Light at Home survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Kiran Maini Gerhardsson - Lund University, Department of Architecture

Description:

Aim: To investigate the current lighting situation in Swedish homes with regard to lamp purchasing behaviour, lighting characteristics and light related behaviour.
Primary research question: What lighting do Swedish residents have in their homes and what are the factors influencing their illumination choices?
subsidiary research questions: Which lamps do residents buy, where are they placed and how are they controlled?
Do residents have the lighting they want, and which key factors influence their choices?
Method and sampling strategy: A random sample of 2000 residents drawn by the Swedish Address Registry (SPAR) resulted in 536 responses,18–80 yr.
Data collection: Nov 2015.

Keywords:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Kiran Maini Gerhardsson - Lund University, Department of Architecture

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1127

Purpose:

The aim of the survey “Light at Home” was to investigate the current lighting situation in Swedish homes with regard to lamp purchasing behaviour, lighting characteristics and light related behaviour.

Description:

Aim: To investigate the current lighting situation in Swedish homes with regard to lamp purchasing behaviour, lighting characteristics and light related behaviour.
Primary research question: What lighting do Swedish residents have in their homes and what are the factors influencing their illumination choices?
subsidiary research questions: Which lamps do residents buy, where are they placed and how are they controlled?
Do residents have the lighting they want, and which key factors influence their choices?
Method and sampling strategy: A random sample of 2000 residents drawn by the Swedish Address Registry (SPAR) resulted in 536 responses,18–80 yr.
Data collection: Nov 2015.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2015-11-02 — 2015-11-27

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Skåne County

Unit of analysis:

Population:

The adult population in Lund, 18-80 yr.

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Probability
A random sample of 2000 residents drawn by the Swedish Address Registry (SPAR).

Funding:

Swedish Energi Agency

Keywords:

Publications

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Gerhardsson, K. M., Laike, T., & Johansson, M. (2019). Residents’ lamp purchasing behaviour, indoor lighting characteristics and choices in Swedish homes. Indoor and Built Environment, 28(7): 964-983. <https://doi.org/10.1177/1420326X18808338>

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Version 1.0:

Light at Home

Citation:

Kiran Maini Gerhardsson. Lund University, Department of Architecture (2019). Light at Home. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/5f03-xr08

Description:

A paper-and-pencil questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 2000 people which was drawn by the Statens personadressregister (SPAR) from the adult (18–80 yr) population of Lund, a city located in the south of Sweden. The number of returned paper-and-pencil questionnaires after one reminder was 536 (female 51% and male 49%).

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-11-02 — 2015-11-27

Time period(s) investigated:

2018-11-02 — 2015-11-27

Number of individuals/objects:

536

Response rate/participation rate:

27