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Determinants of lighting quality II: Research and recommendations,194th Annual convention of the APA, 12th August 1996

Author: Veitch, J., Newsham, G.
Year: 1996
Type: Book


Lighting practitioners and laypeople alike believe that the quality of the luminous environment can influence task performance, comfort and well being. There is mounting concern that the quality of the lit environment will decline in parallel to lighting energy use as energy codes and standards come into effect. However, there is no consensus about what constitutes good lighting. Broad agreement exists that illuminance, luminance, luminance distribution, uniformity, glare control, flicker rate, and spectral power distribution are the important dimensions of the luminous environment. This literature review relates these variables to behavioural outcomes such as visual comfort, task performance, preferences, and well being.

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Publish Dates August 12, 1996
Publish Location Toronto
Publisher National Research Council of Canada
Accession Number 15.2.03
Keywords lighting, regulation compliance, behavioural

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