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Document ID (ISN)31230
CIS number 79-707
ISSN - Serial title 0020-7853 - International Lighting Review
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Amick C.L.
Title Modern office lighting trends in America.
Original title Tendances modernes de l'éclairage des bureaux en Amérique. [in French]
Bibliographic information 1978, No.2, p.54-61. Illus.
Abstract After referring to the American tradition of expecting high levels of visual performance, this article takes note of recent trends in energy saving, even if detrimental to visibility and productivity. Lower levels of general lighting, recommended for general and non-critical areas (at 1/3 and 1/9 of task level), are possible only if the planned future use of such areas is known. Review of reduction possibilities by adequate use of luminaires (preferably fluorescent) and by calculations of visual comfort and lighting efficacy. Another aspect considered is that of the adaptation of task lighting to flexible workplace organisation in an open-plan office: relocating ceiling luminaires, flexible wiring, speech privacy, furniture-mounted luminaires.
Descriptors (primary) visual tasks; artificial lighting; offices
Descriptors (secondary) illumination levels; USA; visual performance; visual comfort; future trends; illumination design
Document type -
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Office work
Lighting and colour