Lighting

Light is part of electromagnetic spectrum

Luminance is the amount of light coming from a light source (lumens, candela)

Illumination is the amount of light passing a point in space (lumens per square meter, foot-candle)

Reflectance is a fraction=luminance/illuminance

Color Rendering Index (CRI)
Sunlight=100
Tungsten=97
Cool White Fluorescent=62
High Pressure Sodium=21

Light Spectrum
Energy Efficiency

UV from Fluorescents

Illumination levels need to be higher where precise work is done

Low angle illumination
Luminance ratio 3:1 adjacent ,10:1 any place
Glare
   Discomfort Glare
   Disability Glare
Reduce Glare by
   Make light source bigger
   Move light source to peripheral vision

 

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