance. In addition, realizing that flora and fauna rely on dark and light as a trigger for life cycles and behaviors, the impact of after-dark lighting on wildlife is an important topic for outdoor lighting design.
In this research with the understanding that while research methodologies may differ, a design-led, mixed- methods research investigation as will be part of this work package increases the possibility for innovative, interdisciplinary findings applicable to practice and implementation.
S. Dincel, "NorDark Testbed, Uppsala/SE Light Level Measurements, Methods and Values : Technical Report, Part I," Stockholm : KTH, TRITA-ABE-RPT, 2313, 2023.
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