The first "Recommended Practice for Marine Lighting" was prepared in 1958 to meet the lighting needs of those involved in marine transportation. The present practice is a complete revision of that publication, and is intended as a guide to those responsible for providing shipboard lighting. The Subcommittee on Marine Transportation consists of members from government agencies, naval architects, ship owners and builders, lamp and lighting equipment manufacturers--all having years of experience in marine lighting. This practice contains recommendations for the lighting of specific tasks aboard ship as well as references to the requirements and standards of regulatory agencies. There are discussions on the objectives of shipboard lighting, involving quantity and quality of illumination, a section on the light sources most commonly used aboard ship, an outline of lighting distribution systems, and design considerations for specific areas in interior and exterior lighting. Appendix A has been provided as a guide to the proper procedures for the maintenance of lighting systems. For the reader who may be unfamiliar with the technical terms used, a Glossary of Lighting Terms will be provided in the reprint of this practice.

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    • Prepared by the Subcommittee on Marine Transportation, Committee on Interior Lighting of Public conveyances, Illuminating Engineering Society. See also MRIS #043966-06 for the first practice collected by the Illuminating Engineering Society.
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    Illuminating Engineering Society

    120 Wall Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10005-4001
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00057467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1978 12:00AM