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Document ID (ISN)27273
CIS number 77-992
ISSN - Serial title 0360-6325 - Lighting Design and Application
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shellko P.L., Williams H.G.
Title The integration of task and ambient lighting in office furniture.
Bibliographic information Sep. 1976, Vol.6, No.9, p.14-23. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract Incorporating lighting into office furniture, with lighting for task visibility supplied only at the task and reduced levels elsewhere, results in energy savings, a more interesting space and better task visibility. This furniture-integrated lighting demands a design evolution, combining the efforts of lighting and industrial designers. The authors examine the visual needs of the office, the relation of office workers to their furniture, and the economics of furniture-integrated office lighting. Several trial approaches were developed with a prototype installation of task and ambient lighting luminaires built into typical office furniture. The arrangements are illustrated, and details of luminaires are given.
Descriptors (primary) visual tasks; artificial lighting; office work; offices
Descriptors (secondary) economic aspects; visibility; illumination design; local lighting
Document type -
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Lighting and colour
Office work