ERIC Number: ED035222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Performance Criteria for the Luminous Environment. Interim Report.
State Univ. Construction Fund, Albany, NY.
This interim report informs the eventual user of the direction of the long-term program; specific criteria are not provided. Five current guidelines in lighting practice were disavowed as follows--(1) that low levels of illumination cause organic harm to the eyes, (2) that the footcandle is the best criterion for determining the proper illumination of a space, (3) that increasing the level of light intensity is the only way to improve visual performance, (4) that rooms with uniform task distribution require uniform lighting, and (5) that uniform lighting is desirable even in rooms with non-uniform task distribution. Plans for follow-up studies and the final report form were discussed. Appendix I lists conference participants. Appendix II presents a design checklist guided by an overall building concept. (KK)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. Construction Fund, Albany, NY.
Note: A research project being conducted for the N.Y. State Univ. Construction Fund by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; part of a larger program to develop a series of documents on performance criteria