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ERIC Number: ED019821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 4
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Reference Count: 0
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BRIGHTEN YOUR CORNER, BROADCAST NO. 7464. UNIVERSITY EXPLORER.
LEVY, CHARLES; HOWE, WILLIAM
LIGHTING RECOMMENDATIONS ALONG WITH DESIGN IMPLICATIONS ARE DISCUSSED. COMMENTS OF SEVERAL LEADING LIGHTING AUTHORITIES ARE INCLUDED. A SERIES OF LIGHTING CONSIDERATIONS RECOMMENDS--(1) CHILDREN CAN ACQUIRE AN AWARENESS OF THEIR LUMINOUS ENVIRONMENT THROUGH EARLY TRAINING, (2) INTENSITY, DISTRIBUTION, HORIZONTAL OR VERTICAL POLARIZATION AND THE COLOR OR SPECTRAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LIGHT MUST BE CONSIDERED IN SPECIFYING LIGHTING, (3) AMOUNT OF LIGHT IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE TYPE OF TASK PERFORMED, (4) CONCENTRATED BRIGHT LIGHT AGAINST DARK SURROUND CAUSES ADJUSTMENT OF THE EYE MUSCLES CONTINUOUSLY TO THE VARIATIONS IN LIGHT LEADING TO EYE FATIGUE, (5) CONTINUOUS OVERHEAD DIFFUSED LIGHTING IS THE MOST EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL FORM OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING, (6) WORK AREAS SHOULD NEVER BE DIRECTLY UNDER LUMINAIRE BECAUSE OF REFLECTED GLARE AFFECTING SPEED AND QUALITY OF PERFORMANCE RESULTING IN FATIGUE AND POOR RETENTION, (7) ANGLE AT WHICH MATERIAL IS HELD (TO LIGHT SOURCE) IS CRITICAL, (8) WHITE LIGHT IS BEST FOR MAXIMUM VISIBILITY ALTHOUGH THE AESTHETIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL REACTIONS MUST BE CONSIDERED, (9) LUMINOUS TRANSLUCENT CEILINGS PRODUCE BEST QUALITY LIGHT, (10) SEVERAL LAYERS OF POLARIZING PANELS PROVIDE BEST REDUCTION OF GLARE, (11) BY TURNING ON SEVERAL LAMPS IN A ROOM, SHADOWS CAN BE REDUCED PREVENTING WEARINESS AND PERFORMANCE LAG OF THE INDIVIDUAL CAUSED BY POOL LUMINOUS ENVIRONMENT, AND (12) THE FIELD OF VIEW AT A DESK SHOULD BE KEPT AT A UNIFORM LEVEL OF BRIGHTNESS. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
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