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ERIC Number: ED014194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR MODERN SCHOOLS, A GUIDE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE USE.
REIDA, GEORGE W.; AND OTHERS
THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD VISUAL ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS IN SCHOOLS IS DISCUSSED IN THIS GUIDE. EIGHTY PERCENT OF ALL SCHOOL LEARNING IS GAINED THROUGH THE EYES AS ESTIMATED BY THE U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION. GOOD SCHOOL LIGHTING IS COMFORTABLE, GLAREFREE AND ADEQUATE FOR THE VISUAL TASK. EYE STRAIN AND UNNECESSARY FATIGUE AS A RESULT OF POOR VISUAL CONDITIONS AFFECT LEARNING. SATISFACTORY LIGHTING IS MORE THAN PROVIDING RECOMMENDED LEVELS WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED. CONSIDERATION MUST ALSO BE GIVEN TO THE QUALITY OF LIGHT PROVIDING ADEQUATE AND COMFORTABLE SEEING CONDITIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF SCHOOL ACTIVITY. FOUR FACTORS THAT AFFECT VISION ARE--(1) SIZE, (2) CONTRAST, (3) TIME, AND (4) BRIGHTNESS. OTHER TOPICS DISCUSSED ARE--(1) THE VISUAL ENVIRONMENT, (2) TRENDS IN NATURAL LIGHTING, (3) LIGHT AND INTERIOR FINISHES OF CEILINGS, WALLS, FLOORS, CHALKBOARDS, TRIM AND FURNITURE, (4) BRIGHTNESS DIFFERENCES, (5) PRINCIPLES OF SCHOOL LIGHTING, (6) BRIGHTNESS, (7) LEVELS OF ILLUMINATION, (8) SELECTING LIGHTING FIXTURES, AND (9) LIGHTING COSTS, SWITCHES, OUTLETS, MAINTENANCE AND SURVEYS. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT SCHOOL BOARDS AND ADMINISTRATORS SEEK THE ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES OF TRAINED AND REGISTERED ARCHITECTS OR LIGHTING ENGINEERS TO DESIGN AND PLAN ANY MAJOR SCHOOL RELIGHTING PROGRAM. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Public Instruction, Topeka.
Identifiers: American Institute of Architects; Kansas; Kansas State Board of Education