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Journal of Daylighting

Journal of Daylighting is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to investigations of daylighting in buildings. It is the leading journal that publishes original research on all aspects of solar energy, buildings, and lighting. Areas of special interest for this journal include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Solar energy
    • Photovoltaic cells and systems
    • Building-integrated photovoltaics
    • Solar concentrator technology
    • Solar thermal
    • Solar energy applications
  • Buildings
    • Sustainable buildings
    • Energy efficient buildings
    • Building energy modeling
    • Building physics
    • Building envelopes
    • Indoor environment quality
  • Lighting
    • Daylighting
    • Artificial lighting
    • Lighting simulation
    • Lighting designs
    • Luminaires
    • Lighting metrology and light quality
    • Lighting control

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Improving Natural and Artificial Lighting in Coastal Architecture Classrooms: Insights

This research examines the natural and artificial lighting performance comparison in an architecture classroom at a university in southern Thailand and gives principles for enhancing lighting design.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 23-38

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Electrochromic Glazing and Evaluation of Visual and Non-Visual Effects

The employment of electrochromic glazing can be a solution to balance circadian lighting and avoid glare. This can be achieved by controlling daylight entering the room and may be useful within the context of highly glazed facades in buildings in hot climates.

Journal of Daylighting 11 (2024) 1-22

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Unfolding 3D Space into Binary Images for Daylight Simulation via

Daylighting plays a crucial role in building science, impacting both occupants’ well-being and energy consumption in buildings. Balancing the size of openings with energy efficiency has long been a challenge. .

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 204-2013

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Integrative Lighting Design: How to Optimize Visual and Non-visual

The objective of this paper is to outline fundamental principles for the electric lighting design of workplace environments such as offices. The study considers both the suggested guidelines and values for non-visual light design and the specifications for visual tasks dictated by the EN 12464-1:2021.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 192-203

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The Effect of Parametric Patterned Façade Variations on Daylight

Parametric design influences on building envelope design are exponentially increasing in the current era due to the dominance of computational design on architectural outcomes.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 173-191

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Analysing the Daylighting Performance of the Main Prayer-hall in

This paper studies the daylighting quality of the indoor prayer-hall in The Great Upper Mosque of Hama city in Syria, highlighting this distinctive historical converted building that has been functioning as a mosque since the entry of Islam in the 6th century AD.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 153-172

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Sunlight-Daylight Signature: a Novel Concept to Assess Sunlight and

Daylighting and solar availability at urban scale has come to play a crucial role in the perception of discomfort conditions for people, both in outdoor and indoor spaces, and on the energy consumption of buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 136-152

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Ray Tracing Algorithm to Simulate Laser-Cut Panel Light-Redirecting

Daylighting simulation software is an important tool to improve the quality of building design and to improve the quality of the built environment. For its application to correspond to reality, its algorithm needs to reflect real behaviour in the best possible way.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 87-98

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The Effects of Orientation and Width of Space Between Buildings

Excessive heat in the high-rise urban fabric has contributed to pedestrian and occupants' discomfort. Establishing wind circulation in space with an environmentally compatible and optimal configuration is necessary to improve comfort in this region.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 99-116

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Evaluation of the Visual Comfort and Daylight Performance of the

The daylight in classrooms is a crucial aspect that affects the quality of the learning environment and the overall performance of the students. Visual arts, such as painting, sculpture, carving, textile design and photography, require specific lighting conditions, which are different from the regular classroom standards.

Journal of Daylighting 10 (2023) 117-135

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Solar Angle Model for Daylight Redirection in Prismatic Panel

An advanced complex fenestration system can utilize uniform daylight. Nonetheless, an inefficient design would increase solar heat gain and indoor temperatures, besides uneven light distribution that would cause the "cave effect.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 257-265

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The Significance of Aperture Proportion for the Lighting Behaviour and

Traditional solar screens in Iran (called Moshabak) are architectural devices used mainly in hot-arid regions, with two interrelated functions: controlling the penetration of sunlight and gaze from outside.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 242-256

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Experimental Analysis on a 1:2 Scale Model of the

This paper is focused on the daylighting system named Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP) designed by the authors as an evolution of the Double Light Pipe to eliminate the drawbacks due to its encumbrance and the high luminance of its upper portion.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 228-241

