The Emotion of Light Instrument for Wellness

  • Gianpiero AlfaranoEmail author
  • Alessandro SpennatoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 824)


If objects have the ability to talk, if environments have the chance to get around this, it is definitely due to light. If this is spontaneously accepted less spontaneously we accept that objects and environments have their own autonomous experience with whoever uses them.

Yet in them there are phenomena that do not depend on the wishes of the user, but rather express conditions that suggest moods, purely emotional perceptions.

The logic that wants the isometry of the form to determine functions or uses is often a logic of perceptual suggestions, relational relationships between light and shadow. Light not only illuminates but characterizes shapes and spaces. Not only does it allow perception, but it is through it that emotional relationships arise. Objects, spaces through light modulation, chromatic declination, and tonal intensity, offer varying dimensions of fruition.

It is an example that if physical space is always equal to itself in time, luminous space can change and transform perceptual conditions by cognitively altering and even suggesting the psychological relationship of the use of things.

The new dimension of designing light overtake, with the support of increasingly sophisticated implementation tools, the commitment to make a correct contribution to lumens by expanding the lighting design to a strongly cultural trajectory: educating well-being by educating the perception of light.


Lighting design Perception Comfort Culture of light Sensoriality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Department of Architecture and DesignUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

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