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Document ID (ISN)63353
CIS number 94-1962
ISSN - Serial title 0341-5775 - Maschinenmarkt
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Appenheimer C.F.
Title Glare - Optimizing illumination of computer aided design workplaces
Original title Geblendet - Raum-Beleuchtung lichttechnisch optimieren bei CAD-Arbeitsplńtzen [in German]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1994, Vol.100, No.6, p.28-31. Illus.
Abstract Computer aided design (CAD) workplaces need lighting that is not so strong that it reduces contrast on the computer screen. Yet it must be strong enough to allow reading printed manuals, drawings or diagrams. Glare is to be avoided. Great differences in luminance in the room strain the eyes and may cause headaches. Best illumination is obtained by taking into account not only the layout of the workplace, but also the arrangement of furniture, windows and light sources. German standard DIN 5035 (parts 1, 2 and 7) provides the criteria for optimized illumination of these workplaces. Some of the recommendations of this standard are reviewed.
Descriptors (primary) spotlighting; transillumination; Germany; luminance; glare; ergonomics; artificial lighting; visual comfort; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) illumination levels; lighting; comment on standard; electric lighting equipment; design of equipment; computer aided design
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Lighting and colour
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Non-ionizing radiation