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Illumination and Lighting Energy Use in an Office Room with

This paper describes a field study of the illumination and lighting energy use in a full-scale test office in a building located in southern Norway. Natural light is provided to the office via southwest-oriented windows and a horizontal light pipe (HLP) with a daylight entrance facing the south.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 209-227

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Evaluation of Daylight and Glare Quality of Office Spaces with

There has been an increasing awareness in recent years about the evaluation of daylight and glare quality in buildings. In the study, an office space with a flat and a dynamic shading system facade (triangular cell facade) is discussed in the province of Mardin, which is in a hot and arid climate zone.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 197-208

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Lighting Quality Self-assessment in Italian Home Offices

The spread of information technology and the improvement of telecommunicating systems have changed the way to conceive work. People performing typical office activities provided with a laptop and an internet connection can work in whatever place: a coffee house, a waiting room of a train station, an airport, or their own home.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 177-196

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Daylight Performance of the Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP) Through

This paper focuses on the Modified Double Light Pipe (MDLP), an innovative daylighting system set up by the authors in the Laboratory of Technical Physics of the University “G. .

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 164-176

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REVIEW ARTICLE

Alerting Effect of Light: A Review of Daytime Studies

Light affects humans beyond only image formation. Several studies have reported that light can increase daytime alertness and can therefore be positively utilized to counter daytime fatigue and increase productivity in workspaces.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 150-163

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The optimization of louvers shading devices and room orientation under

This paper presents parametric and multi-objective optimization (MOO) approach in optimizing daylight and energy consumption by incorporating louvres shading devices depicting three different sky conditions: Birmingham, UK, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Sydney, Australia.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 137-149

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Optimization of Daylighting Design Using Self-Shading Mechanism in Tropical

Despite its potential, daylighting strategies in school classrooms in the tropical climate regions is little explored in the literature. The use of two-sided or bilateral daylight opening, as well as the self-shading mechanism using sloped walls, are currently seen as potential strategies to achieve good daylighting in tropical buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 9 (2022) 117-136

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Editorial Board

Dr Valerio Roberto Maria Lo Verso
Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin), Italy

Prof. Nabil Elminshawy
Port Said University, Egypt

Prof. Antonio Manuel Peña García
University of Granada, Spain

Dr Canan Kandilli
Usak University, Turkey

Prof Francesco Asdrubali
University of Perugia, Italy

Dr Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University, canada

Prof Hongfei Zheng
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Prof Laura Bellia
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Dr Boon Han Lim
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Prof. Yuehong Su
University of Nottingham, UK

Prof. Önder Güler
Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye

Prof. BANU MANAV
Kadir Has University, Turkey

Dr Lim Yaik Wah
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Marina Bonomolo
University of Palermo, Italia

Dr. Francesco Nocera
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania (ITALY), Italy

Dr Paula M. Esquivias
University of Granada, Spain

Dr. Feride Şener Yılmaz
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Peng XUE
Beijing University of Technology, China

Dr Karam M. Al-Obaidi
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Dr Hui Shen
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA

Dr Ahmed A. Y. Freewan
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Dr Doris Abigail Chi Pool
Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

Dr Petar Pejic
University of Niš, Serbia

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Exploring the Impact of Natural Light Exposure on Sleep of

Studies among people with dementia demonstrated that the sleep quality and rhythm improves significantly when people are exposed to ambient bright light.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 14-20

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A New Trend for Indoor Lighting Design Based on A

Most power system planners are interested in the savings of electrical power consumption. Various references demonstrate that the highest consumed power is by the lighting systems standing around 19% of worldwide energy consumption.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 137-153

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Impact of Building Typology on Daylight Optimization Using Building Information

Daylight represents one of the crucial factors that affect directly on the building performance and its occupants. This study assesses the daylight performance in the multi-storey residential buildings (apartments) in Erbil city.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 187-201

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Improvement of Daylight Factor Model for Window Size Optimization and

Based on a new approach for the prediction of the Daylight Factor (DF), using existing empirical models, this research work presents an optimization of window size and daylight provided by the glazed apertures component for a building located in a hot and dry climate.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 204-221

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Power Factor Correction of Compact Fluorescent and Tubular LED Lamps

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Light-emitting Diode (LED) lamps have received wide acceptance in lighting applications during the last few years.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 73-83

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The Effect of Sky View Factor on Air temperature in

Urban geometry is defined by the height, length, width, and distance of buildings, which affect the urban environment and its microclimate, especially a high-rise and high-density urban environment, such as Tehran.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 42-51

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Biomimetic Kinetic Shading Facade Inspired by Tree Morphology for Improving

Many recent studies in the field of the kinetic façade developed the grid-based modular forms through primary kinetic movements which are restricted in the simple shapes..

