Light at Home survey

SND-ID: SND 1127

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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.

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.

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Lund University

Funding

  • Funding agency: Swedish Energi Agency
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Method and time period

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).

Time period(s) investigated

2015-11-02–2015-11-27

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Skåne County

Publications

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>
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1420326X18808338

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Dataset
Light at Home

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%).

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Citation

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

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Kiran Maini Gerhardsson - Lund University, Department of Architecture

Time period(s) investigated

2018-11-02–2015-11-27

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-11-02–2015-11-27

Number of individuals/objects

536

Response rate/participation rate

27

Published: 2019-10-30
Last updated: 2019-12-18