Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2017



Publication Title

Journal of Technology Studies








A plethora of technological advances have happened since artificial illumination was developed by Thomas Edison. Like technology has had an effect in many areas in the modern civilization it also made a difference in the classroom. Nowadays, students can have instruction in classrooms with no external windows, even during gloomy winter or rainy days, and virtually during any hour of the day. Several lightning devices are being used, ranging from energy efficient LEDs to fluorescent lighting. Some forms of lighting methods have been found to be inappropriate for prolonged exposure to the human eye such as various gas-discharge lamps that create poorer color rendering due to the yellow light. A large number of research studies have focused on topics such as the effect of light on intensity to oral reading proficiency, its effect on stress levels, and the effect it may have on autistic children. However, a small number of studies was found related to the optimal levels of light intensity related to successful student learning regarding spatial visualization ability. The purpose of the current study is to identify whether light intensity can increase or decrease spatial ability performance for engineering technology students.

Original Publication Citation

Katsioloudis, P. J., & Jones, M. (2017). Effects of light intensity on spatial Visualization ability. Journal of Technology Studies, 43(1), 2-13. doi: 10.21061/jots.v43i1.a.1