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 65-85

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Impact of Furniture Layout on Indoor Daylighting Performance in Existing

Currently, home-based computing workspaces have developed substantially all over the world, especially in Malaysia. This growing trend attracts computer workers to run a business from their residential units.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 1-13

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Photobioreactors as a Dynamic Shading System Conceived for an Outdoor

In the field of responsive shading systems, the use of photobioreactors (PBRs) containing microalgae seems to be a promising technology. Within this framework, this paper presents a case study where a PBR was specifically conceived as a shading system for an external workspace located on an open terrace of the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) in Brisbane.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 148-168

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Annual Performance Assessment of Complex Fenestration Systems in Sunny Climates

Complex Fenestration Systems (CFS) are advanced daylighting systems that are placed on the upper part of a window to improve the indoor daylight distribution within rooms.

Journal of Daylighting 2 (2015) 32-43

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A Methodology to Link the Internal Heat Gains from Lighting

This paper critically discusses the procedure prescribed by the Italian Technical Standards to account for the internal gains in the calculation of the energy performance indices for a building.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 56-67

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Comparative Investigation of Daylight Glare Probability (DGP) Comfort Classes in

Glare is considered one of the most important variables to reach visual comfort and visual quality. It represents one of the fundamental barriers for an effective use of daylighting in buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 8 (2021) 284-293

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Design and optical evaluation of a novel asymmetric lens-walled

Solar concentrating system is an effective way of combing solar energy with the building to satisfy the needs besides of electricity and hot water, also includes building heating, refrigeration, dehumidification, which require higher quality heat source.

Journal of Daylighting 4 (2017) 26-37

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Acrylic Panels Applications as Building Materials and Daylighting Devices

Enormous studies have been conducted to enhance the daylighting utilization in buildings either by direct lighting techniques, lighting reflection systems, lighting transporting systems, or by light tracking systems.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 258-272

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Economic and Energy Efficiency of Artificial Lighting Control Systems for

The aim of the research is to determine the economic and energy efficiency usage of the artificial lighting control systems, with the help of astronomical relays and motion sensors, by various types of light sources for the stairwells (stair landings and staircases) of multistory residential buildings.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 93-106

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Parametric Analysis of Architectural Elements on Daylight, Visual Comfort, and

The quality of visual comfort has always been an essential element considering human comfort. Providing visual comfort in a living environment reduces the need for artificial lighting, which subsequently has a direct relationship with energy consumptions and its expenses.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 57-72

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Daylighting as the Driving Force of the Design Process: from

This paper presents a study for the transformation of an industrial area in Turin, Italy. The area hosts two buildings (one of which appointed as listed) to be transformed into dwellings.

Journal of Daylighting 1 (2014) 36-55

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Optimum Glazing Configurations for Visual Performance in Algerian Classrooms under

Daylight quality and quantity in Algerian schools show serious problems in ensuring visual comfort of students and teachers. Some problems are due to window design, which leads to excessive amount of sunlight penetration into the classrooms.

Journal of Daylighting 6 (2019) 11-22

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The Impact of Courtyard and Street Canyon Surroundings on Global

Exposing oneself to outdoor daylight in the morning can be healthy and harmful at the same time, due to the risk of ultraviolet exposure. The presence of surrounding buildings in the urban context may also influence the risk.

Journal of Daylighting 7 (2020) 167-185

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Daylighting metrics: an approach to dynamic cubic illuminance

Advances in research work in the field of numerical analysis of daylight performance have generated in-depth knowledge on photometric measurements of daylight quality.

Journal of Daylighting 5 (2018) 34-42

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