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Document ID (ISN)65016
CIS number 95-1502
ISBN(s) 3-89429-568-6
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Fb 712
Author(s) Bodmann H.W., Eberbach K., Leszczynska H.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Quality criteria for the local lighting of workstations in offices
Original title Lichttechnische und ergonomische Gütekriterien der Einzelplatzbeleuchtung im Büro [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, 2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1995. 209p. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Real-time study of the acceptance of lighting systems in offices where VDUs are used. Forty observers evaluated various lighting parameters at different work stations. Work performance was also evaluated. The usefulness of respecting the quality criteria of Standard DIN 5035 (interior lighting with artificial light sources) was confirmed. There were divergences in the importance given to veiling reflection, maximum acceptable luminance of indirect lighting systems and the utilization of desk lamps. It is recommended to take the findings of this study into account when DIN 5035 is next modified.
Descriptors (primary) lighting; visual tasks; illumination design; ergonomics; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) workplace design; luminance; comment on standard; artificial lighting; reflection
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Lighting and colour