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Document ID (ISN)102647
CIS number 03-1861
ISSN - Serial title 0340-2444 - Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schierz C., Krueger H.
Title Advantages and disadvantages of intensive lighting for office work
Original title Vor- und Nachteile intensiver Beleuchtung am Büroarbeitsplatz [in German]
Bibliographic information 2002, Special issue, p.269-274. Illus.
Abstract It has been shown that lighting has an effect on the human body. During office work, lighting can have both positive and negative effects. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of intensive lighting with respect to visual performance, stimulation and workers' well-being. An increase in lighting intensity is advisable for certain complex visual tasks as well as for older workers. However, workplace problems often have several causes; consequently, lighting optimization should not preclude employers from carrying out a full ergonomic analysis of the workstation.
Descriptors (primary) illumination levels; artificial lighting; office work; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) welfare facilities; work efficiency; thermal discomfort; comparative study; visual display terminals; visual performance; glare; fatigue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Non-ionizing radiation
Lighting and colour